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Getting a Greener Lawn – Tips and Tricks

Creating a beautiful green lawn is possible for anyone, no matter who you are. All you need is to learn a few tips and tricks of lawn maintenance to help you in your efforts.

Garden Design For Curb Appeal

Street-side landscape design, or “curb appeal” gardening, is becoming a bigger and bigger issue with many homeowners as they seek to maintain high property values. This easy guide will give you some of the simple methods of designing for curb appeal.

Garden Weed Control – How Best to Deal With Oxalis

There are uglier garden weeds than Wood Sorrel, (Oxalis) but not many as difficult to treat. Within a bed of ground cover plants for example, it can be disastrous.

Enhance Your Flower Garden With Garden Edging

Garden edging is much like the frame of a painting. It can help set your garden apart, and enhance its beauty.

Build Your Own Greenhouse and Get Serious About Year Round Gardening

A greenhouse isn’t just for commercial growers. It’s for anyone interested in serious gardening, and it doesn’t have to be expensive either. Whether you enjoy flowers or vegetables, you can build a handsome homemade greenhouse that boosts productivity and gets the most out of your gardening season. Here is how I converted an old shed into a nice productive greenhouse for growing vegetables.

House Plants Need Loving Too

Just about everyone has some sort of houseplant in their home. There are many people who love their plants and treat them extra special. You have to remember that house plants are living organisms as well. Thus they get attacked by living things as well.

Indoor Herb Garden

An indoor herb garden might be a good option for many reasons. Not everybody has the luxury of having even a patch of soil for a garden outdoors, with most of the population of the world crammed into cramped flats. Alternately, you might be living in a cold place where even if you do have a garden, for fresh herbs during winter, you will need another option – this is where an indoor herb garden becomes the perfect solution.

How to Install a Carbon Filter

Hydroponics is all about growing plants without using soil. In hydroponic gardening, plants are grown in alternative media like coir, rockwool, water-based media, etc. Air filtration is another important part of hydroponics.

Outdoor Watering – 7 Simple Tips to Help You Use Only What You Need

Following are some simple tips for outdoor watering to help you use only what you need. First, check the soil moisture prior to watering. Walk across your lawn and look back for footprints. If you don’t see any, then no water is needed – your lawn may not be as thirsty as you thought.

How Does Your (Calgary) Garden Grow?

And finally, if you’re really serious about turning the yard around your Calgary home into an abundant wonderland, there are some great books that deal specifically with gardens in our climate zone and plants that do well here. The Calgary Horticultural Society is also a fantastic resource for local green thumbs.

Rose Pruning For Fall and Winter Color

Roses work great for a lot of different landscaping applications. In mass groups, single displays, climbers, and in many other ways, they can add a touch of class to the garden that only roses can. If you plan on planting some, it’s important to keep in mind that they do need a little care and a periodic pruning.

How to Take Care of Tulips

Tulips are one of the most beautiful flowers because they are so colorful. They are one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring. They also like to come back each year if you take care of them

Lean to Greenhouse Kits Are Inexpensive With the Same Quality of a Free Standing Greenhouse

Lean to greenhouse kits can be installed to be entered right from an opening, or a doorway from inside your own home. Lean to greenhouse kits get its power from your home.

Different Types of Mulch – Advantages and Disadvantages

Mulch is aesthetically pleasing because it looks clean and neat. However, the benefits of mulch don’t stop there. Mulch also helps to retain moisture, prevent soil erosion, control weeds and it adds nutrients to the soil. When it comes to choosing which type of mulch to use, you will find many different options. Here’s a brief look at the different types and the advantages and disadvantages of each one.

Plant Watering Techniques For Natural Gardeners

Watering plants properly goes a long way toward growing a lush, beautiful garden. Watering is one of the most important gardening techniques to master, but the hardest to teach. These tips will help you give your plants the right amount of water at the right time for beautiful results.

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