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Ground Cover Plants – How To Prevent Them Being Smothered By Weeds

All to often, ground cover plants do not fulfill their promise and end up being a major disappointment for the home garden owner. The biggest single reason for failure is weeds growing out of control, so here are some tips for protecting your new plants.

Squirrel Proof Feeders That Work?

What is a garden without birds? They liven up the space and make us feel more in touch with nature. To attract our feathered friends a bird feeder is a natural addition to the garden. But along with birds many people will have to deal with uninvited guests, mainly determined squirrels. Although the squirrel has a small brain, they are very resourceful and creative at stealing bird food. A squirrel proof bird feeder is your best bet at winning the squirrel vs. man battle.

Efficient Garden Tool Storage Can Extend The Life Of Your Garden Tools

The use of efficient garden tool storage is really up to the choice of the individual, however, there are some constants that should be adhered to before using the storage. These are such things as the cleaning of the garden tools and also the lubricating and oiling of the tools prior to storage. This will protect the tools whilst in storage.

Choosing A Tree For A Small Garden

Many people with small gardens only have space for one tree. They want to make the right choice as mistakes can take a long time to put right. This article shows you how to approach the problem and where to look for detailed advice.

Planning an Herb Garden

Herb gardens can be planted for a variety of reasons. Some people plan their gardens for growing medicinal products, skincare products, cooking accents, and so forth. No matter what reason you have for planting your herb garden, there are a few basics that you should know about herbs and their functions. There are several basic kinds of herbs; herbaceous, evergreen, and annual.

How to Get Started Growing Bonsai

There are many different opinions on how to grow bonsai trees. There is no right way. Learning to grow bonsai trees should be a personal experience. A hobby you can individualize for yourself and be able to enjoy.

Growing Tomatoes – Harvesting History And Health

Tomatoes have come a long way from their scraggly mountain-side beginnings to be the delicious vegetable we enjoy today. Hundreds of varieties of tomatoes, cultivated over many years, have developed into healthful staples of the modern diet.

Are You Considering A Tractor Trailer Purchase, Really?

When it comes to purchasing a tractor trailer, you should know some basic facts. Here’s what you need to know about the purchase of a tractor trailer.

Garden Tractors Offer Excellent Results, When Used Correctly

A garden tractor is an expensive investment, but it offers plenty of advantages for those that use them correctly. Tips for selecting them are here.

Soil, The Foundation of Your Garden

The foundation of any garden, be it organic, container, square foot – whatever, is it’s soil but how many of us actually understand how these soils develop into the different types we have in our garden – mine is almost solid clay. It is my frequent mutter that you could take a spade of soil and dump it straight onto the Potter’s Wheel!

Preparing Your Yard For Spring

Spring is traditionally the time when we all think about our yards coming out in bloom again. It is also the best time to transplant any plants that you want moved. Many gardens are still under snow and frost for January and February, but if you have moved into a new home, you can still make plans and take soil tests, etc.

Welcome to the World of Herbs

Herbs have been around and in use since the ancient times in Greece and China. Herbs have been used to create medicines, for cooking and for everything else in between, including dyes for paint as well as their components for fragrance.

Plant Diseases

In gardens, there are certain problems that are beyond our control when it comes to plant diseases. Plant diseases can be bacterial, fungal or viral. All can enter your garden through a number of different ways. However, there are more ways than you may realize to prevent or at least reduce the chance of diseases affecting your plants.

Garden Advice And Tips For People With A Small Garden

The trick to getting the best from a small garden is planning. Before you begin, you need to narrow your wish-list to your top priorities. In a bigger garden, for example, you might have a barbecue area; in a small garden, you may have to settle for a space for a portable barbecue and devise a storage plan when it’s not in use.

Growing Chillies – Not As Hard As You Might Think

Growing chillies or chilli peppers is often assumed to be an expert topic and not done by the average gardener. This article attempts to show that anyone can grow chillies.

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