Behind the Scenes with the Mountain Gardeners – Lisa’s Roses Arrived Just in Time for Mothers Day




Natural Fertilizer For Acid-Loving Plants

In becoming a good gardener, you will need to learn as much as you can about your soil. This means knowing what plants will or will not thrive, what nutrients are plentiful or are depleted, how to fertilize and even what the pH level is. Interestingly, because the business of pH sounds complicated, almost too “scientific” to the average gardener, it is often ignored. But unknown to most gardeners, the acidic or alkalinity of your soil is one of the core “must-knows” of gardening.

Helpful Lawn Care Tips

I grew up in a city where the only piece of lawn my family had to take care of was a small strip in front of the house. It was about 2 feet wide and roughly 10 feet long. With a weed wacker it took about one minute and with my neighbor’s lawn mower it took about 10 seconds.

Hydroponic Gardening in Small Spaces

Do you think that hydroponic gardening would suit your situation? Small hydroponic gardens have become very popular. For answers to the benefits of growing hydroponically read this article.

Perennial Flower Gardening – 5 Steps For a Wonderful Garden

There is a wide variety of reasons why gardeners prefer perennial gardening. Some say it is because perennial flowers are easier to maintain. Some think that perennials are more colorful and pleasing to the eyes.

Chemical Fertilizers Linked to Brain Cancer

Recent concern has been brought to the attention of farmers, gardeners and the general public in the probable link between chemical fertilizers and cancer. Because cancer has become prevalent amongst our communities, we’ve seen a popular trend to return to organic living. But as the popularity of organic living soars, so too does the concern of what’s being used on the produce we find in our local supermarkets.

Garden Design – How You Can Learn From Books and From Visiting Gardens

All of us involved in gardening, whether home gardeners or landscape professionals, ought to have the will and desire to learn continuously about our amazing occupation. A stroll in the local park, apart from being a pleasant experience in itself, is an opportunity for gaining just one more insight, or learning something new. This is even more so when one visits some great and famous garden, or even while thumbing through a garden design book.

Planting, Maintaining and Eating Strawberries

Growing strawberries can be very rewarding. This guide helps you to plant and maintain strawberries and will show some things you can do with strawberries in the kitchen.

Rubber Mulch – Is it Safe For Your Flower Garden?

There has been lots of controversy on the use of rubber mulch on flower gardens. Many gardeners are totally against using it while others just absolutely love it. To get some relevant information relating to rubber mulch, its advantages and disadvantages, keep reading.

Salmonella Got You Down? Grow Your Own Tomatoes!

It is really not difficult and it is definitely not too late. You won’t need a big garden space. In fact you can grow tomatoes anywhere!

Natural Fertilizer Goes Underground

When we garden, we spend a lot of time trying to get rid of weeds, annoying pests, and even wandering critters. But one small, slimy, slithering group of invertebrate animals you actually want in your garden are earthworms. Having no legs, earthworms wiggle their way through water, soil, and other terrestrial areas.

Raised Beds – Cheap and Easy to Make

Raised beds have many advantages over traditional gardening in a plot of soil at grade level. They warm up quicker, give us a means of organizing the garden, make gardening more comfortable, and provide natural drainage for our plants. This article describes many ways to create raised beds. They can be relatively easy and cheap to construct, and can be built to last a lifetime.

Care of Aloe Vera Plants

Aloe Vera in it’s purest form is known for it’s medicinal benefits ranging from digestive conditions to skin health. For example, Aloe vera has the ability to reduce abdominal pain and even increase your tolerance to food sensitivities. It also able to ease the discomforts of Irritable Bowel Syndrome or also known as IBS. Aloe vera also has the capability to improve your skin, for example it has the ability to remove your acne and black heads. Aloe vera also has the properties to help ease the symptoms of skin ulcers or even eczema, and even goes as far as reducing the appearance of wrinkles

Tips on Caring For Roses

Roses are one of the most beautiful flowers in the garden. They can also be the most difficult to grow. Caring for roses may take some time, but the rewards are worth it.

The Blessings of Bat Guano in Your Garden

Over the years, specifically on summer nights, I’ve done my share of ducking to avoid low flying bats. You know what I’m talking about. They swoop by just close enough to make you flinch and then they’re off. I even remember finding these small, black creatures hanging upside down in our pool house several times. As a kid, all I knew about bats is that I didn’t want one stuck in my hair like the horror stories I had heard of. At the time, I didn’t realize how useful these bats are and contrary to wanting to get rid of them, we actually want them around.

Squanto’s Natural Fertilizer Solution

If you’re looking for an excellent, earth-friendly natural fertilizer, one of the oldest and most effective fertilizers in the world is fish meal. If you remember your American History, you will recall that Squanto taught the Pilgrims how to plant corn using fish as a fertilizer. Without those vital nutrients that the fish supplied to their corn, who knows if any of us would even be here today!

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