Fall Containers that Bloom like Crazy!

The Proper Lawn Care Tips For Springtime

If you are looking to create a lawn which is bouncy and healthy all year long, then you will need to know exactly how to care for it throughout the seasons. Springtime is no exception and if you do not learn to look after your lawn in spring, you could end up with a dull looking lawn for the rest of the year.

Companion Planting

Companion planting is a traditional gardening method that involves planting two or more plants near each other to protect and provide support against pests, both airborne and land crawlers. Such a method ensures vigorous growth, higher yields, repelling pests or attracting predators of common pests. Learning which plants to pair as companions takes a bit of trial and error. For example: anise seems to germinate better when grown with coriander, but coriander doesn’t grow well next to anise. Garlic deters Japanese beetles, but when planted too close to anything in the pea and bean family will inhibit growth.

How to Locate a Compost Heap

When considering a location for your compost heap, find an area that gets plenty of sunshine, but that is far enough away from the house to avoid unpleasant odors. Sunshine will allow the heap to heat up, which will help the decomposition process. Partial shade is also good. Your second consideration should be adequate drainage.

To Fertilize Or Not To Fertilize

Whether to fertilize an organic garden or not is always going to be a debate in many organic gardening circles. Concentrated fertilizers have always served as a bone of contention between purists. The two groups are firmly divided on this issue. The one side claims that adding fertilizers to organic gardens is unnecessary if soil conditioning, planting and cultivation and crop rotation principles are adhered to. The other side feels that fertilizing will enhance and improve their crops, and staunchly use only products for fertilization that are organic in origin.

Shadecloth Planter Bag

Why not use some of that scrap shadecloth lying out in the shed to make your own hanging grow bags, these planters are ideal way of growing things like petunias, strawberries and the like. They are also good for growing plants, where space is at a premium. You can even lay them down and grow plants like in a normal pot.

Baby Bloomers

Here is an idea for an excellent cheap propagating table, which is at a good comfortable height for people with physical problems like arthritis. This can be put together by anyone out of cheap second-hand and or new materials, to suit yourself.

Creating Indoor Bonsai Trees to Decorate your Home

Buying grown bonsai trees in most cases can be very expensive. If you have it in mind to use bonsai plants to decorate your home, then you may as well decide to create your own bonsai tress as this may save you a lot of money. Creating your own bonsai trees is not really that difficult but a lot of time needs to be spent in learning the specific processes that are needed to get a good grasp of the art of bonsai growing. In essence the basic requirements are a good species of trees, good pots, lots of patience and time. Time and patience is important as growing bonsai plants is process that indeed takes quite a bit of time and you will need to be patient in order to complete a single bonsai project due to the time involved. It is a continuous hobby that will require you to take your time and not hurry, and if this sound difficult then you will need to adjust as you will not be successful without these.

Getting Ready for Fall – Storage Tips for Gardening Tools

If you make an investment in quality garden tools they can give you years of service, if you will take a few minutes to keep them properly maintained. Here are a few tips to help you easily maintain your tools in a short amount of time.

Choosing Your Garden Site – Types of Soils

No matter how large or how small your intended gardening area, you first need to take a good look at the type of soil present in your yard or plot and determine what kind of condition it is in. How do you do that? First, you need to know that there are five different types of soil. Sure, most people look at it and think of it as plain old dirt, but in reality, those five types of soil will determine what can and can’t be grown in it

Creating a Compost Heap

A good compost heap is comprised of several different elements and must meet several requirements to thrive. These conditions must include oxygen, nitrogen, heat, water, bacteria and lime. Some people have been told that you can throw just about anything but the kitchen sink into a compost heap and it will do just fine that is not the case.

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Can you trust what those people from the met office tell you when it concerns our gardens? At the beginning of the year they were forecasting one of the hottest and driest summers on record, oh boy did they get that wrong in, fact it has turned out to be the wettest summer since records began.

Soil Management

No matter which type of soil you end up with, it’s important to understand that all soils will greatly benefit from some type of enrichment, whether that enrichment comes from organic fertilizers, manures or compost materials. The health of your garden, no matter what you plant, will rely on the fertility of your soil. Fertile soil is the basis for organic gardening, whose Golden Rule is, ‘Feed the Soil, Not the Plant’

What’s So Amazing About The Better Homes And Gardens Magazine?

Better Homes and Gardens is a great magazine if you are looking for ideas to update your home, cooking recipes, or even gardening. The articles are well written and you have new, breathtaking ideas every month. Better Homes and Gardens magazine takes care of your inspirational thoughts from the inside of your home going out.

Secrets In Making Beautiful Flower Gardens

Flower gardens can grow wild or can be in a specified spot in your backyard, like a flower bed. You can mix and match flowers and have a different colors to improve your scenery. You can choose from annuals that will last a whole year, perennials plants that live more than 2 years, and biennials plants that take 2 years to complete their life cycle.

What Can You Gain From A Herb Garden And Vegetables Garden?

Herb gardens are obviously a specific type of garden, but what exactly do they do? There is a specific purpose for these types of gardens, and it is to cultivate plants that will be used for medicinal and cooking purposes. Other times, plants from herb gardens will be used for magical purposes, but that is a less common endeavor than just cooking the plants.

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