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The Best Smart Watering Tips

The Best Smart Watering Tips

The type of plant, the type of soil, the drainage system and the general landscape are all determinants for the amount of water that you use on your plants or vegetables. It’s always good to know such facts so that you give the right amount of water. Too much of anything is not good. Likewise […]

Is It Possible To Plant Trees In Desert Soil Containing Caliche?

Is It Possible To Plant Trees In Desert Soil Containing Caliche?

Most people believe that a desert garden consists of just landscaping rocks and cacti, but the desert is as filled with variety as any other environment. Traditional landscaping in the desert requires enormous maintenance and is a drain on precious natural resources. Those living in the desert should consider using native plants in their landscaping. […]

Growing Perennial Flowers

Growing Perennial Flowers

Perennials are plants that have a minimum life span of three years. They are many different types ranging from the smallest flower to the largest tree. But like any other group of plants, they only grow well under specific conditions. A considerable amount of mulch is needed when planting perennials. Mulching helps eliminate weeds. You […]

Selecting The Right Kind Of Shed

Selecting The Right Kind Of Shed

If you love gardening, you will soon have an array of tools and equipment that would be better suited in a garden shed rather than with everything else in the garage. Garden shed come in all shapes and sizes and make sure you get one that suits your space and what you want to store […]

Organic Way To Control Weeds

Organic Way To Control Weeds

Weeds are among the most prevalent parasites popping up in our lawn and gardens.[Weed control] Don’t you just hate them? Fortunately there are organic ways that we can use to fight back. Weed can be hoed off from amongst your garden. Cut through the stems from the roots. Avoid using a blunt hoe. It will […]

Many People Turn To Growing Their Own Vegetables For Financial Reasons

Many People Turn To Growing Their Own Vegetables For Financial Reasons

The current economic climate is making more people turn to growing their own vegetables and they taste great too. Surprisingly you don’t need a massive space and there are numerous ways to even grow them if you have no garden at all. The main thing is a reasonable earth, plenty of sunshine and regular watering, […]

Growing Crocus To Brighten Spring Garden

Growing Crocus To Brighten Spring Garden

The crocus is a type of perennial plant that grows wildly in the woodlands and meadows. It makes a great addition to your spring garden. The name doesn’t really portray a beautiful flower though. When hearing the name for the first time you would think its part of the cactus family. But when you see […]

Finding A Focal Point For Your Garden

Finding A Focal Point For Your Garden

Just like a room in your home, a garden can be enhanced by a focal point. Outside is the key to draw the eye and tempt people further into your space and this can be achieved in many different ways. A large specimen plant or tree can be a good idea, especially if it is […]

Feng Shui Tips For Your Garden

Feng Shui Tips For Your Garden

Feng shui originated from the Chinese and is said to bring about good energy. Do it if you want to relax and draw this good energy to your home. You can do this by introducing it in your garden. If not for good fortune, why not do it for fun then. The types of plants […]

Spring Cleaning Your Garden For The Summer

Spring Cleaning Your Garden For The Summer

If a gardener puts the effort in during spring, he will be rewarded throughout the summer months. It will also get you in tune with your plants and you will feel reactivated just like your perennials. When you first look out it will be hard to see any plants from the amount of debris. Leaves, […]