Gardening

General Gradening Tips and Techniques

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Jobs to do in Spring Fed your bulbs with a high potassium (potash) fertiliser, to encourage them to set flowers for next spring. Don’t cut their foliage off until it is brown and dead. If you do, then you won’t have flowers next year. Start incorporating compost and animal manure into your soil to improve its water holding capacity. Core …

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Planning a Vegetable Garden

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Gardening can be one of the most rewarding activities you will ever do. It can also be the most time consuming. It doesn’t matter if your garden is big or small, or if you plant it raised beds or in plant pots – you have to start with a plan. Now that you have an idea of how climate, space, …

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Comprehensive Vegetable Garden Guide

Planted pottery

Whether you’re a new or experienced gardener, there’s only one thing you should be concerned about: the health of your plants. Now, many of the factors to a plant’s health are within your control – but not all of them. There are some factors that you’ll have to work with, and not all of them are pleasant. The main factors …

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Making Trellises For Climbing Plants

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Trellises are a great addition to any garden. They are both functional and beautiful. In addition, trellises help keep vines healthy by allowing them to grow above the ground, away from the moisture of the soil. Many varieties of creeping vegetables thrive well on trellises. The gardener, however, must ensure that a trellis is sturdy enough to support heavier vegetables …

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Thatching Your Lawn

lawn thatching

Lawn thatch is nothing but dead grass which forms a layer between the soil and new growth. It can comprise of roots, debris which when it becomes excessive can actually strangle and retard the growth of new grass. Since thatch cannot hold moisture, the soil becomes dry and unfertile. Thatch becomes a store house for insects and diseases. Thatch growth …

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The Beauty of Small Vegetable Gardening

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There’s nothing like small vegetable gardening. You can grow many vegetables in a small space and have the beauty of the greenery as part of your backyard. How to Grow? When you first start to plant your small vegetable garden, you will need to prep the soil. This means removing all of the stones, weeds and debris from the area …

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Maintain Your Gardening Tools – It Pays

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One would expect that when prehistoric man first attempted to plant a seed or seedling he dug into the ground with his hands. Finding that to be not only hard on the hands, but also futile, he probably graduated to some sort of sharpened stick. And so the first garden tool was devised. It is believed that the grapevine was …

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Water Gardening – An Exciting Way To Beautify Your Yard

water gardening

Water gardening like several other gardening practices came out of Egypt around 4800 years ago. If you are thinking of adding some beauty to your backyard, consider a pond. Depending on the size and complexity you have the option of hiring a contractor or buying a kit and doing it yourself. As is the case with all types of gardens, …

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All About Garden Buildings

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Garden buildings are more common in the United Kingdom, but have great practicality here in the US. They are very practical and add a touch of fun and class to any home. A garden building can be a place to store equipment, a nice carport, a gazebo, a greenhouse, a play area or just about any type of functional and …

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Typical Lawn Care Problems

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The lawn around your house has a place of pride in the entire household and a well-kept lawn is talking point in many parties. If you really want your lawn to be recognized in your neighborhood, please read on. The poor quality of lawns results from bad maintenance rather than a disease of the lawn. Over fertilization, over watering, mowing …

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