Shopping List For Your DIY Hydroponics

growbed and reservoir

The vast majority of the components required to build our DIY hydroponics system can be found at your local supermarket, plant nursery, pet store or hardware shop. The plastic tubs, aquarium pump, timer and plastic pipes are readily available however the inlet and outlet for the growbed, nutrient and hydroponic media are best purchased from a hydroponics supply shop. Heres …

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Soil For Your Raised Garden Bed

raised garden bed soil

The soil that you find in your local area may be quite suitable to use as a base for improvement but very few of us are fortunate enough to live in a place where it is suitable for the sustained growth of nutrient hungry vegetables. Whether you decide to improve your local soil or import new soil is an individual …

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Suitable Materials For Raised Vegetable Garden Bed

wooden frame

What materials can I use to build my raised garden bed? The design and construction of a raised garden bed is in itself a really simple thing, after all, all we are really building is a retainer for your garden bed. Many vegetable gardeners who use more traditional methods build up their soil into humps or mounds to assist drainage …

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Choose The Right Location For Raised Garden Bed

garden bed on sloped ground

There are a few factors that must be considered when choosing where you are going to put your raised vegetable garden bed. Most of us will be limited to a small number of vegetable garden beds in a suburban backyard, some of us will be luckier and have more available space to cultivate. The size and number of your raised …

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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 Proper Cleaning and Maintenance of Interior Water Features

water feature

As you might expect, your main concern in the cleaning and maintenance of interior water features will be the moss and algae which are bound to show up on the fountain bowls, bases and the pumps feeding water to them. This proliferation of green slime is more pronounced for exterior fountain décor than for interior ones because bright sunlight promotes …

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Understand Soil and Weed

lawn soil

About Soil Soil is a natural resource which nourishes and nurtures varied living beings. However, soil, because of constant cultivation, year over year, has reached a point of self destruction. Soil does not remain constant and paralyzed in its composition. It is constantly moving and recreating itself aided by minerals, water, oxygen and decomposing plant and animal matter. Healthy soil …

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The Beauty of Small Vegetable Gardening

vegetable plants

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

gardening tools

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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Get Raised Garden Beds In The Shapes You Want

raised garden bed

Why a raised garden bed, you may ask? Well, from an aesthetic point of view – they look great! they are easy to keep clean and tidy as well. In fact, I can’t help but point my sunny little face up to the sky with pride in my surroundings! My home… my raised bed… is the pinnacle of every happy …

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The Beauty and Function of Garden Greenhouses

garden greenhouse

You might not remember the old style greenhouses but they were kind of ugly, at least the ones I saw growing up in West Texas. It seemed like they were built out of scrap lumber and covered with plastic that would rip and tear away each winter and flap around in the wind until ripping completely off; or ripping to …

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Great Yard Additions – Arbors, Pergolas & Trellises

New England Arbors

The only place you used to see arbors and pergolas were in the parks and trellises were used by old ladies growing roses or in the movies to give the guy a way to climb up to the girl’s room only to fall off on the way down. Then about 5 years ago people stared to realize that these outdoor …

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Water Sprinkler Pumps For Irrigation

sprinkler pump

If you need a sprinkler pump for your irrigation system, which sprinkler/irrigation pump do you need? A self priming above ground pump or a submersible in a well? This post will help you gather the information you need to choose which is the right one for your needs. If you have a new installation this post can provide you with …

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DEWALT Bare-Tool DC390B Cordless Circular Saw Review

DEWALT DC390B Circular Saw

One of the most important tools in carpentering is the saw; it is used to cut woods with the exact measurement. However, for those people who are working as carpenter; cutting thick woods manually takes a long time and requires a strong force to make it perfectly. But in our time, technologies are evolving, people who have knowledge in producing …

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