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Picking a Healthy Plant

Picking a Healthy Plant

When it comes to getting started with your garden, you have two choices; planting seeds, or buying entire plants. Both have their own benefits. If you plant seeds and care for them every day, you will find it is a much more rewarding experience when you have a full, healthy plant. However, this method is […]

Improving Your Garden by Adding a Fountain

Improving Your Garden by Adding a Fountain

A great way to spice up your garden is to add a water feature. These can be both soothing and aesthetically appealing. I’ve found that there’s nothing more relaxing than sitting on a bench next to my garden and listening to my fountain while I read a good book or do some studying. Putting in […]

Growing Your Own Herbs

Growing Your Own Herbs

If you’re not the type of person that wants to spend their time managing an elaborate fruit or vegetable garden, you might consider planting and maintaining an herb garden. While the product might not seem as significant, you’ll still enjoy the constant availability of fresh, delicious herbs to flavor your meals with. First you’ll want […]

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Garden of Grapes

Garden of Grapes

 Grapes are very easy to grow from cuttings. With proper care, a dormant cutting can be started in the spring and by fall will give a vine large enough to bear a cluster or two of fruit the next season. Please note these are NOT my grapes. In fact here on the homestead I am […]

Container Gardening Tips for Newbies

Container Gardening Tips for Newbies

Container gardens can create a natural sanctuary in a busy city street, along rooftops or on balconies. You can easily accentuate the welcoming look of a deck or patio with colorful pots of annuals, or fill your window boxes with beautiful shrub roses or any number of small perennials. Whether you arrange your pots in […]

Maintaining a Compost Heap

Maintaining a Compost Heap

Many people who maintain gardens have a large amount of organic waste, from grass clippings to leaves and dead plants. Unfortunately, many waste money and time having these wastes transported to a landfill. It isn’t just a waste of good compost; it’s a waste of everything that goes into the process of transporting it (the […]

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Vegetable Gardening Tips

Vegetable Gardening Tips

With the costs of living rising all the time, it may be possible to save money and increase your family’s health at the same time by growing vegetables in your backyard. It’s a good idea to choose your favorite vegetables to grow and plan beds for early, middle of the season and late varieties. Most […]

3 Tips in Landscaping your Garden

3 Tips in Landscaping your Garden

Landscaping is usually a fairly big task, consuming much time and energy. But before you hire that professional, here are some tips that could save both time and money. 1. Spend some time thinking about exactly how you want the final design to be. You need to take account of the style and function of […]

Easy Tips on How to Care For Your Plants

Easy Tips on How to Care For Your Plants

Many people worry a lot when it comes to caring for their plants. When talking about house plants, there is no need to worry. There are just a few things you need to consider. 1. Watering Over watering kills most houseplants. Looks can be deceptive, so to see if your soil is dry enough to […]

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At What Point Is The Best Time To Prune Bushes In Your Yard?

At What Point Is The Best Time To Prune Bushes In Your Yard?

The appropriate response is: When it needs it. A few specialists may disclose to you that you have to hold up until winter or late-winter to curtail your bushes or trees. Here at the homestead, we overlook the date-book and prune as required. We prune in the late-spring. The plants rapidly flush out again with […]

Choosing and Planting Perennials

Choosing and Planting Perennials

If you’ve been growing a vegetable garden for a while, you might be feeling slightly disgruntled at how plain it is to look at. I too began my gardening career with a vegetable garden, but I decided that it wasn’t quite as pleasing to look at as I would have liked. I heard from a […]

Creating a Raised Bed

Creating a Raised Bed

If your current planting goals involve plants that require good water drainage, I am sure you know how frustrating it is to have a yard that just won’t cooperate. Some plants can handle the excess water that comes about from being in an area that doesn’t drain properly. In fact, it might just cause them […]

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Easy Steps To Taking Cuttings

Easy Steps To Taking Cuttings

  Easy Steps To Taking Cuttings There are kinds of cuttings that you can take from plants -the most typical are softwood, hardwood, and semi-ripe. These all make reference to soft woody and for that reason just how old the plant stem is. Softwood cuttings are extracted from the youngest section of the stem and […]

Why You Should Choose Organic Gardening Fertilizer

Why You Should Choose Organic Gardening Fertilizer

Why You Should Choose Organic Gardening Fertilizer Organic gardening fertilizer is must have if you are planning to make your own organic garden. Organic fertilizer is an organic product, which implies that this kind of fertilizer comprises natural components which can be decomposed in the garden soil. This organic fertilizer is healthy to humans and […]

Top Garden Tips – Good Fertilizer Options You Can Use

Top Garden Tips – Good Fertilizer Options You Can Use

  When it comes to fertilizing your vegetable garden, there is always a myriad of products that you can choose. No matter what type you select, a good bottom line to keep mind is to always decide on a fertilizer that is made from organic, not synthetic, materials. Organic fertilizers are manufactured from natural ingredients, […]