Favorite Plants for Container Gardens

Growing Sunflowers From Seeds

Ah, sunflowers. The sight of sunflowers brings a sense of summer, warm air and of course all of the wonderful tasty seeds they produce. Their popularity has grown over the years, due in part to their ease of growing, minimal space requirements and of course because baseball players chew sunflower seeds as opposed to tobacco.

How To Make Sure You Are Using Good Greenhouse Soil In Your Backyard Greenhouse

Building a greenhouse for plants is something that all serious gardeners consider doing eventually. Having the right soil mixture for your seedlings is an important step in growing plants in your greenhouse. Good greenhouse soil is more than just taking dirt from your backyard. You can buy good soil for your greenhouse seedlings or you can make your own greenhouse soil easily and inexpensively.

Growing Tomatoes From Seeds Will Put You In Complete Control

If you’re a “purist” about your gardening like I am, you appreciate the satisfaction of growing your tomato plants from seeds so that you can be in full control of the gardening process from start to finish. Here is a complete rundown of the entire tomato growing process from seeds to delicious tomatoes on your table.

Choosing The Right Lawn Mower

It is a widely accepted fact among industry experts that grass is one of the highest maintenance plants you will ever grow in your garden and the time and effort you put into your lawn will have a direct impact on the quality of the turf. You only have to look at some of the top level sports pitches to appreciate the standard that can be achieved with the right maintenance regime. So what does it take to achieve a healthy lawn?

Get Excited About Spring Gardening

Gardening is a very rewarding hobby. Working with the soil helps you to connect with the Earth and helps to get you grounded. Be sure to do some stretching before you start planting or weeding. This means exercise for some muscles you probably have not used over winter. Time in the garden keeps you in touch with your thoughts, even release nagging tensions. Designing your garden gets your creative juices flowing. Your time alone in the garden can serve as your meditation time.

Water Gardening – How To Design Your Own Water Garden

Having a waterfall in your yard is a great way to harness the beauty of nature and the calming effects that the sounds produce are legendary. Ponds can add a new level of beauty to an already desirable landscape. you can do them both yourself with a little help from kits and a few well placed plants.

Japanese Landscape Design – How To Design Your Own Japanese Garden

A Japanese garden will add beauty and value to your home. It can be a place of tranquility for you to enjoy in the years to come. The presentation of Japanese gardens is such that a visitor to the garden may only view it from one angle. The paths lead them on a journey of discover both without and within.

Organic Gardening For Beginners – Successful Steps To Organic Gardening

You may be new to organic gardening or you might be the veritable green fingered know-it-all. However, even if you are an old hand with organic vegetable gardening, it is possible to teach old dogs new tricks. It is vitally important that you keep your knowledge base up to par with all the latest techniques and here are just a few.

Herb Garden How-To Tips for the Beginner

So how do we create the best conditions for ensuring healthy herbs? Remember that growing healthy plants would naturally help to keep pests away, just because of the health of the plants. We can relate this idea to the human immune system. The healthier our body is, the more likely that it can defend itself against colds, flu or other ‘pesky’ illnesses. This same principle holds true for plants.

Modern Methods to Get the Best Yields

The advances in science have enabled the growing of higher amounts of yields within a short period of time. This has mainly been through the production of hybrid plants and fertilizers. One type of fertilizer that is gaining popularity is the liquid plant food.

Pretty Up Your Garden With Edible Flowers

A garden should be a place of beauty. It should be visually appealing, even relaxing. Flowers can add splashes of color even when your veggies aren’t in bloom. I don’t like giving up any of my limited garden space for plants that are only decorative, so I’m looking for flowers that are edible.

Tips For Planting Roses

The perfect time for planting roses is when spring is on its way and the ground is soft. Roses are a favorite flower to plant because they smell fantastic and look beautiful. Roses need particular care and treatment. The following are some tips to grow roses successfully.

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