How To Take Care of Flowering Dogwood Trees
Flowering Dogwoods are one of the most sought after trees and people love them for their colorful blooms. They provide seasonal interest throughout the year in the form of flowers in spring, shade in summer, distinct fall foliage and interesting form in the winter landscape. All these qualities make them a prized possession in any kind of landscape or garden design.
Should Eggshells Be Included in Making Compost?
Including eggshells in making compost is a controversial question. This article gives positive and negative reasons for including eggshells in the composter.
How To Cat Proof Your Garden
The havoc created by cats in the garden is a constant cause of concern for many homeowners. Domesticated cats, neighborhood cats and even wild cats tend to destroy low-growing plants and shrubs in the garden. Most of the times, the damage is beyond repair and it is very disheartening to see your beloved plants die due to this reason. However, there are many ways of discouraging cats from entering your garden and by following some simple steps, you can easily cat-proof your garden.
Grow Ferns In Your Garden For A Spectacular Display
Ferns are beautiful plants that can transform even the dullest and lifeless areas. Fern plants are very diverse and they come in countless varieties. They can be grown indoors or outside in the garden. If you are looking for that perfect plant to accentuate your garden then ferns should be on the top of your list. These plants have been around for thousands of years and they have adapted themselves beautifully to the local conditions. You can easily spot them in the wild growing under huge trees and near rocks or streams.
Maximizing Your Hydroponic Nutrients
In hydroponic gardening, the nutrients are very important. Let’s take a look at ways to maximize their performance and grow the healthiest plants.
Ingredients for the Classic English Garden
The classic English garden has evolved over time and taken on many guises, from for formality of seventeenth-century styles, the sweeping parklands of Capability Brown to the wild natural look of the Arts and Crafts movement. But even with the popularity of today’s modern designs with their minimalist planting schemes, the simplicity and romance of the English country garden still typifies what we understand as the classic English garden. Bring together pretty fragrance flowers, culinary herbs, garden buildings and a peaceful place to sit and you have the ingredients you need.
Growing and Caring for Orchids
Orchids have long been a symbol of love. They generally have no scent, but their colour and beauty make them a much prized specimen plant. They are relatively easy to care for if you follow a few simple rules. Here is a guide on how to care for your orchid.
Hydroponic Nutrients Management
The big challenge is to make certain the nutrient solution is keeping up with your plant needs. At the same time, it’s necessary to avoid excesses or deficiencies of minerals, extremes in pH, temperature or a lack of oxygen.
Landscaping Services and Maintenance: What Are the Options?
Landscaping and maintenance services are important steps for garden design, re-design, construction of property to may better use of space. Line-up your requirements before hiring a landscaping and maintenance company.
Ball and Burlap Planting – Part 2 – Pre-Digging Holes and Soil Types
We want to cover the two main advantages pre-digging the holes for your Thuja Green Giant trees; How that effects productivity and how pre-digging can let you know if soil drainage is adequate. We also cover two disadvantages of pre-digging: Extra work to clean out holes if it rains hard, and risk of someone falling in an open hole overnight. We also cover soil types, watering schedule, and also the worst soil of all, pipe clay.
How to Rebloom an Orchid
Orchids are houseplants we normally see in a garden space. That is why many people nurture and handle them with care.
Herbs have long been valued for their culinary and medicinal properties, but perhaps an often over-looked benefit is what might be termed as the spiritual properties of herbs, found in their scent. The practice of aromatherapy has used the oils and other aromatic compounds of herbs for centuries for the purpose of altering a person’s mind, mood or health. However, just enjoying the fragrance of herbs grown in our gardens can be enough to lift the spirits. Here is a guide to just a few of the many and varied scents to be enjoyed from the herb family.