Get Ready for the Hummingbirds–With Creekside Nursery

Designing the Perfect Roof Garden

Rooftop gardens are a great place to entertain, to escape and to relax. If you have the space it’s worth doing something exceptional with it. Find something that you love, that you want to do a lot and then build it to suit your taste. There’s no point in having a rooftop swimming pool if you don’t like to swim, so choose something that reflects your taste and your lifestyle.

Avoid These 5 Brutal Mistakes For Fruitful Vegetable Gardening

There are a myriad of mistakes to be made when gardening. If you are convinced that you have a brown thumb, it may be just that you are doing a few things wrong with devastating results. These missteps can be avoided with a little foresight and education.

Five Tips For Growing Tomatoes at Home

Tomatoes are the most popularly home-grown crop in the United States. This should come as no surprise, as there is something truly wonderful about a fresh tomato that has been ripened on the vine and is slightly warm from the sun. Home-grown tomatoes are far superior to their grocery store counterparts. So whether you have been growing your own tomatoes for years, or are giving it a try for the first time, here are five tips to help you have a successful crop of home grown tomato plants.

How To Make Compost Without a Compost Bin

Compost is one of the most beneficial things that you can add to your garden. Also known as “black gold,” compost is not soil itself, but is an amendment that you should add to your soil in order to increase the level of nutrients and beneficial bacteria. If you do not have space for a traditional compost bin or simply do not wish to have one, you can try this method of creating compost directly in your garden bed.

Vegetables You Can Grow In a Container

One of the biggest dilemmas that aspiring home gardeners face today is simply not having enough land to grow on. Fortunately, there are several types of vegetables that you can grow without any yard or land plot at all. Even if you only have a small balcony or patio, you can still grow your own vegetables at home. Here are 10 types of vegetables that you can grow in containers.

Useful Herb Garden

The herb garden is often a separate place in the garden area allotted to the growing specific group of plants called herbs. These gardens may be carefully designed or may have informal patches of plants. These gardens are also called as kitchen garden as the herbs can be grown in kitchen.

Early Summer Techniques

This is the busiest time of the gardener’s year, with plenty to do in every part of the garden. Seedlings and established plants will need constant attention. Place supports around tall herbaceous plants during late spring or early summer to prevent them flopping over when in full bloom. Stake single stemmed plants with canes. Plant up hanging baskets and summer containers with bedding plants and place outside after the threat of frost has passed. About a month after planting up containers, including growing bag, start to feed with liquid feed unless you added a slow release fertilizer at planting time.

Ponds And Greenhouses

Remove the pool heater and replace the pond pump in mid spring. Start feeding fish in the pond in mid spring, as soon as they become active. On a warm day in late spring or early summer plant up your pond or add new plants to an existing feature. Replace tender plants that have been over wintered in a frost free place. Make the first sowings of summer bedding plants and vegetables. Seedlings should be picked out as soon as they are large enough to handle. Over wintered tender plants should be given more water in mid spring to start them into growth.

Organic Gardening – Preparing Your Garden Soil For Planting

Soil preparation is one of the most important steps in growing a healthy and productive crop of any kind. Soil is the key to organic gardening, and the crops you grow will only be as healthy as the soil they are grown in.

Rootbound Plants – How to Tell If a Plant Is Rootbound

Every so often, a plant will grow more than enough roots to fill up its pot, at which point it will begin to strangle itself. This is called being rootbound. This article explains how to tell if a houseplant has become rootbound.

Autumn And Winter Gardening Techniques

This is the time to prepare the garden for bad weather. Make sure that all garden structures are sound and secure against wind and rain. Tender perennials should be lifted and potted up before the first frost to be over wintered in the green house. If space is short, take cuttings instead. In colder areas, especially if the soil is heavy, tender bulbs such as gladioli should be lifted before the first frost and dried and stored somewhere frost free. Check for rot every weeks. There is still time to plant spring flowering bulbs and winter containers. Some shrubs are of borderline hardiness, depending on where you live.

Lawns And Greenhouse Gardening Techniques

Early autumn is the perfect time to carry out maintenance tasks suck as spiking and scarifying as well as essential lawn repairs. Make the final cut once the grass has stopped growing. Then clean and service the lawn equipment before storage. Clear fallen leaves from the lawn through autumn and early winter so they do not smother the grass. Do not walk on the lawn if it is very wet or frosted. Keep fallen leaves out of ponds by covering the feature with lightweight fine mesh netting. Clear any leaves collected in the netting regularly to prevent them rotting and fouling the water.

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