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Care of Bonsai Trees – The First Cut is the Hardest

Most beginners hesitate to cut their prized bonsai trees. Admittedly it is not something that should be done in cavalier fashion, but it is essential for the proper maintenance and care of bonsai trees, and requires careful planning.

Repairing a Damaged Lawn

If you’ve let the condition of your lawn deteriorate, or you have kids who have destroyed the grass, it can seem a huge task to repair the quality of the lawn. However, it’s not as difficult as it seems – just follow this advice.

The Truth About Herb Farming For Healthy Living

Herbs have long been a staple in many countries around the world. Only in the last decade has so much interest been about “alternative medicine.” How can herbs help?

Keeping Cats Out of Your Flowerbed

If you have one or more cats who are constantly using your flower garden as their personal litter box, then you know how annoying it is when you are digging in that flower garden to find the little treasures that the cats have left behind. Not only is it disgusting to be digging around in (even if the only thing they are doing is urinating in your flower garden) but the cat urine, with its high ammonia concentration, can be destructive to plants and their roots.

Vinegar Weed Killer – It Could Destroy Your Garden – Know the Facts

Vinegar has been touted as a fantastic weed killer, but here are some facts you need to know before you start killing off your whole garden. Fact # 1. – It is more effective when used in conjunction with soap.

Example of Mid to Late Summer Borders

Another tall, bold plant is red hot poker, which produces tapering spikes of red, yellow, orange and sometimes green. They grow from rhizomes. Like agapanthus, flowering extends from midsummer to autumn, depending on the species. Buttercups, bees sunset and fiery are all early flowerers. Yet another tall, tapering plant is cardigans, which bears tubular white flowers on leafless stems that can reach to 3 to 4 feet high.

Raised Bed Gardening – 5 Things You Need to Know!

As you may be aware, raised bed gardening offers many advantages when compared to conventional row gardening. In fact, large scale forms of raised fields have been used for centuries in order to boost crop production. For example, China historically made use of terraced farming in order to grow crops on rocky hillsides, and other areas that would not lend themselves to conventional fields.

Garden Birdfeeders

Placing a number of different garden birdfeeders that use different seeds will attract may unusual bird species. Our backyard birdwatching can be a lot of fun during garden maintenance or just relaxing with morning coffee.

Can You Really Succeed Growing Herbs in Pots?

When we talk about herb gardens, perhaps the most common way to grow herbs is in pots. Growing herbs in pots has a number of advantages. There are also a couple things to keep in mind when growing herbs in pots as well.

Homemade Water Garden Fountains

Making a homemade garden fountain can be quite a simple task. You can also build quite elaborate fountains although it may not be quite as easy.

Hydroponics Systems

Hydroponics is the technology of growing plants without soil. It is highly productive, conservative of water and land, and protective of the environment. It has been around for ages with it dating back to the time of the early Babylonians. But it became popular again, especially among the scientific circle, since its re-discovery in the 1930s.

Agapanthus As a Late Summer Border

The mid to late summer border is rich in both color and variety, with the choice of great swaths of red, orange or yellow crocus and brilliant blue agapanthus punctuated by tall spires of remoras, lilies and gladioli. Large clumps of ornamental grasses offer a strong contrast. A sunny border is perfect for rich blue or white agapanthus, which look best crowding together near the front of the border, basking in the heat, alongside the bold, tapering spikes of knap hopheads and elegant wisterias.

Consider Giving a Garden Bench This Christmas

As Christmas approaches you may be wondering what to buy for those closest to you. If you are trying to think of an imaginative gift that will provide years of use and enjoyment for the recipient then why not give a garden bench as a gift? A garden bench is the ideal addition for any garden, patio, balcony or terrace, providing a seating solution, which can be left out and enjoyed throughout the year.

Growing Valerian Herb – Use As a Supplement and For Health

Valerian is one of the best herbs for supplementing insomnia treatment. In fact it is relatively easy to grow, however does have some issues that need to be taken care of. The ways of taking it and their effectiveness is also discussed.

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