Ideas for Challenging Gardens

Japanese Windflowers

A member of the anemone family, this plant lightens your heart as it flowers when most other flowers are packing up for the winter. The early autumn or fall sees the tall stalks with the daisy like flowers waving gently in the pre winter breezes. From the fact that they flower in the autumn and winter period is indicative of them being suitable for a cooler climate.

4 Unusual Uses For Orchids That Are Crazier Than A Celebrity Meltdown

Orchids are more than just plain colorful garden plants. Yes, I know that right now you may think that nobody can actually be crazier than these Hollywood celebrities so often featured on the news, but wait until you learn about these crazy orchid uses we’ve compiled!

How To Choose The Best Plant Pots

It is really tough to know what you actually need as there is a large variety of plant pots available. There are several styles and colors to pick from in pots, but other than looks, you may even consider the plant they’ll hold, the material they are made of and whether they offer the best drain area.

How To Start A Lawn Maintenance Business

If you love working outdoors and you always enjoy taking care of your own garden then it might be a good idea for you to turn your passion into a business. If you are interested in lawn maintenance, consider these tips on how to turn this interest into a moneymaking opportunity.

Add Charm With Several Styles Of Garden Pots

You would be able to bring all the charm of the outdoors to indoors with the help of garden pots. You could even add a touch of class to your deck or outdoor landscaping by adding your own personal style by picking from the several different garden pots for outdoors too.

Dealing With Weather Problems in Gardens

Now that spring is finally here gardeners might be tempted to shrug off the threat of weather related problems and forget about them for another year, however, a quick survey of survivors and casualties in our gardens will act as a swift reminder. Plants prone to weather damage might not survive a thunder storm with torrential rain in spring or summer, if they have already suffered too much damage in the winter.

Dealing With Pests and Diseases in Your Garden

In a well-managed garden diseases and pests should not cause too much of a problem. A variety of plants, good garden hygiene and a watchful gardener’s eye for any infestation are, of course, essential for keeping the major garden enemies at bay.

Raised Garden Beds for Easy Maintenance

Garden beds that we raise above the ground not only produce better crops but the entire family will enjoy working in them. Raised garden beds provide good drainage, are easy to reach and can be very attractive looking.

Container Growing Some Flowers for Patio or Deck

Container growing is very popular today for growing flowers and vegetables. Container growing, whether for vegetables or flowers, has advantages over in-ground gardening and one of those is proper drainage.

How To Control Lake Algae

If you see a body of water that used to be a clear and beautiful lake, but it is now a thick, pea soup coloured green mass, you are probably seeing the results of lake algae. The algae growth look scummy, smells horrible and is no longer pleasant to look at or to be near.

Storage Building Kits – A Great Solution To Your Garden Storage Problems

Storage building kits can be a great solution to your storage problems or they can be a nightmare if you don’t do your homework. Doing some prior planning will help head off your problems before they begin by following some simple tips.

Bark Chippings – The Beauty of Natural Gardening

Bark chippings are a great example of a gardening product which can be used for a multitude of purposes. Making complicated decisions as to what techniques to use where is one of the many reasons why gardening can become such a difficult but ultimately rewarding pastime.

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