Perlite, Rockwool, Coco Peat, Growstones…Which Should You Use and Why?

Organic Vegetable Gardener’s 10 Commandments for the Sustainability

Developing a sustainable food supply is the goal of many people, and you don’t have to look any farther than your own backyard to find a place to get started. Although it may seem impossible to do all at once, by following these ten rules, you can have a safe reliable harvest. Thou shalt eat what you grow and grow what you eat Always plant what your family will actually eat and not what you think they should eat.

Secret for Growing Lots of Healthy Tomatoes or How Rowena Knows How to Use Marigolds

My mother, Rowena Bordelon, was born in 1923 on a tiny farm outside a tiny village called Mansura, Louisiana. She learned how to do all kinds of things on that farm from her mother and father. They ate what they grew on that farm and sold the rest to buy what they couldn’t grow. The farmers of that time knew all types of tricks and practices to produce wonderful crops of corn, beans, and sugar cane. But they also learn a secret passed down from old on how to product fantastically, healthy tomatoes and other garden crops for the table.

What Plants Can I Grow With Aquaponics?

For those who are interested in gardening and want to explore the different ways of growing plants, aquaponics is a method that deserves some strong consideration. Growing your own vegetables is a way to maintain the quality and safety of your food and may save you some money in the long run.

How to Decorate Your Garden for the Holidays

Decorating your garden with all kinds of festive decor for the holidays will add cheer to your home. You can decorate the outside of your home as festive as you do on the inside. You can make a big difference by decorating your garden with Christmas decorations and by restoring your tiles to compliment your efforts.

Aquaponics Systems: DIY

Buying a pre-made aquaponics system can cost you thousands of dollars, but there is a more cost effective method. This is actually an ecosystem that is quite simple to replicate. The following will guide you through how to build one of your very own rather cheaply and it will work just as effectively as one that was pre-made.

Fun Holiday Garden Games for Kids

The holidays are upon us so the children are home and need lots of attention. If you are not going away for the holiday, staying at home is not such a bad idea after all. There are great outdoor games and fun stuff to do for the kids whether you have a small of huge garden. With so many weeks stretching ahead, without having to spend any money, make sure they are having lots of fun at home.

Do’s and Don’ts of Planting Trees and Shrubs

In the last article entitled Outdoor Rooms, we imagined a lovely setting in your backyard. Just to refresh you memory, we posed a tranquil setting under a shady tree with two Adirondack chairs, a fire pit and a garden which eventually came away from the border to surround a flowering specimen tree or bush. In this article I would like to discuss the do’s and don’ts of planting that specimen tree that will determine its survival for years to come.

February Rain Brings Growing Opportunities for Southern California Gardeners

With February being the rainiest month of the year in southern California, even an average rainfall (with or without El Nino) will give gardeners an excellent opportunity to plant and prepare their gardens for spring. Add Color: By February, flowers are looking worse for wear, especially if temperatures dip below freezing. Remove dead flowers from existing plants and add already-blooming annuals such as pansies, violas, primrose, snapdragons and calendulas to keep flower gardens looking fresh.

Outdoor Power Equipment Owners: Maintenance Mistakes

Article describes about the maintenance mistakes that generally is made by the outdoor power equipment owners. With respect to different climatic conditions, repair & maintenance of the mower.

Tips for Lawn Care in Winters

Article describes about the tips for the lawn cares in winters. Considering the different climatic conditions and the equipment maintenance go give an landscaping edge.

Diatoomaceous Earth Uses for Garden and Landscape Maintenance

For anyone looking to decrease pesticide use in their landscape and garden, diatomaceous earth (DE) is an excellent alternative. Food grade DE is a common natural substance, easy to use, and is effective in controlling fleas, ticks, chiggers, ants, snails, slugs and other insect pests.

Brightening Your House: Different Types Of Indoor Plants

House or indoor plants do not only add color to the room, but they infuse texture and life. They could be used to set the mood of the house. However, you don’t just pick a plant in a store and put it in the room’s corner. You would have to consider your room space, how much time you are willing to spend on caring for the plant, and of course, technical aspects of the room like lighting, temperature and humidity.

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