Perlite: What It Is & How To Use It In Your Garden

Disguising Your Oil Tank in the Garden

Domestic heating oil tanks are essential for many properties, especially rural homes, as they are used to store the oil needed to heat their homes. Regardless of their necessity, heating oil tanks aren’t the most attractive of objects to have in your garden.

Why You Should Build A DIY Aquaponics System

You’ll be amazed with the benefits that come with DIY aquaponics systems. This is especially true when you’re faced with long-term food crisis or are trying to find a healthy and safe approach to grow food. Aquaponics will even help save on your grocery bills too. These systems can produce up to ten times more food in comparison with conventional gardening in the same given land. You will even save on power and water consumption too.

Tomatoes and Potatoes on the Same Plant?

Do you love tomatoes and potatoes? Now you can grow both easily on one plant. Find out more about this new variety of tomatoes.

Tree Planting Mistakes to Avoid

For many states, Arbor Day (the official tree planting day) happens in January. It’s a great reminder to go out there, plant, prune, trim and deadhead-but not if you’re making common planting mistakes. Avoid making these major faux pas, and you’ll get yourself on the fast track to a gorgeous landscape in no time:

Best Gardening Tools for Turning Soil Over

You are not that young guy who used to never run out of energy any more. But your garden does not care about that and is still there requiring some solicitude. Turning the soil over would be one.

How to Create a Tropical Retreat

You can create a tropical paradise in your greenhouse without leaving your home. With proper planning and the help of a greenhouse design expert, you can have a lush, tropical escape in your backyard year-round. Not only do greenhouses provide the perfect growing conditions for tropical plants, but they can also be used as a pool enclosure, giving you the ideal tropical atmosphere to enjoy any time of the year.

All about Successful Herb Gardening

The beauty of having an herb garden is that you get the benefit of fresh picked herbs. Provided that you find the right ideas and you take care to plant the right herbs for the right season and care for them very well, you should be able to enjoy your herb garden for a while. It is also very easy to implement good herb garden ideas because herbs grow very easily whether on your outside garden or in containers indoors.

Utilizing Chicken Waste for Composting

Eggs are not the only beneficial byproduct of chickens. While a hen can produce an egg every 24 hours, they also produce 2 cubic feet of manure every year. The large quantity of manure that is being produced will be utilized in our three onsite greenhouses.

Can You Grow Healthy Roses Without Using Dangerous Pesticides?

Roses are susceptible to a number of pests and diseases but old roses are sometimes seen growing unattended in neglected gardens. When conditions suit their needs roses thrive with little or no human intervention. Growing roses without dangerous pesticides is actually easier than using conventional methods. Your plants are healthier and need less attention.

Growing Basil Indoors During Winter

Just because it’s the winter season doesn’t meant that you have to stop growing your basil. Moving your favorite herb indoors and continuing its growth can be easy and even more convenient. Let’s take a look at a few tips for growing basil indoors.

January Rain Will Make Gardens Grow in Southern California

A slightly above average amount of rainfall is expected in Southern California in January, which means less watering and more growing for winter gardens. Plant bare root fruit trees: Bare root fruit and nut trees are in abundance at local nurseries in winter. Now is the time to plant these trees while they are in a dormant phase.

No-Maintenance Gardens and Low Maintenance Gardening

Whether your garden is a small bed, a large suburban yard, a vertical landscape design or an urban landscape design it will require some maintenance. Low or easy maintenance gardening is what many people would like to embrace, either through necessity or preference. No garden will be a zero maintenance garden but most gardening activities have a lower input solution or alternative to consider. Here are some steps you can take for a lower maintenance garden.

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