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Birds in Backyards – Friend, Foe or Pet?

If you thought that the only effect of having birds in your backyard would be the sweet sound of their song to wake you up in the morning, you’d be wrong! Birds serve a number of purposes, both in the wild and as family pets, and they can also be an unwanted pest in terms of eating fruit and vegetables you’ve planted and worked hard on. How you handle having birds in your yard depend on the way you feel about them–if they’re attacking your garden but you still like them around canopies or bird netting can be a good…

Helpful Tips to Find Perfect Fence for Your Property

Homeowner who wants to improve the living condition of their home sometimes overlooked the importance of improving their garden. Many people forget that their garden fence is the first thing that most people see as they enter or pass by our home.

Organic Gardening – The 5 a Day Benefits

If you are at least a teeny bit interested in organic food, you will probably be already aware of the vast array of benefits that eating organic offers. But with so much information and opinions available, it could get overwhelming. At least, it seems everybody now agrees that sedentary lifestyle, which many people in Western countries lead, coupled with poor diets seriously threaten our health: major health risks like allergies, diabetes, heart diseases, obesity, high blood pressure and even behaviour disorders in children are on the rise.

Guidelines to Using Your Backyard Greenhouse

If you have a greenhouse in your backyard, then you are truly blessed. You have a wonderful space to grow plants during chilly weather; a warm cozy place to spend a sunny winter day; or even a quiet, private hideaway when life gets overwhelming. By using your greenhouse mainly for growing plants in a controlled environment, you can be sure that what you’re eating is grown the way you want it.

Greenhouse: Build or Buy?

Have you ever thought about building your own greenhouse? You could start the new growing season by making a small portable greenhouse which you will use for your seeds to turn them into seedlings, or you might build a big greenhouse for flowers and vegetables. Either way, you will have many growing seeds and plants in your own homemade greenhouse.

Selecting a Good LED Grow Light

Selecting an indoor LED Grow Light set up is not as straightforward as you might imagine. To begin with, you might think that you would simply invest in a light, dangle it up above the plant, plug it in and watch the magic happen. This could not be farther from the truth, which can be both a good and a bad thing.

Leaf Mulchers And Leaves For A Compost Mix By Spring

A farmer’s pride and joy includes seeing healthy, robust produce grow from his garden. And healthy produce results from hard work and great choices in material to work with. If you’re just starting out in your journey of growing organic food, you may be inclined to take the shortcut and buy everything from the agriculture supply store. Be warned, however, that a chemical-filled garden isn’t good news for your produce — and whoever eats it. Thus, it would be a better idea to just buy the machines and the tools from the store, but use wholly organic material, from fertilizer to pesticide, using the offal that Nature would prefer to regurgitate. Process them with tools like the leaf mulcher, of course…

How To Choose The Best Greenhouse Heater – The Basics Of Heating A Greenhouse

Heating a greenhouse is absolutely essential if you plan to grow plants during the winter or simply want to overwinter plants to keep them alive until spring. There are many different types of greenhouse heaters and heating systems. This article gives a general overview of greenhouse heaters and how to choose the best greenhouse heater for your needs.

How to Embellish Your Garden for Spring

For most gardeners, spring is the busiest time of the year tending the garden. Perennial plants are just about ready to burst. Winter clean up of fallen twigs, debris and mulch has to be done. Preparing the soil is a must but should only be started on as soon as the soil is not as wet that you can form ball in your hand. Once the soil is “just right”, start compacting after the yard is clutter-free of old growth and other debris. Before doing any clean-up proper tools should be at hand.

Growing Tomatoes – Plants and Their Preferred Soil

Tomatoes will grow in just about any type of soil, but to produce a thriving crop, it is best to provide them with a healthy organic soil structure. This is a soil that is nutrient rich, retains moisture, well drained, and has a pH range from 5.8 – 7.0.

Two Factoids About Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are gentle, sweet flowers that add a delicate touch to any flower arrangement. It is an ornamental plant that originated from the Orient and was then transported and grown in the Americas and even in the Azores islands of Portugal, particularly the Faial and Flores Islands. The beauty of hydrangeas is such that they’re usually used in wedding and other floral arrangements, including hydrangea flower arrangements.

Gardening – Different Types of Soil

Soils, like the old add, ain’t just soils. They can be clay, sandy, or, most desirably, sandy or clay loam. There are ways to make the soil desirable.

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