Propagating Basil: Grow an INFINITE Supply Forever

Tips On How To Lay Turf

First of all, make sure to get rid of any existing weeds or grass. The simplest way to do this is to spray herbicide such as Zero or Round Up directly on to the weeds and unwanted grass. Wait at least a week after spraying before you lay your new turf. Next you need to loosen your existing soil – turf likes to be laid on a loose surface. Using a rotary hoe will make this easier if you are turfing a large area. After you’ve had a good dig, rake and level the area, removing sticks, stones and other debris as you go.

Which Type Of Turf Is Best For Me?

Once upon a time in Australia we only really knew about one type of turf: it was called grass and everybody had a bit of it in their back yard. Over the years, however, the humble grass market has expanded, with many different types of turf being developed to suit different needs. So which one would suit you best? Here’s a brief guide to some of the most common types and their uses.

The Aquaponic Grow Bed

Here we will be discussing the aquaponic grow bed-a very important part of your aquaponic growing system. How deep should the bed be? What materials should you use in the bed? How should the grow bed be configured for maximum affect?

Hydroponics Gardening

If you are thinking of getting into gardening then you can opt for hydroponic gardening. Hydroponic gardening is the method of growing plants in a nutrient solution rather than in the soil.

Hydroponics for Beginners

Hydroponic gardening is an excellent way to maintain your garden of fruits and vegetables all year round. It also ensures that the produce you grow will not be subjected to pesticides, chemicals and the rigors of being shipped over great distances – all of these are factors that can impeded the nutritional content and taste of vegetables and fruit. The efficiency of hydroponic gardening is perhaps only surpassed by its relative ease of use, both in terms of understanding how hydroponics actually works and the ease with which, once suitably informed and prepared, you can start your own garden.

Liquid Organic Fertilizer

There are many decisions the home gardener, or professional farmer for that matter, has to make; which types of plants and vegetable to grow, when to plant, and what sort of fertilizer to use. We have already looked at the differences between a chemical and an organic fertilizer, but even after that choice is made, it is still important to know when to apply the fertilizer to maximize yield. The general rule of thumb is that fertilizing should be done well in advance of sowing, but if you fail to do so, then application can take place once the…

Benefits of Water Features for the Garden

The sound of running water features for the garden brings life to any size patio or area that needs a little life. The range of water features or fountains that you choose means you can enhance your mood within almost any location. Some opt for something such as an ornamental fish pond while others prefer a calming reflection pool.

Growing Asian Greens Outside of Asia

Asian food has become incredibly popular worldwide, so it is no surprise to find that an increasing number of people are keen to grow their own Asian greens. But what are Asian greens?

Potatoes Are a Cleaning Crop

In some parts of the world, particularly Europe, potatoes are considered to be a cleaning crop. This is something to take into account, particularly when it comes to crop rotation, and in gardens where weeds are a problem.

Three Reasons To Put Out Wild Bird Food in Your Garden

Most home owners desire to have a garden full of different wildlife, especially birds. Here are three reasons why you might want to start putting out wild bird food in your garden.

Organic Gardening – A Beginners Guide

Organic gardening is really popular these days because many people want to avoid using pesticides and other harmful chemicals. If you grow your own vegetables, for example, it is incredibly satisfying knowing that you are producing delicious home-grown food that hasn’t been sprayed with anything. So let me introduce you to the concept of organic gardening.

Incredible Edible Garden Plants

There is a resurgence of home vegetable gardens and people interested in growing their own food. A few reasons for this shift are higher food costs, environmental awareness and stewardship, plus the amount of chemicals being used on our food. These factors have contributed to the trend and new innovative way of thinking about landscaping, called Edible Landscaping.

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