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Ideas for Container Gardening

Container gardening is a hot new trend for people who may not have enough room for traditional gardening, or want to grow plants in a smaller space. There are a few basic things to know before starting a container garden.

Encourage Children’s Interest in Gardening

Children will have fun learning to raise their own healthy food using organic gardening techniques. Parents and grandparents can share their own hints and stories while teaching gardening, which their eager young minds will quickly absorb.

Simple Guidelines To Grow Great Fruit Trees

Growing Fruit trees is an amazing way to add more color and beauty to your garden. Here are some simple guidelines that will help you grow great fruit trees and enjoy its benefits.

Get an Early Start to Lawn Care Season

We are nearing the end of the winter season which means that we are quickly approaching lawn care season. This article contains some of the main characteristics of a quality lawn care provider.

Definitive Organic Seed Gardening

Terms are often tossed about without a clear understanding of their true meaning. This articles lists commonly used terms and their definition as an aid to gardeners who may want to purchase certified organic seeds for their gardens but don’t know what pitfalls to avoid..

How to Keep Your Garden Manicured All Year Round

A well kept garden is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy time with friends and family. A beautiful garden will require some effort and work on your part. This article provides some top tips on how you can create and maintain a manicured garden all year round.

Learn About Perennial Flowers

Many people want to grow their own flower gardens these days, because this way they can have a corner of their outdoor space filled with beautiful plants, which can carry great smells as well. Growing flowers can be a great way to spend time and even to relax after a hardworking day. For many this activity is a great way to relieve stress, which is why people also practice it as a hobby.

Aquaponics Daily, Weekly, Monthly

Deciding to set up an aquaponics system can be a big decision for someone who has never looked after fish or plants in their lives before. It can all seem a bit daunting once one realises there is a little bit more involved than simply feeding fish. But with a little organisation and a lot of reading it quickly becomes apparent aquaponics isn’t quiet as labour intensive as we first thought once the system is set up and matured.

Setting Up an Aquaponics System

Aquaponics is the science surrounding the keeping of fish, and plants, and the creating of a symbiotic relationship between the two which is designed from the ground up to provide resources for the table and/or the bank balance. At its base level an aquaponics system comprises of just 4 major components, which can be sourced pretty much anywhere.

How to Spot and Improve Sandy Soils

No-one enjoys setting up a comprehensive planting programme only to discover their soil is of too low a quality to let their plants thrive. Sandy soil is one of the worst offenders, read on to discover how to identify it, improve it, and understand it a little better.

Preparing Your Vegetable Garden for Spring

Spring may be planting season, but you can’t get involved unless your vegetable garden is in good shape. Check here for a quick guide to getting your vegetable garden in top condition for the spring, and ready to plant successfully.

Simple Tips For Keeping Your Garden Frugal

Gardening is a fun and fulfilling activity, and for the most part it’s cheap as well. But at times the prices can begin to stack up, especially if you’re building a bed, structuring the environment and investing in new plants all at the same time. Below you’ll find a few tips to help you keep gardening as a frugal hobby, and maybe even a profitable one!

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