Category: Tips & Guide

What Is Fertilizer?

What is fertilizer exactly and why is it used at all? A Definition: A substance used to promote plant growth. If you want to impress people at your next dinner party, it comes from a Latin word meaning “bearing in abundance, fruitful, productive”. Just what any farmer, horticulturalist or home ….

How to use a weed eater

You want a clean looking garden but have no idea how to use a weed eater properly. I have put together a step by step guide and some additional tips so you you’ll be able to keep up with the joneses. All following information might slightly vary depending on the ….

Edible Weeds

Don’t just weed and compost—weed and feed, as in feed yourself ! Why not make good use of those weedy plants which are so chock-full of vitamins? You can prepare, serve and dine on many varieties of weeds! The plants I’ll discuss have found their way to my table on ….

6 Ways to Deer Proof Your Garden

Being an animal lover, I think deer are adorable. But when they decide that your garden is their next 5-course meal, they become much less cute.  Here are some ecological practices you can use to help keep deer out of your garden. #1 Choose Deer Resistant Plants The reality is ….

Herb Your Enthusiasm: A Beginner’s Guide to Herb Gardening

Planting your own herbs is a perfect way to dip your toes into the world of gardening. You can start them indoors by planting seeds in small containers, then transplanting them outside once they have sprouted and the weather is amenable. Several types of herbs are virtually foolproof and take ….

Gardening 101: Container Gardening

This weekend I planted a very special part of my garden: the pots of succulents that grace my front steps and the kitchen pot garden that I keep on my back deck.  Why? Container gardening gives you options that you might not otherwise have in gardening: Plants that can be ….

Double Digging, The Gardener’s Workout

Ah, spring! The warmer temperatures and longer days will soon lead to…bikini season. Not what you expected me to say, was it! This is garden season, and there’s no time for the gym! Let me introduce you to the fabulous workout that will get you ready for both garden and ….

Best Outdoor Garden Lights

One of the best ways to dress up the exterior of your house and your yard, both front and back, is by the use of best outdoor garden lights. They can provide plenty of illumination yet don’t take up too much space. Outdoor garden lights can serve many purposes; they ….

Reusing Water in the Balcony Garden

Wasting is one of my pet peeves and it’s especially true when it comes to water. After all, despite the fact our planet has large oceans they are full of salt and people can’t drink from the sea unless the liquid passes through a desalination process.  Since arid regions are ….

Best Weed Killers in UK

Weeds can ruin any garden or landscape within a few short weeks. They grow fast and luxuriate in attacking grass, plants, soil and merely about any vegetation. Weeds deprive plants of water, light and soil nutrients. Weeds can grow all year long, not simply throughout the spring or summer season. ….