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 ….
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 ….
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 ….
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 ….
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 ….
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 ….
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 ….
If you have a low spot in your yard that is a constant soggy mess, you should consider installing a drainage system. Having a wet yard is not good for the grass and it is not good for your home’s foundation. Until recently, the only really effective drainage system for ….
Three major reasons why you should regularly clean your garbage disposal units. First is that it allows you to enjoy a kitchen that is free from offensive odors. Second is that it allows you to use the garbage disposal unit at its peak efficiency. Then third it allows you to ….