Feed the Soil, Not the Plants When asked how to grow good vegetables, many gardeners and farmers will say “it starts with good soil.” Soil is the foundation of your garden, it’s what feeds & aerates your plants. Good soil is not just dirt, it is is a microcosm filled ….
Leaves that have fallen after the fall foliage season of colors, whether collected and composted during the fall or spring, are a great food source for your organic garden. By recycling them and turning them into compost, you have a constant source of natural plant food. In this article you ….
Oh, the ease with which we can stop off at a home improvement store or nursery for plants that have been growing for weeks or months and transplant them very quickly to our backyard gardens. While you won’t hear from us that this is bad for the environment, there is ….
Sustainable landscaping returns balance in the water cycle, replenishes ground water, reduces flooding and protects the quality of water. Sustainable societies are those that practice economic and social actions – that meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. ….
For some the sound is music to their ears. For others it is nothing more than a horrible racket. For many it conjures up images of a crazed madman wading through blood and gore all over Texas, leaving mutilated body parts in his wake. For those who know and understand ….
Whether for personal projects, woodwork projects, metal work projects or constructions, purchasing a drill press should be done with keenness just like when buying other tools. There are portable and fixed drill presses which come in different sizes so it is good to know the best one to satisfy personal ….
When it comes to making your own compost one of the key things to remember is aeration. This is because the bacteria that will break down the materials you place in yours need oxygen to carry out the process of aerobic respiration. If they are unable to do this then ….
Pruning lavender helps you keep the plant’s proper shape, encourage the right type of growth and get more blooms out of your plants each year. This type of cutting if different than harvesting your lavender’s flower heads for various uses, and it is an important management tool to keep your ….
What are the best plants for honey bees? What are the plants that bees love? And why should we care? Why should we make sure we plant bee friendly gardens? Because thanks to a mystery illness called Colony Collapse Disorder, Bees need all the help they can get. Worldwide honeybee ….
How do you choose the best backyard greenhouse for your garden? Here in the UK, a greenhouse is a necessity for many gardeners if they want somewhere to protect non-hardy plants from the damage that can be wrought by winter frosts. However, thanks to the huge range of greenhouses that ….