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How to Get a Beautiful Lawn

How your lawn looks is quite crucial for your garden as it is something, which greatly affects the look of the house as a whole. You cannot just leave it alone. There are many problems associated to non-governance of the lawns.

Weeding Techniques

Hand weed mixed borders and use a hoe to clear annual weeds from bare soil between plants. Perennial weeds can be removed by hand where practicable or killed with a spot treatment weed killer. Large weeds are easier to treat with a glyph sate based, ready to use spray, but cover all nearby ornamental plants with a plastic sheet before spraying and leave the sheet in position until the spray is dry. For lawns, remove isolated weeds by hand using an old knife or a special weeding tool. Alternatively, kill them using a spot weed killer.

Growing Herbs for Cooking to Enhance Food Flavor

Growing herbs for cooking and their healing powers has been going on for centuries. Most herbs for cooking are better grown in a well drained soil that gets plenty of sun and that may be attained by growing them in raised beds.

The Essential Facts on the Phal Orchid

The phalaenopsis is a popular plant for the home or office. It is one of the easiest orchids to grow thereby ideal for the inexperienced orchid grower. With this general outline one can have the essential facts to properly grow and care for their phalaenopsis orchid.

Cherish Your Gardening Experience With Glass Greenhouse

A glass greenhouse is the preferred need of the user when it comes to protect plants from severe damages. While protecting crops, it facilitates certain crops to grow throughout the year. Read on to know its growing demand and usage.

How-To Guide for Selecting Herbs for Your First Herb Garden

It is no wonder that it can be a challenge to narrow down the field and determine which of the many herbs one wants to grow. Some of the criteria you will likely use to select your herbs are covered here in detail. If you are searching for herb garden how to, this brief article should provide lots of tips on selecting the right herbs for your garden – be it indoors or out!

Mulching Basic Technique

A mulch is a layer of material laid on the soil surface to discourage weeds from germinating and to prevent moisture loss. Organic mulches also improve soil fertility. The most natural mulch is loose organic material laid over the surface of the soil in a layer three inches deep. In nature autumn leaves provide a blanket of organic matter, but in the garden we can use anything from chipped bark of cocoa shells to garden compost, leaf mould or grass clippings. Non organic mulches are used too, such as stone chippings and pebbles, or manufactured sheet mulches, as well as old carpet and black polythene.

Ground Cover Technique

Weeding is a time consuming task, and it is best to prevent weeds from germinating in the first place if you can. Carpeting the ground with a mass of attractive foliage, which also makes an effective foil for other plants and may produce flowers itself, can really make a good gardening sense. What is a ground cover plant? To make a suitable ground covering, a plant needs to establish quickly and cover the ground with a dense layer of leaves, without any gaps where weeds could germinate. The principle is that the plant is so dense that little light can reach the ground and any weed seedlings that do manage to germinate are starved of light, become sickly, and soon die.

Choosing The Right Ground Cover

Low growing ground cover plants are an ideal way of covering the soil between shrubs and trees in the border. Choose plants that are ground hugging and can cope with the occasional trampling; you will need to tread on them to carry out maintenance to other plants. Try to select plants with foliage that will contrast with the other plants, so that they set one another off. An under planting of bulbs will provide seasonal variation and interest, tulips, spring flowering dwarf narcissi and autumn flowering colchicums are suitable. Some plants such as heather also have flowers to enhance their appearance.

Garden Fever in Zone 5

Avid gardener suffers first bout of “spring or garden fever” as the snow melts, robins start to show up and first potting of the season. Suggestions to enhance spring planting by giving seed or plant starts a “head start” by potting indoors. Tips on organic pest management for indoor starts.

4 Tips In Choosing Tomato Pots

To successfully grow tomato plants, there are a lot of factors involved. One of these is choosing the right tomato pot and tomato container. The right pot is a crucial factor if you want to produce healthy tomato plants with big and juicy tomatoes.

Soil Microorganisms – The World You Can’t See

When it comes to gardening (or farming) microbes are often overlooked…probably because they can’t be seen! What do the microbes do in the soil? How does one do to increase beneficial populations in the soil?

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