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Organic Gardening Tips for Beginning Gardeners

Organic farming has become more and more popular these days partly due to increased knowledge about the benefits of organic foods. Even though organic farming has its benefits it is often a little trickier than traditional or chemical farming.

Caring For Orchids And Providing Their Basic Needs

Caring for orchids involve providing it with its basic needs. You need to know the requirement of your plant so you can provide it adequately.

Effective Garden Design

Whether a garden is designed by a professional or an amateur, certain principles form the basis of effective garden design, resulting in the creation of gardens to meet the needs, goals and desires of the users or owners of the gardens. Elements of garden style embrace the layout of arduous landscape, such as paths, walls, water options, sitting areas and decking; similarly because the plants themselves, considerately for their horticultural requirements, their season-to-season look, lifespan, growth habit, size, speed of growth, and mixing with alternative plants and landscape options. Consideration…

Everyone Should Know Some Green Energy Information

If you haven’t noticed, more and more people are living a greener lifestyle. Not only are you doing wonderful things for the environment, you will be saving money by using green energy in the home. Below you will find some great information on how you can best utilize green energy starting today. If you are able to, make sure that you put your refrigerator and freezers in location that are cool. If you can avoid having them next to heating vents, or direct sunlight will help them stay cooler longer and not have to run constantly.

Benefits of Hydroponic Vegetable Gardening

Learn why so many people are turning to hydroponic gardening. Discover the advantages of this popular form of gardening.

Positive Side of Synthetic Grass

It’s becoming harder and harder to recognize the difference between Artificial Turf and a well maintained lawn. What are the advantages and why would this be a viable alternative for landscaping everywhere?

Sun System 600 Watt Hardcore HPS/MH, 120/240 Volt Magnetic Ballast, 902645

The Sun System 600 Watt Hardcore HPS/MH, 120/240 Volt Magnetic Ballast, 902645 is a 120/240 volt, high pressure sodium, Metal Halide, 600 watt magnetic ballast. The Sun System was created with the industrial grower and enthusiasts of indoor growing projects in mind. The Sun System 600 Watt Hardcore HPS/MH, 120/240 Volt Magnetic Ballast, 902645 is an efficient system for a soil growing system, hydroponic, or aeroponic.

Auriculas and How to Grow Them

Primula auricula, more commonly known as auricula, mountain cowslip or bear’s ear, is an alpine flowering plant that originates from the mountain ranges of Central Europe. The auricula first appeared in European gardens around the middle of the sixteenth century. Since then its rather beautiful ‘unreal’ appearance has made it a collectors plant and has led to the creation of many cultivars including show varieties. The Victorians in particular had a fondness for this showy little plant and it became fashionable to display many varieties in auricula theatres. This little plant is easy to grow. Here follows a short guide to growing auriculas and some of my favourite varieties.

How Often Should You Mow Your Lawn?

The weather conditions can often determine how often you mow your lawn, but lawns do need some tender loving care when it comes to mowing. Generally with the tropical weather on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast the rule is to mow fortnightly during the warmer months and every three weeks when it is cooler. During the current Autumn period the intervals between mowing increases slightly to 3 weekly.

Why Aquaponics Remains Crucial to Everyday Living

Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil). Aquaponics allows fish and plants to thrive in a closely monitored system. It has been lauded as one of the most efficient farming systems ever devised by man. Aquaponics requires only one-tenth of the water that normal farming requires. This makes it a perfect farming system for geographical areas that are too hot or that do not enjoy enough rainfall.

Garden and Garden Tools

We have all heard the statement “The right tool for the right job”. You would not take a set of pruning shears to cut a big branch off a tree, or a chain saw to trim up roses. It is advisable to use a pruning trimmer to trim up green leaf items like daffodils, or a ratchet cutter for people without muscles in their hands and be sure to keep your garden gloves on. Another item to trim up a branch is with a pruning saw, even if it is higher up than you can reach.

A Rock Garden Great for Low Maintenance Landscaping

One of the easiest and maybe the cheapest ways to enhance the landscape around your home is to build a rock garden. Rock gardens can be planted with a few complimentary plants, or many plants. The rocks are the featured pieces of these gardens, and will require very little maintenance to stay in top condition. Rock gardens are very useful to place in your landscaping where mowing may be a problem, or trees may cast excessive shade.

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