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Hydroponic Solutions

This article discusses some facts about hydroponic solutions that are a vital part of a good hydroponics kits. It mainly focuses on how to adequately concoct hydroponic solutions and ends with some advice on which is the best mix of nutrients to purchase to make them.

Factors That Affect The Natural Process Of Composting

Compost is a key ingredient in organic gardening. As basic and natural as it is, there are a few key environmental factors that affect the speed of the composting process, and the quality of the end product. Food, air, moisture, temperature, particle size, and volume are all key factors that affect composting.

CFL Bulbs for Hydroponics

This article focuses on the use of Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs when you grow food and other plants through hydroponics. It describes CFL bulbs and how they work, and then goes on to mention the benefits they entail if you choose to use them!

St Augustine Grass Lawn Care and Mowing Tips for Landscapers and Home Owners

St Augustine Lawn Care and Mowing Tips are important to keep in mind if you are a home owner, lawn mowing contractor or landscaper. St Augustine turf is one of many different turf or grass varieties on the market. St Augustine lawn (otherwise known as Buffalo turf in Australia) is scientifically known as Stenotaphrum secundatum. There are many varieties marketed in both North America and Australia. The popular North American brands include Captiva, Floratine, Floratam, Palmetto, Raleigh and so on. There are a few others called ST26, ST85 and ST91 St Augustine. These ST varieties are a declining Buffalo type simply because they exhibit extremely low tolerance to the broadleaf weed herbicides that are registered for use on Buffalo / St Augustine. Also, it is known they have shorter root systems (than the more reliable) grasses so they exhibit lower drought tolerance. The Australian brands include Sir Walter (this has the largest market share and is the most popular), Sapphire, Matilda, Shademaster, Kings Pride and so on. All the Australian Buffalo grasses can be sprayed (safely) with all the registered herbicides without negative effect.

Caring for Knockout Roses Is Simple

The Knockout Rose was bred specifically to be hardy and it is the easiest rose for a beginner to grow. This article illustrates the very basic care necessary for this very tough, but still beautiful rose.

The Effect of Flooding in Soils – Part 2

Which Nutrients are Affected in Saturated Soils? The summer season of 2010/2011 has seen widespread flooding in many areas, and the “heavier than normal” snowfalls during the winter period have also contributed to saturated soil conditions.

Growing Organic Pumpkins

If you use floating row covers, you can transplant pumpkins to your garden a couple weeks before the last anticipated frost. Growing organic pumpkins is simple… learn how in this post.

Why You Should Plant Heirloom Seeds

The term “heirloom” implies that something has been saved for many years and passed down through the generations unchanged. This is what makes a seed an heirloom; it has remained unhybridized for many (possibly hundreds) of years.

Plastic Garden Planters

Plastic offers strength, durability and mobility to your garden planters. They also have the added benefits of being able to deal with water and sunlight without deteriorating.

Add Real Value to Your Home With a Greenhouse Kit

While a new greenhouse kit can add curb appeal through a stylish freestanding greenhouse or lean-to greenhouse model and theoretically increase your property value, that’s not what this article is about. This article is about those intangibles that are created when you add a hobby greenhouse to your property and help turn it from a house into a home.

Wooden Planters Suit Any Garden Design

Whether you have plenty of garden to work with, or are living in a one-bedroom flat, every home can benefit from the use of planters. They will allow you to bring a new level of definition and clarity to your plantings and spread colour and fragrance around your home and garden.

Home Compost Tumbler – A Better Way to Compost

Anyone who has ever composted their yard waste in a pile or bin knows very well that it is a very slow and tedious process. The only way to speed up the process is to spend lots of time and manual labor in turning the mixture to allow air to infiltrate the pile. The best option to eliminate much of the work is to use a home compost tumbler.

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