Subscribe: Home and Family: Gardening Articles from EzineArticles.com
http://www.ezinearticles.com/rss/Home-and-Family-Landscaping-Gardening.xml
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade B rated
Language: English
Tags:
artificial grass  garden  gardening  grass  grow  home  lawn  make  plants  southern california  summer  time  vegetables  water 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: Home and Family: Gardening Articles from EzineArticles.com

Home and Family:Gardening Articles from EzineArticles.com





Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:10:09 -0600

 



How to Create a Hedgehog-Friendly Garden

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:27:27 -0600

Tips on attracting hedgehogs to your garden. Includes advice on food, shelter and safety.



Southern California Gardening Can Take a Back Seat To Holiday Festivities in December

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:31:09 -0600

December is the ideal month to take time off from gardening and enjoy the holidays, but for those who love to garden regardless of the season, there is still plenty to do. Turn Off Automatic Sprinklers: Most cities ban watering for 48 hours after a rain but you can usually wait longer to begin watering again. Rain usually saturates the soil much better than sprinklers.



Take Up Gardening for Improved Wellness

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:24:37 -0600

Gardening offers many benefits, whether you have an expansive yard with room for huge flower and vegetable beds, or if you live in an apartment with a small balcony just large enough for a few containers. Aesthetically, a well-tended garden is pleasing to look at, for you the gardener and for your friends and neighbors. You will enjoy just looking at the rewards of your labor, and the compliments from your neighbors will add to your satisfaction.



Different Types of Materials Used in Making Artificial Grass

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 08:43:42 -0600

Owing to its close resemblance to the real grass and many other advantages, artificial grass is much in demand. If you are one among those who want to have greenery around, but cannot afford time to maintain it you should consider buying synthetic turfs.



Ways to Keep a Healthy Flower Garden

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:02:37 -0600

Setting up a healthy flower garden requires a lot of money, effort, and time. However, homeowners don't enjoy the fascinating appeal of the flowers because most flower gardens don't reach their full potential of three years especially when focusing on perennial flowers. Maintaining flower garden is therefore a necessary step as it helps in keeping a healthy garden by attracting beneficial insects such as bees to the garden.



Black Currents

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 10:44:10 -0500

I have always found The Black Currant a good crop to grow. I have five on my plot. They are quite easy to grow without many pest, however they will need netting against birds. The bush is very profitable crop. I harvest them, freeze and eat every day with strewed apple for my breakfast.



Grow Tents And How To Choose The Best

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:51:48 -0500

Grow tents are fabric boxes that are coated with heat and light reflective material on the inside. The tents offer control over indoor growing and work very well when incorporated with the right ventilation, bed materials and grow lights as well as nutrients for the plants being grown. Setting up an indoor cultivation system that is bound to be effective enough means that all these important components ought to work together. But the tent offers the overall protection to the indoor plants and hence it should be selected carefully for optimum results to be achieved.



Garden Room Design Tips

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:07:36 -0500

Garden rooms make great additions to the garden and they also provide you or your family with that extra space that can be used for a number of reasons. You can make a garden hideout for your children so they have some place to play when out in the garden or you can choose to have a garden room that is a gym, studio or small office where you can get your work done. Whatever your needs for the garden room, you definitely will want to achieve the best in terms of putting it together. A few tips can prove helpful in ensuring that you design a functional room in your garden without necessarily making the garden look overdone or overcrowded.



Add To Your Garden and Landscape During November

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:43:10 -0500

November is the ideal time to add to your landscape and garden. The weather is not too hot and not too cold, perfect for outdoor activity. November is also the start of the rainy season in southern California, and with any luck, rainy weather this month will help new plants take root.



Installing And Maintaining Garden Flags

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:17:48 -0500

The fields of indoor and outdoor decor have evolved a lot today. Today, people want to increase the visual appeal of their home magically from simple and affordable things. It is these simple things that make a big difference to your property. While we are talking about affordable and elegant decor items can garden flags be left far behind? These flags can be easily installed at any place in your area, and you will be delighted to see the quick transformation in the ambience of your home.



Introducing the Best Weed Pulling Tools

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:34:06 -0500

In this article, we introduce the best weed pulling tools available for amateur gardeners and farmers. Weeding is something every amateur gardener should be careful about. Weeds can't be completely eliminated if you leave even a part of the root and stem embedded in the soil. With the kind of nutrients available in the soil of a regular garden, these sturdy little growths will sprout back in a matter of weeks, as if they were never gone in the first place! It's clear that weeds need to be removed fully, root and branch.



Choosing The Best LED Grow Lights For Your Indoor Garden Or Greenhouse

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 11:36:23 -0500

Plants naturally need light to thrive and when you are growing them indoors or in a greenhouse, LED grow lights are some of the best considerations you can make. Horticultural growers today rely on the benefits of these lights to grow plants and there are so many options available in the market. The long life and efficiency of the LED grow lights are among the factors that make them popular among the users. They make very good alternatives to natural light as far as indoor plants go.



Why California Native Plants Should Be Planted in the Fall

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:53:42 -0500

One of the best ways you can conserve water and support the native California ecosystem is by replacing your lawn with California native plants. This isn't just good for the environment, however. Thanks to drought-tolerant natives, these plants are also good for your wallet. AND, it so happens that the best time to plant these plants is during the Autumn.



Weed Control Methods

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 13:28:51 -0500

Controlling weeds is perhaps the most difficult thing, sometimes the most obnoxious species of weeds need attention and caution while uprooting or killing them. There are two methods by which weeds can be uprooted ie. Chemical controls and by manual removing of weeds Manual uprooting of weeds is extremely difficult and it would be unfair to say that it can completely be eliminated from the roots.



Top Ventilation - 80% UV Radiation - Top Plants Are Very Fast

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 11:50:52 -0500

Ventilation and protection very often goes together it's a super combination for any plant container. A container that is flexible, you can fold or roll up and store it if needed and last for many years!



No Time To Slow Down: October Is Planting Season in Southern California

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:08:32 -0500

Just when your summer garden's best days are behind it, October comes along and a new planting season begins in southern California. Here's what to plant.



How To Control Algae And Green Water In Your Pond

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:34:57 -0500

Algae is perhaps the most annoying thing that one witnesses in his / her pond. In addition to this, algae also spoils the look of your pond and the nearby surroundings. You will also feel foul smell emanating from the pond and deplete oxygen for the aquatic species in pond.



Are Aquatic Herbicides Safe For Your Fish?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:10:40 -0500

As the term indicates, aquatic herbicides are chemicals specifically prescribed for use in water to kill or control the growth of aquatic plants. These herbicides can be sprayed directly on floating plants or can be applied in conjunction with the water. To reduce their need, individuals needs to implement best management practices for their property.



Designing My Home Garden

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:00:48 -0500

Designing a home garden can be tedious. Here's some helpful tips on how I designed my perfect garden in the front of our house.



Tips to Enjoy Your Weekends With Your Family and Friends

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:20:28 -0500

The sun is bright and shining in the sky and you may feel the urge to enjoy this summer time with your family and friends. Well, this is the feeling with many of us to go out in a beautiful lush green garden and enjoy some qualitative time with family.



Strawberries! Learn How to Grow and Look After Them

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:41:16 -0500

There is one fruit, which is a favourite among many people - the strawberry. Your children love the delicious red pieces, and you like them for the fact that you can include them in several dessert recipes, and overall it seems like whenever there are fresh strawberries, people are happy.



Artificial Grass and Its Pros and Cons

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 08:12:48 -0500

When you are thinking of giving a transformation to your outdoor space, you might think to install artificial grass in it. These fake grasses, in the recent years, have gained a lot of buzz and they are considered to be the best alternate option when you have a plan to create a lush green garden. Everything has pros and cons and so is the case with artificial turf.



Gardeners Need to Prepare For Hot Weather, Dry Winds in September

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:36:34 -0500

While most of the nation begins to see cooler weather in September, southern California is often faced with hot, dry Santa Ana winds that make it a challenge to keep a garden green, hydrated and producing. Don't Overwater Despite Sagging Leaves: Droopy vegetable leaves are common during Santa Ana wind events. The leaves sag during the day but come back to life in the evening after winds typically calm down.



Artificial Grass: The Beauty to Be Admired

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 07:52:44 -0500

This is Saturday evening and you are in your garden maintaining it. Well, this could be tiresome as you might consider it a time consuming task to water or mow your garden on a regular basis. While you are planning to enjoy your weekends with your friends or family on an outing, your garden seems to act as a spoiler for you.



Why Artificial Grass Is Superior to Natural Grass

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:36:53 -0500

A beautiful house with a beautiful garden is something which most of us desire for. The fact that growing natural grass in a garden is not an easy task. It requires things which are beyond our control like soil texture in that region, climatic conditions and similar other natural factors. But due to the advent of technology, we have this stunning alternate option, artificial grass.



All You Need to Know About Artificial Grass

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:03:16 -0500

In the recent years, we have seen a surge of artificial grass in almost every sphere of our life. They have proven their feasibility for personal as well as corporate areas. A few to name are home gardens, corporate parks, playgrounds in schools and colleges and for other recreational parks.



Comparing Natural and Artificial Grass

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:03:32 -0500

When you are planning to decorate your garden, then there are a lot of things which come into mind and one such thing is the lush green grass. Since inception, we have been in love with the serene and calm nature surrounding us, which is the reason why we love having beautiful gardens around us.



Small Tips to Revamp Your Interiors and Exteriors This Summer

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:06:12 -0500

With summers knocking at the door, you might feel the urge to revamp your interiors and exteriors. Most of us want to make our living space, i.e. our dream home a beautiful place. We do a lot of changes in and around just because we love doing it as changes create a different world and it keeps us live, animated and cheerful.



What Impact Do Gardening Services Have on Your House?

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:39:41 -0500

Property owners that have nice looking yards tend to be more pleased with the property they are living in. Owning a garden that looks nice, healthy, and hygienic doesn't only make most properties look beautiful, in fact, it can have a bigger impact on an individual's life than someone might think. That is why everyone should ensure that their garden is completely clean. You may decide to do that alone or get professional Gardening Services.



5 Best Reasons to Choose Artificial Grass for Your Garden

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 13:45:54 -0500

Your garden area is a beautiful and most important place where you can enjoy the beautiful sunny day, relax your mind and body and spend some quality time with your family. If you are thinking of creating a beautiful garden, then here are the 5 best reasons to choose artificial grass for it.



Easy Lawn Care: Tips for a Perfect Lawn

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 13:21:42 -0500

A lush and green lawn is a wonderful sight to behold but many homeowners believe a green lawn is difficult to achieve, let alone maintain. Below are a handful of simple tips homeowners can follow to establish a terrific lawn and maintain it. Eliminate and prevent weeds before they sprout Weeds are a big sore eye for any homeowner who has a lawn.



Organic Gardening Supplies

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 12:34:31 -0500

There are several among us who believe it is time to change our living habits, which includes using organic gardening supplies. Since we know what type of chemicals are being sprayed on our foods, there are many people who won't ever return to that again. It's one of many explanations why a lot of farms are switching to a naturally grown crop.



August Heat Makes Southern California Gardening a Challenge in Southern California

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:45:01 -0500

Average temperatures in southern California are at their highest in August making it a challenging month to keep gardens looking their best. Remove Nonproducing Vegetable Plants: We sometime continue to water vegetables plants that have produced little or no vegetables. By August, most vegetables planted in spring have already yielded a sizable crop.



Go For Interior Planting To Boost Workplace Efficiency

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:50:05 -0500

Everybody loves plants but not all like the idea of growing and taking care of the same. However, this is mainly because people are largely ignorant of the blessings that plants offer to us on an everyday basis.



5 Tips On Planting a Bee Friendly Garden

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:28 -0500

Planting a bee friendly garden will not only provide hours of entertainment to your house cat looking out the window, bees will also pollinate your vegetable garden, fruit trees, and bushes. Bee pollination will help your garden plants and trees grow larger and more tasty fruits and vegetables.



How to Use the Drip Irrigation Properly

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:16:08 -0500

To grow your plants properly, you should make sure that your plants can get enough water. And the garden drip irrigation system does a great help. So I am going to show you how to use the garden irrigation.



4 Solutions to Farming in High Salinity Soils

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:01:19 -0500

High salinity soils are a worldwide problem. There are many solutions to high salinity soils and 4 of the most common solutions are discussed in this article.



Gardening: How to Save Water

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:02:47 -0500

You may think that plants only need water but the truth is that they need much more. There are different ways to look after your garden without using thousands of litres of water per day. Here are some ways that you may find helpful.



5 Steps Can Help You in Finding the Best Polytunnel for Your Area

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:11:52 -0500

The best solution which can tolerate the harsh weather condition efficiently is the Poly tunnel. You can buy the one for your residential property- if you have a garden in your home. Several other types of businesses also buy these tunnels for varied storage needs.



Things Plant-Crazy People Have at Home

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:00:07 -0500

It was my first time visiting the boyfriend at his home. I was so nervous that I think will pee or collapse on the floor, whichever will come first. While left along the in their living room, I look around.



The Best Gardening Tips for Spring Preparation

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:38:05 -0500

If there are debris in the garden, it is time for you to throw them out. Don't ignore the lawn and the pond. Remove any weeds from the garden and put them in a pile to create a compost that could be used when gardening. Dig up the soil in the garden and flowerbeds to make sure it doesn't harden. If you cannot do this yourself, it is time to find a gardening service.



Gardens Of The Past

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:20:54 -0500

The earliest gardens were grown for practical uses. They grew herbs or vegetables. When man became more civilized an upper class emerged that could enjoy decorative gardens. They had servants or slaves to do all the gardening.



Trichoderma Species As Biofertilizers

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:47:02 -0500

There are several species of Trichoderma fungi that are used as biofertilizers. In this post, we'll talk about the most commonly used Trichoderma. We'll also talk about the benefits of using Trichoderma for farming, agriculture and home gardening.



Grow Bigger, Healthier, Plants and Vegetables

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:20:17 -0500

The goal of every gardener is to grow healthier, more productive plants. Beneficial microorganisms will help you grow bigger, healthier plants. This article will show you how to use beneficial microbes, biofertilizers, in your garden.



Gardening Without Pesticides Is Practical

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:06:09 -0500

Did you know that pesticides do far more harm than good? My personal experience as a home gardener shows that, even in the face of crop loss, pesticide-free gardening is both practical and effective.



What You Need to Know About Buffering Agents

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 08:26:41 -0500

A buffering agent helps prevent a rapid change in pH of a solution when other substances are added or mixed with the solution. For example, most shampoos are buffered so that they are slightly acidic.



The Interesting Reason Behind the Obnoxious Smell of the Corpse Flower

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 07:11:37 -0500

One of the world's largest flowers is also one of the world's stinkiest. Yet, people flock to places where this flower is in bloom. Here is the reason behind it all.



The Advantages of Aquaponics Gardening - Organic Fresh Food

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 09:08:11 -0500

Aquaponics Gardening has many advantages over conventional gardening. It is a combination of Hydroponics and Aquaculture to give you the perfect eco system. Good for the environment, it also produces organic fresh food. You can have this everyday if you build your own backyard Aquaponics system. In this article you will learn the advantages of Aquaponics over conventional gardening and why you should choose this method of growing you fruit and vegetables at home.



Keep Gardens Growing During July - Southern California's Driest Month of the Year

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:45:21 -0500

Rainfall has been at a premium in southern California and with July traditionally the driest month of the year, gardeners must take extra care to keep their gardens growing and landscapes looking their best. Deep Water Your Lawn: Some cities have lifted or plan to lift watering restrictions, but many cities still require residents and businesses to water only once or twice a week. A lawn can still stay green with limited watering.



What Is Involved in Gardening Services?

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:01:34 -0500

There is always beauty in nature - those fantastic flowers and trees. What is so frustrating sometimes is when you're far from the beauty of nature. How can gardening services help you?



Creative Flower Planters to Express Your Creative Self

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 07:03:38 -0500

Give a new twist to your gardening habit with creative flower planters. If you are a newbie, creative containers will definitely ignite a new passion for you.



Things That Are Too Real For Gardeners

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 08:05:09 -0500

How well do you know gardeners? You give to have these expectations that could never be more correct. But, there gardener problems that you can't be bothered with.



Vegetable Garden Location and Layout

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 07:44:05 -0500

The selection of a suitable site on which to establish the vegetable garden requires considerable thought, for an ill-chosen spot can be a great handicap in the beginning. The average home gardener has little choice because of the relatively small size of urban plots but several points must be considered if the outlay of seed, fertilizer, manure and labor is to show profitable returns. Level ground with good drainage or ground with a slight slope make it an even one by filling in any depressions with soil taken...



Growing a Vegetable Garden Can Be Fun

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 06:55:00 -0500

Imagine making a salad and walking out to your garden where you have fresh lettuce growing. You pick a head of lettuce, and some tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, onion, and peppers as well. Throwing this in your salad, you realize you are eating the tastiest salad you have ever had in your life!



Starting A Garden In Extreme Summer

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 15:23:14 -0500

If you are a person living in any part of the globe except Antarctica and your area faces drought and scarcity of water, you would baulk at the idea of starting a garden at this time. The extreme heat in climate and shortage of water had even the authorities wondering whether the plants in government-laid gardens would survive. Now, that is the crux of this article? How to save water and start a new garden? It is possible - some sacrifices and smart actions, when made, will help us to start a garden in our home.



Building Garden Character With Garden Gnomes and Fountains

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 10:13:36 -0500

Some can find relaxation from meditation, massages, reading or sometimes exercising activities. However, I have found it quite relaxing by giving my garden character and personality with garden gnomes and the beautiful sounds of water fountains. The interesting thing about gardening with garden gnomes is that they will never disappoint the atmosphere and they can fit into any garden style and decor.



Reasons to Hire Removalists for Green Waste From Our Garden

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 07:26:16 -0500

For most of us, gardening is a hobby and something that we like performing either for leisure or to keep our homes looking beautiful for ours as well as the lookers' eyes. It involves taking proper care of the lawn by mowing it well, clearing of the weeds from the flower beds, brushing aside fallen leaves and twigs from the trees and plants that are a part of our garden.



Sometimes Too Hot, The Eye Of Heaven Shines

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 07:21:07 -0500

When summer unfurls its brutal heat from the sun, it can be a challenge to keep the water in your aquaponics fish tank cool enough for your fish. As the water temperature rises, the oxygen level decreases and your fish may start gasping for air.



Garden Shed Plans - A Perfect Plan Lets Your Shed "BUILD ITSELF"

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 11:50:54 -0500

Talking about the perfect garden shed plans one may think that it merely features a gable roof, double doors, and side and rear windows for natural lightning. Well, the reality is, these factors only provide you with the basic understanding of what your shed may include but not the complete detailed description which serves as a staircase towards your building objective. Most of the beginners and even experienced builders fail to outline a step by step guide before initiating the construction process which ultimately results in wastage of bucks, sweat and a heck lot of time without getting...



Saint Augustine Lawn Seeding - Reasons and Solutions

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 09:16:02 -0500

Saint Augustine lawn seeding can seem unusual for many people who are unfamiliar with how this unique lawn type seeds. We discuss why Saint Augustine grass goes to seed, the appearance of the seed, and to discover if there may be a reason and solution to any seeding issues with St Augustine grass lawns.



Elderberry - The Salutary Plant Used For Centuries

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:51:48 -0500

Let me share with you some extra healthy benefits and interesting facts about this small tree which is member of honeysuckle family. You can plant and grow it in your yards but you have to know that caring for it in the first years of its life is little more specific.



Lawn Mowing Tips For Healthier Lawns

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:01:10 -0500

Lawn mowing is often regarded by many people as one of those simple tasks that requires little forethought past ensuring that the lawn mower itself is in working condition and that this yard chore gets done. This article discusses how just a couple of simple changes to our lawn mowing practices can bring great results to the health of our lawns.



Lawn Watering For Better Lawn Health While Using Less Water

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 13:58:49 -0500

Lawn watering is another often neglected factor of our lawn care practices, which while we know how important it is, we often may not stop to consider whether we are watering the right way at all, or if perhaps we have been doing it the wrong way for far too long. Correct lawn watering uses less water, while maintaining a healthy strong lawn which is more drought tolerant, and this lawn watering method is explained in this article.



Lawn Care Tips For A Healthy Summer Lawn

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 13:57:38 -0500

Summer can be a time of lush green healthy lawns for many homeowners who are meticulous with their lawn care practices. For most of the rest of us though, Summer can be a time of stress in our lawns, usually because we have missed just a couple of minor, but important lawn care practices which could make a world or difference to the health of our lawns during a long hot Summer.



Mild June Weather Makes Gardening Easy in Southern California

Thu, 26 May 2016 15:07:29 -0500

While summer heat is not far away, typical gloomy June weather in southern California can make the month ideal for planting a garden and catching up on yard maintenance. Revive Established Trees: Planting a new tree requires almost daily initial watering. To keep water bills at a reasonable level, consider revitalizing existing trees by providing nutrients and by trimming and shaping limbs.



Organic Vegetable Garden Mulching - Do's and Don'ts

Wed, 25 May 2016 14:55:52 -0500

Not every mulch is good for your garden. If a mulch is high in carbon it will tie up most of the available nitrogen and not be available to your plants. Low carbon mulches are straw, dried grass clippings, and well-rotted manures. High carbon mulches are wood chips, shredded bark, paper products, and sawdust. If you buy bags of mulch ALWAYS LOOK AT IT FIRST! Open a bag and look for lots of wood chips. If you see this than don't buy it as it will tie up all your nitrogen in the soil and your plants will suffer. The preferred mulch is oat or wheat straw. NOT HAY, as hay has too many seeds in it. Spreading 2-3 inches of stray mulch over your raised beds will not tie up all your nitrogen. Bark mulch works exceptionally well between the rows of your raised beds. If you don't have raised beds, than use straw as your mulch between the rows.



Unique Benefits of Planting a Garden

Tue, 17 May 2016 14:03:35 -0500

Our garden along with our kitchen can make a difference in our lives. What we eat defines us. It's for that reason to consider the most important things that can improve the way we look and the way we feel. There are many vegetables and fruits out there with secret properties that will help us to feel better when consumed. We can make better choices knowing the benefits of these fruits and vegetables.



5 Reasons to Choose Artificial Grass for Gardening Purpose

Tue, 17 May 2016 11:56:29 -0500

Artificial grass is considered one of the best options when you are considering of giving your garden a makeover. Whether you are thinking to use it for your personal space or for huge commercial parks, these fake grasses will always stand up to your expectations.



Gardening With Carnivorous and Insectivorous Floras

Tue, 17 May 2016 06:26:21 -0500

Growing plants and flowers is an exciting endeavor that provides relaxation and peace. With thousands of plant species, carnivorous plants may be a wonderful addition to that dream garden.



How to Pick Sod for Your Yard

Mon, 16 May 2016 12:49:00 -0500

In this article I will go over different types of grass sod and what you need to consider about them. This will allow you to pick the sod best for your yard.



Dances With the Daffodils

Mon, 16 May 2016 08:36:21 -0500

Of daffodils outfitted in the vibrant yellow hues, emerging after long winters to capture every eye with their bright yellow trumpet. Causing excitement for they come but once a year and but so briefly stay. One must be ready; ready to behold, to enjoy, to savor, their time brilliant, memorable, but always far too short. So here we have their story to capture and hold their glory for a wee bit longer. Enjoy!



Tips to Create Your Own Japanese Garden

Tue, 03 May 2016 09:46:42 -0500

Everyone who's seen a Japanese garden would like to emulate the feeling of calm and relaxation it brings into their own homes. After all, Japanese gardens are created to invoke meditation and reflection, and are meant to be havens of Zen.



Why Tree Pruning Or Lopping Is Best Done In Winter

Mon, 02 May 2016 13:48:04 -0500

Winter is the perfect time of year to prune your trees. This is because trees are dormant and changes you make to them will be slowly introduced to the tree as it "wakes up" coming back into spring.



Beat the Summer Heat by Planting Vegetables and Flowers in May

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 06:35:27 -0500

Summer is almost upon us. May is when to plant vegetables and flowers so they are well established before summer heat takes hold.



Elegant Azaleas - Stunning Impact in Your Garden

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:49:37 -0500

Elegant azaleas can add a stunning impact in your garden. I have a faint pink azalea with darker markings on the petal edges that is gorgeous with prolific blooms from the bottom of the plant to the end of every branch. I bought this evergreen azalea last spring and transplanted it this winter into a larger container where it busted out in a plethora of new growth filled with blossoms for the spring fashion show, the only thing missing is fragrance. The good news: azaleas can bloom for several weeks.



Flowering Plants That Attract Butterflies

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:05:26 -0500

In this article, I want to talk about plants, but not all kinds. I want to mention some in particular that every outdoor lover enjoys. These plants bring about not only beauty, but also a sincere meaning behind them. They come in different types and in an array colors. I'm talking about the ones that attract butterflies to them. Truly, flowering plants and butterflies are made for each other.



All About Composting

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:07:20 -0500

In order to avoid purchasing expensive humus or substratum for flowers or great harvest, residents of villages or garden communities can make valuable compost from garden waste. Once the waste is put in the pile, the right temperature and amount of oxygen and humidity, green mass disintegrates thanks to the micro organisms. Adding additional mineral fertilizer results in valuable compost, which is perfect for flowers and vegetables. But in order to make the most out of compost, you need to know a few things first.



Why Hire a Professional Tree Service Company?

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:10:08 -0500

Going green is the latest trend in the melting scenario of global warming. Every household observes a well-maintained greenery to make their property eco-friendly and soothing, to the eyes that often includes trees, flowering plants and mini shrubs.



Which Herbs to Grow in Your Garden

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:40:51 -0500

We all find ourselves busy and worn out because our lives are packed with so many tasks. Quite often we forget to go to the grocery store after a long day of work to get herbs for a meal. I find myself getting home after work and realising that I didn't get basil for the pasta dish we planned to cook. That's when I decided to grow my own herb garden in the back yard



Incorporating Vegetables in Your Garden

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:40:48 -0500

It's not surprising that many people are opting to grow their own vegetables, especially since the food prices continue to rise. Many gardeners find themselves planting and tending to various plants and flowers, so why not add vegetable plants also. There are quite a few vegetables that you can grow in your own garden. Of course, you need to consider your climate when you choose particular vegetables.



How to Grow Malva Moschata - Musk Mallow

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 07:50:43 -0500

Malva moschata or musk mallow as it is often more commonly referred to due to the basal leaves having a slightly musky scent, is probably one of Britain's prettiest native wild flowers. A deciduous, hardy perennial in most parts of the United Kingdom and with rounded leaves, the foliage is delicate and almost fern like. Musk mallow flowers from mid-summer through to early autumn with a succession of the prettiest, fairly large, saucer shaped flowers in the most delicate of pale pinks, a delightful sight in any herbaceous border.



Lapageria Rosea Chilean Bell Flower, Copihue

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:39:27 -0500

Lapageria rosea the Chilean Bell Flower is one of the most fantastic flowering climbers in the world. Gardeners and horticulturists will be interested in reading all about this lovely plant and viewing the photos on Pinterest.



The Elements For Creating a Japanese Garden

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 10:07:06 -0500

The Key Elements of a Japanese Garden - Japanese gardens are growing in popularity nowadays. This can be attributed to its graceful combination of plants, water and rocks all meticulously arranged to invite a sense of calm and tranquility. If you're looking to build your own Japanese garden at home, here are important principles you should keep in mind: 1...



How Gardening Services Can Help to Keep the Garden Arranged

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 09:46:34 -0500

Garden upkeep is usually a bit of a challenge, particularly for individuals who have a busy lifestyle or disinterest in gardening as a hobby. Fortunately, assistance is readily available, especially for those willing to add life in their home's exterior without making drastic changes. Creating a gorgeous garden is the final touch that every home needs. For people who are lucky enough to own one, Gardening Services London could be needed for upkeep purposes.



5 Cardinal Rules of Culinary Gardens

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:53:21 -0500

Why look any farther for fresh flavors than your very own garden? A culinary garden can be the ultimate inspiration for budding cooks and gourmet chefs alike. Like any recipe, start your kitchen garden with the basics.



Gardening: Studies Show Gardening Can Reduce the Risk of Dementia & Other Mental Illnesses

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:19:44 -0500

Recent studies show that gardening can improve mental health and cognitive function. This article discusses a few of these studies regarding gardening and improved mental health.



Neighbour Disputes Regarding Trees and Hedges in Kingston

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 08:22:40 -0500

Kingston Council and indeed many local tree surgeons receive phone calls from people unhappy that a neighbouring tree is causing a nuisance or obstruction to their property and they are not sure what they are entitled to do. Tree surgeons and Kingston Council are obviously not able to get involved in these types of private matters and it is recommended that you try and deal with any issues you may have in a reasonable and friendly manner with your neighbour before they get out of hand and become a full-blown dispute.



Best Dwarf Shrubs for Planting In Every Gardening Landscape

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 06:58:01 -0500

Here are some of the best basic landscape dwarf shrubs that suit most all landscapes. Many people who are installing new gardens or fixing up an old one may not know lots about what's available or what they should choose for plant material, so highlighting the basic tried-and-true varieties could be useful. This is especially true for shrub choices.



Common Orchid Plants Grown in the Home

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 09:56:19 -0500

Learn about the most common Orchid plants that are grown in a home environment. Pronunciation help included.



Orchids = Basic Types and Origin

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 09:51:53 -0500

A basic guide for beginners. Out of the 25,000 different types of Orchids, I've explained the four basic types.



Orchids Care Tips

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:49:24 -0500

An orchid could be considered to be one of the most beautiful and elegant flowers on this earth. This exotic and stunning plant conveys a strong message of strength, beauty or love. Between you and the recipient, it could also be a reminder of a special moment shared. Truthfully, growing orchids can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. To help you, I will share with you some tips that I have used in my own garden when growing and maintaining orchids that will have them lasting for years.



Upcycling In 2016

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 06:22:01 -0500

Upcycling has really exploded in popularity over the past few years. In this article, I explain some of the creative ways you can upcycle old materials.



Cultivate Cranberries

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 15:22:58 -0500

Add these goodness-packed little gems to your fruit garden with expert advice, and enjoy bountiful harvests in autumn. Referred to by the Native Americans as 'Sassamanesh', 'ibimi' or 'ataqua', the cranberry derived its name from the German and Dutch settlers who noted the similarity of the flower structure to that of the crane, a bird they were familiar with from their native lands.



Plant Smart in April For Maximum Results In Your Garden

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 08:22:03 -0500

With rainfall totals below average in southern California, April is the time to plant smart while saving water in spring and summer. Add Mulch To Reduce Water Usage: The cost of water is on the rise and watering restrictions are still in place. Adding mulch to your yard can mean significant water savings.



Gardening Recommendations Before the Summer Season

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 11:05:40 -0500

Gardening is a hobby that calls for special techniques and skills. Being equipped with this arsenal of skills and techniques is vital to maintain a green garden, healthy, especially through summer - the hottest and driest season of the year. As the temperature rises before and through summer, cleaning the garden will help to ensure you have a beautifully maintained garden.



Except Gardening Accessories, Which Factors Influence Your Garden?

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:36:30 -0500

The gardener should educate himself about gardening. Nature is always mysterious to mankind. It has great impact on the garden. A little idea of nature helps a lot in gardening. Some factors which play vital roles in gardening are soil, environment (including climate and weather), types of plants etc. These all are integral parts of nature. Apart from these, choice of plants, pots and containers along with other gardening tools have impact on a garden.



How to Use Mirrors in the Garden to Add a Feeling of Light and Space

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 10:23:04 -0500

Why Use Mirrors In The Garden? 1. Frame a pretty view or plant 2...



It Only Takes One Seed

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 11:14:37 -0500

You may not have the ambition to become a farmer, but you do pick up a fork, stop and relish the beauty of a rose or even meditate at a garden of cacti - gardening brings all these pleasures and more if you just take the time to start with just one seed. When that first sprout breaks through, you can try all you want but you can't stop that smile from lighting up your face and your day.



"Even Solomon in All His Glory Was Not Arrayed Like One of These" (Matthew 6:28) Easter Lily

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 06:53:01 -0500

Of the mandatory (for some) Easter Lily. They come in just before the holiday. Often with only one flower open and many buds promising good value and good looks, too. It is of this plant the Easter Lily - Lilium longiflorum - that I wish to speak for it is, verily, the symbol of the day and its world-changing events.



Walnut Tree (Juglans Regia)

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 11:47:20 -0500

The walnut is a large, deciduous tree which can grow up to a 100 feet tall and with a spread of up to 40 feet. Native to Central Asia and South East Europe it is widely planted in the United Kingdom and is very popular in parks and large gardens.