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Published: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:51:50 -0600

 



How Arborists Can Help You To Maintain Your Garden

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:08:45 -0600

Hiring an arborist to trim, prune, or remove an unwanted tree is no doubt a smart decision to make. An expert arborist will not only make your easy, but it also allows you to save money on the long-term. Still not impressed? Read this article to know the reasons why you should hire an arborist.



How to Deal With Duckweed in Your Pond

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:15:11 -0600

Duckweed or Lemna minor is a really small, free-floating plant with three 0.06" - 0.125" long leaves known as fronds and one hair-like root. They make slow-moving or stagnant water as their habitat. Their rapid propagation attribute results in mass coverage of the pond. If their ideal conditions are provided, they can grow exponentially in just a few days. Therefore, this is a menace that needs to be managed. So before finding its ways for prevention, one needs to understand the cause of its growth.



Gardening Without a Plan

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:24:13 -0600

Not sure if you realize it but even "gardening without a plan" needs a plan. Ooops, wow! This kind of gardening doesn't take a ship-size plan but requires just a little pre-thinking or pre-planning.



Welcome to Autumn

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 09:33:46 -0600

There is a chill in the air this morning. Fall is upon us after an unseasonable warmth. Welcome Autumn.



Enjoy the Holidays by Gardening in December

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 07:21:03 -0600

The holidays are a busy time of the year, but for those who love to garden, there is still plenty to do in December. Harvest Your Fall Vegetable Crop: It's time to start harvesting vegetables from plants sowed in September and October. You can even add more vegetable plants before it gets too cold.



Composting For The First Time

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:39:18 -0600

Composting is nature's process of recycling decomposed organic materials into to established soil known as compost. Anything that was once living will decompose. a composting is an acceleration of the same process nature uses. The process of natural decomposition is very important to one type of waste disposal. Composting is a form of waste disposal where organic waste decomposes naturally under oxygen-rich conditions.



How to Care for Young Trees

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:43:03 -0600

If you have planted new trees on your property and you plan to grow them over the coming years, you need to invest in the right care for them. That is the only way to ensure that a tree survey doesn't reveal unpleasant signs later on.



How to Control Coontail Moss

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 08:18:37 -0500

A species of Ceratophyllum, Coontail is also known by different names such a hornwort, or coon's tail. This plant grows in ponds, lakes, streams and floats freely on top of the water territory. Feather that emanates out of the plant's stem looks like a raccoon's tail and that's where it has derived its name from.



Aquatic Weed Removal Tools You Will Need for a Lake & Pond

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 09:21:28 -0500

If you are a pond owner, one of the things that you need to take care of is the proliferation of the green habitat in your beautiful water body. Undoubtedly, their color might look attractive, but too much of their presence can create a difficult ecosystem underneath. Plants take away much of the sunlight, air, and water for photosynthesis and the fauna living beneath dies of suffocation.



Shorter Days in November Mean Less Time in the Garden in Southern California

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 07:47:14 -0500

Fewer daylight hours in November means less time to garden. Pick one or two outdoor projects to focus on this month. Add Last Minute Fall Color: There is no reason why your flower garden can't look beautiful in fall and winter.



The Best Trees For An Urban Wildlife

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:57:01 -0500

It's said that trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. Thus, we have listed the best trees for urban wildlife; plant them and do your bit towards going green.



Top Reasons To Trim Or Prune A Tree

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:46:34 -0500

Trimming and pruning trees is quite essential from time to time as it helps to ensure that the tree stays in a healthy condition. Maintaining beauty and ensuring safety are the two most important reasons of tree trimming on a regular basis.



Hydroponics: The Next Generation Farming Approach

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 06:54:44 -0500

Hydroponics involves the process of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions in sand, gravel, or liquid, without using soil. Due to the increasing success rates associated with the commercial hydroponics industry and the increasing difficulty of growing crops on soil, the hydroponics market is expanding exponentially. Many off-season fruits and vegetables can be produced around the year under controlled conditions using hydroponics.



October: One of the Best Months to Garden in Southern California

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 08:40:16 -0500

Cooler weather and pleasant breezes are usually the norm in October, making it one of the best months to garden in southern California. Plant And Upgrade Lawns: October is the ideal time of the year to replace lawns or patch bald spots with seed or sod. New lawns need lots of water to take root.



Why You Need To Hire An Arborist

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:00:07 -0500

Do you own a garden or backyard that has one or more trees? If yes, then you must realise the importance of hiring an expert arborist to ensure that your trees stay in healthy condition and look beautiful. Hire an arborist who can deliver outstanding results.



How To Keep Your Trees Healthy

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:09:52 -0500

Trimming and pruning of trees from time to time is quite necessary as it ensures that there's no accident or mishap due to weak or long branches. You should hire an expert arborist to make sure that the trees remain in healthy condition.



All About LED Garden Lamps

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 10:39:07 -0500

Are you an outdoor person, do you love creating artistic ambiances with light bulbs outside your room? Read on to know more about garden lighting using the best, LED lamps and get ideas on where to fix your lightings.



September's Warm Days, Cool Nights - Perfect Fall Gardening Weather

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 21:09:55 -0500

Just about as many vegetables can be planted in fall in southern California as can be planted in spring. These include beans, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, chard, kale, lettuces, peas, potatoes and radishes.



Keeping Your Lawn And Garden Beautiful - Mole Control

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:18:16 -0500

Eradicating and controlling the Mole population in the yard is but one effort sometimes necessary in maintaining a beautiful yard. This is a job for a homeowner or professional.



The Essentials to Finding the Right Sculptures for You

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:05:11 -0500

Sculptures are a wonderful means of adding character and completion to a garden landscape. This article explores the means by which you can use sculptures to create attention and an aesthetic value for your garden.



Keep Southern California Gardens Well Watered in August

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 12:57:20 -0500

August is the hottest month of the year in southern California so it's important to keep vegetables, flowers and trees well watered especially as they continue to flower and produce. Be Water Smart: Use a drip irrigation system to water plants and trees. There is no point in watering leaves.



Synthetic and Natural Process of Making Shiitake Logs

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:41:13 -0500

The shiitake mushrooms are the stronger and darker flavoured cousins of the great button mushrooms. Because of their unique characteristics in the culinary world, they are also being considered in the West.



11 Useful Safety Tips for Your Hedge Trimmer

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:43:32 -0500

Keep your hedges clean and level with a handy hedge trimmer. Your destination for useful safety tips keeping you and your hedge trimmer in great shape.



Duckweed Control And Restoration Of Your Beautiful Pond

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:01:11 -0500

Duckweed control is perhaps the most onerous task that one has to undertake, irrespective of whether you like it or not. It's imperative that you maintain a fine balance between the plant and animal in your pond, and if one overpowers the other the ecology will get disturbed and there will be commotion inside the pond. How to Identify Duckweed - Duckweeds are miniature green plants that floats atop the pond, lakes, or in still water.



What You Can Do to Control Purple Loosestrife

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:07:25 -0500

Do you know Purple Loosestrife was first originated in Europe and Asia, however this fast-growing plant was brought to North America during 1800s by garden settlers? The pace with which it grows can prove to be detrimental to a large variety of fish species, wildlife and native plant habitat. This plant grows quite easily if not much attention is paid on its control.



Budget Garden Sheds - Keeping the Costs Down

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 07:16:38 -0500

Help and advice on how to find a cheap garden shed that will suit your needs. Should you go for a shiplap or overlap shed? Dip-treated or tanalised? And what about the base? Read on...



Tips on Choosing an Outdoor Garden Fountain

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 09:43:08 -0500

Garden fountains add beauty and charm to home gardens, especially in places where you want to create the perfect appeal. It is not always easy to choose the right type of garden fountain. Several factors should be considered.



Things You Need To Know If You Are Taking Up Organic Gardening

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 14:28:25 -0500

Great tips for you to start organic garden. Get more ideas how to grow organic garden at your backyard and get benefits from this articles.



How Can Garden Furniture Improve The Look Of Your Backyard?

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 11:23:52 -0500

Beautify your backyard with ultimate garden furniture. You can search for the tremendous idea for garden furniture.



Despite July Heat, There Is Still Time to Add to the Garden

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:15:02 -0500

While July is typically too hot to add most vegetables and flowers to the garden, some plants do surprisingly well when planted in the summer heat. Plant Hibiscus: Hibiscus trees love heat and will quickly take root when planted in July. Plant in nutrient rich, well-draining soil.



How Much Mulch Can You Handle? A Beginner's Backyard Garden Adventure

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:51:33 -0500

As a beginner gardener, I take pride in making decisions that force me to reach my goal of a landscaped garden not unlike the famous botanical gardens in the heart of San Francisco. Before moving, I visited and luxuriated in the serenity there, almost completely ignorant of the time and manpower it took to preserve. This ultimately led to my first lusting after being a Gardener.



3 Easy To Grow Veggies For Your Garden

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 21:40:07 -0500

Gardening can be a lot soothing as well as peaceful activity for your mind and soul. And, since you're at it, why not try a hand on growing some easy to grow veggies in your garden? Believe me when I say, it really feels good when you pluck fresh veggies from your own garden space which you have put in so much love into growing it. As a matter of fact the food somehow does taste better as well, might be the effort you have put into growing that makes it tastier.



Wintering Water Lilies: How To Store Water Lilies Over Winter

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:00:50 -0500

Water lilies by their sheer sight, look splendid in any garden pond. However, sometimes you get stuck in a situation wherein you will have to store this plant for winters. This impeccably looking plant can be stored, but needs a lot of poise and care to maintain this plant during the lean season.



Adding a Garden to Your Home: Is It Worth It?

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 21:14:42 -0500

If you want to have your own garden, this helps you understand the pros and cons of having one. You will also know the factors to consider when creating your home garden.



The Garden Improvement

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:02:56 -0500

This is a summary of how i improved my garden for the better. It expresses the joy and pleasure of watching plants grow that only other gardeners can understand.



Grow Apple Trees From Seed

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 08:05:48 -0500

Growing apple trees from seed is really quite easy. This article will show you how in stages from seed to sapling growing in your garden.



Top Monsoon Plants for Your Garden

Wed, 31 May 2017 09:50:12 -0500

It is said that the monsoon awakes nature from within. So, why not let this monsoon add realms of beauty to your garden? Start with these Top Monsoon Plants for Your Garden and watch your garden revel in mystical colors.



How to Buy a Folding Wagon for Home and Garden Purposes

Wed, 31 May 2017 06:54:32 -0500

Deciding to buy a folding wagon is one of the most common things today. To carry the weeds that you have plucked, to carry along the tools like spades, trowels, gloves, pesticides, pruners and the rest of the team, it becomes very challenging to move them to and fro in the backyard. A person finds it hard to carry multiple items, hence, the need for a wagon. This handy, fold-able, comfortable and portable utility is by far the best in providing the support one needs when they go gardening.



Enjoy Mild June Days While Planting & Pruning in the Garden

Tue, 30 May 2017 21:00:03 -0500

Longer daylight hours and typically cool June weather means this month is the ideal time to plant, prune and make changes in the yard. Plant Perennials for Summer Flowers: Pick up several of these easy-care perennials are at your local nursery and plant them in June: Spanish lavender, Echinacea, salvia, yarrow and California native iris. All love summer heat and full sun and once planted, they'll continue to bloom through most of fall.



How To Make Oyster Mushroom Spawn At Home

Sat, 20 May 2017 14:09:38 -0500

Mushrooms are a fungus that has a different life cycle compared to other plants that grow from seeds and die. The living tissue of the fungi is underground which feeds on rotten wood, and this is known as mycelium.



4 Benefits of Growing Your Own Vegetables

Thu, 18 May 2017 10:07:14 -0500

Today, we are constantly bombarded with information about the pesticides used for growing fruits and vegetables and the negative impact they have on our health. At the same time, supermarkets widely promote organic groceries, but as you know, they are quite expensive. Basically, your health comes at the expense of an empty wallet.



Understanding How Common Types of Weeds Grow

Tue, 16 May 2017 21:26:00 -0500

Weeds have their own ways of taking care of themselves. It is very crucial to know how they grow so you can implement the best ways to get rid of them.



How to Grow Strawberries in a Pot

Fri, 12 May 2017 08:52:58 -0500

Are you a strawberry lover that is sick and tired of the high prices and highly used chemicals on the sweet fruit at the grocery store? Learn how to grow strawberries in a pot so you can have fresh, yummy summer fruit year round.



Utricularia Plants: Learn About Managing And Growing Bladderworts

Tue, 02 May 2017 08:45:05 -0500

Bladderwort or Utricularia plants are marine, carnivorous plants most commonly found in narrow water bodies like ponds, lakes, marshes, ditches and slow-moving rivers. Bladderworts are nomadic plants with long, stems that spread conspicuously on top of the water. Throughout summers, you can witness the stems topped by vivacious yellow and purple flowers.



Top 10 Water Primrose Facts You Need to Know

Tue, 02 May 2017 08:41:31 -0500

Water Primrose biologically referred to as Ludwigia spp. is a herbaceous plant, native to Central and South America. It can be found mostly in the wet, swampy ditches that receive plenty sunshine.



Coontail - Mechanical and Chemical Control Options

Tue, 02 May 2017 08:23:12 -0500

Identifying Coontail is relatively easy, it is like any submerged aquatic plant differentiated by "raccoon tail" band of leaves at the bottom of the main branch. It has lean stems and hard leaves. This plant is often sold for decorating aquariums and is also known as hornwort.



Moderate May Weather in Southern California Makes Gardening Easy

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:25:04 -0500

Temperatures in the 70s are the norm for May so being outdoors in the garden for extended periods is a pleasant experience--before the heat of summer kicks in. Prune Spring Flowers: Winter rains meant early blooms. Some of those flowers are starting to lose their luster.



The 5 Elements of Caring for a Bonsai Tree

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:28:23 -0500

If you want to add some culture and excitement to your daily routine, consider buying a Bonsai tree. They are good for your health, terrific conversation starters, and beautiful additions to any space. Learn how to care for one here!



Winter Gardening - How to Grow Vegetables in Winter

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:53:37 -0500

Most people believe that the vegetable gardening season ends in September and starts all over in April or May. While this may certainly be the time with the most agreeable temperatures - where you will spend more time outside - it isn't true that winter is a "dead season".



Things to Consider For Buying Plant Seeds

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:46:45 -0500

Gardening is a good passion and if you are the one like me then you would be searching for seeds of different kinds of plants to plant them in your home. The good news is that you no more have to sweat out in heat and rain to find seeds from a nursery or a shop. The seeds are available online through various online shopping sites.



Why You Should Plant a California Native Garden

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:42:06 -0500

There are many benefits of "going native" with your yard landscaping. Not only would you be conserving water and saving money (many California native plants have evolved to survive without consistent water), but you would also be helping preserve the many species of California flora that are getting closer to extinction.



Planning Your Garden Part 1

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:49:40 -0500

The first and possibly most important part of the garden, regardless of the size is planning. This can save countless hours of guess work, mistakes, and reorganizing. Since farming is very basic in nature, planning is also very basic. The main areas of focus should be; soil conditioning, weed management, and planting.



6 Easy Tips for a Beautiful Lawn

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:32:01 -0500

How to have a pretty lawn? It does seem like an existential question to a gardener, but it is actually one much simpler to answer - with a lot of garden maintenance! Naturally, gardening comes in many forms, but neither of them requires you to be a professional gardener to handle your own back yard.



How to Manage Parrot Feather - Some Options

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:24:05 -0500

You might think parrot feather to be cute? Oh! Yes, it is!



How to Control Dollarweed (Pennywort) in Your Lawn

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:12:37 -0500

Living in a coastal area can be worrisome especially if you are exposed frequently to the sight of pennywort, which is also popularly known as Dollarweed. The main reason for its dense growth can be ascribed to the excessive moisture that is geographically inherent to such place. Other growth factors are poor soil and drainage, excessive irrigation and thin turf.



Water Fountains - Defining Your Home Decor

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:32:15 -0500

Water fountains make for a beautiful view wherever you have kept them. They can be used in outdoor gardens of your home or in your drawing rooms to add to the beauty of your indoor decor. However, it is to be noted that both the indoor and outdoor fountains differ in various aspects such as style, size, management etc. Having an outdoor fountain is a common practice, but there has been an increase in trend of getting indoor fountains.



Plant Vegetables in April For a Southern California Summer Harvest

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:35:00 -0500

For those who love to cook with fresh vegetables straight from the garden, April in southern California is the time to plant vegetable seedlings and plants for a summer harvest. Vegetables To Plant From Seed In April: There is still time to plant seeds that will produce summer and fall beets, carrots, corn, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, pumpkins, squash and most herbs. Add These Vegetable Plants: In addition to those vegetables listed above, local nurseries are brimming with all sorts of vegetables plants ready for your garden.



Top 10 Plants to Make Your Garden Smell Like Heaven

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:28:45 -0500

Add distinct aroma to your garden with these top 10 plants and make your garden smell like heaven. We have enlisted plants that will transform your garden into a fresh and fragrant dream land.



New to Gardening? Read These 6 Tips to Grow Beautiful Plants

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:56:19 -0500

Read the tips that are described in this article to grow your garden plants and make your garden beautiful. You will also know the garden machinery and companies that supply high end horticultural machinery in Kent.



Hugelkultur for Long Term Soil Creation, Water Storage and Soil Management

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:15:27 -0500

By Eric J. Smith The use of wood waste in the landscape is often neglected for many reasons including no capacity to burn, aesthetic disadvantage or limited uses other than dumping.



Why I Love Living in the Country

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:21:12 -0500

Country living is not for everyone. It can mean extra work on weekends, and additional daily chores that does not come with living in the city.



Gardening With Calibrachoa Aka Million Bells

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:44:21 -0500

How to create a beautiful garden with Calibrachoa aka Million Bells. Step by step information to be successful.



With Spring Upon Us, Time To Make Garden and Landscaping Plans

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:45:41 -0600

Spring officially begins March 20 but there is no need to wait to start planning and planting your spring garden and landscape projects. Evaluate Your Soil: With the heavy rains over the past few months, important nutrients from the soil may have leached out. Add soil amendments with the proper pH balance to encourage strong plant growth.



4 Small Shade Trees That Are Perfect for Any Yard

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:05:12 -0600

If you want to upgrade the look and the function of your landscaping, consider some of the most recommended small shade trees. They offer beauty, convenience, and plenty of energy efficient shade!



Gardening - The Hardest Vegetables to Grow

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:31:51 -0600

Give your garden an early start by growing cabbage - one of the most abundant crop and very easy to grow and most importantly very delicious to eat. Think of salads, soups, stir fried etc., cabbage is there for you.



Herbicides to Use Against Invading Water Chestnuts

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:33:45 -0600

Water Chestnuts as we all know is one aquatic vegetable that grows in marshes under the mud. This edible vegetable has many benefits to its credit. However, while we enjoy eating water chestnut, there is another community of people for whom it becomes an obstacle.



When Is the Right Time to Start Getting Rid of Lily Pads?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:08:25 -0600

Just when you have finished building your pond and think of putting beautiful aquatic plants to enhance its beauty or purchase a lake home that you find to have lilies and the water front, realize that extracting or removing them can be very difficult. These stunning looking plants besides adding beauty to the pond or lake front also create ruffles inside the pond. Hence excessive growth can lead to overgrowth and therefore need proper trimming and chopping or chemical treatment from time to time.



What Is Sustainability for Preppers?

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:46:11 -0600

What is sustainability and what does it mean to the prepping community. These ideas from the past are relevant again and probably more important than ever.



Children Love to Garden

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 09:09:55 -0600

Children love to get their hands in the dirt and emulate what the adults are doing. Working side by side with your child creates memories and teaches life lessons. Show them the value of growing plants and they will be lifelong gardeners.



Plant and Prune Between Rainy Days in February in Southern California

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 07:33:52 -0600

With February being the rainiest month of the year in southern California and the ground already saturated by January downpours, gardeners need to take into account the wet weather when planning their garden activities this month. Prune Rose Bushes: After the chance of frost has past, February is the time to prune rose bushes. Pruning when there is still the possibility of frost can cause damage to any new growth.



How to Hire the Best Gardeners

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:40:57 -0600

If you have a garden and you love seeing it bloom and prosper, you are lucky. Should you ever find it a little stressful and hard to devote the time, you can always hire one of the many gardeners to look after the place for you.



Plant Fertilizers: Importance of Micronutrients

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:41:56 -0600

Know the importance of micronutrients and get them right to attain a perfect yield. We have elaborated all the essential nutrients for you to understand in depth and work on the deficiencies.



Benefits of Astro Turf for Gardens

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:42:19 -0600

Astro Turf for gardens is a wonderful choice. It is not as expensive to develop as a natural lawn nor is it tedious to maintain. Astro Turf for gardens along with bonded resin driveway would look more elegant and aesthetically impressive. Artificial grass installers can plan precisely in accordance with the space you have at your property. Irrespective of the shape of the space available you can have a green landscape for as small or as large an area you want.



How to Choose the Right Grass for Your Region

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:59:19 -0600

No matter if you are installing a new lawn or even pondering on revitalizing your existing one, the region you live in determines the specific types of grass that will not just grow but thrive. Growing the right grass will save you time and money in the long run.



Where to Place Your Garden Shed

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:27:22 -0600

Where should you put your new shed? Some useful pointers on finding the best place for your garden building.



How to Remove Lily Pads

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:17:41 -0600

If your pond has been taken over by lily pads, you have a problem on your hand. It can be incredibly hard to get rid of these. Have you ever wondered why the removal of these beautifully looking lily pads can be so difficult?



Chemical Method for Aquatic Weed Control

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:03:30 -0600

Aquatic weeds or aquatic plants as you may refer them can add beauty to the pond or a lake until the time their growth is out of control. But once these plants grow excessively they pose nuisance to the swimmers and marine life especially fish that can be choked out by extremely thick weed beds. Though, this may just look like any other ordinary plant, but these weeds do have a detrimental effect on ornamental pond and lake frontages.



Learn to Identify Plant Nutritional Deficiencies

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:09:21 -0600

Are your plants looking a little down? Too yellow, faded or easily disturbed? As a novice gardener, your biggest challenge to developing a healthy plant family is learning to identify plant nutritional deficiencies. Even experienced gardeners still have trouble figuring out what is going wrong with their plants. Learning to identify plant nutritional deficiencies is a significant step towards anticipating any problems your plants may have and thus helping to protect your plant investments. Here are some tips for learning to identify plant nutritional deficiencies so that your garden can thrive.



The New Year Brings New Gardening Opportunities in Southern California

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 13:14:39 -0600

While January and winter weather means an end to gardening activities in many parts of the United States, it is prime time to plant in southern California. Plant fruit trees: A variety of bare root fruit trees are at nurseries ready to be planted in January. Varieties include apricot, blueberries, plum, apple, pear, peach and raspberries trees.



Seeking The Services Provided By Expert Gardeners

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 10:50:41 -0600

Having a lawn or garden is something that many homeowners really want. When you spend much of every single day in an urban environment where concrete, smoke, and artificial lighting and vegetation are ever present, it can be such a welcome, refreshing sensation to come home to a space where you can bask in the open evening sky, feel the cool breeze, and breathe in clean, fresh air while enjoying the sight of your green grass and other plants. However, not all homeowners can have this luxury mainly because they won't have all day, every...



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.