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Gardening Improvements For New Houses Or Works in Progress

When you purchase a new home or make the decision to improve your current one, you will obviously be concerned with each and every foot of space that goes along with it, for contemporary living and current gardening techniques can make every foot of your property relevant and pleasing. New techniques of soil improvement, grading, fencing and terracing make even areas with a lot of hills or slopes that would previously be considered a hindrance, now something to be desired and sought after.

How is Aloe Vera Grown?

Aloe vera is one of the easiest plants to grow. It is of the succulent plant and is easy to cultivate, requiring good soil drainage and occasional watering. Since it is of the cactus family, freezing temperatures are not tolerated as aloe vera is primarily made up of 95% water.

Planting Herbs Can Be Beneficial in Many Ways

All gardeners love to plant herbs, even if they only plant a few in containers. Herb gardens are easy to grow and take little space. Many gardeners keep there herb garden close to the house so there is easy access to pick as needed for that days meal.

Winter is a Great Time to Design a Water Garden For Spring

A water garden is a great way to add a relaxing atmosphere to your backyard. The sound of running water, fragrance of a water lily or the contrasting foliage of water plants. The attraction of wildlife such as birds, frogs, dragonflies and butterflies are also a site to see. It makes for a beautiful get away in your own yard to sit, relax and watch natures beauty.

How to Make Compost – Help the Environment by Cutting Down on Garbage and Help Your Garden, Too!

Making compost helps to keep recyclable items (kitchen and yard wastes) out of landfills. It is also one of the very best things you can add to achieve truly healthy soil, and healthy soil is a must for healthy plants.

Things You Need to Know About Watering

A young garden will need a little bit more care then a mature garden sine the roots have not been able to go deep and mature. The ground will need to be moist about two inches deep until the plants become fully established. When watering plants in raised beds, planters and hanging baskets you will need to look around and see what type of environment that plant is in. For example, is the plant in direct sunlight all day in a fast draining hanging basket?

Steps to Planting Tomatoes – Unscarified

Sometimes it can get scary putting all that work into tomatoes, only to have them shrivel up or worse yet produce inedible tomatoes. Here I take the guess work out of growing tomatoes, providing you with some easy preparation and planting steps.

Gardening – Autumn Cleanup!

Autumn for many Americans is the time of the year when the breeze and light winds become much cooler and plants begin to change color; the leaves of even the largest, broadest and oldest trees begin to change from green to warm orange or light brown. When the leaves begin to drop in multitudes, you know it’s time for the seasonal autumn clean-up.

Selecting Gardening Seeds

Selecting the right gardening seeds can make the difference in how your garden produces. Choose good seeds and your garden will flourish. Make a wrong decision and your results will be less than spectacular.

Ivy For Your Home and Garden

There are many species, of which the most common is Hedera Helix, the common twining ivy, a native of Europe, of which there are many varieties. The leaves of these varieties vary quite a bit and many distinctions have been founded on these variations.

Little Known Ways to Kitchen Compost

When starting a compost program you will not have to look very far to find an abundant source of material. The good thing about composting is there is a wide variety of items that you can use from the entire household. The best way is to categorize the entire household into composting material candidates. This will help you sort out which part of your home has the best resource for your composting project.

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