How to Plant in Clay Soil
Planting in clay soil is great for the vegetation that have roots strong enough to break through the hardened ground and compacted clay. Amending an area to make suitable for gardening other types of vegetation is doable. The main idea to remember is to amend an entire area NOT just a single hole for the desired plant to root. Why is it important to improve the soil structure in an entire area rather a single location? If a gardener focuses on a single location once the plant roots it will grow root length only as far and wide as the hole that was amended. Once the roots reach the soil that is clay the roots will grow inward as they are unable to penetrate through the unforgiving clay soil. The plant may survive, but it will be severely root bound.Choosing the Right Garden Shed
Choosing the right shed for your garden can be harder than you expect. Cost? Aesthetics? Size? Everything needs to be taken into consideration when looking for the right shed for your garden. There are so many options to choose from so how do you know which is right for you?Why Should You Plant A Food Garden
In the same size as a double-bed you can feed your family every day with organically grown fresh vegetables in just a few months. If you have some property in your back yard or you live in the city with only a single bed size to spare, it is easier than you think.Rose Rosette Disease – This Deadly Virus Is Attacking Even the Knock-Out Roses
Rose Rosette Disease is a disease that is eventually fatal to roses, even the Knockout Rose and Drift Rose cultivars. Rose plants will not recover from this horrible virus. Nor, will they be able to “cope” with this disease either, becoming ugly and misshapen by Rose Rosette over 2 to 5 years. The only cure for Rose Rosette Disease is prevention. Once your roses have Rose Rosette, the only option is to destroy affected plants.How to Create Your Own Secret Garden With Shrub Roses and More That Offer Privacy and Beauty
In The Secret Garden, author Frances Hodgson Burnett surmises, “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” Growing up as I have among the plants and flowers that so many of you have taken home of the years, eventually rearing my own children in nature’s nursery, I would have to say that I agree. Everywhere I look, I imagine something better with the right landscaping and an aesthetic understanding of the role plants play in beautifying our lives.Can Chickens and Gardens Co-Exist?
Considering adding chickens to your garden plan? Read this article first. Gardens and chickens co-existing is a debatable topic.How to Start a Backyard Garden With Raised Beds
You can start a backyard garden with raised beds or pots. Home gardening is the number one hobby in the United States. Is there anything more satisfying than walking out your back door, picking a juicy red tomato and enjoying that sweet fresh flavor?Great Gardening Trends You Can Use to Update Your Garden
Great gardening trends are directly related to the economy and weather factors. The United States is seeing one of the largest shifts in how people garden and how homeowners are not only landscaping but utilizing their yards.How to Use Butterfly Gardens to Create Habitats, Protect, and Preserve
Butterfly Gardens are grown to provide protected habitats, protect gardens, and work to preserve our plant heritage. Tips you can take to make your own butterfly habitat.How You Can Start a Compost in Your Garden
You can start a compost in your garden with these easy to do tips. Anyone who has a garden should be composting. It is very easy to do and the benefits are numerous when it comes to enhancing the soil and producing quality fruits, flowers and vegetables.Butterfly Habitat Rain Gardens Are Combinations for Learning and Global Improvement
Three of the easiest gardens to combine are butterfly, habitat, and rain gardens. And making such a combination is easy enough that kids quite often do it by nature as they love to choose bold blooms, bright colors, interesting textures, and plants representing history and culture.