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Why You Should Plant a California Native Garden

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

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

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

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

How to Control Dollarweed (Pennywort) in Your Lawn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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