For several years we have all heard the buzz-words going green or eco-friendly used correctly and some have used the words as a sales tool. Eco-friendly really means earth-friendly or not doing harm to earth’s environment. In gardening, the term refers to actions or practices and products that help conserve resources like water and energy. It also means that it does not negatively affect or pollute our air, water or land. We have all become aware of practices we need to use more and things we need to stop doing. For instance, we know that empty rooms don’t need the lights on. We have programmable thermostats to conserve on heating and air- conditioning. Recycle bins are used, stores don’t use plastic bags and telecommuting is encouraged for employees at more companies. We sometimes forget to be eco-friendly in our yards. We use chemical fertilizers to make the grass green but forget that these chemicals do not stay just on our yards. They run off into our streams and rivers too. The average lawn can use over 20,000 gallons of water each summer.How to Dig and Transplant Bamboo Divisions
This article describes an effective method to dig, transplant, and pot bamboo divisions from an existing grove. It provides advice on digging viable bamboo plants, and hints on how to coax a large bamboo species into putting up dig-able size shoots.Landscaping Services That Will Blow You Away!
There’s a lot that can be achieved through the proper use of landscaping, and many homeowners tend to neglect this option for some reason. Don’t be afraid to try out some interesting new combinations for the design of your home’s yard, no matter what your opinion of landscaping as a whole might be! You’ll usually find that it can actually help you completely transform your yard and the surroundings of your home, turning them into a piece of art that’s simply enjoyable to look at.May in the Flower Garden
May is my favourite month in the garden. It is the month when all that grows in the garden takes on that vivid fresh green colour that simply lifts the spirit – if you stand still long enough you can almost see plants growing and new shoots appearing! Even in the smallest garden there are loads of jobs to be getting on with during this month. So, if you are faced with a bewildering amount to do in the garden at this time, take a few moments to read this short list of essential jobs to be getting on with in the flower garden during May.May in the Vegetable Garden
Even if you only grow a few vegetables on a small plot you will be surprised at the tremendous pace of growth during the month of May. Everything begins to grow up at once and you will soon find things getting out of hand if you don’t keep on top of them. So, before you venture out, take stock and use this quick reminder of some of the vital jobs to be getting on with in the vegetable garden during the month of May.Winter Weed Barriers
Although many weeds will have been cleared away in summer, many perennial weeds are still underground, waiting for their chance to strike in spring. By taking a look at winter-appropriate weed control techniques it’s easy to protect your garden for the season ahead.Spotting and Saving Waterlogged Plants
In light of surprise flooding across the UK, it’s worth taking a moment to bear in mind the causes and defences against waterlogging in trees. Though damage can’t be reversed, you can play a part in minimising the effects.Bamboo Growth Habits: What to Expect From a New Bamboo Division
This article provides a running example of how running bamboo grows and spreads. For those that are interested in introducing bamboo into their landscape, but don’t quite understand what to expect from it, this will be a helpful reference.Avoid the Hassle of Traditional Farming – Go Rogue With Hydroponics
Hydroponics offers many benefits over traditional farming. The soil-less system of gardening is also useful for people in dry, arid climates.How to Buy Your Garden Supplies More Efficiently
Gardening can be a fantastic hobby, even if you don’t have a lot of time to pour into it. It’s one of those things where your investments tend to pay off in the long term, which usually means that you’re going to need to do a bit more planning and carefully prepare everything in advance if you want to see good results.10 Benefits Of Aquaponics
Aquaponics is a break through gardening method that is turning conventional gardening and fish farming on its head. Aquaponics combines the best of both hydroponics and aquaculture, keeping their respective benefits and getting rid of their drawbacks. Here are ten of the many benefits of aquaponics which are not listed in any particular order.