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How To Improve Clay Soil With Lime

How To Improve Clay Soil With Lime

If the soil in your garden is are clay-based then it is quite obvious that such a soil would be too acidic for optimum plant growth. The pH scale runs from 0 to 14, with measurements in the 0 to 7.0 range being acidic, and those above 7.0 being alkaline. A pH of 7.0 is neutral. The pH of your soil is so important to plant growth because it determines the availability of almost all…

Benefits Of Roof Top Gardening

Benefits Of Roof Top Gardening

A Green roof, also known as a rooftop garden or rain garden, is a roof that is partially or completely covered with plants and provided with an irrigation system. Such greenery reduces the ‘urban heat island’ effect which makes a built-up area significantly warmer than its surroundings. Green roofs also: Conserve energy use in the building by keeping temperatures down so less air-conditioning is needed; Improve air quality; Reduce noise pollution; Enhance a building’s aesthetics; Store rainwater…

5 Perfect All Time Gardening Tools

5 Perfect All Time Gardening Tools

From gas-powered tillers to electric hedge trimmers, there’s no shortage of power tools to  help you maintain your garden. But while these tools can be helpful, you don’t  need a shed bursting with high-end gear to grow a vibrant garden. Instead, focus  on the basics — these essential tools that every gardener should master before  moving on to the more expensive gardening toys. Trowel and hand rake Before you can plant a garden, you first…

Take Good Care of Your Gardening Tools

Take Good Care of Your Gardening Tools

Proper care for your gardening tools is extremely essential. Here are a few, simple tips that will prolong your tools’ life. Don’t put them away covered in soil or wet. All gardening tools should be cleansed after use and dried with a rag. Apply vegetable oil to steel tools to minimize rusting. Sharpen axes, hoes, shovels and anything else that needs to be sharpened at least once a season. Store the tools properly, in an…

Gardening Tools For Old Age Gardeners

Gardening Tools For Old Age Gardeners

A problem for older gardeners is finding tools that make gardening easier as getting up and down becomes harder. Noel Valdes, the 67 year old owner of CobraHead LLC, has designed two garden tools that are finding a following with “baby boomer” and older garden enthusiasts while at the same time are being recognized by all gardeners as useful and well-made tools. Noel has been working on solutions to weeding his own large home vegetable…

Buying Bulk Garden Supplies Saves Money

Buying Bulk Garden Supplies Saves Money

From creating a flower border in the back garden to working on a large scale building project, buying landscape materials in bulk quantities can save a great deal of time, effort and money. Buying in bulk is cost effective and efficient for almost any gardener.If you have all the materials you need for your project right from the beginning, you will get the job done much quicker and cut out the inconvenience of trips backwards…

Essential Gardening Tools

Essential Gardening Tools

The essential gardening tools include digging forks for digging out all the root crops , hand clippers (scissors) and harvesting knives for cutting all the greens. Japanese knives and putty knives for weeding are also very useful community gardening tools.  Hand trowels for transplanting; big salad spinners for drying greens; pitch forks and shovels for making compost and lots of love, patience and acceptance around the weather that mother nature sends our way are some of the really essential…

Keep Your Garden Naturally Balanced

Keep Your Garden Naturally Balanced

Our ecosystem is in trouble. The land we live on has been poisoned by fertilizer, herbicide, and pesticide use. Urban sprawl is destroying millions of acres of unique habitat, separating animals from their breeding grounds, and polluting the air and water we breathe. Invasive species of exotic plants and animals have wiped out many species and unprotected areas are threatened with forest fires, landslides, and floods. The natural balance has been disrupted by human activity,…

Summer Gardening:Protect Yourself

Summer Gardening:Protect Yourself

Summer is a real tough gardening time under the open blue skies.This may be the first summer you attempt to grow something besides sage and weeds in your backyard or you may have been gardening for years. In any case, there are a few essential precautions and tools that will make your gardening tasks safer and more efficient. Protection is the first cardinal principle in summer gardening. Always wear a moisturizer before heading outdoors. Even if you are…

Safety Gloves Protect Your Hands in Garden and Home

Safety Gloves Protect Your Hands in Garden and Home

Whether we are gardening or carrying out essential home maintenance, it is vitally important to have the correct hand tools and the correct safety wear. Safety Gloves are designed for comfort and for protecting the wearer from any damage to the hands whilst carrying out essential tasks. Like all products there is an endless supply of safety gloves on the market and it is important to select the correct safety glove for the task you…

Tips To Prolong Gardening Tool’s Life

Tips To Prolong Gardening Tool’s Life

Proper care is must as far as the longevity and serviceability of your gardening tools is concerned.These a few, simple tips that will prolong your tools’ life.  Don’t put them away covered in soil or wet. All gardening tools should be cleansed after use and dried with a rag. Apply vegetable oil to steel tools to minimize rusting. Sharpen axes, hoes, shovels and anything else that needs to be sharpened at least once a season….

Home and Garden:Ladder Safety Tips

Home and Garden:Ladder Safety Tips

Ladders are tools. Many of the basic safety rules that apply to most tools also apply to the safe use of a ladder.Various activities in homes like home decoration, home improvements, painting, storage as well as the gardening activities may require use of ladders for one or another purposes.The American Ladder Institute outlines very useful tips while using ladders of different types. If you feel tired or dizzy, or are prone to losing your balance,…

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