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Composting: It’s All about Changing an Attitude

Composting: It’s All about Changing an Attitude

For gardeners across the globe second week of the month of May is special in one sense. It is the “International Compost Awareness Week”. We are at the hinge of entering this second week now. Composting at home, composting yourself, making your own compost or in whatever terms you may take it but in the core it is about owning a responsibility by composting. Use of home generated waste adds to your garden and soil…

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…

National Gardening Day With Healthy Excercises

National Gardening Day With Healthy Excercises

While plant lovers and gardeners celebrate National Gardening Day, doctors warn the fertile  form of exercise is leading to a growing number of injuries this time of  year. As with any exercise, if you haven’t done it in a while, aches and  pains are going to crop up. Digging in the dirt s a top way to stay in shape. And  indeed an hour of hoeing, pruning and planting can burn more than 300  calories….

Save Microbes-Save Crops Immune System

Save Microbes-Save Crops Immune System

It may be that plants have an immune system that functions like that which animals have; it is just an external system, rather than an internal one. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the Netherland’s Wageningen University have found that plants rely on a complex community of soil microbes to defend themselves against pathogens, much the way mammals harbor a raft of microbes to avoid infections. They…

Horticultural Cropping Provides Habitats For Farmland Birds

Horticultural Cropping Provides Habitats For Farmland Birds

Horticulture can support healthier populations of  key farmland bird species. Research carried out by the Horticultural Development Company (HDC) has shown that horticultural cropping is likely to provide high quality habitats for a range of farmland bird species including grey partridge, jackdaw, lapwing, skylark, stock dove, tree sparrow, yellow wagtail and yellowhammer. This has been associated with higher population densities and healthier population trends since 1994 for many species. However, over the past eighteen months,…

Americans Prefer Saving With DIY Lawn & Garden Care

Americans Prefer Saving With DIY Lawn & Garden Care

The National Gardening Association conducted a survey showing that about one out of five households nationwide spent more time caring for their lawns and gardens last year and 16 percent less money in total than in previous years. The survey goes on to indicate that, while most of the 83 million households that participated in do-it-yourself lawn and garden activities last year spent about the same amount of time on their lawns and gardens, 22…

Grow Your Own Food And Save Money

Grow Your Own Food And Save Money

There is an outstanding surge in the nuber of first-time gardeners seeking advice, searching the rows of plants and supplies. There are so many more over the last two to three years, people getting interested in growing their own vegetables in their backyards and gardens in the perspective of the economy the way it is and the high cost of fuel and produce. The survey findings by the National Gardening Association, more than 43 percent of households questioned said…

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