Good Lawn Care Practices

Good Lawn Care Practices

Summer is prime growing season for lawns. Lawns that are not performing their best can be made better through the fall. If you did not fertilize your lawn during the spring, you still have time to fertilize and get your lawn in good shape prior to fall. But only keep with a fertility program through early to mid-August, and water your lawn deeply once or twice a week as needed. Watch for chinch bugs in…

Good Garden Photography Tips

Good Garden Photography Tips

The advent of digital photography has enabled everyone to see the results immediately and delete the rejects. The camera you chosse could be as per your convenience and likings alongwith good features.  Pick any brand of digital cemeras you like. Some of the perfect brands include Cannon, Nikon, Olympus, Sony, FujiFilm, Panasonic, Pentax, Casio, Kodak ,and Lieco. Here are some of the most useful and helpful garden photography tips for you; If possible, take photos…

Perfect Tree Growing Practices

Perfect Tree Growing Practices

Spring and early summer is perfect time to add new trees to your landscape. Many people plant trees quite incorrectly by placing them too deep into the ground. This is one of the leading causes of premature tree loss resulting from girdling roots around the buried portion of the stem. Most trees planted by homeowners come as potted or container-grown trees because they are easy to maintain on the sale lot and easy to handle…

Watering The Houseplants-Good Practices

Watering The Houseplants-Good Practices

Watering the houseplants is quite different from watering the garden. Many of the issues plaguing keeping the yard irrigated are functional non-issues for houseplants, while a new host of problems (soil degradation, under-potting) pops up almost as swiftly. In general watering houseplantsmakes the job smaller but not any faster as you need to be more detail-oriented. The biggest issue has to do with watering containers instead of the soil. In a garden bed, it is…

Growing Vegetables on The Rooftop

Growing Vegetables on The Rooftop

Interest in green roofs is increasing. but there is not yet much information on rooftop vegetable gardening. Some gardeners are also growing herbs and vegetables on roofs. Vegetables such as tomatoes and okra and herbs such as basil are combined with flowers in large containers may also be grown on these green roofs. Green roofs categorized as “extensive”— those with a growing medium depth of 6 inches or less — are not well-suited to growing…

Crop Rotation Beneficial For Backyard Gardeners

Crop Rotation Beneficial For Backyard Gardeners

There are many positive sides of crop rotation. Rotating crops among the beds of a backyard garden is actually an important and interesting practice, and also one that we needed to adopt in our garden. Disease Control Many diseases and pests tend to affect plants of the same types. Rotating crops reduces the likelihood of diseases which can remain in the soil. For example, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and potatoes are in the Solanaceae family and…

Beware of Misleading Marketing To Favor Toxic Chemicals To Combat Pests

Beware of Misleading Marketing To Favor Toxic Chemicals To Combat Pests

Despite a surge of interest in organic gardening, green fingered consumers continue to favour toxic chemicals to combat pests. But they are being exploited by clever marketing and inaccurate labelling. As oxymoronic as it may seem un-green gardens and sheds full of toxic chemicals are endemic across the globe.  For most amateur gardeners the closed loop system – as striven towards by followers of permaculture and organics – is an alien concept. Instead fossil fuel…

Creative Outdoor Garden Lights

Creative Outdoor Garden Lights

Creative garden lighting concentrates on subtle schemes that create atmosphere and enhance the planting, garden features, and architecture. Suitable lighting serves many purposes. A garden that has been “designed” – one with focal points, structured layout, good planting and a sense of perspective are more likely to bring out the best from lighting design but any outdoor space is benefited by suitable lighting. The creative use of light and shadow is the key to achieving…

Containers For Easy Edible Gardening

Containers For Easy Edible Gardening

A gardener establishes a direct link with the mother earth when it strats with eating straight from the garden or container.The fresh taste is so incredible that once you’ve eaten peas or strawberries that you’ve grown, you’ll wait eagerly for the next season to come so they can ripen again. Unfortunately, there are many stereotypes about edible gardening that scare many people away before they begin. But it is always better to pull an old…

Creating A Side Yard Garden

Creating A Side Yard Garden

Side yards are normally overlooked by the homeowners and gardeners.You will easily spot the “side yards” with their tall fences or dense-growing evergreen screens between homes as some of the most underutilized areas in the landscape. Side yards are those tricky areas between a house and its property line. Most of us use these areas merely as passageways between the front and back yards, a place for the air-conditioning unit or the storage of trash…

Good Growing Conditions For Your Landcsape

Good Growing Conditions For Your Landcsape

Plants is key to successful gardening. You need to select plants by matching their needs to the growing conditions in the landscape. Plants — even shade-adapted plants — need light, and the strength of the sunlight falling on any particular garden, as well as the number of hours per day the sun shines, depends on how far north or south the garden is.More sunlight means more energy available to sustain plant growth.The ideal situation for…

13 Tips For Removing Garden Weeds

13 Tips For Removing Garden Weeds

If you garden, they will come—weeds, that is. New  gardens, in particular, often harbor many weeds. The key to taming weeds is effective week after week control techniques. By dealing with the problem weekly, particularly as your garden becomes established, the garden weeds will be less of a problem. This is partly because weeds have not been allowed to develop (and reseed) and because the cultivated plants get larger and more robust. There are several…

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