Grow Towering Shining Sunflowers in Your Garden

Grow Towering Shining Sunflowers in Your Garden

The sunflower is perhaps the most celebrated annual flower; it’s popularized in poetry, pulp fiction and song. Native Americans have used the sunflower as a source of food for more than 3,000 years. By selecting the largest, most robust seeds for propagation, they began the development of the massive, oil-rich sunflowers we know today. Seed heads from varieties such as Mammoth consist of between 1,000 and 2,000 individual flowers that develop into seed. The large…

Summer Tree Pruning Practices

Summer Tree Pruning Practices

Most homeowners give little thought to their landscapes in the winter. As spring arrives and outdoor chores ramp up, they again notice pruning needs left undone from the previous season. Low-hanging branches brushing their caps as they mow, branches and leaves brushing against structures or dead branches that were not noticeable while trees were in dormancy are commonly noted this time of year. Fortunately, most tree species can be pruned during the growing season without concern…

Grwoing Perennials:4 Useful Tips

Grwoing Perennials:4 Useful Tips

1.   Some of the perennials varieties grow better than others: the carefully chosen ones. It is quite possible that you  planted some years ago in a special choice bed by your window, and they have disappeared. 2·   An expert gardening scientist explained the one-third rule of perennials. Of new ones planted, after one year, one-third will die, one-third will live and one-third you won’t like. 3·   Weeds grow better than perennials. So does ivy, myrtle,…

Mosquitoes:A Serious Problem in Home and Garden

Mosquitoes:A Serious Problem in Home and Garden

If there are any places around your home and garden where water can collect you may be raising mosquitoes. You should get rid of old tires, tin cans, bottles, jars, buckets and other containers, or you should keep them empty of water. Keep rain barrels covered and screened. Repair leaky pipes, outside faucets, and move air conditioner drain hoses frequently to avoid damp soil. Also change and scrub vases, bird baths or watering pans for…

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…

Good Pests and Insects Control Practices

Good Pests and Insects Control Practices

After months of prepping soil and tending seedlings, you won’t like the pests and insects to chew up all your fresh vegetables.Deer, small rodents, insects and other creatures can quickly destroy a gardener’s hard work, but there are ways to prevent them from launching a full assault. In earlier time the gardeners did not have an easy access to commercial products and fancy gadgets to protect their lettuce and tomatoes. They relied on techniques passed…

Useful Pruning Practices

Useful Pruning Practices

Consider every cut before you make it, from every angle around your tree, and repeat the process after each cut. Remember, less is more when you’re wielding the loppers. If your camellia is looking untidy, prune immediately after flowering. Prune the lower branches to lift the shrub off the ground and open it up to the light by aiming for 10cm gaps between the layers of branches at the tips. Don’t prune deciduous shrubs and…

Grow Herbs In Your Garden To Add Extra Flavor

Grow Herbs In Your Garden To Add Extra Flavor

Herbs can be easily intermixed into your garden to add flavors in several ways. It will not only add in the sense of their taste alone, but also in their colors, shapes and textures. You may plant herbs in separate gardens or in containers for decks and patios to harvest as needed. Some even have planters beneath their kitchen windows to reach out and pick fresh stems while cooking for pure convenience. You can easily grow herbs within your garden…

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…

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