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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…

Basic Garden Mulching Practices

Basic Garden Mulching Practices

In nature, leaves and needles fall to the ground, creating an organic layer that protect and builds the soil. Local greenwaste mulch can offer the same advantage to the landscapes you design and maintain while increasing your profits. Making and using greenwaste mulch recycles plant material into a valuable tool for the landscape professional. Here are extremely important Mulch basics ; Before applying mulch, remove weeds and water thoroughly. You’ll get the best weed control…

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…

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,…

How To Control Weeds in Your Vegetable Gardens

How To Control Weeds in Your Vegetable Gardens

One of the first things you need to know about weeds is that the seeds remain viable for up to seven years. This means each time you till the soil, you can be moving seed in the soil close enough to the surface to sprout. As a matter of fact there is nothing like 100% cure for weeds.You can only control weeds and just monitor and maintain few crucial practices for ensuring marginal control. There are some…

Grow Your Own Organic Food and Veggies

Grow Your Own Organic Food and Veggies

In years past, gardening success was measured by harvesting the first tomato, biggest watermelon or most cucumbers, but not anymore if synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides are involved. Spurred by the increasing passion for healthy, locally grown food, many grow-it-yourself vegetable gardeners opt for organic techniques that support nutrition, environmental sustainability and social good. Having the confidence to give organic gardening a try just takes education.People think it’s difficult to grow organically, but it’s not. They…

Keep Your Garden Free From Allergies

Keep Your Garden Free From Allergies

If you have asthma or allergies you don’t have to limit your yard decorating to stones and concrete! There are many plants you can use to design your home garden including flowers, shrubs, trees and more, that won’t contribute to your outdoor allergy symptoms. However, keep in mind that, even if your garden is “allergy free,” many of the pollens that affect you can travel to your yard from other gardens in the neighborhood or…

Good Growing Practices For Organic Vegetables

Good Growing Practices For Organic Vegetables

There cannot be a wiser step than to convert a little space of your property into a source of organic food. It is baced with two sensible factors of quality and cost control coupled with growth of green living concept in natural way.Expert gardeners will tell you that there is a special kind of joy in planting, growing, picking and serving the freshest produce possible. According to recent estimates nearly 30 percent of residential homes in North…

4 Basic Spring Gardening Practices

4 Basic Spring Gardening Practices

Spring is the time of the year when your garden needs a serious tidy-up. Work done now means not having to look out at a brown depressing wasteland full of dripping, rotting, sludgy, garden detritus during the cold, wet months ahead. Here is a summative list of jobs that may need doing. Start With Pruning Trees Pruning is the first activity and you should prune out heavy limbs or remove spent trees. This can let in some…

Preventive Maintenance:Secret To A Healthy Lawn

Preventive Maintenance:Secret To A Healthy Lawn

Preventative maintenance is the secret to a healthy lawn during the dry, summer months. If you practice few basic principles you can easily  maintain a beautiful lawn and garden this summer, regardless of the weather conditions. Mowing is the most essential activity for the health of your lawn. Grasses and plants are similar in care requirements . If you clip off the growing points they will produce new shoots and become denser. Maintaining a healthy height for your…

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