How to Irrigate a Vegetable Garden

How to Irrigate a Vegetable Garden

The out from an irrigated vegetable garden can never be compared with that from a non- irrigated one. This is so because most vegetables have been established to have higher water demand  compared to other crops. By targeting the amount of water sprinkled to...
Uninvited Guests in the Garden

Uninvited Guests in the Garden

Everyone wants a garden that will grow unfettered and un-inhabited by unwelcome intruders like weeds and even animals.  We all want to be “in-the-know,” when it comes to understanding what to look for and how to protect our gardens against the assault from...
Preparing Your New Garden Plot

Preparing Your New Garden Plot

Before planning to add a new flower/vegetable  garden to glamorize your compound  there are key prior activities which will  save you time and money that you’ll spend in weeding ad managing your garden .This include eliminating weeds and well preparation of...
Choosing the Right Plants for Your Site

Choosing the Right Plants for Your Site

If you looking for the right plants to grow in your new site, the following steps can help you minimize the need for chemicals, save water, and grow a beautiful yard. Know your yard Determine where it is shady or sunny at different seasons. Digging in a few separate...
Optimal Conditions for Growth And Maintenance

Optimal Conditions for Growth And Maintenance

It goes without saying that the first step involves choosing plant varieties that are best suited to your area’s weather conditions to ensure you get the most beautiful plants. The best-growing conditions Once you have selected the plants you are going to grow; the...
Tips in Growing Your Own Vegetable Garden

Tips in Growing Your Own Vegetable Garden

Chances are you’re thinking of creating your own vegetable garden but don’t know if is a good idea. Just think for a second. How many times have you paced up and down the grocery looking for fresh veggies? Probably more times than you care. A veggie garden...
The Importance of Mulch for Gardening

The Importance of Mulch for Gardening

Mulching your garden with natural materials is an excellent way to conserve water in drought stricken areas, and it helps to prevent weeds. Applying mulch as a top dressing to gardens also helps to protect your soil from erosion and crusting. Many gardeners rely on...
Simple Garden Tasks to Remember

Simple Garden Tasks to Remember

Gardening has been something that people enjoy doing. No matter which part of the globe you are living, there are individuals that take pride in taking care of the plants in their garden. However, seasons change and so the needs of one’s green sanctuary likewise...
Waterfront Plants 101

Waterfront Plants 101

If you enjoy gardening and you may find the following information very useful concerning various groups of Waterfront plants. They are not only attractive but you can also find them readily available in retail nurseries. They’re great for residential gardens and...
Caring for Newly Planted Ornamentals

Caring for Newly Planted Ornamentals

It’s that time of year again when you will need to do more to take special care of your plants; especially any newly planted ornamentals that you may have. If you need to take care of newly planted ornamentals, you probably have some questions and some concerns...
A Few Things You Can Do In December

A Few Things You Can Do In December

During the cold December months, there are several things to do in December concerning your garden, as indicated below. Although many may be tempted to add fertilizer around their garden so that it can take in some rain, you’ll be surprised to learn that that...
A Few Outdoor Compost Bin Troubleshooting

A Few Outdoor Compost Bin Troubleshooting

If you’ve been having some problems with your outdoor compost bin but haven’t been able to pinpoint the problem, you may need to do some troubleshooting to get to the root of the problem. Below are some steps that you can take: Bad Odor – If you are experiencing a bad...
Some Things to Consider About Cultivating Herbs

Some Things to Consider About Cultivating Herbs

If you have an interest in cultivating herbs, then now is a great time to get started; especially if you’re planning to cultivate them from the scene from cutting or division.  If this is the case, then you will need a guideline for each herb.  Some of them appear...
Prepare Your Garden for the Winter

Prepare Your Garden for the Winter

Now that autumn is here and winter months are approaching, it’s a good time to begin to prepare your garden for the winter months ahead. First of all, if you happen to have a greenhouse, now would be a good time to make sure you get as much sunlight in the greenhouse...
Fruit Gardening Tips

Fruit Gardening Tips

If you have an interest in growing a fruit garden, you may be wondering how to begin, what’s involved and how much time you need to commit. Below is some information that should get you started and help you make more informed choices as you plant and maintain your...
Plant Care Tips for October in the Low Desert

Plant Care Tips for October in the Low Desert

Now that the moisture from the monsoon season is gone for another year, the low desert is once again dry (and the nights are cool instead of warm and humid). This is a great time to put forth some renewed effort into your garden. The temperatures may still be very...
A Few Hints for Treating Molding Plants

A Few Hints for Treating Molding Plants

If you’ve noticed that a plant in your garden has begun to develop mold, the best course of action is to combat the problem as quickly as you can. Plants that have powdery mildew may not die completely, but the fungus can cause them to become weak. The problem may...
Essential October Gardening Tips

Essential October Gardening Tips

When it comes to having a beautiful garden, what you do in the fall months is extremely important. This is why we offer our most important October gardening tips to help you prepare your garden for winter and the months beyond. Here are a few of the most important...
Maintaining a Healthy Garden

Maintaining a Healthy Garden

For many homeowners, maintaining a healthy garden all year round is tilting at windmills. Weeds, pests, lack of water, poor soils are a few reasons that render garden maintenance close to impossible. It doesn’t have to be that difficult though. Maintaining a healthy...
How to Use Kitchen Soap in Controlling Pests

How to Use Kitchen Soap in Controlling Pests

Natural gardeners have been using domestic products for a very long time to develop their gardens and prevent damage of plants by harmful pests. These pests that attack a flowerbed or garden do not automatically necessitate the purchase of costly pesticides....
Kitchen Garden Ideas in Growing your Own Food

Kitchen Garden Ideas in Growing your Own Food

Nothing compares to having a garden rich in almost all sorts of vegetables and spices within a stretch of your arm, especially if it is around or just next to your kitchen. This provides a good source of raw and fresh ingredients for tasty meals, not to mention the...
Guide to Soils and Fertilizers

Guide to Soils and Fertilizers

Many individuals have taken an interest in gardening have wanted to learn more about soils and fertilizers.  Below is a home gardener’s guide to soils and fertilizers that they should find helpful. Soil Soil is comprised of organic matter found at the surface of the...
Growing Your Own Vegetables

Growing Your Own Vegetables

Nothing is more rewarding than growing your own vegetables. It can be done very easily and very conveniently in a wide variety of places, such as n your backyard, on the patio, in containers, in community gardens, or in large ranch style areas. They provide peace of...
Conservative Turfgrass Irrigation

Conservative Turfgrass Irrigation

One of the basic, core management areas that is implemented when caring for turf is turfgrass irrigation in conjunction with mowing and fertilizing. However, most individuals who maintain turfgrass is doing so in an improper manner, which results in wasting water and...
Planning and Prepping for Planting Fall Crops

Planning and Prepping for Planting Fall Crops

There are a lot of advantages to planting a fall garden, thus planning and preparation is the key for planting great fall crops.  Beginning with planning, it’s good to start off by thinking about the type of crops you will plant. Certain crops taste much sweeter after...
Lawn and Garden Water Conservation Guidelines

Lawn and Garden Water Conservation Guidelines

When summer hits, it barely rains. There is scarcely enough water to sustain the lush vegetation in your lawn and garden. However, with a complete conservation of the available water and soil moisture, your lawn plants will remain green and leafy. Conserving water is...
Tips to Plan and Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden

Tips to Plan and Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden

With the summer months upon us, now is actually the time to start planning and planting to get a fall vegetable garden. Yes, you can have a second crop of your spring vegetables that can be harvested in the fall if you sow seeds during the month of June through...
Feature Garden: Fab in Four Seasons

Feature Garden: Fab in Four Seasons

Regardless of what condition your current garden may be in, it can always be transformed into something absolutely breathtaking. Even if it’s completely bare and unattractive with nothing growing on it, a well thought out landscaping plan can result in a mature garden...
July Gardening Essentials

July Gardening Essentials

Now that July is upon us, gardeners have to be concerned about providing extra care to their garden due to the extreme heat. Those with gardens in the coastal areas have to deal with the fog and make sure that there fruits and vegetables ripen. Those who have gardens...
Ribes in Spring Are a Delightful Garden Addition

Ribes in Spring Are a Delightful Garden Addition

Ribes are popular flowering and fruiting shrubs, which do well in many areas of the US. This diverse genus has hundreds of varieties, which may differ slightly in form, size, texture, and color and fruit flavors. Homeowners enjoy growing two popular varieties, which...
Helpful Garden Planting & Transplanting Tips

Helpful Garden Planting & Transplanting Tips

When is the right time to get into those scrubby gardening clothes and get out the planting tools? Spring it is! The stem swells and the leaves start budding. Later in the spring season when the leaves are matured, it is better to do the planting and transplanting in...
How to Irrigate a Vegetable Garden

How to Irrigate a Vegetable Garden

The out from an irrigated vegetable garden can never be compared with that from a non- irrigated one. This is so because most vegetables have been established to have higher water demand  compared to other crops. By targeting the amount of water sprinkled to...
Choosing the Right Plants for Your Site

Choosing the Right Plants for Your Site

If you looking for the right plants to grow in your new site, the following steps can help you minimize the need for chemicals, save water, and grow a beautiful yard. Know your yard Determine where it is shady or sunny at different seasons. Digging in a few separate...
Spring Set Your Garden

Spring Set Your Garden

Depending on where you live, spring takes place at different times of the year.  In milder climates, spring-like weather may show its face as early as the beginning of March: quite a bit earlier than in colder climates.   Regardless of when spring officially starts,...
Uninvited Guests in the Garden

Uninvited Guests in the Garden

Everyone wants a garden that will grow unfettered and un-inhabited by unwelcome intruders like weeds and even animals.  We all want to be “in-the-know,” when it comes to understanding what to look for and how to protect our gardens against the assault from...