How To Grow Tomatoes – Learn how select the right tomato for you, amend the soil, plant your tomatoes in pots and containers or in the garden, learn how to water them correctly to avoid plant diseases and pests as well as a few other cultivation tips. You should end up with delicious home grown tomatoes right from your own garden.
Organic Weeding – Learn how to do weeding through organic control that is safe for you and your pets and wildlife. You can do this using several techniques such as mulching and smothering weeds, using pre-emergent organic controls and non-chemical weed killers. This is really not any harder than using chemicals and it is much healthier.
Gardening Tips For Pruning Shrubs – Find out about the importance of pruning shrubs away from the house at least 12 inches or more. Increased air circulation reduces the risk of diseased shrubs and also decreases the risk of damage to your home by termites and mildew. A few other reasons for pruning shrubs away from the house are also discussed.
Raised Beds Gardening – Learn about the benefits of using raised beds and how they actually make gardening easier for you and how they are perfect for all kinds of plants from vegetables to perennials. You can also learn how to make raised beds, what materials you can use, how large to build them, light exposure and soil to use.
How To Get Rid Of Garden Pest – Slugs – Our garden gal talks about the pest we love to hate…the slug. These yukky critters shred people’s plants and cause mayhem in the prettiest garden. This post talks about some non-toxic ways to control slugs that are not harmful to you, your pets or wildlife in your garden and which aren’t hard to do either.
Container Gardening – This is a perfect solution for folks who want to garden but do not have much space or no space to make a garden. Container gardens are good for patios or decks and for adding a pot as a focal point to a garden bed. Try a vegetable container garden on your deck or patio or ornamentals in a pot to increase the growing space that you have.
How To Compost – This is composting for the lazy composter. There is no need to follow complicated formulas for adding the right proportions, unless you want to or want faster composting. Compost Happens. See how adding green stuff, brown stuff, air and water will give you this beautiful black gold. It may just take a little longer if you are doing it the lazy way.
Spring Gardening – Garden Clean Up At My House A gardener talks about the woes of the extended spring rains this year and her woefully behind spring garden clean up and garden maintenance. Yet, with improved weather and a rush of activity some spring garden projects finally got done which included adding a patio screen and getting some hazelnuts moved onto a garden pathway.
Spring Gardening – Garden Clean Up – It is not too late to do garden maintenance in spring, even if you didn’t get some of these done in fall. You can still do them with the rest of your spring gardening. Now is also the time to take care for winter plant damage along with any other pruning and clean up chores as well as fertilizing and mulching.
Quick Patio Screen – A stroke of inspiration let this gardener make an easy and Quick Patio Screen to shade out late afternoon sun and provide some privacy through using metal trellises she already had. See just what she did to make this and what else she plans to do with them. We are very happy with our new Patio Screen.
A Garden Tool I Didn’t Know I Had. This gardener finds a new use for an old tool and repurposes her snow shovel to move compost into her garden beds. That way she was able to take much bigger shovels full of compost and just dump it. This was so much less work than using one of the other smaller garden shovels to do the same job.