Gardening Tips

Gardening Tips

This is your one stop shop for all things gardening. Here you’ll find everything you need to know about growing flowers and veggies.

irrigation gardening

Gardening Irrigation: What We Learned This Summer

As always, we learned a few things about our irrigation systems over the summer. There were times when we had to learn things the hard way--as through water restrictions, which are at least always...
cold frame

How to Prepare a Cold Frame for Fall

A cold frame is a means to give tender plants a gentler dormancy through the winter months. It will extend the life of a heartier plant to produce a longer growing season. They are...
Fall Gardening

Here’s Your Fall Gardening To Do List

I love flowers and plants. I think being surrounded by such beauty brings tranquility and happiness, and I’ve always dreamed of having a vibrant garden displayed around my home. However, that didn’t happen. Once...
Fall Vegetable Garden

Great Plants For Late-Summer Gardening

If you are interested in having nice flowers or just some fresh food for the fall and winter, there are plants that will produce very well if planted in the late summer. My grandmother...
ants

3 Common Items For Getting Rid Of Ants

Ants can be the bane of our existence. They come into our gardens and protect nasty plant-killing bugs, and they find any possible crack to get into our homes and raid our kitchens. Once...
clay pots

Keeping Your Potted Plants Healthy

Potted plants can be both a blessing and curse depending on their care. On one hand, it’s very easy to care for your potted plants. They can be moved at any time or rearranged....
hanging basket

Making Hanging Baskets Step-by-Step

Colorful flowers creeping from a hanging baskets is an excellent way to add beauty, texture, and drama to a front porch, deck, gazebo and even a small apartment balcony. They can also add a...
plants that repel mosquitos

Top 10 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

We all know that mosquitoes can be a great nuisance, especially with this warm weather. The good news, however, is that apart from chemicals, there are plants you can use to keep mosquitoes away...
succulents

Tips for Planting Succulents

Succulents are one of Mother Nature's perfect works of art. With their variety of exquisite shapes and unique leaf forms resembling rosettes and teardrops, they make wonderful display plants in both yard gardens and...
codling moth

Protect Your Fruit From Moth Infestations

It's one of the most frustrating situations to encounter: You work hard in your garden to yield a crop that will feed you and your family, and just as suddenly as the fruit blossomed...
hummingbirds

How to Attract Hummingbirds in Your Garden

In late August the hummingbirds will be starting their migration. Some of us will be sad to see them going, and others will be welcoming these valuable garden companions. Never mind the charm of...
mushrooms

Five Steps to Killing Mushrooms

Most of the time, mushrooms aren't dangerous. While there are cases where mushrooms caused lawn diseases, these are few and far between. However, a lot of gardeners don't want mushrooms in their yard because...
lilac

The Most Fragrant Garden Flowers

We plant certain flowers in our gardens and around our yards to experience their glorious beauty. But one of the most enjoyable aspects of many flowers is the sweet aroma they provide. Here are...
roses

How To Plant Potted Roses

Spring is finally here, and it's time to think about planting potted rose bushes. They make a beautiful addition to all backyards. They're also a fine thing to plant in Spring, especially if you...
peat moss

Why is Peat Moss Important In Vegetable Gardens?

Treading lightly with peat moss Peat or peat moss has to be the most controversial wild growing moss in the world. Its reputation is known by many, but some just don’t understand the many facets...
eart day 2018

101+ Earth Day Tips for 2018

  If you are looking for Earth Day tips for 2018, you're in the right place. While you're here, test your Earth IQ with our Earth Day quiz. What is Earth Day? Earth Day is a day...
compost soil

The Best Ways to Start Composting

Compost is decayed organic matter that has been recycled and reused as plant fertilizer, making it vital to any garden. While you can head to your nearest plant nursery to pick this up, it’s...
weeds

The Top 4 Worst Garden Weeds

Plain and simple, gardeners hate weeds. That's because they tend to kill off the plants you're working so hard to grow by sucking all the nutrients out of them. Plus, they're often super persistent,...
terrarium how-to

COOL: How To Make A Terrarium

A plant terrarium is a perfect addition to any indoor space. They increase the oxygen running throughout your room while purifying the air as well. Thankfully, terrariums are easy to create and can be...

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