Tips For Growing Camellias: Watering and Care

Camellias need to be irrigated regularly using the right quality of water. Avoid irrigating Camellias with hard water. Ideal water should be less than 13 degrees Clark . The water from the houses' mains is normally classified as 0-10 deg Clark - soft; 11-20 deg Clark medium and 21-38 deg Clark hard. The post will discuss about tips for growing camellias.

One thing you can do is contact the local authorities and find out how hard the water is before you use it to irrigate your Camellias. There is also special equipment that can be used to test the water hardness at home. Water harder the 13 degrees Clark needs to be softened using softening agents which solidify the lime contained in the water or filter it out. Do not boil mains water as this will prove lethal for the Camellia.

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Why Do You Need Indoor Smart Gardens?

Gardening can be considered as one of the oldest hobbies known to man. However, this is under the umbrella of agriculture, which is the general term for taking care of plants. It might also be called domestication, since most of the plants that we know today are offsprings of the wild ones. This post will discuss more about indoor smart gardens.

Gardening, on the other hand, has its own differences. For example, it is usually contained in a small area around the house. The plants being grown in a garden are quite small as well. According to this article, shrubs and greens are some of the most popular options. If you have a nice and wide backyard, a garden is a good way to take up all of that space.

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How To Fight A Mold Infestation In Your Garden

If you’re just starting to build your backyard garden, the sudden occurrence of plant diseases can be an overwhelming experience. The majority of these plant diseases are due to fungal infection. When you see mold on your vegetables, you have to treat it immediately, so it doesn’t spread to other areas in your garden or your home.

Mold can thrive in soil, attack your plants, live in your pruning shears, and even spread to your patio. Once these fungal pathogens exploit the weaknesses of your plants, it can also further deplete your plants’ minerals and encourage the proliferation of insects.

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Create A Patio Garden With These Climbing Plants

Generally used for outdoor dining or entertaining guests, a patio is an outside space that serves as an extension of the house.  As a Spanish term, it roughly translates as “inner courtyard.” Compared to the porch, a patio is relatively bigger and may have a roof (or sometimes a pergola) overhead.

It’s common to see patio covers from companies like City Seamless Patio Covers all around Tucson, Arizona (AZ). Not only do they enhance curb appeal but the home addition is considered necessary by many, considering that the city sees more sunshine throughout the year than the average U.S. city. The city is also considered one of the hottest in America, next only to Phoenix, AZ.

Manufacturers offer a wide array of choices for patio covers to help transform your garden.

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How To Choose The Right Heating System For Your Greenhouse

Choosing the right boiler for your greenhouse heating system can be quite challenging due to the multitude of options. With Toronto being at the forefront of urban gardening in Canada, it is crucial for your business to stay on top of your competition. With this, you have to invest in a top-quality greenhouse heating system. When doing so, you would want to get something that is within your budget without restricting your operations.

When you’re ready to buy a heating system for your greenhouse, do you have any idea about the factors that you have to consider? Fear not because here are some tips to help you decide on your greenhouse heating.
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What To Consider Before You Build New Garden Shed

Millions of people love to get out in the yard to work in their gardens. Building a more sustainable life has become a popular trend across the nation. If you want to really have the best work environment for your garden you will need to have a place to keep all your equipment, gardening tools, and supplies.

A garden shed can be perfect for any busy landscaper or grower. One central place to keep everything that you need can be a real convenience. Keep your soil, your new seedlings, all your hand tools, and even your mower right at hand and protected from the elements. You can also add a workbench to give you plenty of room to get started on those DIY projects, start your spring seedlings or just take a quick break from the summer sun.

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How To Protect Fruits And Flowers Of Your Garden From Pests?

Gardening is a very rewarding endeavor, you experience the fruits of your labor by having beautiful surroundings and eating the freshest food.

But, it has its fair share of frustrations from pests to watering and everything in between. There are a lot of things to consider especially if you are utilizing organic methods. Pest control is a constant battle in an organic garden, your efforts will be amply rewarded with produce without chemicals that are good for you and the environment too.

Fortunately, there are natural methods of pest control for a healthy garden, sans the nasty chemicals.
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What to Plant This Autumn?

Fall brings a lot of changes into the world. The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are changing colors and winter is right on the doorstep. For much of the near 80% of American households that participate in gardening, autumn spells the end of the gardening season. However, it doesn’t have to.

There are actually many different types and kinds of plants that can be planted in the fall. These can prolong your gardening experience and the joy you may experience from it. Gardening is great for us in many different ways, so having a longer gardening period is always welcomed.

But with many different options for what to plant, how do you decide what to plant in the fall? How do you know what can and can’t survive the conditions? With that in mind, this blog post is going to look at how to choose what to plant this autumn, and also go over some general gardening tips for the fall.

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6 Easy Ways to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

Winter is coming.

And that means you’ll need to get your garden prepared for the cold months or you risk running into some serious problems. How much you need to do likely depends on the climate you’re in, but most areas will have at least a couple of frosts that can prove devastating.

So, let’s hop in and see what we can do to save you the trouble of having to deal with the issues that can come with cold snaps, rain, and snow as the year grinds to an end.

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