Groom The Vegetable Garden Of Your Home With Black Tarp

Using a black tarp in the vegetable garden has its pros and cons. Find out how you can use the black plastic to groom the garden.

Goring vegetables in your home garden can be fun and tricky at the same time. While it requires you time and effort, you need to know how to make those hours precisely work for grooming your home. You may have to spend hours weeding and watering the vegetable garden. Do not forget to use black plastic to make the garden work more effective.

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The Best Year-Round Gardening Schedule to Keep Your Lawn Beautiful

There are plenty of reasons to care about your lawn. Your lawn is your very own outdoor space, something which is treasured by homeowners now more than ever before. It is the source of neighborhood envy and the sign of a well-kept home. A good lawn is also closely tied to the curb appeal and value of your home, which is why keeping it in good shape is absolutely essential.

However, good lawn care is often easier said than done. Keeping a fresh lawn is a year-round job that requires a year-round gardening schedule to get right. With that in mind, we thought we'd provide the essential gardening schedule that you need to follow to keep your lawn looking fresh and beautiful every day of the year.

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4 Essential Fixes To Help Your Garden Grow

As every veteran gardener will tell you, handling plant life is no picnic. As rewarding as it might be in the long run, gardening can also be a little frustrating. Handling yellowing leaves, seeds that just won’t sprout and plants growing slower than expected is just part of the job.

The trick is to stay calm and follow a few easy steps to diagnose the problem. Check both the plant (stem, leaves, blossoms and fruit) and its immediate environment (soil, light, temperature or humidity) to begin mapping out a solution.

Here are a few most common gardening issues and how to deal with them:

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A useful range of gardening tools for any gardener

Having a private garden area can be bliss for someone fond of planting trees and watching them grow in their own space. But gardening is not for everyone. If you don't enjoy it from within, you will fail to pursue it even as a casual gardener. But when you love it deeply, you would want to make it the most integral part of your routine naturally.

Taking care of grass, vegetables, fruits, flowers, leaves, buds, stems, and branches may not be an easy undertaking, but you can find it quite calming and relaxing. Even after spending hours of hard work and sweat a day, you may not get tired. Still, if you want to speed up your job, get your hands on some essential gardening tools.

Proper gardening equipment would help you accomplish your tasks quickly. They can also give you better results, whether it involves raking, mowing, cutting, etc. Well, before choosing your tools, think of all the work you do in your garden, right from planting to weeding to pruning to harvesting to digging to maintenance.

Things that you do frequently would be best to approach with the right tools. Here is a list of a few of them, which most gardeners like to keep handy. Gaining some knowledge on this would be useful if you have picked up gardening as a new habit in this pandemic.

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Common Plant Diseases Caused by Fungi

Plants encounter a myriad of potential issues that can stunt their development, and fungi disease seems to be the most common one of all. Whilst there are not clear instructions to help fight off these fungal diseases, by learning about them, and their symptoms, you may have a better chance of catching and defeating them.

Itemized below are a few of the most common plant diseases caused by fungi. They describe the symptoms of the various infections, the best way to treat the plant / infected soil, and the lasting affects the disease may have.

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How To Windproof Your Garden For The Year Ahead

No one truly gets the joy behind gardening until they try it for themselves. Watching those beautiful flowers first take bloom evokes a sense of joy seldom experienced by any other act.

The mental satisfaction along with the many health benefits associated with gardening makes this hobby extremely rewarding. It is very much like a form of natural yoga.

Some of us are lucky to be born with a green thumb but for the rest of us gardening lovers, we tend to need all the help we can get. Maintaining the perfect garden that has lots of open and sheltered spaces, fertile soil, plenty of sunlight, proper draining and is windproof is easier said than done. It is not just hard work – it can also be quite expensive to do.

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Learn Why Japanese Knotweed is a Problem for Landlords

Japanese knotweed is a weed that grows and spreads rapidly. In summer, this plant emerges from stems deep underground to over 7ft. Also, it suppresses the growth of many other plants. And when it comes to eradication, it requires determination and hard labor as it is difficult to remove with chemicals or by hand.

Many homeowners don’t know how this plant looks like and in which season it proliferates. Moreover, if you live in the UK, the growing knotweed in your garden can put you at great risk. So in order to avoid this problematic plant, we have prepared a guide to help you with it. 

What is Japanese Knotweed?

Japanese knotweed is a plant that grows rapidly and is strong clump-forming, with dense and tall annual stems. Stem growth of Japanese knotweed grows more than a meter even in a single month and is famous for pushing through concrete, tarmac, and drains. 

In the mid-nineteenth century, this plant was brought to Britain from Japan. This plant was brought as a garden ornamental, but when it started to grow rapidly, particularly riverbanks, roadsides, and derelict land, it caused severe damage to structural damage and displayed native flora.

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How Does This Plant Spread?

Japanese knotweed spread rapidly as compared to many other plants of its nature. Most people don’t know the ways that play a role in spreading it. Pieces of stem or rhizome of Japanese knotweed can be spread or carried by waterways or fly-tipping, especially after heavy flooding or rains. The clusters of this plant are often found on the roadside, riverbanks, and redevelopment sites. 

The appearance of Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed has many appearances, depending on the year and time. Following is the guide on the appearance of Japanese knotweed:

  • Japanese knotweed in summer: Summer Japanese knotweed resembles bamboo though green in color with dark purple marks. Inside the bamboo are distinctive compartments that retain nutrients and water.
  • Japanese knotweed in spring: The early signs of Japanese knotweed’s growth can be seen in mid-march. This plant’s leaves grow rapidly and store nutrients in the stem.
  • Japanese Knotweed in autumn: In the autumn season, stems of this plant turn in dark brown. Leaves of this season’s plant are large and have pointed tips and heart shapes.
  • Japanese knotweed in winter: When the frost appears, this plant's leaves turn dark brown. And the cane of this plant loses its color and takes years to decompose.

Why Is This Plant a Problem?

If you have this plant on your property, it is not illegal, but as it spreads rapidly, it can damage others' property. In simple words, growing this plant on your property is illegal; also, it is against the law to let this plant spread in the wild. So it is important to take this plant into consideration to avoid any legal case. Thus, people need Japanese knotweed solicitors to avoid any inconvenience and to deal with any legal charge. 

Control

Controlling the growth of Japanese Knotweed requires you to hire an expert as it is not easy to get rid of this problematic weed. It usually takes seasons to eradicate this weed using weed killer. Experts and professionals know better to deal with this weed and can help you a lot to get rid of it. 

How To Grow Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are a beautiful plant. They can add color to any garden, producing large flower bulbs. With so many attractive options to choose from, there will be an option to suit anyone. Also, because the Hydrangea is so hardy, they can be grown in a range of locations. But how can you grow this plant to your garden? Let’s look at some of the things that you need to know.

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10 Lawn Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Yard Healthy

Lawn maintenance is a tiring but necessary task that you should keep track of. Allowing your lawn to become unhealthy can be costly, and could lead to a complete overhaul of the entire thing. Remember that there are many factors that you need to consider for your lawn maintenance, such as soil nutrients, sun, and water.

You also need to know what type of lawn you have to care for it in the most appropriate manner. If your lawn is looking unhealthy due to poor maintenance, here are some tips to keep your yard healthy:

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