“To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower, to hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour…” - William Blake
This quote rings true in the sense of the limitless forms in which creativity manifests. Not all artists are painters or sculptors, necessarily. Some are gardeners. Their gardens are their easels and the many flowers are the colorful constituents that create their master pieces. Any artist, irrespective of his interest, knows that creativity is best expressed in forms of technique and structure. These spring garden tips aim to provide you the channels of these forms, through which your rivers of inspiration may flow. Let's take the first steps towards creating a gardeners dream...
If you don’t want anyone to destroy your front yard lawn, then you put up a “don’t walk on the grass” sign. However, when it comes to your beautiful flower or vegetable garden out in the back, signs won’t at all against “second kind encounters”, to put in those words.
Yes, are speaking of all the uninvited animals that visit your garden and leave behind quite a mess. From the playful neighbor’s dog, across moles, all the way to pesky flying insects, all these animals ruin your gardening efforts.
However, you cannot blame them for this because it’s in their nature. It is actually up to you to stop them and do so using nonlethal methods. Ideally, you shouldn’t any animal, yet manage to fend them of your petunia or cabbage. Here are 7 eco-friendly ways in which you can achieve this.
A sustainable urban garden is an excellent way to provide yourself with healthy food to eat while making a personal contribution to the conservation of the environment. Urban gardens are growing more and more common in many cities and are often seen in parks that have been abandoned, vacant lots, and terraces maintained by neighborhood associations. If you are considering the possibility of starting your own sustainable urban garden, the following tips will help you get off to a great start.
Soft water comes with many benefits for your skin, hair, and even for better dishwashing. Hard water can leave mineral deposits on glasses, and even on your skin, so soft water offers many pros for uses in the house. But, with all the benefits of soft water for humans, can it be said that soft water for plants is beneficial, or harmful?
Watering plants with soft water can actually be harmful to the plants you are growing in your garden, and not knowing what kind of water you're using can be a reason why your garden is not flourishing the way you'd like it to. Water comes in different hardness levels, and the softer your water is, the more harm it could be doing.
Plastic has become such a normal element of gardening at home that sometimes it may seem that using it is not such a big deal. But it is. While indeed plastic is useful in farming and cultivation endeavors, it is far from sustainable, and actually comes with a price - damaging wildlife, polluting oceans, affecting animals’ natural habitat. In this post there will be ways for gardening with less plastic.
In a modern world where we are overly surrounded by plastic products and packaging, we have to be environmentally aware and aim at sustainability at home in any way we can. Why not start with your garden? It’s easier than you would imagine because there are many alternative solutions to horticultural tools like seed trays, hoses, fruit cage netting, bags, tags, labels, handles, pots, etc.
Applying sustainable practices at home is possible thanks to biodegradable materials like paper, bamboo, wood, coir, etc. There are some easy swaps you can make in gardening in order to minimize plastic use.
Maintaining a garden is a tedious task, especially when spring is about to come, and you need to clear out most of the debris and fallen branches. This post will provide some tips you should know about cleaning your garden.
But before you do any garden cleaning, check that the soil is no longer wet. You also have to clear out any old growth to make sure that fresh leaves and stems of new growth will not get tangled up. Here are some useful tips that you can do when starting your garden cleaning project:
You might believe you're transforming your garden into a tropical paradise, as well as unsuspectingly establishing a termite colony paradise.
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.
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.
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.