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Is Soft Water Bad For Plants?

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.

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Sustainability at Home: Gardening with Less Plastic

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.

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Tips For Cleaning Your Garden

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:

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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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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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6 Steps To Prevent Your Garden From Pests

Maintaining a garden is a challenging yet fruitful task. With the rise in awareness about processed food, a significant number of people have started to take up gardening as a hobby. People are now coming up with new, productive and creative ways to utilize limited space for growing plants in order to add organic items to their diet.

While living in the city used to be an excuse for poor lifestyle choices, now there is no limit to what you can do despite living in the city. Gardening has become a popular hobby over the past few years. If you are a new gardener looking for gardening advice, then you’ve come to the right place. Here mentioned below are six steps to prevent a pest infestation in your garden.

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Troubleshooting in Your Garden

When it comes to troubleshooting in the garden, it’s easy to keep things simple. Go back to the basics: plants need nutrients, light, air, and water. Most of your problems are going to be because the plants are getting too much or too little of one or the other. Here are some questions you can ask when you need to troubleshoot in the garden.

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How To Build A Garden Fence

If you want to keep your garden free from animals, whether wild or domestic, then it is a good idea to have a garden fence.

Now, you may think that this is an expensive project, but you are wrong. Creating a small garden fence is actually a simple DIY task that you can accomplish with a few supplies. For anyone who is serious about protecting their produce, this is a great article.

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