Gardening : Home & Garden

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The History of Water Gardens

The History of Water Gardens

Water gardens are much more than just holes in the ground.Water gardens are artificially lined, "closed" ecosystems that mimic natural water features.What you intend to put in a pond and how that pond will fit within your landscape determine how.........[Read More]
Voles in a Garden

Voles in a Garden

Voles, also known as meadow mice, are members of the rodent family. Their compact, heavy bodies are five to eight inches long counting the short furry tail. Their fur is blackish brown or grayish brown. They have tiny eyes and long snouts. Voles can do tremendous damage in the garden and landscape w......[Read More]
Five Reasons Growing Your Own Strawberries Makes Sense

Five Reasons Growing Your Own Strawberries Makes Sense

Growing your own strawberries makes a lot of sense. If you normally buy your strawberries at the grocery store, here are 5 reasons you may want to grow your own.......[Read More]
How To Create A Budget for Your Landscaping Projects

How To Create A Budget for Your Landscaping Projects

Any landscape project requires planning which including setting a budget to ensure that you do not spend money you have not got! Creating your landscape budget will help you figure out how much you can ... ......[Read More]
Inground Pool Liners - How To Choose The Right One

Inground Pool Liners - How To Choose The Right One

Inground pool liners are indeed among the necessary stuff you need to watch to retain an appealing swimming pool at home. There are the stuffs that eventually guard your pool from whatever hazard that it is probably exposed to.......[Read More]
Fertilizers and Nutrients

Fertilizers and Nutrients

Plants need a range of essential nutrients to grow well. The amount of fertilizer you use and how often you need to apply it will depend on your soil and the types of crops you are trying to grow. In nature a nutritional cycle occurs whereby plants take nutrients from the soil as they grow, then eve......[Read More]
How to Display the Home Button on Chrome

How to Display the Home Button on Chrome

The Home button allows you to immediately get back to the website that opens up each time you launch your Web browser. The Google Chrome Web browser features a Home button on the left side of the address bar. If you cannot see this button, you must enable it by configuring the Google Chrome Options.......[Read More]
Planting Instructions for Red Sprite

Planting Instructions for Red Sprite

A smaller winterberry holly variety, red sprite reaches 3 to 5 feet at maturity. Considered a deciduous cultivar, the red sprite female requires the male version of the plant (Jim Dandy) for pollination before it will bear fruit. The deep green leaves of the red sprite, which turn yellow-bronze in t......[Read More]
What Are Herbal Actions?

What Are Herbal Actions?

Herbal actions that make learning about herbs easier to understand.......[Read More]
How to Grow Grapevines With Other Crops

How to Grow Grapevines With Other Crops

How to grow grapevines is both a science and an art. The ability of the grapevine owner in fashioning a good layout design plays a major role in the vineyard's overall appearance. Some vineyards make good background for wedding receptions or parties and other events because of the creative effo......[Read More]
Weed Control in the Garden - A Surprising Alternative to Using a Weed Killer

Weed Control in the Garden - A Surprising Alternative to Using a Weed Killer

If you have an unplanted part of the garden and wish to keep it clean of weeds, consider controlling them by mowing, as opposed to eliminating them with a weed killer. It may pay handsomely in the future.......[Read More]
Container Gardening - Picking The Right Plant Containers

Container Gardening - Picking The Right Plant Containers

One of the most enjoyable times with container gardening is creating a garden design. Containers can be just about anything that will support the weight of a moist potting soil mix and the plant life you choose to grow. Drainage is the only other element that needs attention when choosing the proper......[Read More]
Gardening 101 - Why Gardening is Healthy For You

Gardening 101 - Why Gardening is Healthy For You

You know, growing up, gardening, was not really my cup of tea simply because I did not like the waking up early. Waking up early involved tiling the land in time for planting season and then having to go back again and remove the weeds before finally the harvesting season came around. We had a small......[Read More]
Soaker Hose Types

Soaker Hose Types

Soaker hoses conserve water in the garden.Fire Hose image by Towards Ithaca from Fotolia.comSo much water is necessary to grow most outdoor plants that you may sometimes feel your effort to maintain a thriving garden clashes with the need to conserve our planet’s natural resources..........[Read More]
Top 7 Highlights Of Australian Agriculture

Top 7 Highlights Of Australian Agriculture

Australia is a major agricultural producer, producing a great range of agricultural products for local, and international consumption. Some of this production is made possible through the use of protective canopies. How many of the following were you aware of?......[Read More]
Elm Trees & Mushrooms

Elm Trees & Mushrooms

When mushroom hunting, one of the most commonly used tools is tree identification. Many mushroom hunters have identified the elm as the signifying tree for finding morel mushrooms. The elm must be dead or dying to produce morels and can produce mushrooms for several years after its death. Elms are i......[Read More]
How to Get the Most Out of Your Conservatory

How to Get the Most Out of Your Conservatory

While there has always been a core group of loyal conservatory enthusiasts, the recent economic troubles around the world have caused more and more people to look into the concept of a conservatory. What these wise homeowners are discovering is that the conservatory is one of the very few investment......[Read More]
Organically Growing Your Fruit And Vegetables This Season

Organically Growing Your Fruit And Vegetables This Season

We are now moving into the time of year where it is great fun to be working out in the garden, spending long hot sunny afternoons tidying up the garden, weeding and planting new plants in time for the summer. Gardening is having a bit of a resurgence in popularity over the past few years with more a......[Read More]
How to Care for Prayer Plant Leaves

How to Care for Prayer Plant Leaves

The prayer plant or maranta (Maranta leuconeura) is a tropical American plant grown as a houseplant for its large, rounded leaves. It is known as the prayer plant because its attractively variegated leaves fold up at night. Prayer plants must be kept in ideal conditions and their leaves regularly cl......[Read More]
Growing Organic Fruit Trees

Growing Organic Fruit Trees

This article will discuss what does it means to grow organic fruit trees, why is this done and what is involved. When a fruit tree is grown organically, this means that no pesticides, insecticides or any other man-made chemicals are sprayed onto the tree or applied to it in any way. When this is don......[Read More]