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  • How to Build A Raised Garden

    There are lots of reasons why one would consider planting crops on a raised garden bed. For one, the yields from their garden may not be in line with their expectations. For another person, they may lack adequate space in which to conduct their gardening. Raised beds come with benefits such as a need for less space and higher productivity regarding yields, and as such, they have become quite popular over time. Below you will find tips on how to build a raised garden suited to your gardening needs. Fast Methods If you can’t wait to get started on gardening and are looking for a quick solution to your farming troubles, you can use materials available to you for free or at cheap prices. Have a look at some great alternatives to farming on the ground. Old wooden boats Using a boat is one of... (More)
  • How to Plant A Tree

    Our current climatic conditions call for the planting of more trees so that future generations can survive in this world. With more trees, we can benefit from increased rainfall and cleaner air than we currently have. With the detailed steps on how to plant a tree below, you will have your tree planted in no time. Tree Selection What kind of tree will you plant? This choice will be determined by the area in which you live. You can get this information from the local council, and they can guide you on the conditions in which different trees do well. Alternatively, you can do your research on the trees which you can grow in your region without encountering many problems. If your neighbours are growing trees, you can take some pointers from them, and they can even help you in the planting. C... (More)
  • Famous Gardens Everyone Needs to See

    There are a huge number of beautiful gardens across the globe from which gardeners can get inspiration on what to plant. Here we present some of these famous gardens. Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Why? Do you have an interest in rock gardening? Well, this Denver botanic gardens stands out for its take on this concept, and for which it has received international recognition. It is thus a great way to explore this concept as you look into ways in which you could incorporate it into your backyard. Features Many people brush off the idea of planting crops in their yards on the basis that they have too many rocks. This garden seeks to do away with such notions by having more than two thousand species growing on an average five hundred tons of rock. One would think that this was not possible... (More)
  • How to Keep Cats Out of Your Garden

    Gardens are quite precious, and it can be frustrating when neighbourhood cats decide to use your farming space as a litter box. Some cats also tend to nibble on your crops, thus frustrating your efforts to have healthy produce. There are tons of methods you can put to use to keep cats from your garden such as scaring them off and creating a barrier. Sometimes, these methods fail, and people resort to striking a truce with cats. Below are some ways on how to keep cats out of garden so that you can harvest your produce in peace. Physical Barrier Obstacles Cats love having space in which they can move around and dig. You can limit their play area by inserting wooden chopsticks or plastic forks into the ground. The obstacles should be at least ten inches high and should get firmly implanted ... (More)
  • How to Make A Garden Box

    Garden boxes are a great alternative to tilling the land especially when you lack adequate space to farm. Not only do they provide you with a means to access healthy produce, they are also fun to make. You get to use less effort than you would have required tilling the ground and you also save time and money. Creating a garden box is a fun way to bond with your children. Check out simple tips on how to make a garden box below and get started on your farming journey. There are three kinds of boxes which you can fashion from the materials around you: wooden, metallic and brick. They all come with their upsides and downsides, and you can base your decision on the materials available to you. Wooden Garden Boxes These boxes are quite easy to make, and they blend in with the environment. You sh... (More)
  • How to Grow Herbs Indoors

    The cultivation of herbs is an easy task which you can have lots of fun doing. Over the years, people have devised various ways in which to grow herbs including cultivating them indoors. Herbs require minimal care practices, and they tend to develop fast, ensuring that you have an endless supply of herbs. You can also use herb growing as a way to get your kids into gardening. They will learn a great deal of patience along the way. Using one of the outlined methods below on how to grow herbs indoors, you can finally save money on groceries. Method 1: From Seeds One way you can put to use in herb cultivation is growing them from scratch, i.e. by the use of seeds. The way to do this is by first figuring out which herbs you consume the most in a week. Suppose you love using rosemary in your f... (More)
  • How to Grow Grass Quickly

    Healthy grass is an excellent addition to your surroundings. Not only does it make your compound aesthetically appealing, it also prevents soil erosion, thus keeping your soil’s top layer in place. There are many methods you can put to use to ensure that your grass grows fast such as planting your seeds in early autumn and watering them frequently. Check out the following easy steps on how to grow grass quickly which will enable you to have a healthy lawn in no time. Seed Selection The type of seeds you choose should be in line with your climatic conditions. Take the example of fescue, this grass does very well in cold seasons but has a hard time surviving in hot conditions. Get a planting map which will guide you on the best types of grass to plant in your region. Some grasses do well ... (More)
  • How to Protect your Yard from Weeds

    The best yard is one that is free from the unsightly presence of weed. All gardeners and homeowners would agree that a huge amount of time is spent on weeding. Tearing up those relentless intruders may be satisfying at first but the chore is sure to take its toll on you. However, you can work smart than work hard and know the different strategies that would finally get rid of weeds. Gardens are home to various plants, foliage, and even critters that could reside here and there. These are additional places which could boost the overall quality and market value of your property. You can take good care of your garden through the use of gardening tips, especially when dealing with stubborn weeds. Steps to Clear Yards from Weeds Do you really think that a garden could be without weed and enjoy... (More)
  • How to Grow Vegetables

    Having a vegetable garden is an excellent way to spend time outdoors and save money on buying food. There are many places where you can grow vegetables such as your front porch or backyard. If you lack adequate space to grow crops, you can make use of containers or your deck. The following tips on how to grow vegetables will enable you to cultivate your preferred crops like an expert. What’s more, you also get to lose some weight while doing so. Preparations There is a lot of work to do before embarking on planting. The following steps will ensure that your vegetable bed is healthy enough to support the growth of crops.  Where Will You Plant the Crops? You have the option of planting your vegetables on the ground, in containers or raised beds. All these choices have their upsides and d... (More)
  • How to Start a Garden

    Starting a garden is not only a way to get access to sustainably grown produce, it also reduces one’s stress levels. As a beginner intending to start a garden but who is unsure of the best place to start, behold a few tricks and tips on how to start a garden! These tips will give you the confidence you need to get started. What’s more, the methods covered will enable you to have fun as you embark on this new path. Decide on What to Plant This decision forms the foundation upon which all other steps will get their basis. Do you know what you would like to plant in your garden? It is best to start off small then work your way to a larger scale project as you better your skills. An excellent place to begin would be by planting crops which you love to eat. If you have a family, all the be... (More)

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