Tag Archives: Gardening

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Top Tips for Laying Garden Turf in Winter

A garden is often a homeowner’s pride and joy and whether you enjoy entertaining in the summer with a barbeque or wrapping up warm in the winter and sitting out on a crisp clear night below the stars in front of your chimenea or patio heater, a lawn really can make or break a garden. [...]
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Think there’s nothing to do in the October Garden? Oh how wrong you are!

October is a joyous time in an autumn garden, as the colours convert; we mow the lawn for the final phase of the year, and observe as evergreens take on a new vibrancy without having to compete with summer blooms. However, although many plants will begin their hibernation period, there are still an abundance of [...]
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Save Costs at Home with DIY

There are so many things within our homes that need to be effectively maintained. Costly damage, wear and tear and accidental damage to items and possessions within the home, as well as fittings and fixtures, can mean we face expensive repair or replacement bills – and those surprises tend to come at the worst time. [...]
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Add Structure To Your Garden With Heath And Heather Shrubs

Heaths and heathers are shrubs everyday gardeners may not know about. Heaths and heathers are a hardy plant that once established is drought tolerant and is an easy care shrub, providing color and shape to your garden. A mass planting of blooming heaths and heathers is a beautiful addition to any garden. The Difference Between [...]
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Urban Gardening and the Effects it Has on Communities

Growing up in middle Tennessee in the late 1960s and early 1970s, I went to school with kids whose families farmed, grew tobacco or operated a dairy farm. These kids regularly missed school because they were turning tobacco leaves during curing, harvesting a crop or transporting said crop to market. Other families had a small [...]
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How To Know What Soil Type You Have

The soil in your garden is the foundation in which all your flowers, vegetables and trees are anchored, but it does far more than simply bind their roots. The type of soil dictates which plants will grow and how well they will grow . It insulates the crowns of herbaceous flowers from cold and dry [...]
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Caring For Your Soil

Soil is the lifeblood of any garden, without it your plants and vegetables will never reach their full potential. There are number of common reasons why you may find that your soil is poor such as poor drainage, poor fertility or pans (hard layers) Soils are usually poorly trained either because they have a makeup [...]
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A Summer Vegetable Garden Yields Fun and Fresh Foods

Planting a garden used to be something that only those who were short on money wanted to do. In days past it was the epitome of admitting that you could not afford to shop for your fresh produce. Today, fortunately, we all know better. Planting a summer vegetable garden is not only a great way [...]
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Protecting Your Patio From Pests

Summertime is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy time spent relaxing on the patio. However, common outdoor pests can put a damper on anyone’s outdoor enjoyment. A patio can be beautifully decorated and landscaped, but if pests move in and take over, even the most beautiful patio can turn into a no-man’s land [...]
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Outdoor Decorating That Is Attractive and Functional

When spring is in the air and the snow is melting, we can look outside and see the first signs of green life and birds returning north. We can also see how much yard work needs to be done. While many people love gardening, landscaping and outdoor decorating many others find it a chore. But [...]