Category: Gardening Basics

  • Attaining and Sustaining Exceptional Garden Soil

    Attaining and Sustaining Exceptional Garden Soil

    The soil is often seen as boring in gardening. Although garden soil is not as glamorous as selecting plants or as exciting, it is a foundation that is both literal and figurative for your gardens. Before they plant, new gardeners are advised to improve their soil. However, few understand the wisdom of this advice until…

  • Boosting Garden Growth: The Impact of Epsom Salts

    Boosting Garden Growth: The Impact of Epsom Salts

    Gardeners have been using Epsom salts as a plant fertilizer or soil additive for generations, but is there any evidence there’s a real benefit ? Very little research has proven conclusively that Epsom salts have any effect on plants. There’s little research done in general on homemade gardening fertilizers and pest controls. However, many seasoned…

  • Optimal Manure Application: Types and Garden Tips

    Optimal Manure Application: Types and Garden Tips

    Solid and liquid animal waste is referred to as manure. It is often mixed with bedding materials (straw or hay) to improve the soil. Animal manure, which is a natural organic material, is used to improve soil. For best results, it is important to know the amount of manure you should add to your garden.Manure…

  • Deciphering the Correct Seed Planting Depth: A Step-by-Step Guide

    Deciphering the Correct Seed Planting Depth: A Step-by-Step Guide

    The right depth at which you plant seeds increases the chances that they will grow into strong seedlings, and also increases germination. The depth will vary depending on your seeds’ size and type. While seed packets will always give you a recommended depth for planting, we may lose our packet with the detailed instructions or…

  • The Essence of Ikebana: Unraveling the Japanese Art

    The Essence of Ikebana: Unraveling the Japanese Art

    You will love the simple lines and elegant beauty of ikebana arrangements if you have ever placed a single stem of flower in a vase. The art of ikebana is a great way to convert people who thought that flower arrangements are too feminine or fussy for their home. What is Ikebana and how does…

  • Exploring Limitless Plant Opportunities with Indoor Gardening Systems

    Exploring Limitless Plant Opportunities with Indoor Gardening Systems

    You can create an indoor garden system if you do not have the space to grow fresh vegetables, herbs or other plants outdoors. Your system will depend on your ambition, the plants you wish to grow, budget and available space. If your soil outside is unworkable, or you do not have the time to deal…

  • Getting Started with Apartment Gardening

    Getting Started with Apartment Gardening

    You can grow plants in your apartment even if it is small. Apartment gardens can be a great place to grow herbs, vegetables, and fruits. As you develop your gardening skills, start with a few small containers. Consider factors such as the amount of sunlight available and how heavy your containers are. How to get…

  • Important Information About Using Banana Water for Plants

    Important Information About Using Banana Water for Plants

    Bananas are a popular fruit in the United States. Making banana water is an interesting idea. After eating a banana, the peel is left behind. If it’s not composted, the banana peel ends up in household waste and, eventually, in landfills. There are many ideas for repurposing banana skins. One of them is to make…

  • Enchanting Rustic Garden Designs: 15 Charming Ideas to Inspire Your Outdoor Space

    Enchanting Rustic Garden Designs: 15 Charming Ideas to Inspire Your Outdoor Space

    Rustic gardens are more inviting than formal ones. Rustic gardens are perfect for any backyard, front yard or side yard. They have an organic, unplanned look. Check out these easy ideas to add rustic charm to your outdoor area. 01 Vintage FurnitureRustic garden ideasLobster and SwanThe greenhouse in the middle of this rustic English cottage…

  • Topiary Gardening Delight: 11 Exceptional Plants for Your Topiary Creations

    Topiary Gardening Delight: 11 Exceptional Plants for Your Topiary Creations

    You can shear shrubs and dwarf trees into geometric shapes or animal forms in three-dimensional spaces (globes or cubes). It’s important to learn the proper techniques for topiary and to choose the right plants. You will often use evergreens for topiary (including broadleaf types) so you can enjoy your creation all year round. There are…