Planning A Garden

Testing Soil- Testing Soil pH and Methods of Testing Soil Samples

Testing soil involves testing soil samples that have been taken by using various methods to test soil pH and nutrients in the soil. Soil testing is one of the most important task that you can do to ensure you have optimum growing conditions in your yard and garden. Find valuable facts and information on soil testing [...]

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How to Start a Herbaceous Garden

Starting a herbaceous garden is easy when you know how to incorporate all of  your facts and information together. A herbaceous garden should be one that you can easily walk up to and see a variety of color, shape, and texture. When in season, this garden can be the most spectacular feature in your landscape. [...]

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Soil Components- Soil Texture and Structure

It is important for gardeners to know about soil components, soil texture,  and soil structure. Since soil is what supports all life on our planet, it is important to understand a little about what makes up our soil and how it is structured. Soils do such a wonderful job of producing out food, forests, and [...]

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Mulching Options for Your Yard and Garden

Gardeners have many options when it comes to mulching materials for your yard and garden. Your choice of landscape mulching materials depends on whether you are looking for an attractive, low-maintenance surface, which can be provided by aggregates or bark, or whether your priority is to fertilize and improve the soil. Why Mulch Your Landscape? The [...]

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How to Maximize a Small Outdoor Space

When you have a very small amount of green space outdoors, you will need to maximize it as much as you can. Urban dwellers are accustomed to working within the confines of courtyards or rooftop gardens. If you live in a condo, you value the possibilities a container offers as a miniature planting space, and [...]

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What Is Drip Irrigation? How Does It WorK?

Drip irrigation is worth using. When you have planted your flower beds and created container gardens teeming with beautiful plants, you may now wonder how you can insure their well being. The answer is to install a drip irrigation system in your yard or garden. The best way to preserve plantings is to feed them regularly. [...]

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Drought Tolerant Landscapes and Xeriscape

The American dream usually includes having a beautiful lush green yard, but many people live in areas where only a drought tolerant landscape will be a feasible choice. Some people, unfortunately, try to pursue the idea of of a green lawn and maybe even a canvas gazebo placed close by, and fail miserably. There are [...]

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Landscaping With Various Types of Mulch

Mulch is added to landscapes for many different reasons. Mulch can cover bald spots where grass will not grow, or it can be added to protect plants and tree roots, prevent soil erosion, help the ground retain moisture, discourage weed growth, or just for enhancing the look of your landscape. Before applying mulch, you should [...]

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