Organic Landscaping Techniques

Organic Landscaping Techniques – Many people are becoming more interested in using organic landscaping techniques that do not harm the earth. In addition to being great for the environment, organic landscaping techniques More »

Plants Propagation: Plant Cuttings

Cuttings are by far the most usual way to raise plants at home. The chance of success depends on the variety – some woody plants are difficult or impossible to propagate without More »

Growing Plants In Hanging Baskets

Growing spring plants in hanging baskets is one of the best garden projects, and they are very popular these days. Begin by buying a large hanging basket, into which you can pack More »

Homemade Window Boxes And Troughs

It is frequently difficult to find garden containers to fit a particular space. Windowsills may be too large, or too small for the boxes you can buy: balconies may require larger boxes More »

Spring Jobs In The Garden: The Tilling

Tilling is one of the essential gardening procedures. It needs to be done timely and properly as the fertility of your garden is directly related to tilling. Tilling a garden before planting More »

 

Growing Plants In Hanging Baskets

Growing Plants In Hanging Baskets

Growing spring plants in hanging baskets is one of the best garden projects, and they are very popular these days. Begin by buying a large hanging basket, into which you can pack plenty of plants. Sit the basket firmly on a large pot or bucket, and then line the inside of the bottom half of the basket with one of the many types of liners available, such as sphagnum moss, and half fill with potting compost (soil mix). Then carefully insert the roots of the chosen plants from the outside, in.

When the bottom half has been planted, firm in the root balls with more compost, and then add sphagnum around the top inner half of the basket. Continue planting up in this way.

Homemade Window Boxes And Troughs

Homemade Window Boxes And Troughs

It is frequently difficult to find garden containers to fit a particular space. Windowsills may be too large, or too small for the boxes you can buy: balconies may require larger boxes than those you can find if the overall design is to be maintained, or you may not like the design of the individual planters available. One solution is to make your own containers. A range of containers can be made quite simply from wood or MDF. With care and proper treatment, they will provide long service.

You can also make a number of wooden containers, such as troughs and Versailles tubs in various shapes and designs that fit the style of the garden. Most good garden woodworking manuals contain a number of design ideas that you can adapt to what you need.

Spring Jobs In The Garden: The Tilling

Spring Jobs In The Garden: The Tilling

Tilling is one of the essential gardening procedures. It needs to be done timely and properly as the fertility of your garden is directly related to tilling. Tilling a garden before planting seeds is vital in producing fruits, vegetables and even flowers. The best time to perform the tilling is in spring before you plant new seeds. Tilling is the process which turns over soil in order to uncover its under layer and blend the two together.

Tilling aerates the soil and makes the ground more receptive to new plants.Tilling can be done manually or mechanically, manually means you have to actually use a spade to dig and turn the top layer of soil. If you prefer to do this mechanically then you will need some garden power tools, which may cost you some extra money but will make life a whole lot easier.

Planting Spring Flower Bulbs

Planting Spring Flower Bulbs

Spring is the favorite season of many people. It is a time of rebirth, renewal, and rejuvenation. One of the greatest joys of spring is the beautiful assortment of flowers. You can get this joy at home by planting spring flower bulbs. These are bulbs that bloom in early spring while other plants are still developing.

There are many spring flowering bulbs, but some of the most popular are crocus, tulip, narcissus, and hyacinthus. These bulbs should be planted before the ground freezes, preferably in late September or early October. This enables them to develop a strong root system before the first frost.