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8 Great Reasons to Quit Your Job and Become a Full-Time Independent Gardener

8 Great Reasons to Quit Your Job and Become a Full-Time Independent Gardener

Working in as an employee in acompany is a rewarding experience that allows one to learn and grow their career while earning a steady income. However, with time, many desire to break free from their employer and work independently. Making the transition from an employee to an independent gardener has a number of benefits, but it can be a hard decision to make.


If you are thinking about quitting your job, below are some of the reasons why it may be a viable option and the benefits you will reap when running your own business. 

How To Improve Your Soil By Adding Lime

How To Improve Your Soil By Adding Lime

How To Improve Your Soil By Adding Lime – Rain steadily washes lime out of your soil at an average rate of ½ oz per sq. yd. Slowly the land becomes more sour, and neither humus-makers nor the majority of fertilizers are of any help in correcting this condition. The answer is to apply lime – the oldest and still the best soil conditioner.


– Lime neutralizes sourness. Very few garden plants grow well under acid (sour) conditions.

Gardening Techniques: Grafting And Budding

Gardening Techniques: Grafting And Budding

Gardening Techniques: Grafting And Budding – A graft is a union between two plants, the roots and lower stem (the stock or rootstock) of one plant uniting with the shoot of another plant (the scion), so that they grow together as one. The main role of grafting in horticulture is the propagation of trees and shrubs where one or more of the following difficulties prevent easier means of producing planting material: 


Planting In Hypertufa Containers

Planting In Hypertufa Containers

Planting In Hypertufa Containers – Hypertufa is a mixture of cement, sand and peat that you just mix up and slap on. A coating of hypertufa is a great way to make a whole lot of tatty old pots instantly match. Turn a grotty dark damp garden into a romantic grotto in just a few hours by coating a breeze-block wall with craggy hypertufa and teaming it with a collection of tufa-clad containers –  looks lovely planted up with a few fern and hostas, for example.


Early July Gardening

Early July Gardening

Early July Gardening – In the flower garden there is now profusion as we enjoy more roses, phloxes, campanulas, heleniums, hemerocallis (day lilies) and gladioli etc. etc. Indeed there are enough flowers for everybody. There are few bulbs that can compete with the autumn crocus’ bright performance given during the last months of the year.


They are best ordered this month for planting in August. Nurserymen seldom hold large stocks and the gardener who leaves his order until August may be disappointed.

3 Tips to gardening your yard this summer

3 Tips to gardening your yard this summer


Taking care of your yard especially in the summer season can be challenging. Months prior, you have to prepare the soil, add some shade, pump some fertilizer in and so on. This article will show you three simple tips to help your garden stay blooming this summer.