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.
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. Continue Reading
What Is Organic Companion Planting? Organic companion planting is the process of grouping certain types of plants together to achieve better results. Other times, it’s better if certain plants were not placed together. To simplify how this works, let’s do a little experiment. Imagine you are a plant. Living in the plant world is a lot like living in the human world. There are some people you like, some you don’t, and some relationships you have are one-sided. It is the same way with organic companion planting.
Anyone with a backyard has had their share of piles of leaves waiting to be cleaned up. Gathering leaves into a pile can be a tiring task especially if you have a lot of trees in your backyard. And there’s nothing that could speed up this task than with the use of leaf blowers. But with the many choices in the market, how do you know which one to buy? Well, look no further because a Husqvarna leaf blower is the right tool for the job. Continue Reading
Clipping Plants: Pleaching, Pollarding And Coppicing – Pleaching is a method of planting trees in rows and training the side branches to meet in horizontal, parallel lines. Other growth is cut back or interwoven to form a vertical screen. Beech, lime, hornbeam and plane trees are all suitable for pleaching. This technique is particularly effective in a formal setting and often used to line paths or avenues in larger gardens.
Composting Increases Organic Crop Growth – If you have been gardening for very long, and especially if you are an organic gardener, you know one of the best mulches or soil amendments that you can add to your garden is natural compost. One particularly good kind of compost is created in worm bin where red worms are added to a mixture of bedding and organic waste. One of the best ways to do this is with what is called a composting bin. Here are a few tips on how to use these special bins in order to get top quality compost every time.