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Gardening: Protect Yourself From Heat

Gardening: Protect Yourself From Heat

Regardless of what it is that you are doing in the garden, or whether you are new at this or a seasoned hand, it’s always a good idea to be prepared for any of those little surprises that may come upon you when you least expect. No matter if you are cutting flowers, digging a new vegetable plot, or excavating the entire backyard for your new landscape dream, you will encounter many common safety issues.

Whatever the case, keep the following tips in mind when you begin any type of gardening project:

Homemade Insecticides

Homemade Insecticides

Do you have bugs eating all of your precious plants? Here are some tips.


There are many ways on how to use low-cost and non-toxic ways to kill every kind of bug there is. Here are some common questions and answers to bug problems that many gardeners face. In the summer, many outdoor plants can be plagued by bugs. Whether it is a vegetable garden, flower garden, or a treasured tree infested by bugs, this article about homemade insecticides can help you keep the bugs at bay. Around July, many Hostas and other popular garden-variety plants begin to have yellowish holes. These holes are from bug infestation. If you have noticed this kind of decay of your plants, here are a few tips. How do you keep bugs off of your Hostas?

How To Create A Garden Edging?

How To Create A Garden Edging?

Have you ever heard of using tile in your garden? Here are some ideas of how to “recycle” your used and broken tile.

The edging of a garden is almost as important as the garden itself. It’s like a picture frame. The picture can be interesting and beautiful, but it needs a frame to really enhance its appearance.

There are many different types of garden edgings. Many people prefer to use something heavy and permanent, like a low brick wall, or rocks set together with mortar. However, not everyone is physically capable of creating such a structure.

Tips For Growing Tropical Plants In The Garden Greenhouse

Tips For Growing Tropical Plants In The Garden Greenhouse

If you are living in a cooler region and want to grow tropical plants then the best option is to grow them in greenhouse so that you can control their environment.The splendor found in tropical plants is one that many people will look to recreate when growing plants at home. Nevertheless, tropical plants need a warm environment to thrive.

The greenhouse can help grow indoor plants of all varieties, and specifically in this case, tropical plants that you might not normally find yourself able to grow in certain chillier areas. If you’re new to greenhouse gardening or are testing your greenhouse gardening skills with a few tropical plants, here are some suggestions to help get you going.

Earthworms – Nature’s First Gardeners

Earthworms – Nature’s First Gardeners

Notice the lowly earthworm, squirming away, going about its everyday business. “Simple creatures” – you could think, but they have quite a important use in the garden. Did you know the earthworms are nature’s first gardeners? They don’t exist just for kids to eat and fishermen to use as bait.

Earthworms are present in almost every type of soil but the healthier the soil the greater the numbers. A healthy soil permits lots of air and moisture, both of which are needed by the earthworm for a continued existence. Earthworms have no lungs like you or me but instead breathe through their skin. Their whole skin absorbs oxygen and releases carbon dioxide. They also need moisture to assist them in respiration but too much moisture is not good for them.

There are 4 types of earthworm that you may run into:

Japanese Gardening: The Magic of Japanese Gardens

Japanese Gardening: The Magic of Japanese Gardens

Being in contact with nature is a good way to achieve spiritual peace. Such surroundings can be established in the confines of your home and garden. Tha Japanese garden is essentially a nature crib in miniature. Japanese gardening is much different from the Western style garden. Most would say that a Japanese garden is far more soul soothing and inspires meditation. Japanese gardening is a cultural form of gardening that is meant to produce a scene that mimics nature as much as possible. Using trees, shrubs, rocks, sand, artificial hills, ponds, and flowing water the garden becomes an art form. The Zen and Shinto traditions are both a large part of Japanese gardening and, because of this; the gardens have a contemplative and reflective state of mind.