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Your Garden In Mid-Spring

Your Garden In Mid-Spring

This is when the garden really comes alive, but while day-time temperatures can dramatically shoot up, beware sudden, crippling frosts. Also, keep seedlings ticking over on windowsills or in greenhouses, shading them on days when the sun is too fierce.

Weeding. One of the best reasons for doing the weeding yourself, and not hiring someone else, is that you will quickly start to know the difference between weeds and seedlings of plants that you want to keep. If the latter are growing in the wrong place, pot them up and grow them on for planting in the border later.

Protect Your Garden Plants From Pests

Protect Your Garden Plants From Pests

Spider mites may be having negative effects on your outdoor vegetable garden. Very small and likely to go unnoticed, these critters are not beneficial to your plant life. A spider mite may kill an entire plant if left to its own devices even a plant as sturdy as the dieffenbachia may be at risk, so just imagine how much damage such this spider can do to your tender garden seedlings.


To be able to identify these spiders, you will need to know exactly what they look like, and exactly what kind of evidence they leave behind to tip you off to their presence. Unfortunately, they are so small that you may need a magnifying glass to find them. Many people find that they are easier to see on the undersides of plant leaves perhaps because this side of the leaf tends to be lighter in color.

Choose Summer Flowers For Your Garden

Choose Summer Flowers For Your Garden

Summer flowers and bedding plants are a great way to instantly add color to your lawn. Summer flowers start appearing in garden centers in the early spring, but you should be careful to plant only after the danger of freezing weather has passed. Summer flowers produce the best results when purchased ready to plant rather than trying to grow them yourself from seeds. Selecting the right summer flowers for your area can be quite a task, especially if you are planting your first flower garden. Here are some suggestions as to which flowering plants may be right for your situation:

If your flowerbed is in direct sunlight for the majority of the day, you will want to choose a hardy, heat-resistant plant. Some of the better choices for full sun are marigolds, zinnias, and petunias.

Bring Green In Your Living Space

Bring Green In Your Living Space

The primary connotation of green is, of course, its prolific occurrence in nature and this is the primary reason green is such a popular colour for interior design, as it evokes the presence of health and life. Its components blue and yellow, which denote cool and warmth respectively, thus green, itself strikes a balance between the two.

Because of these connotations, green’s primary effects on your feelings tend to be of a calming nature, offering a sense of renewal and harmony whilst alleviating anxiety. Plant some of the species suggested below and see if they can offer you the same therapy.

How To Use Rain Barrels For Your Garden

How To Use Rain Barrels For Your Garden

Although all plants need water, have you to consider conserving our tap water and use rain water instead for your garden? Imagine how much water goes down to the sewage every time we water our plants. Why not use rain water when they do the same benefits for your plants?

Aside from fertilizers and any other stuff that makes plants thrive, water is the most vital of all. Plants should be watered thoroughly everyday in order to be healthy and stay luscious at all times. This is why you need rain water. You will find out in this article the importance and the benefits you can get from rain water and from using it for your garden’s water needs.

Feng Shui Of Your Garden

Feng Shui Of Your Garden

“The Ancient Art of Placement” called Feng Shui literally means ‘wind’ and ‘water.’ The Chinese believe this cosmic energy, called Chi or ‘the green dragon’s cosmic breath,’ is the life force energy that pervades human existence. The basic tenet of Feng Shui is to capture this vital energy creating balance and harmony in our environments. Feng Shui is predicated on the core belief that we, the earth, and every living thing on it are interconnected.

Feng Shui is the oldest form of gardening dating back several millennia to China. It is based on the philosophy that man and nature must live in harmony with one another and that all life is infused with the invisible energy called Chi. This force circulates throughout our environment and is essential to our well-being, health, and happiness. The Chinese sages believed that any man-made feature could affect the flow of Chi so established the rules of placement that are central to this philosophy.