Who do not enjoy the sight and sounds of birds in the garden? Even in the gray of winter, our feathered friends bring you joy and happiness as they flirt playfully about the feeder bringing color and excitement to our lives. Like all wildlife, birds need reasons to be attracted to our property. Stocking a winter feeder or providing a few birdhouses or a birdbath is a good start. By adding a few basic requirements in the form of landscape plantings, we can attract and keep birds of many species close to our homes.
Providing food, nest boxes, nesting materials, water, and natural habitat can attract birds to our backyards, giving us much nicer views of them and, when done properly, making life easier for the birds.
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:
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?
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.
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.
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: