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Late Summer Tasks In Your Garden

Late Summer Tasks In Your Garden

Late Summer Tasks In Your Garden – This is usually a time of hot, dry weather, when there is a natural lull in the garden, and the efforts of spring and early summer sowing will have paid dividends. The chores of early fall can wait until the holidays are over and cooler weather begins to return. Most of this month’s work in the garden involves watering and routine maintenance like mowing and hoeing, and clipping hedges.

If you are tempted to leave any tender plants outside all winter, seeing if they will survive, then take some safety precautions. Snip off a few cuttings, and pot them up, tending them all winter just in case the patent gets killed.

The Main Points Of Sustainable Gardening

The Main Points Of Sustainable Gardening

The Main Points Of Sustainable Gardening – Sustainable gardening, like sustainable farming or industry, can be defined as satisfying our desires and achieving our targets, without harming the rights of others or of future generations. More specifically, as horticultural activity consumes resources and impacts the environment, sustainable gardening is an attempt to reduce to minimum levels, the exploitation of precious resources such as water, while attempting to preserve the environment as far as possible.


There are many ways in which gardening and gardeners pollute the environment, and deplete resources. They can be reduced though to five main areas.

Yarrow In The Flower Garden

Yarrow In The Flower Garden

Yarrow, also known as Achillea, is one of the easiest grown and most popular flower garden mainstays in the world. Originally from Europe, the yarrow is found in the wild throughout North America. The yarrow is known for its distinctive large, flat clusters of flowers on the top of its stem. Yarrow comes in white, yellow, orange, pink or red and can be used as filler or as a border. Yarrow ranges in height from 6 to 36 inches and has very aromatic foliage. This article will discuss how to grow yarrow in the flower garden.

Due to its adaptively the yarrow can survive in a range of locations. USDA hardiness ranges from Zone 3 to 9 but most cultivars prefer Zone 4 to 8. In areas that see temperatures over 80 degrees Fahrenheit, the stems tend to be weaker and flower colors fade.

Growing Courgettes

Growing Courgettes

Courgettes are a firm fleshy vegetable, which has grown in popularity over the years. It is in the gaud section of the cucumber family, which includes marrows, squashes and pumpkins. Courgettes are an easy crop to grow; children are fascinated with their flowers and excited by the crops rapid growth. Plants like these kindle interest in gardening at an early age which gives hope for the future, for once the passion for growing plants and good quality home grown foods has been kindled, it generally continues throughout a person’s life.

Courgettes are best eaten soon after harvesting them when they are fresh and at the peak of their flavor. In cooking, courgettes can be boiled, steamed, baked, fried, grilled and roasted. They have a delicate flavor so can be cooked with herbs to add variety.

 

Rustic Garden Design

Rustic Garden Design

Rustic Garden Design – The garden is our own special place, and that’s why we should start by analyzing our needs and expectations. We have to think early about how we use our garden. It’s worth taking a piece of paper, writing all the suggestions and drawing the elements that already exist in the garden.

The next step is to give a sample of soil to a laboratory and then create a base of plants with a short description about all of them. It’s worth dividing the plants into groups like grass, herbs, trees, flowers or even into more specified groups. From a list like this we can choose only the plants that we want to use in our garden.

Patio Garden

Patio Garden

Patio Garden – A well thought-out patio garden can be a delight. Make a list of the plants you wish to grow and then plan the position of each container, checking that the colors will blend well.

A patio is the most sensible, easiest and most convenient place to site a container garden. In many houses the kitchen door leads directly on to it, and herbs and vegetables grown there can be sought out by the cook and be picked immediately.