Clover is a major headache for many lawn owners. During the dry days of midsummer the bright green patches stand out against the dull and pale grass. This patchy effect is an eyesore, and control was difficult until the discovery of the newer-type selective weedkillers.
The clovers you are most likely to see are white clover (Trifolium repens) and the smaller yellow-flowering species known as lesser trefoil. As with all clovers, they are encouraged by both water shortage and nitrogen shortage. So wherever clover is a problem you should feed with a nitrogen-rich fertilizer every spring – never use a phosphate- or potash-rich fertilizer at the start of the season.
Ways To Secure Cucumbers In The Garden – Cucumbers are the second most popular vegetable grown in a home vegetable garden. They are a great vegetable to eat and easy to grow. They have but one drawback. They require a lot of space if you just let them grow and vine out.
Cucumbers will grow wherever you direct them and if you are limited with horizontal space that means you can send them vertically. Here are four ways you can use to make sure you have plenty of room for all of your other vegetables.
Protect Your Vegetable Garden From The Harmful Insects -The harmful insects will eat your vegetables, destroy the stems, tear up the leaves and even worse, bore themselves into the plants you are trying to grow. You can arm yourself to protect your vegetable garden if you can identify them and come up with a remedy before the harmful insect problem turns into a complete infestation. Here are four common harmful insects that you will encounter in most home vegetable gardens.
To better protect your vegetables in your garden from harmful insects, it is best to know what they are so you can plan out your attack and prevention. These are just 4 of the many you will encounter. Take the necessary steps to start protecting your harvest today.
How To Grow Espalier Tomatoes? – There are several reasons why growing espalier tomatoes in courtyards or on patios is desirable and primarily because they can be grown by taking up only a small amount of space that is available. Another benefit of growing this way is that by spreading the branches out the fruit receives maximum sunlight. The warmth from the wall also speeds up the ripening time of the fruit.
The espalier system also makes tending the tomato plant easier as all the branches are accessible and therefore control of pests and diseases is easier. As the branches are spread out and the leaves get a better chance to dry, there is less chance of blight and other diseases taking a hold on the plant.
Garden Edging – Any ‘fluid’ surface, whether concrete, tarmac or gravel, will need a firm edge to hold it in place while laying, and prevent it moving once it is down. This is particularly important with gravel. Small-module surfaces, such as brick, setts or pavers, will also require some form of garden edging restraint to hold the bond together. This garden edging can become decorative in itself, provided it is kept simple and in keeping.
Various ‘trims’ can be used, ranging from lengths of pressure-treated timber held in place with stakes, to brick, or granite setts, ‘haunched’, or set in concrete. The last are expensive but durable, and could link well with similar materials used elsewhere in the garden or near the house.
Organic Weed Prevention – Organic weed prevention is an alternative to conventional gardening. But, the question of why should you do organic is still up in the air.
Garden is a beautiful thing to have. Aside from the fact that it adds splendor to your place, it too provides an area for rest and refreshment. Likewise, a vegetable garden is also beneficial. Not only can it offer additional income, it can also improve your family’s health. There are many reasons why you would want to have garden in your yard. It doesn’t matter what kind, as long as it has the things that you want from it. Yet again, although you have succeeded in having an attractive lawn, you could encounter some problems.