Green Gardening Tips – Create a Beautiful, Earth-Friendly Garden

Are you looking to start your own garden? If so, now is the time to begin. From planting your garden in the middle of spring to the beginning of summer, you can increase your chances of growing some beautiful crops.

If you would like to increase your chances of growing a beautiful, earth-friendly garden, be sure to consider these tips below:

Space: the first thing you will want to do is find a nice space in your yard. To be as earth-friendly as possible, you will [...]

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The Garden Mulch Primer – Mulch Selection Tips and More

Mulch is applied on top of the ground to help plants flourish. It keeps down weeds, provides moisture and releases nutrients. Mulch increases or decreases soil temperature, prevents pest infestations, increases yields and looks nice.

Organic mulch is made from wood chips, shredded leaves, grass clippings, bark or other organic materials. Organic materials add nutrients to the soil.

Inorganic mulch uses small stones, gravel and black plastic for the ground cover and does not provide nutrients. Black plastic retains heat well and directs it into the ground after [...]

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Compost Ingredients: What Can You Put In Your Compost?

Many modern homeowners are becoming increasingly interested in organic gardening, and that means that home composting systems are selling well at home and garden centers all over the country. However, unless composting of household materials is done correctly, the results can be something less than desired. If you have decided to add composting to your list of daily tasks, you should make sure that you completely understand the process before you begin. When done correctly, composting can result in top quality mulch for your garden and can also be worked into the soil as an organic [...]

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The Beginning Gardener’s Guide to Composting

Composting isn’t as complicated as you might think. A lot of articles that you may have read in gardening magazines advise to calculate the carbon to nitrogen ratio every time you add materials to your compost heap. You really don’t have to continuously monitor the temperature and pH levels of the compost, either. While there is nothing wrong with following these steps to make sure that you are building the most efficient pile, those steps are optional.

The simple truth is that a blend of water and air will allow the nutrition [...]

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Top Plants for the Deep Shady Areas in Your Yard

When you are trying to give your yard a lush look, the last thing that you want is bare areas due to deep shade. Though shade planting takes a little bit of thought and effort, there is no reason for you to think that you need to skip it! As a matter of fact, thee are a number of fantastic shade plants that can really help you create the home that you want.

Though coleus plants are annuals, [...]

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How to Make Your Own Composting Bins

Commercial fertilizers can be expensive and are usually made from scarce petroleum. Luckily, there is an easy solution. Homemade compost is nutritionally dense and helps keep material out of the waste stream. Building a bin to create compost is a simple and inexpensive project.

An easy bin to make uses an ordinary plastic lidded trash can and a few cement blocks. With a hammer and nail or drill, puncture ” holes all over the sides and bottom of the can. The holes should be evenly spaced about 4-6 inches apart for good air and water flow.

Place the garbage [...]

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