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Nearly Work-Free Vegetable Gardening

Growing vegetables from your own garden is one of the best ways to provide your family with healthy and fresh produce. But starting a garden can be a time consuming and intimidating process, particularly for beginners.

How to Build Arbors

Adding an arbor to your garden or yard will add an unexpected and eye-catching detail and liven up your outdoor space. Although arbors can be purchased pre-made, it is more cost-efficient to build your own. With the right materials, you can build an arbor in a few simple steps. Plus, building your o

Stressed? Try Gardening

Do you ever feel like you know just enough about Gardening to be dangerous? Let's see if we can fill in some of the gaps with the latest info from Gardening experts. Many of us ...

Lack of Rain Is No Excuse Not To Install a Rain Barrel

Do you live in a dry area like Texas, or California? Do you live in a scorching desert like Nevada? You may think that the latest craze (rain barrels) does not apply to you. Think again! Do you have air conditioner? How would you like to have a free, untapped source of water from your air conditione

Garden Herb Markers Help You and Others Locate Your Plants

Herb garden markers are very helpful for active herb gardeners who have many different plant types to keep track of and care for. Additionally, they can be crafted in all sorts of materials and shapes at low cost or even for free. As a practical and creative exercise, these herb plant indicators are

How to Grow Your Own Delicious Produce

There's something truly wonderful about planting a tiny seed, watching it grow into a healthy plant and then harvesting the produce to feed your family. The sense of achievement and satisfaction will leave you beaming, and hopefully those around you, too.

Realistic Artificial Flowers for Staying Close to Nature

Interior decoration has moved ahead in recent times and it has been more inclined towards objects with a natural appearance. One such way of achieving this has been the adoption of artificial plants as the ...

Home and Garden Supply - The Basics to Begin Your Container Garden

Container gardening is fun, easy to begin, inexpensive (you may even SAVE money growing plants or vegetables you would otherwise purchase) and really great for folks who don't have much yard space for ground-bed gardens. There are few things you want to consider before you set off to the Home a

Is Early Spring Vegetable Gardening Really Possible?

There is one time of year in which many people have confusion when it comes to gardening. Is early spring vegetable gardening really possible? The simple answer to that is yes, it is. In fact, early spring vegetable gardening can be extremely enjoyable whilst also providing you with a good supply of

How to Make a Decorative Floral Topiary

Decorative floral topiaries can range from a 12-inch centerpiece to a 4-foot outdoor decoration. Topiaries are formal yet whimsical. The strict symmetry of their design gives them their elegant, formal feel. The resemblance of the multiple round balls to large polka dots may account for the feeling

The Best Lawn Fertilizer

It is hard to determine one best lawn fertilizer because there are so many different kinds of grass. You also have to look at the soil of the area to determine what the needs will be in fertilizer. The amount of sun and shade that your lawn gets also has a direct influence on the way the grass grows

Septic Tank and Septic System Maintenance

If you are using septic tank instead of sewer connection, you need to properly maintain and care for it. You may not like the sound but you need to keep your septic tank well-maintained.

Why Hire Professional Landscaping Halifax Contractor?

When you are planning to do landscaping on the front or backyard of your house located in the city of Halifax, the first thing you will have to decide is whether to hire a contractor for this purpose

Dwarf Nandina Shrubs

Nandina domestica, also known as heavenly bamboo, is a hardy, drought-tolerant evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub well suited to gardens. The plant grows to 10 feet tall and spreads by rhizomes, but many dwarf cultivars stay small and don't run. Because they are not fussy about site, soil or care, dw

All About Walkways

Brick Path: Bricks are relatively inexpensive and provide freedom to create a path in a variety of shapes and sizes. Those set in sand are not as stable as bricks with a concrete base, but a bit of mo

Storing Heirloom Seeds for Later Use

Store seeds for the next season or when the right time comes. There are easy ways so you can collect and store them safely just in time when you're ready to grow them in your garden.

Complementary Herbs for an Herb Garden

Lavender blossom added to a bath provides soothing fragrance.lavender image by koi88 from Fotolia.comAn herb garden devoted to a blend of plants to be used for the same purpose has several choices for a theme. Historically herb plants have been used for medicinal purposes, enhancing...

Composting Choices

Creating a garden or homesteading is something that takes time, effort and dedication. Chances are that if you are thinking about gardening or growing your own food there are a million questions running through your head. The start to any good garden is a loose soil packed with nutrients.