Category Archives: Garden Ideas

Fencing Materials Guide

Your fence can provide you with privacy and security or even act as a boundary to keep animals in or out. All of the following materials are commonly used in the construction of home fencing. Each one adds a unique architectural accent and is suited to your specific fencing wants and needs. Natural Materials When…
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How to Improve Your Garden Soil

Whether you garden on clay, silt or sand there are steps you can take to improve your garden soil and get the best performance from your plants. How can I improve my garden soil? Some plants are well adapted to growing in certain types of soil, although even these plants may struggle to cope if…
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How to: Planting Tomatoes

Planting Tomatoes Tomatoes need at least six to eight hours of sun a day to produce well. Full sun is best, especially in cooler, more northern climates. Provide well-drained soil with a pH around 6.0 to 6.8. In cold-climate areas, plant in spring after frost danger is past. In hot climates, plant when temperatures begin…
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Wonderful Mini Swimming Pools Ideas

Mini Swimming Pools In Your Backyard Everyone loves swimming pools. You don’t necessarily need a big yard space, mini swimming pools are also a great idea. Especially in the summer time when you need some cooling and relaxing time. When you get home from a long day at work or need to escape the busy life, you…
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Flower Gardening – How to Grow and Plant Roses

Queen of Flowers-Rose Roses, with their beauty and fragrance are one of the the most popular choices of flowers for your garden and for gift giving. Roses are some of the most popular and beautiful flowering shrubs grown, but starting a rose garden may seem daunting to new gardeners. However, growing roses for beginners doesn’t have…
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Bermuda Grass Lawn Care

Bermuda Grass Lawn Care For any individual or family dwelling in a Southern climate who wants to have a hardy grass which is capable of enduring fiercely hot sun as well as living on smaller quantities of water, Bermuda grass proves to be a terrific choice. Bermuda is a low-to-the-ground growing, extra-tough variant of grass,…
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How to Grow Beautiful Grape Hyacinth

Grape Hyacinth is a popular spring flowering bulb. This wee little bulb, puts on a big, bold show in early spring, Commonly called Grape Hyacinth, it is a member of the Lily family. Grape Hyacinth native to central Europe and the Mediterranean, as well as central and western Asia. The bright, attractive flowers produce a…
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Growing Chia (Salvia hispanica)

Chia (Salvia hispanica), also known as Mexican Chia or Salba, has a long history of use in South America and was a major food crop in pre-Columbian civilisations, particularly favoured by the Aztecs. There are actually over 60 different varieties and other species such as Golden Chia (Salvia columbariae) are grown and used in a…
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DIY – Easy Stone Path for Your Garden

Having a nice stone path in your garden can make a big difference. It is the first thing you see before entering a garden and can raise big expectations. That’s why a nice and clean pathway is really important, it reflects the outlook of the whole garden. You can make this stone path curvy or…
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Kid-Friendly Garden Ideas

If you love to garden and you have kids, then you know that the two don’t always mix. Even when they’re trying to be helpful, they rarely have the same interest in proper planting depths and gentle watering that you do, they can’t always tell a weed from a seedling. The other day, I looked…
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Parsley – How To Grow

Parsley is the most frequently used of all of the culinary herbs Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is a hardy herb grown for its flavor, which is added to many dishes, as well as its use as a decorative garnish. It's native to Mediterranean shores, and it's cultivated for at least 2,000 years. As early as the…
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How to Grow Globe Artichokes

Globe artichokes are one of the most exotic looking of all the vegetables you can grow in your typical northern European garden or allotment. The edible portion of the plant are the flower buds before the flowers come into bloom. However as exotic as they may look, they are in fact surprisingly easy to grow.…
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Coreopsis Planting and Growing Tips

Coreopsis plants may be just what you need if you're looking for lasting summer color after most perennial flowers fade from the garden Prized for its dependable nature and colorful, daisy like flowers, Coreopsis has a long bloom period and is generally troublefree and easy to grow. Another common name is tickseed. About This Plant…
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Bell Peppers – Growing Guide

Peppers are a tender, warm-season crop. They resist most pests and offer something for everyone: spicy, sweet or hot, and a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. For this page, we will focus on sweet bell peppers. Planting Start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before last spring frost date. The temperature must be at least 70 degrees F…
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Tips for Making a Raised-Bed Garden

Raised-bed garden is popular because it's relatively easy to build, plant, weed, and maintain. Since the soil can drain sooner and warm up faster in spring, they enable you to plant earlier in the season. You can make a garden of permanent or temporary raised beds. Here's how. Tools and Materials Bricks, rocks, concrete blocks, naturally…
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Growing Yellow Pear Tomatoes

How to grow  Yellow Pear Tomatoes Possibly the most popular yellow heirloom variety of tomato, the Yellow Pear gets its name from its color and shape. This variety dates back to the 1800s and is a vigorous indeterminate. It produces generously with an abundance of small, yellow pear-shaped tomatoes that are sweet, but mild in flavor.…
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