The Garden As Spring Begins
Prune shrubs that flowered in Winter/Spring as they finish. This includes pruning natives such as callistemons, grevilleas, and even wattles. This not only encourages an attractively shaped dense bush with more flowers next time (and low, where you can see them), but prevents the plant wasting energy on the production on fruit and seeds.
Backyard Reading Garden
Have you ever wondered how to take your love for reading and combine it with a love for the outdoors and garden? Whether you are a parent, a teacher, a grandparent, or simply have a childlike heart, creating a backyard reading garden may be a perfect weekend project for you!
Temperature Control for Indoor Gardens
Grow room temperature is one of the single most important factors that indoor gardeners struggle with. Temperature control is critical to the success of your garden… it determines exactly how you release CO2 into the garden, as well as how you feed your plants. In this article I will discuss the best practices for keeping grow room temperatures in check, and will review the ways in which temperature affects C02 and nutrients in your garden.
Lawn Care Basics for New Homeowners
Australia is considered one of the largest countries in the world. It’s vast land consists of different types of landscapes such as rainforest and mountains but deserts or “outback” covers much of its area. The climate also varies due to its size, where warm temperature is experienced in the northern states pretty much opposite in the southern states.
Dethatching For Health
Dethatching can be a real pain, but to have overall lawn health it is a must. Dethatching not only allows your grass to grow but will also eliminate weeds, pests, and diseases.
Where Do Mosquitoes Hide? Mosquito Control and Protection Basics
When controlling mosquitoes, first ask yourself “where do mosquitoes hide?” Where are they all when they are not biting you? By understanding their habitat, you will find it easier to control them by means of an initial zapping session, followed by the continuous control offered by a mosquito misting system. Know your enemy!
What It Means To Me To Be A Landscape Designer
The joys of working as a Landscape Designer stem from helping people with something that I know and love, gardening. I even get attached to the gardens I help create. There are many benefits to working with a professional when it comes to your Landscape Design. If your designer creates a plant that saves you money and loves what they do, you will get great results.
Bees: What’s All The Buzz About?
Bee keepers and environmentalists have noticed a slow decline of honey bees and other pollinators in recent years. Chemically treated crops are reducing the effectiveness of pollinators due to the use of insecticides that kill them or severely decrease their effectiveness. Government regulations are changing to reduce the use of harmful chemicals which is important to the bees, our food and ultimately our health.
Gardening Can Be For The Birds!
Gardens are not just about plants. Birds, bees and other pollinators are an important part of the plan. Here’s how every garden can have a few trees or shrubs that make the birds happy without sacrificing design or the low maintenance aspect that many of us prefer.
What to Know to Maintain a Healthy Garden
When the sunflowers are in full bloom, you know it is time to plant your fall garden. Some of the vegetables are great for the fall like Kohlrabi, beets, carrots, endive, lettuces, broccoli and spinach. In this post, I am going to start with carrots.