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How to Create a Hedgehog-Friendly Garden

Tips on attracting hedgehogs to your garden. Includes advice on food, shelter and safety.

Southern California Gardening Can Take a Back Seat To Holiday Festivities in December

December is the ideal month to take time off from gardening and enjoy the holidays, but for those who love to garden regardless of the season, there is still plenty to do. Turn Off Automatic Sprinklers: Most cities ban watering for 48 hours after a rain but you can usually wait longer to begin watering again. Rain usually saturates the soil much better than sprinklers.

Take Up Gardening for Improved Wellness

Gardening offers many benefits, whether you have an expansive yard with room for huge flower and vegetable beds, or if you live in an apartment with a small balcony just large enough for a few containers. Aesthetically, a well-tended garden is pleasing to look at, for you the gardener and for your friends and neighbors. You will enjoy just looking at the rewards of your labor, and the compliments from your neighbors will add to your satisfaction.

The New Year Brings New Gardening Opportunities in Southern California

While January and winter weather means an end to gardening activities in many parts of the United States, it is prime time to plant in southern California. Plant fruit trees: A variety of bare root fruit trees are at nurseries ready to be planted in January. Varieties include apricot, blueberries, plum, apple, pear, peach and raspberries trees.

Grow Tents And How To Choose The Best

Grow tents are fabric boxes that are coated with heat and light reflective material on the inside. The tents offer control over indoor growing and work very well when incorporated with the right ventilation, bed materials and grow lights as well as nutrients for the plants being grown. Setting up an indoor cultivation system that is bound to be effective enough means that all these important components ought to work together. But the tent offers the overall protection to the indoor plants and hence it should be selected carefully for optimum results to be achieved.

When Is the Right Time to Start Getting Rid of Lily Pads?

Just when you have finished building your pond and think of putting beautiful aquatic plants to enhance its beauty or purchase a lake home that you find to have lilies and the water front, realize that extracting or removing them can be very difficult. These stunning looking plants besides adding beauty to the pond or lake front also create ruffles inside the pond. Hence excessive growth can lead to overgrowth and therefore need proper trimming and chopping or chemical treatment from time to time.

Gardening With Calibrachoa Aka Million Bells

How to create a beautiful garden with Calibrachoa aka Million Bells. Step by step information to be successful.

With Spring Upon Us, Time To Make Garden and Landscaping Plans

Spring officially begins March 20 but there is no need to wait to start planning and planting your spring garden and landscape projects. Evaluate Your Soil: With the heavy rains over the past few months, important nutrients from the soil may have leached out. Add soil amendments with the proper pH balance to encourage strong plant growth.

Hugelkultur for Long Term Soil Creation, Water Storage and Soil Management

By Eric J. Smith The use of wood waste in the landscape is often neglected for many reasons including no capacity to burn, aesthetic disadvantage or limited uses other than dumping.

Why I Love Living in the Country

Country living is not for everyone. It can mean extra work on weekends, and additional daily chores that does not come with living in the city.

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