Your garden Alies

How to Win The Battle of the Weeds in your Garden

Your garden Alies

Your garden Alies

Just when you garden has begun to grow at a steady pace along side come the weeds. What to do? Here is a way; begin to make rows of lasagna compost between your planted rows . How? First lay down light cardboard the same width of a cereal or cookie box betwwn the rows of veggie growth. Wet down the cardboard as you water your garden to soften and add weight to the paper. lay down green material such as weeds, grass clippings and brown material such as dried leaves and twigs. Lay newspaper on top of this layer. If you do not have bear or rodent problems lay a layer of food scraps and more newspaper. Continue this layering of materials as needed to stop the growth of weeds. The light cardboard blocks the weed growth immediately so if you feel the need you can still add more light cardboard. Besides stopping weed growth the break down of the material eventually turns into soil. Lasagna composting is a great attraction for worms especially the newspaper that helps keep the materials with air flow. Worms are garden allies and are the little bulldozers in your soil that digest and mix materials. A perfect medium for plant growth


Blooming Your Pointcettia In Time For Christmas

christmas-cactus-300x217               poinsettia            Christmas is fast approaching and there are some decorating projects that cannot be left to the last minute.  One of these projects is decorating your home with beautiful Christmas Poinsettia and Christmas Cactus plants you forced bloomed yourself.  Christmas Poinsettias and Christmas Cactus  can be quite a challenge to bloom but well worth the trouble to show their gorgeous display of Christmas red exotic flowers. They certainly are a starring addition to your Christmas decor arrangement. And what a great conversation topic when your guests will exclaim in wonder; “How did you do it?”.

Learning where this shrub comes from, can help us understand how we can keep these beautiful plants growing and blooming. The Poinsettia plant’s natural growing environment is in Central America and Southern Mexico. Poinsettia shrubs were introduced in the United States in 1828 by an American named Joel Roberts Poinsett who was at the time the Ambassador to Mexico.  He developed a great love for the  beautiful red blooms of the Poinsettia shrub and sent some back to his home in South Carolina to be propagated.

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Vegetable Gardening Solutions

If you’ve ever attempted to start a vegetable garden, you probably know that there isn’t any lack of vegetable gardening problems. These can range from anything like insects to bothersome rabbits and other herbivorous creatures, and to just overall inclement weather. Here’s a quick, general guide to many problems as well as possible solutions.

Getting plants to actually “grow” and continue to yield vegetables is one of the biggest problems among vegetable gardeners. Some vegetable gardening problems that contribute to less-than-favorable plants are high winds, general pests and parasites (especially insects), too much rain, and too little rain (without enough manual watering). Furthermore, the lack of sunlight, lack of nutritious soil, and general plant diseases all sometimes plague even the best-kept gardens.

It’s crucial to keep a watchful eye over a vegetable garden. Be observant of the many vegetable gardening problems and the symptoms of. Discolored foliage and plants that just seem weak can be the result of excessively wet soil that drains water ineffectively or soil that hasn’t been aerated enough for sustainable roots. Too much Fertilizer, while usually necessary, can become dangerous when too much is applied-salt poisoning is usually the result. Furthermore, even when the soil is properly watered and fertilized, insects and plant diseases can creep up. Finally, extreme temperatures usually stunt (or even terminate) growth and affect the yield of vegetables.

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Container Garden Tips

Use of containers to grow plants is the perfect key for gardeners who have limited space. Even gardeners with an abundant garden appreciate the use of pots to grow plants due to the flexibility this offers. The deck or patio may be brightened using colorful flowers; one may grow vegetables or create a garden at the rooftop. Pots can be moved around to ensure they capture sunlight but should be transferred to areas with some shade once it is too hot. For people living near wildlife, growing plants in containers and enclosing them in the deck is the only option due to the wildlife inhabitation.

Most nurseries are equipped with numerous selections of terracotta, plastic pots and ceramic, although through container gardening, it is an ideal opportunity to recycle anything capable of offering the services of a container from the basement and garage. Watering cans, spatterware bowls, cowboy boots, tires and kitchen canisters can all qualify for use as planters. Due to unfavourable weather conditions, it is important to consider the capabilities of the pot. The plant size determines the nature of can to use for holding the level of water and permitting root development.
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Spring Flower Garden Tips

Well if planned appropriately and before the time you may encounter in the type of flowers in your garden that would make you feel beautiful as well as make individuals get propelled with the beauty you have spread all around with your diligent work. For developing flowers, you require some earlier planning like as setting up the dirt and picking the ideal time for sowing the seeds. Well if you purchase the plants from some store you don’t have to begin working that early yet at the same time diligent work is indeed required.


Here are a few Spring Flower Garden Tips


1. The main thing you have to do id to plan our about where you need to have flowers in your garden. Presently diffuse them all around so that when the flowers sprout at different circumstances of spring they can be found in the greater part of the area as opposed to planting one kind of flowers at one side, this will seem like every piece of your yard or garden having vines at a particular time and then relinquished. Disseminating will make it seem like flowers developing all around all through the entire season.

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Gardening In The Winter

When winter comes around the common thought is that you can leave your garden alone until spring, but this is not the case. Winter is the time for the change in your garden, and it is up to you to input any dramatic changes that you may have planned. Any problems that you have in your garden can be solved during the winter, so when it comes to the summer, you can finally enjoy the garden.

During the winter many plants are lying dormant and half dead, so it is your opportunity to restructure your garden. Many gardeners consider the structure to be one of the most important things about the garden as it is the base of the garden and everything is based around this. So during the winter it is a good time for you to lay a new path or put down some decking as the garden will have time to recover while winter carries on. When you are doing this, however, you should make sure that the ground is not frozen because if you begin digging it up while it is frozen then it will take much longer to recover, and it can leave you with many problems.
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Winter Gardening Tips

Gardening is a favorite pastime for many people, especially on the seasons when it is warm and sunny outside. During winter, however, most people either give up gardening all together or they do not perform it with the same zeal. There is no good reason why gardening should have to wait for springtime to arrive. The garden does not have to remain barren and bare just because it is winter. This are the winter garden tips

The garden landscape may be improved in a two ways. These are landscaping and redesigning. One of the ways in which a garden may be redesigned for the winter season is through the erection of garden statues. Statues are beautiful ornaments that can drastically alter the look of the garden during the winter season. One may choose to undertake the redesigning process themselves.
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DIY Garden Landscaping Can Be Fun

You may be looking out over your yard and wondering what you should do to spruce it up. Hiring someone is probably too expensive. Yet you know the basic skills and basic ideas, and could start to bring about the changes with a bit of DIY garden landscaping.

The first thing to deal with is weeds. Remember that weeds are just flowers growing where they are unwanted. Consider if it is possible to make that clump of flowering weeds a feature in your landscape. Remember, many of these plants will attract birds, bees, and other valuable wildlife.

Weed control is easy with home made a ground cover. Old newspapers are your allies. Get your friends to save them, or see if the local newspaper office will let you have back copies. When you layer it thick, it is impenetrable, yet it is not as environmentally unfriendly as black plastic ground cloth.
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Useful Home Gardening Tips

Gardens come in different varieties like the plants you find in them. Several gardening tips can be used for all type of gardens.

– Make a plan. Decide where in your landscape you’d like to plant your new garden. You need to figure out what kind of sunlight this area receives because certain plants are suited to shade, partial sun, or full sun. The lighting your new garden receives each day will dictate what kind of plants you’ll be able to grow there.

– Soil. This is one of the most important gardening tips for beginners because the soil is one of the most important aspects of your new garden. You’ll need to know the chemical makeup of your soil and then, what you need to do to make your soil ready for planting. For example, is your soil rock-hard and clay-like? You’ll need to add amendments like sand and peat to make your soil richer and well-draining. If your soil is loose and sandy, you may need to add compost, and even topsoil to get it ready for planting.

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Start Your Vegetable Garden The Easy Way

Before you decide on planting your new vegetable garden, you need to draw a plan. This is how you maximize the space available. Do your plan as close to scale as you can and work out where you want your vegetables to go. Don’t forget to leave space for access, such as paths.

Now you need to make some decisions about what you’d like to grow. Make a list of your choices while keeping in mind what’s readily available from your local plant nursery. Try to avoid any unusual vegetables, they can often be expensive, hard to get or hard to grow.

Now go back to your garden map and decide what plants go where. The importance of a good plan is to avoid any problems as your plants start to grow, so plan carefully. It’s also important to follow your plan closely.

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