Archive for May, 2009
Friday, May 29th, 2009
Weeds are plants that are not wanted because they are persistent, hamper human activity and most of all, competes with the consumption of the soil’s nutrients. When we say that a plant is a weed, it has the ability of growing where it is not wanted and propagates abundantly and spreads quickly. Weeds can survive for a long time and is very adoptable to any soil condition, so much so that they can be found anywhere.
Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
Garden tours or garden hopping is a very unique way to gather insight on other people’s garden to pick up some proven and tested tips and hints on gardening. Aside from this, gardening enthusiasts will have a chance to view some of the most spectacular gardens.
Saturday, May 23rd, 2009
Soil fertility is one of the most important things need for your plants to grow healthy. But sometimes, you need to add something to your garden soil in order to increase its nutritional value. These things that you will add to the soil are called soil amendments. Soil amendments are soil additives to make it more fertile so that it can provide what the plants will need to grow healthy. There are two ways to add soil amendments. The first way is to just place it on top of the soil. An example of this is mulching which is done mainly to prevent rapid evaporation of moisture from the soil and for artistic appeal. The second way to add soil amendment is by mixing it with the soil. An example of this is adding fertilizer. You must mix the amendment with the soil throughly and properly. You must be careful to add amendments in the right amount,
otherwise, it can lead to an adverse effect. (more…)
Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
When we say Japanese garden, what comes to our mind is the picture of slender bamboos swaying in the light breeze or of the awesome sight of Japanese maples in the fall. Well, a Japanese garden is like that and much more. Japanese gardens are very soothing to the soul and encourage relaxation, communing with nature, peacefulness and meditation.
Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
Growing your own herbs has a two-fold advantage. First, you don’t have to buy herbs anymore, so that means savings. Second is you will experience the joys and benefits of gardening. Land space is not a problem because you will be growing your herbs in containers which mean you can place them where ever you like such as your countertop, beside the coffee pot or if you have a little space in the backyard, you can place the containers there. Herb gardening in containers doesn’t need much space, it will only take much love and patience. If you have friends or family member that likes to cook, your herbs in containers will make an excellent gift.