Archive for October, 2011
Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
Starting a home garden that boasts greenery and vivid colored flowers sounds so fascinating in today’s stressful life. It is a wonderful hobby, by which you get to carry out mild physical actions. For elderly individuals, gardening of any sort is a perfect technique to stay active and involved in relaxing actions.
On the subject of gardening, nobody is actually a dummy. Apart from deciding on the plant varieties and garden kind (indoor, container, flower and vegetable gardening), the other guidelines remain exactly the same. Bear in mind that even a knowledgeable gardener should get started as a newbie. With time and experimentation, just about anyone can become a devoted gardener.
Friday, October 21st, 2011
Riding mowers are a lifesaver for those who have a large piece of property but don’t have the time and muscle power to cut the grass with the standard lawn mowers. The riding lawn mower can turn a hated chore into an enjoyable event.
Riding mowers are available in a number of different horsepower ratings as well as the size of the blade. The ideal will be:
* 1/2 to 1 acre: Choose a 42 inch cutting path and a minimum of 14 1/2 HP
* 1 to 2 acres: A deck of 42 to 46 inches with horsepower of 14 to 16
* 3 acres or more: Choose a riding lawn mower with a cutting deck of 46 to 54 inches and horsepower range of 18 to 24.
Saturday, October 15th, 2011
Alpine toadflax is not necessarily an annual, although it is well known as such. In ideal circumstances, it will survive the winter. This often happens on rockeries with perfect drainage, but the gardener has to wait and see. It is therefore better to regard the small plant – it grows to 4-8 in tall – as an annual. The stems with their bluish-grey foliage branch out and become pendulous without any support, which makes the plant eminently suitable for hanging baskets. The attractive, violet flowers, V4 in long, with an orange spot, appear continually from June until the end of the summer. Although it is quite feasible to sow the species oneself, I was unable to find the seed at any of the suppliers. The plants themselves are quite often from growers of rockery plants and suppliers of annuals.