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Gardening Basics

Gardening Basics

Quick Gardening Tips

There are many ways to save money in the garden, as long as you know tips and tricks. Gardening can be very rewarding, but it’s also expensive, so it’s always good to know when to save a bit. Also, these…

USDA California planting zones
Gardening Basics

California Planting Zones

California is complex when it comes to climate. In order to make a successful garden with healthy and thriving plants, it is important to know your specific USDA hardiness zone that is present in your local area. One thing to…

Attracting Pollinators
Gardening Basics

How to Attract Pollinators to Your Garden

Attracting beneficial bugs and other insects to your garden is an essential part of growing vegetables, fruits and herbs. In order to make your garden successful, you need to attract beneficial insects. These insects are responsible for pollinating the flowers…

Garden Compost Bin
Gardening Basics

How to Make Compost Quickly

Many gardeners are familiar with compost. There are also many people who choose to make their own compost heaps. Compost can add great value to leaves so this is one important use for old leaves in your garden. Compost is…

Spinach Plant
Gardening Basics

Ideal Soil Temperature for Your Plants

Seed planting is fun and rewarding. Not to mention it can be a great educational experience for the whole family. Many beginner gardeners are scared of staring their plants from seed, but the good news is that the process doesn’t…

Mulching Fallen Leaves
Gardening Basics

Tips for Mulching of Leaves

Mulching of leaves can be a daunting task but it needs to be done in order to keep your lawn and garden protected and clean. It’s particularly important to do this in autumn. It’s best to mulch the leaves with…

Improving Soil
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Improving Your Garden Soil

The soil and land are crucial for successful gardening. The quality of soil vary greatly from area to area, so it’s always important to know the local conditions. Generally speaking, the soil can be divided into 3 categories: claylike, sandy…

Gardening Basics

Using Epsom Salt in the Garden I

There are more and more gardeners who opt to try green gardening or green living in general. The popularity of organic gardening is increasing. The more popular organic gardening gets, the more popular Epsom salt is. Epsom salt is a…

Organic Soil Mix
Gardening Basics

Understanding Soil Types

Soil is very important for plants. It is the lifeline to supply plants with water and nutrients and it also gives plants an anchor to support themselves and to grow their roots. In order to choose the best soil for…

Leaf Sunlight
Gardening Basics

Three Dimensions of Plant Light

There are three dimensions (or qualities) of plant light. You will enjoy your plants more and you will be able to provide a much better care to them if you understand these lighting dimensions, types of plants grown and how…

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