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Gardening Basics

Learn About Garden Soil: Amendments

After familiarizing yourself with soil texture and soil structure (and ways to test them), you can learn more about how to amend your soil and improve it. It’s important to understand that soil amendments are not fertilizers, even though some…

Best Seedlings
Gardening Basics

How to Choose the Best Seedlings

Many gardeners want to start numerous plants in the spring, but it’s often difficult to tell a good seedling from a bad one. Rushing to buy plants to grow is never the best option because you need to know how…

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…

Soil Quality
Gardening Basics

How to Improve Soil Quality with Fertilizers

To understand garden soil, it’s important to know that the soil fertility largely depends on the bacterial activity. The greater the bacterial activity, the more fertile soil is. Other elements determining soil fertility are sun, water and food. It’s also…

Soil Health
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What Makes a Good Garden Loam?

You will often read about special soil requirements for different plants and gardening needs. Reference is often made to different types of soils, such as “ordinary garden loam”, “good soil”, “good garden loam”, and the like. These terms can be…

Lawn Over-Fertilized
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Problems with Over-Fertilization

All people wish to have beautiful lawns, but proper lawn care is a long term commitment. It’s not unusual for home owners to wish to achieve quick results. Some of them use too much fertilizer in hopes of achieving that…

Complete Lawn Fertilizer
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Using Complete Lawn Fertilizer

Complete fertilizers are fertilizers specially formulated to contain all of the three essential nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium), mixed in balanced proportions. These blended fertilizer formulas are very economical and convenient. You may also be able to find special fertilizers…

Lawn Fertilizer
Gardening Basics

Lawn Fertilizer Tips

When you want to apply fertilizer to your lawn there are some rules you should follow to succeed in your efforts. Here are some quick tips on how to fertilize your lawn in a safe and effective way. Here are…

Gardening Basics

The Importance of Lawn Aeration

Lawn care is very important, but sometimes you might wonder how to go about it. For example, one of the most common questions is about watering. How much watering is needed and how often do you have to do it?…

Compost Bin
Gardening Basics

How to Make Compost II

Here are some additional tips on how to prepare and use your own compost for your garden. Making a Compost Bin: Fence The best bins for this purpose are circular fence or silo bins. You can find them in feed…

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