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Gardening Basics

Gardening Basics

Homemade Heating System for Seedlings

Consistent, even soil temperature is vital for the wellbeing of your seeds and seedlings. Good temperature is important for more reasons than simply getting a jumpstart on the season in the early spring. It can improve the condition of your…

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…

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…

Saving Water
Gardening Basics

Tips on Saving Water

Water is important for growing a rich, lush garden. However, water restrictions are a common occurrence these days, which can negatively affect your gardening. Frequent droughts and water restrictions make a problem for all people who want to maintain that…

Starting Seedlings
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Seed Starting Tips

Starting your plants from seed is not always easy. You need to know how to plant the seeds and care for the new seedlings. Not to mention you should also know how to transplant your seedlings, plant and grow the…

Seedlings Common Chickweed
Gardening Basics

Common Seedling Problems

Many people choose to start seeds indoors. There are many advantages to this method. However, there are also some common problems you might encounter. It’s important for all beginner gardeners to know about these potential disadvantages before they try to…

Compost Dirt
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…

Soil Quality
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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
Gardening Basics

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…

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