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Gardening Basics

Gardening Basics

Dangerous Plastics to Avoid

All gardeners know that there are various materials they will use for their gardening projects. Plastic is one of the most common materials used. It;s not uncommon to use plastics in everyday life. It’s everywhere: from plastic bottles and dishes…

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How to Make a Sub-Irrigation Planter

In case you are tight on space but you still wish to grow vegetables, it’s best to used SIP – sub irrigation planters, also known as self-watering containers. This is a very cheap and effective method that will save you…

Gardening Basics

Gardening Tips and Questions  

There are some common gardening tips and tricks people want to know about. They are ideal for new gardeners who are only learning the skills and what it takes to grow magnificent garden. Also, they might be a useful resource…

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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…

Saving Water
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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…

Seedlings Common Chickweed
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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
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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 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…

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