Gardening Basics

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 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…

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
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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…

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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
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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…

Seed Packets
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Important Information found on Seed Packets

Seeds can be purchased on many places, from nurseries and garden centers to regular grocery stores. Many people choose to start their plants from seeds, so knowing what you’re looking for is very important. You may want to start a…

Plant Nutrients
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Essential Plant Nutrients

Most fertilizers include all the important plant nutrients. There are three essential nutrients for your plants all fertilizers have to include: nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (N-P-K, in that order). However, these “big three” are not the only nutrients your plants…

Pruning Shrubs
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Pruning Basics

Pruning is very important for the plant care but many inexperienced plant growers are confused about it. They are not sure how to determine when and how to prune their plants. In some ways, pruning is an art and it…

Greenhouse
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10 Greenhouse Gardening Benefits

Greenhouse gardening is actually the next level of gardening and many gardeners doubt to build their own greenhouse due to the cost. The question here is that whether the benefits that you can get by building a greenhouse will match…

Gardening Basics

How to Save Money on Gardening III

Here are some additional tips you can to do save even more money in your garden. Each of them is fairly simple so everybody can do it. It’s important to understand that doing just one of these things will save…

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