How to Improve Your Garden Soil

Fall is probably the ideal time for improving your garden soil. There are so many things you can do, and the good news is that most of them are not complicated at all. You can learn how to improve your soil with compost, organic soil amendments and raw organic matter. All these things will result with a much better garden in the end. Don’t Be Lazy! Great

Organic Fruits and Vegetables to Use

Many people know the importance of fresh fruits and vegetables. However, it’s also important to know that certain fruits and vegetables should always be purchased organically. It is true that organic fruit and vegetables cost more, but it’s a money well spent. Even better, you can grow them all by yourself. This is a great way to save some money while still having super-healthy organic fruits and vegetables for your

How to Make Organic Teas for Your Plants

Many people spend a lot of money on various fertilizers and soil additives. These materials are used to improve the soil quality and to give your plants all the nutrients they need. However, a big downside is that fertilizers and soil additives are not always helpful and they can sometimes harm your plants if not used wisely. Another downside to these products is that they

Understanding Soil Elements

Many gardeners do their best to keep their plants healthy and strong. However, one often overlooked aspect of good gardening is healthy soil. The importance of healthy, great soil can’t be ignored. Some people think it’s enough to simply add some compost and it will magically transform bad soil to

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 lush green garden.

Homemade Fertilizer Ideas

When you think about fertilizers, chances are that you picture commercial products you can buy in bags at your local garden center. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are actually many effective fertilizers you can make all by yourself, using ingredients found in your home. These fertilizers are effective and great to use on your plants,

Testing Your Garden Soil for Nutrients

Plants need 3 major elements for growth: nitrogen, phosphorus and potash. They need all these elements to grow properly and thrive. Nitrogen stimulates growth, phosphorus is great for better flowers,

Using Diapers instead of Crystals to Retain Water

An interesting gardening idea: instead of crystals, use diaper on the bottom of your pots to help retain the moisture. This is an unorthodox but very effective solution and it’s also more affordable than using commercial gardening products. Placing a diaper on the bottom of a pot will retain the moisture, which is an excellent solution for making

How to Make and Use Leaf Mold

Leaf mold is excellent compost made by letting only leaves break down over time. It is very easy to make so all gardeners and plant growers can make a good supply of leaf mold they