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Posted by in Raised Garden Beds on Nov 03, 2014 .

Raised bed gardening involves mounding soil and containing it in a higher ground than the level of the surrounding soil. Although raised bed gardening was an old gardening practice, it has gained popularity in the recent years because it offers many advantages as compared to simply growing plants in the normal level ground. 

Thousands of gardeners are using raised bed kits to achieve their gardening needs today. They are easier to build and liven up the gardening experience. These kits come in various sizes and materials. The most popular material for making these beds is cedar as it can withstand the deluge of moisture caused by...

Posted by in Raised Garden Beds on Sep 29, 2014 .

When you’re beginning to take care of your garden, you may encounter a few problems and be discouraged by a few issues. Some plants may be ravaged by vermin; some may produce undersized vegetables or even fail to grow as expected.

Those plants generally let local weeds take advantage of the land and sun rays, and even if you water your garden beds with generosity, your harvests will remain small and of poor quality. Taking care of your raised garden beds soil is the most important thing you have to keep in mind. That’s the secret of gardening, and if you pay attention to your soil, your garden will finally start to grow as you...

Seeing saplings grow into fresh green vegetable plants or beautiful flowering plants can bring tremendous joy to any gardener; be it an amateur or an experienced one. However, it takes a great deal of effort, hard work and determination to reach there. For people who have help, then it’s quite easy. But for people with limited space and help, then DIY raised garden beds are the ideal option. They allow you to have a say about many different aspects of the garden, such as the type of soil and the space to use. Raised bed gardening involves raising the natural soil level by constructing a strong structure, using either concrete blocks,...

There is nothing like hand-picked organically grown vegetables when it comes to flavour and nutrition. Growing vegetables in your own garden comes with a lot of advantages. However, this does not mean that it is an easy job; it can be very tedious. You will have to plant, prune, weed, water, apply fertilizers and keep little pests that want to enjoy your vegetables at bay. Raised vegetable garden beds offer a great way to grow plants and arrange a garden according to your needs.

What is a Raised Vegetable Garden Bed?

This is a gardening system where you can grow your plants in a small area. It involves raising and holding the soil...

Posted by in Pest Control on Jul 02, 2013 .

Some people have the mistaken idea that all insects are bad.  An abnormal paranoia of anything that creeps and crawls or slithers can sell a lot of chemicals and natural insecticides.  The market feeds off people's fear of insects.  Parents teach their children to be leery of insects.  While it's true that there are many insects that can cause harm, they usually do so as a way to protect themselves and preserve their species.

Attacking all insects is irrational.  It would cause a huge imbalance in nature if we didn't have insects.  It's even necessary to feed off the predatory insects to keep the insect population under control.

If...

Posted by in Rose Gardening on Jun 12, 2013 .

Who hasn't heard of the most popular flowering plant of all time, the rose?  The rose plant can spark a quick conversation amongst even the shyest of persons.  Almost anyone can tell you of someone they know who has grown beautiful roses or of someone who couldn't.  Almost anyone can tell you of someone who got or sent roses, especially around the holidays.  Even little children know what the rose plant is.

The local florist most likely has dozens of colours, types, and sizes of rose plants.  It would seem to be the best selling flower of all time.  The local discount store and even the local grocer carry some sort of rose plant these...

Is there a patch of land in your backyard that's been left useless all this time? If you’re still undecided to what to make out of it, maybe it's high time you consider planting vegetables in it. Read on to learn some of the advantages of planting vegetable gardens.

Yummier veggie treats

Many people attest that vegetables grown in their own backyard tastes much better than those bought at grocery stores. They remark how much flavourful their harvests are, whether used as ingredients in a fresh veggie salad or cooked dishes. Be it because of the extra amount of love and care these home-grown vegetables got or the person taking...

Posted by in Rose Gardening on Apr 18, 2013 .

It is amazing that something as simple and quietly elegant as the rose, a simple flower has such a huge market.  Not only in the flower itself, but in the products, the word itself which sparks stories, poems, and songs, and the fact that the rose plays an enormous part in romance.

There is an endless array of products and services that centre on the popularity of the rose.  It has been long admired by folks from all walks of life.  It sells.  It sells on skin as tattoos, in jewellery, in decals, on clothing, in hair products, bath products, perfumes and deodorizers, on fabric, room decorations, at funerals, in weddings, at parties,...