The first steps in growing an organic lawn means understanding four simple techniques. Luckily, these are easily described and easily accomplished. Step one: make the lawn thick. Every fall, you're going to add two to 6 pounds of grass seed per … [Read more...] about Four Simple Steps To Growing a Great Organic Lawn
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I found a great resource for downloadable plans for you to build your own hoop house. This isn't one for growing in the winter - it has no snow-load capacity - but rather for early spring crops and extending your garden late into the fall. … [Read more...] about Plans For Your Own Hoop House
Let me deal with the question first. Is gardening hard? Hell yeah. Having a great garden is serious physical work. The data below will give you some sense of this. Rough Equivalents of Different Forms of Exercise. Resting value of 0 Watering … [Read more...] about Why Easy Gardening Advice Is So Wrong
The Scouring Rush or Equisetum hymenale is one of approximately 25 plants in this family that are found on damp soils around the world (except Australia and New Zealand interestingly enough). The variety most often sold in garden shops is E. hymenale … [Read more...] about How To Grow Scouring Rush In The Damp Garden
Raised bed garden design starts with a simple garden bed. The picture below shows my latest garden bed at the beginning stages so you can see it all clearly. This kind of garden bed is ideal for renters or urban folk with lots of concrete and little … [Read more...] about Raised Bed Garden Design for Movable Gardens
So what really happens when you use night lights in your garden? Most of us know the majority of plant pollination by either the wind or by insects. What you may not have considered is that there are two basic kinds of insects responsible for … [Read more...] about What Happens When You Use Night Lights In Your Garden?