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Perfect Tips To Use Leftover Garden Supplies

garden-suppliesIt is quite probable that you have some leftover garden supplies in your garden shed or garage and may like to use that this spring in your garden. As the spring planting season is running near you should give an attention to some very useful tips to deal with the leftover gardening supplies.

Get rid of the old seeds if they appear dried out or have mold or fungus. Otherwise, these may be planted regardless of the date on the seed packet. If they don’t germinate in a week or 10 days, then sow newly bought seeds. You haven’t lost much in trying old seeds. Read the rest of this entry

Top 10 Frost Protection Tips For Your Plants

Temperatures during winter nights frequently drops below freezing several times a year. For the vineyard owners there are expensive ways to deal with this frost and they install expensive wind machines or overhead sprinkling systems to protect their valuable crops. For the home gardeners those expensive plant protections would not be an option.

For all the home gardeners the easiest and most practical method of frost-protection is to select and grow cold-tolerant plants in your garden.  here are top ten frost-protection methods for your help;

  1. Choose the site for frost-tender plants carefully. Know better about the microclimates in your area as well as your garden. Avoid low areas where pockets of cold air collect and open ground exposed to wind. Most probably the warmest place in your garden would like be a wind-facing wall with an overhang.
  2. Monitor irrigation carefully. Water-stressed plants are much more susceptible to frost damage. Moist soil holds heat better than dry soil. Give plants a little more water a day or so before frost is expected and then again after frost has hit.
  3. Resisting fertilizing during such times will help not to stimulate new growth. Tender young shoots are easily damaged by frost. Start your feeding program after the last frost in spring and stop in late summer.
  4. Pruning also stimulates growth. You must avoid pruning frost-tender plants in fall or winter to prevent new growth from emerging. Because of the prevalence of succulent young growth and flower buds, late spring frosts can be the most damaging. Read the rest of this entry

Buying Garden Tools and Equipment

With a little serious efforts in  the Fall you’ll likely find the best deals of the year on all types of gardening  tools, equipment and other supplies – with the possible exception of snow  blowers, chain saws, and snow shovels.

This time of the year is perfect for hunting for  used lawn mowers, weed trimmers, and other lawn and garden equipment, since many  people dump their used equipment at thrift stores, flea markets and yard sales  at the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry

After the recession, the decision is not only based on how much a certain garden furniture or tool costs but also, for how long it can be used. This is not only important from the perspective of any garden section portfolio .

A slow, but stabile change can be noticed in the turnover of the gardening products. Not only did the decrease experienced in certain areas stop, but increase started in other areas. Customers are seemingly looking for offers with good price-value ratio: both the turnover of the least expensive items and those of higher price and reliable quality are increasing. A growing number of people say “I cannot afford to buy cheap products.”

Naturally, there are significant differences within the assortment of many thousands of different gardening items. The turnover of pleasure gardens has started to increase already and has shown an on-going demand for monocarp and balcony plants, bushes and evergreens. What’s more, the turnover of rhododendrons, for example, has tripled since then. Read the rest of this entry

The essential gardening tools include digging forks for digging out all the root crops , hand clippers (scissors) and harvesting knives for cutting all the greens.Japanese knives and putty knives for weeding are also very useful community gardening tools.  Hand trowels for transplanting; big salad spinners for drying greens; pitch forks and shovels for making compost and lots of love, patience and acceptance around the weather that mother nature sends our way are some of the really essential community gardening tools and elements.Even if you are taking care of a small garden in your backyard, there are a few essential gardening tools that you still need to have:

  1. A shovel to dig holes, move piles of debris, place compost in the right place, get leaves into the wheelbarrow and turn soil. It is an indispensable tool for beginning and season gardeners alike! Read the rest of this entry

From creating a flower border in the back garden to working on a large scale building project, buying landscape materials in bulk quantities can save a great deal of time, effort and money.

Buying in bulk is cost effective and efficient for almost any gardener.If you have all the materials you need for your project right from the beginning, you will get the job done much quicker and cut out the inconvenience of trips backwards and forwards with small bags.

garden stores and garden centers now days offer a range of services that have appealed to gardeners for years, offering a wide range of quality products alongside expert advice and assistance to help customers complete their garden projects. Read the rest of this entry

Perfect Aquaponic Gardening Tips

What do discarded bathtubs, spent IBC Tote shipping containers, and recycled plastic storage barrels have in common?

They can all be easily converted into inexpensive backyard aquaponic food growing systems with the help of now avaialable specific Aquaponic Gardening Kits. 

Aquaponics is a unique, synergistic growing technique in which fish and plants are grown together. The fish waste feeds the plants using organic hydroponic techniques. The plants, in turn, clean and filter the water that returns to the fish environment.

Aquaponic gardening needs less than 10% of the water used by traditional soil based growing methods and sustainably produces food that is 100% organic, with no worries about pesticides or mercury. The system waters and fertilizes itself, is free of weeds, and can be set up at waist height, thereby eliminating most of the mundane chores and back pain associated with conventional gardening.

Making large items headed for the trash heap into fish and vegetable producing systems is not only a unique way to produce food, but also helps us reduce our overall burden on the planet. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) estimates that in the U.S., the waste coming from construction and demolition debris accounts for 20% of all landfill waste.

What if some portion of this could be used to grow food? “The best sustainable design transforms waste into exciting new products.” states Sylvia Bernstein, President of The Aquaponic Source. “With these systems you are doing that twice. First, by reusing discarded tubs and containers and second by naturally converting fish waste into the organic fertilizer needed to grow spectacular plants, all through aquaponics.”

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