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gardener

You do not need expensive tools or courses to be a gardener- all you need is the right tool and the right pathway. In this article, I will teach you how to turn your backyard into your little haven. You will see how easy it is and fall in love with the practice. Step-by-step to turn your backyard into a garden;  1. Climate Zone The perfect equation for a thriving garden is to put the right plant in the right place at the right time. That’s why you need to understand your climate to decide what to grow (this is our next step). Which plant is suited to be planted in which season? There are different plant maps that you can use online, and if you live in a popular state, there should be a map for your state, which will make your life easier. Once you are set up…

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mulch

There are various gardening secrets that you should know, and one of them is mulch. It is not as fancy as you may think, but it is very powerful and can be the change in your garden. It does not matter if you are planning a vegetable or a flower garden; mulch will help you in any circumstances. Mulch: What’s the Point? What are the advantages of mulch in the landscape? Weeds are suppressed, and weeds that do develop are easy to pull. It reduces water evaporation from the soil, allowing you to water less frequently. It protects the soil from temperature extremes. This preserves shallow-rooted plants and coddled crops when summer heats up in frigid climates. During downpours, it prevents soil compaction. Happy, healthy plant roots grow in loose, uncompacted soil. It helps to decrease soil erosion by slowing stormwater discharge. Because there is less drainage, the planting beds…

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january

January- the month of new beginnings. You will have twelve months of gardening ahead, and you will want to use it well. As January is mostly winter, it is a calm season for gardeners. All you will have to do in January is make sure everything is trimmed and neat. You want your garden ready for the next season. Let us discover what you can do in your garden in January… What To Sow  In Greenhouses Or Indoors Snapdragons Pelargonium Celery Spinach Spring Onions Under Cloches Strawberry Outdoors Blueberries Raspberry canes You can research these plants to know when to plant them and what special needs to provide for them to flourish. What To Be Done In Your Gardening It is a new year, and you are very determined, put that determination to good use by washing your unused pots and cleaning the greenhouse. This is the less attractive part…

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Are you trying to determine whether mulch, pine straw, or rock are best for your landscaped flowerbeds? Organic mulch made from bark or shredded wood is an excellent option. Everyone loves fresh mulch in their landscaping beds, as it gives a fresh look and makes your landscape look brand new. Many don’t realize that mulch (and other ground covers) actually provides a lot of benefits beyond the visual appeal. Let’s check them out! But What is Mulching? Mulching is one of the best things you can do for your garden. It involves placing a protective barrier (mulch) around your plants and on your bare soil. This protective barrier can be made from various decomposing organic materials, including bark or wood chips (from diverse tree species), pine needles, straw, and cocoa bean shells, or non-decomposable inorganic materials such as black plastic, landscaping fabric, recycled tires, pebbles, and river rocks. Gardens come in…

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Like many Canadians, you probably take pride in having an attractive lawn. A green and healthy lawn is easy to achieve with a bit of work. A little effort now will save you a lot of effort later because healthy lawns are less vulnerable to pests, weeds, drought and other problems. Follow these simple steps and you will have green, healthy grass in no time. Mow High Cut your grass to around 6 to 8 centimeters (2.5 to 3 inches) high. Keeping your grass on the tall side helps shade soil, prevents weed germination, encourages deeper root growth and allows for better rainfall absorption and filteration. Water Deeply Water your lawn deeply but not too often to promote the growth of deep roots. Apply about 2.5 centimeters (1 inch) of water only when needed. It usually is no more than once a week. Place a small pet food or tuna…

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