Category: Gardening Basics

  • Enhance Your Outdoor Space with 30 Ingenious Garden Trellis Concepts

    Enhance Your Outdoor Space with 30 Ingenious Garden Trellis Concepts

    Are you a gardener or planning to plant some ivy? A trellis is an excellent way to direct plants in a specific direction and add personality to any outdoor space. This trellis can be used to accent a room or as a privacy screening. It is also an easy project for anyone to do. Are…

  • 12 Must-Do Spring Cleaning Chores for Your Garden

    12 Must-Do Spring Cleaning Chores for Your Garden

    You’ll probably be in your garden as soon as the weather warms up. It’s fine to clean up branches and other debris. However, you should wait until the soil has dried enough for it not to be able form a ball when in your hands before compacting and walking on it. Don’t delay too much…

  • Harnessing Strawberry Runners: Maximizing Your Strawberry Yield

    Harnessing Strawberry Runners: Maximizing Your Strawberry Yield

    Strawberry plants are perennials with fruit that produce fruit a year to two after they have been planted. Strawberry plants will produce runners as they mature. These are long stems that look like strings and have small nodes. This allows the plant to reproduce itself. These nodes are basically clones that create new plants. A…

  • Organic Gardening 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Started Organically

    Organic Gardening 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Started Organically

    Growing food without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers is not organic gardening. It’s a holistic, comprehensive approach to gardening that supports and maintains a healthy ecosystem, including biodiversity, in your yard and beyond. Here are some steps to help you garden organically, whether you’re a new gardener or you want to switch from conventional methods of…

  • 25 Creative Garden Edging Ideas to Beautify Your Yard on a Budget

    25 Creative Garden Edging Ideas to Beautify Your Yard on a Budget

    The garden edging is a great way to add a statement to your yard. You can get the same look with these inexpensive garden edging options, no matter your budget. You can save more money by doing this project yourself. This is a good project for beginners.The garden edging can be made from a wide…

  • Chaos Gardening Unveiled: A Comprehensive Guide to Embrace the Carefree Method

    Chaos Gardening Unveiled: A Comprehensive Guide to Embrace the Carefree Method

    Anyone can use chaos gardening to make the most of leftover seeds. You don’t need to plant seeds in rows or plan landscapes. Instead, mix your old seeds together and try them out. Chaos gardening is completely unplanned, unlike companion planting where certain crops are planted close together to promote better growth. This gardening trend…

  • Mulch Calculator: Determining the Ideal Amount of Mulch for Your Needs

    Mulch Calculator: Determining the Ideal Amount of Mulch for Your Needs

    Estimate how much mulch to purchase for your next gardening project. You can do it by following these simple steps: Choose the form of your project.Enter the dimensions of the space in feet, inches, or meters and centimeters.Choose the depth of mulch you desire from the drop-down menu.How to mash more than one area at…

  • Irises Care Guide: Knowing When to Cut Them Back

    Irises Care Guide: Knowing When to Cut Them Back

    Irises are available in many colors and forms. They have large, colorful blooms which make them a popular plant in gardens around the world. These perennial spring-blooming rhizomes are easy to care for and grow, but they do need to be pruned annually to stay healthy.Why you should cut back irisesFor several reasons, it is…

  • Soil vs. Dirt: Unraveling the Distinctions

    Soil vs. Dirt: Unraveling the Distinctions

    The difference between soil and dirt may seem pedantic. It’s a dirty little secret that farmers and gardeners have successfully grown plants for centuries in soil they incorrectly called “dirt.” The terminology may have been wrong, but the final product was right. To learn, however, it is helpful to make such distinctions. Learn about the…

  • Unlocking the Power of Cross-Pollination: The Significance for Your Garden

    Unlocking the Power of Cross-Pollination: The Significance for Your Garden

    Hybrids are created when you plant a seed that you have saved and grow a fruit, vegetable or flower that is completely different from the original seed. Cross-pollination is a method of fertilizing the flower on the original seed by another species. What is cross pollination?Pollen from one flower can reach the pistils in another.…