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Fall for the Prettiest Spring Yard

 Here's what to plant in the fall for a beautiful spring yard After a steamy summer, the cool air temperatures of autumn are easy for both plants and gardeners, but the soil is still warm enough for the roots to grow until the ground is frozen. Autumn rains are usually abundant, but it is easier to water the plants deeper if it does not rain at least an inch a week. Pests and disease problems will also disappear in the fall. In addition, the late season is often the time to bargain at garden centers, where they try to finally sell their inventory before winter. Look for deals on spring-flowering bulbs, perennials, trees, and shrubs that can all be planted in the fall, until your area is affected by severe frosts. Don’t forget your lawn; Cold season lawn can be sown this year as well. Get these plants in the ground in the fall and they will give you beautiful color in the spring. 1. Spring bulbs All spring-blooming bulbs, such as tulips and hyacinths, need winter to bloo


 Improving your garden with organic soil products By using organic soil corrections, you can turn poor garden soil into a nutritious paradise. What does "soil correction" mean? What are some major soil corrections? Here is a brief overview of some of the best fixes for your garden! What nutrients do plants need? Like humans, plants need a wide range of nutrients to grow healthy and strong. Soil corrections contain different amounts of these nutrients and you can make additional use of your garden soil if malnutrition is found. The essential plant nutrients are as follows: Primary nutrients: Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium (K). Apart from carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, these are the nutrients that plants use the most. These nutrients help the plant's vital functions such as leaf, fruit, root, and flower growth and disease protection. Learn more about the importance of N-P-K. Secondary nutrients: Magnesium (Mg), Calcium (Ca), and Sulfur (S). These n

Winter Gardening Tips to Tackle in the Off Season

 Winter Gardening Tips to Cope With the Off-Season As winter goes on, interested gardeners become more interested in growing. Even if you can’t dig your hoe into the soil yet, then you can do a lot now to thank yourself. While you wait for the hot weather to subside, try these simple winter gardening tips. Winter weed control The occasional warm winter day provides the perfect opportunity for winter weed control. Removing a few weeds right now will save your garden (and your back!) From pulling hundreds of babies as you prepare your garden for spring. The optimal time to remove winter weeds is the beginning of winter before small seeds are frozen and spread by frost, pests, and wind. Simply roll your hands and carefully dig the weeds using hand tools. Get as much plant as possible without spreading the seeds to your garden. Covering your land well during the winter months can also encourage annual weeding. Maintaining a thick lawn and mulching your bare garden areas is a si

Orchid maintenance: water, lighting, reuse and more part-2

Orchids Maintenance In their own habitat, orchids grow like weeds, but they are susceptible to house disease as houseplants. For best results, provide the conditions they want. Some species have individual preferences, but all need light, air, water, food, rest, and, from time to time, a new pot to thrive. Orchid flowers Of course, orchids are famous for their beautiful flowers, which will last forever. However, jasmines will choose to bloom. Here are answers to some common orchid flower questions: How Often Do Orchids Bloom? It depends on the type of orchid. Phalaenopsis orchids bloom every few months, other varieties only once or twice a year. How Long Do Orchid Flowers Last? Depending on the species, orchid flowers can last from several days to several weeks. Usually, orchids are kept in a cool place, watered enough, and they will last a long time if not pressed. When should I cut the flower spike?   Once the flowers wither and the stem begins to fall off (called a "

Orchid maintenance: water, lighting, reuse and more part-1

 Growing Orchids Unlike orchids: they are breathtakingly beautiful, delicate, long-flowering, long-lived, attractive in scent and shape and very diverse. Some pleasures in the garden that surpass the thrill of watching orchids thrive. Here's everything you need to know about growing orchids - and we'll list the most common orchid varieties. Once rare and expensive, orchids are now sold more than any other houseplant, surpassing African violets, chrysanthemums and poinsettias. This is because modern cloning techniques allow plants to produce massively, and cultivation that took seven years from seed to flowering now takes only two. About Orchids The orchid family is the largest in area of ​​flowering plants: more than 25,000 species grow naturally on every continent except Antarctica. The largest concentrations of orchid species are found in the tropics of the world, namely Asia and Central and South America. In most parts of North America, orchids should be grown in

5 tips to pick the right pumpkin

 pick the right pumpkin Choose the best pumpkin to carve this Halloween! One of the many traditions is picking pumpkins for Halloween! Here are 5 tips for picking the perfect pumpkin for carving. Picking up a pumpkin to carve Whether you visit the pumpkin or the production department, finding the "perfect" pumpkin is always fun. Here are 5 simple tips for choosing a winner! Look at the deep orange pumpkin. Tap the pumpkin and check that it is plain (so ripe). Make sure the base of the pumpkin is not too soft and smooth! Also, the bottom should be flat so it doesn’t roll. Check that the shaft is firm and secure. Never pick a pumpkin from a stalk! It can break down, which leads to rapid decay. Except for the injured pumpkin, look for a smooth surface if you are carving. It will be so much easier! Harvesting your own pump Are you growing your own pumpkins this year? Learn how and when to harvest them properly: Your best bet is to harvest the pumpkins when they are ri

Plants that attract Ladybugs

attract Ladybugs Some types of female beetles produce several generations in a year, while others produce only one. If your garden does not provide enough insects to feed them, they will fly away in search of better food sources. Since the larvae still cannot fly, they will eat as much as they can until they are sticky. To keep them there as much as possible, do not use pesticides. Other than killing the female beetles directly, if you kill their food source, they have no reason to stay. Instead, get used to having a balance of "good" and "bad" pests in your garden. As long as things are under control you can all live together peacefully. So don’t be afraid when you see prehistoric creatures on your plants. The ugly baby ladybug is definitely one of the good bugs. While there are many plants that are good at painting Ladybox, here is a list of our favorite edible plants and ornamental species that will attract Ladybox to your garden: Allis: Complementary

Guide to Common Organic Garden Pesticides

 Organic Garden Pesticides Related Post - Garden Ideas  It would be nice if the garden didn’t need pesticides, but problems do occur. If left unattended, pests can destroy leaves, flowers, and fruits and spread diseases quickly. When a problem is severe enough to require control, first achieve the least toxic option. Whether it is the removal of pests by hand or the use of the organic pesticide mentioned here. Remember, a pesticide is organic so it does no harm. Always follow label directions and remember not to overdo it even with organic ingredients. Take care of your garden carefully and try to find problems in advance. If you practice good integrated pest management with a wide range of plants, good growing conditions, birds, and natural predators such as beneficial insects and healthy soil, you will not have to reach for frequent sprays. Insecticide soap Ingredients Application: Insecticide soap should be in direct contact with the pest. Once dry it will no longer wor

How to Attract Ladybugs

 Attract Ladybugs Early gardeners may be surprised to learn that not all beetles are pests. There is a type of beetle that benefits the garden because it eats some bugs called insects. This beetle is commonly referred to as the "Ladybug", also known as the "Ladybird beetle" or "female beetle". Garden Related - Garden Tips  There is more than one type of ladybug. Hypotamia convergence is native to North America. The Asian Ladybug (Harmonia oxyridis) is commonly found in North America, but it is an introduced species. Native plant enthusiasts in North America like to own their beneficial insects and, in general, want to attract Hippodamia combinations to their yard; It is in this race that we are concerned here. But other types of  Ladybug  include: Cosinella septembangtata: Ladybug with seven points is native to Eurasia. It is very popular for eating aphids and scale insects. Goliomezilla maculata: It is called a ladybug with pink spots becaus

5 Ways to Landscape with Ornamental Grass

 Landscape with Ornamental Grass Ornamental grasses look simple and beautiful but can make a bold impact on your landscape. From their decorative properties to practical applications, these low-maintenance plants will keep you happy for many years to come. Try one of these five ways to use grass in your yard. 1. Wall the Line The use of grass to line up a walkway creates a beautiful path for visitors to progress. They also act as a gentle transition point between the hard edges of the stone and the adjacent planting beds and preserve the natural look. 2. Hard containers The lawn will attract in containers just like it does in your yard. For maximum play, arrange tall grass with short flowers and a leafy ivy or goliath. Three plant species (green) thumbs per container is a good rule of thumb, but you can use less for a symmetrical look like the pots shown here. 3. No slippery slopes One of the most effective uses of grasses is to prevent soil erosion, especially in mountaino

3 Tomato Plant Problems and How to Prevent Them

 3 Tomato Plant Problems Most gardeners face some problems when growing tomatoes. They can be sensitive to water, sun, and soil, which means a healthy crop depends on the weather and other conditions beyond your control. However, when problems arise, knowing what you are dealing with will increase your success in growing tomatoes. We can prevent them before they start but do not despair, you can take action to fix these common tomato problems as the plants grow. The juicy, bitter, whole taste of the first ripe tomato is always worth a try. Tomatoes turn soft and black (flower and final rot) The flower eventually rot Flower final rot is not a disease and is often the result of calcium deficiency caused by irregular irrigation and fluctuations in water levels. It may be tempting to try to fix this problem with supplements and fertilizers, but your first step is to fix the base moisture problem Plants rely on water to carry nutrients such as calcium from the roots throughout t

Understanding Understanding Basic Lawn Care Tools

 Basic Lawn Care Tools Unless you hire a lawn service to take care of your weekly lawn maintenance work, every homeowner will rely on a few important tools to take care of a lawn. Some of these tools should be used frequently, you should own them, and others can be rented from time to time as needed. At one time, the most powerful tools for lawn maintenance used two-stroke gasoline engines, a technology that allowed users to mix oil with gasoline to power engines. Although two-stroke engines are still in use, homeowners are increasingly leaning towards shaft or battery-powered hand-operated or electric tools. Battery technology has become increasingly efficient, and many homeowners no longer need any kind of gas-powered lawnmower. Many manufacturers offer systems that allow batteries to be transferred from tool to tool. For example, the same batteries can run garden maintenance tools such as a leaf blower, an edge, a string trimmer, and hedge trimmers, and small pruning she