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landscaping ideas on the front yard

 Look for landscaping ideas in the front yard Real estate agents claim that landscape designs on the front yard will add value to your home. In terms of sales, they enhance the curb appeal of the home by beautifying the home. They are a great way to focus on the important architectural structures of the home. These include garden beds, arches, entrances, driveways, and windows. Does this mean you have to wait until your house is put up for 'sale' before maintaining your front lawn? No way! Despite your real estate plans I truly believe that a few front yard landscaping ideas are a great gardening project. They give you the opportunity to take a break from your backyard gardening to pursue another side of gardening. You can create a focal point with a water feature or some small trees or design the front yard garden to increase the curb attraction even in the small front yard. Many do not know where to start. 1. Medieval charm Technically, this film does not show the

How and what to plant under a tree

what to plant under a tree You are not stupid enough to want to set up a garden under a mature tree. It is natural for a gardener to close his eyes and turn the hard earth, rare weeds, and bud roots into a shady corner with hostas, astilps, and jack-in-the-pulpits. Nature is good when it comes to gardening. As with many endeavors, there is a right and wrong way to set up a garden under a tree. My training as a professional horticulturist has taught me that when planting under mature trees care is needed not to damage their roots. I also know that the plants I choose have to deal with dry soil, shade, root competition, and ever-changing humidity and light conditions. Look for plants that work well with dry shade. Even if you are not a horticulturist, knowing the root system and cultural needs of the tree will allow you to create a garden with new plants and trees. See Tips for Planting. Meet the needs of your tree first Not all trees are created equal. Each one needs specifi

6 Perennial Climbing Plants to Train

 Best Evergreen Climbers - 10 Perennial Climbing Plants to Train Whether you are redesigning your backyard or want to introduce some screening for privacy or shade, adding green climbers is a must. Ideal for digging and closing walls, fences, and trusses - extending the boundaries of your garden year-round, green climbers can add much-needed color, texture, and shelter to wildlife if trained on pergolas and arches. The best evergreen climbers These are perennial climbers among the best climbing plants you can walk on. 1. The best green climber for shade Hedera colchica 'Sulfur Heart' AGM - The pride of the paddy is an excellent Persian ivy with large heart-shaped green leaves sprinkled with lime and gold. It can be used to decorate walls or to make floor coverings, and if you are looking for garden shade ideas it is perfect because it will wear thicker than any truss. 2. The best green climber for pots Sollya heterophylla - The Bluebell Creeper is an Australian clim

Tomato catfishing

 Tomato catfishing: how to diagnose, treat and prevent it One of the deepest pleasures of home-grown tomatoes is that we can grow a wide variety of tomatoes with unique colors, flavors, shapes, and sizes. We are no longer limited to the mostly bland, spherical, red toms found in the store. We can explore many types of colors from bright yellow to deep purple from small to large. But, once in a while, we grow a tomato that has turned from unique to ugly. What happened? This may be the case when the cat encounters the tomato. Let’s find out exactly what it is and how to avoid this false tomato phenomenon. What is CatFacing? Catfaced is different from some fruit and flower problems that tomatoes face. If the tomato ripens with deep indentations, rough scars, blisters, random ripening, and sometimes limited areas it is called cat face. The reasons the cat faces are still a mystery. This is not the end of the world, it only affects some tomatoes in general. But it is often found

10 Showy Red Flowers

 Beautiful houseplants with spectacular red flowers Here are the 10 best beautiful red perennial flowers collected to help you find ideas that will attract attention in your home. The ones that are sure to add serious visual interest to your indoor living space. From bright flowers like chenille to dramatic shaped-heart like flamingo lilies and beautiful daisies, each of these red flowers is easy to buy and grow at the plant store. If you want something bigger and brighter or are looking to use small flowers as accents, there is something for you. Red flowers are an eye-catching color that adds energy, vitality, and brightness to your home as well as a passion for working well with other interiors. It is a very attractive color that will attract the attention of everyone in or around your home. Each type of flower will vary in shape and shade, so there are plenty of varieties for you to choose from to make every corner of your home look special. With this guide, we will giv

tips to do raised bed gardening Amanda Shiffler Contributing Writer

 6 Essential Tips for Setting Up a Bed Garden Raised bed gardening has become popular over the past decade or so. An elevated garden bed is, in essence, a large planting box used for gardening instead of the traditional method of sowing plants directly into the ground. Raised beds, or "garden boxes", add an aesthetic appeal to the landscape, while at the same time providing many benefits such as facilitating gardening, better weed and pest control, creating a longer growing season, and creating greater heights. Yield. If you are playing with the idea of ​​trying out raised bed gardens or already using them, check out these great tips to make your gardening even more successful! 1. Build with lightweight materials When you start planning raised garden beds, the materials used to build them are important. If possible, stay away from heavy logs, railway ties, and cement blocks. Instead, stick to thin wooden planks because they will be lighter. The beds are still heav

6 Secrets of Growing Zucchini

 6 Secrets of Growing Zucchini for Your Biggest Harvest This Summer If there’s one vegetable that everyone jokes about eating too much, it’s zucchini. But what happens if you feel like you're doing everything right, and you're not getting an abundance of those crisp, green summer squashes? Believe it or not, it can sometimes take a little extra effort to get this popular cucurbit. But once you know the tips and tricks for growing tons of zucchini, you will be sending them to your neighbors in no time. In this article, we are going to look at some of the things you can do to get your biggest zucchini harvest. The secrets of plenty of zucchini go from spring to the first frost. 1. Start them correctly One of the best things you can do for your zucchini is to make sure they get a solid and healthy start. The easiest way to do this is to add a mulch full of two mulches of manure and worm molds to the soil where you plan to plant your seed or your alternative. Mix compos

5 Common Container Garden Mistakes

Container Garden Mistakes You Make Container gardening can be a rewarding endeavor as it allows you to make the most of all the space available to you. A container garden can be indoor, in a greenhouse, or polythene under the lid or outdoors. Well-designed and managed container gardens can provide plenty of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. From fruit trees to tiny herbaceous plants in small pots, you can grow almost anything you can grow in the ground in a container garden. Container gardens can, of course, expand the range of plants you can grow where you live. Containers can be filled with different pH in the growing medium or moved inside or under the lid in cold weather. But even though you can grow a large number of plants in a container garden, there are many things that can go wrong. Here are 5 mistakes you can make to help you avoid common problems: 1. Selecting containers made from the wrong materials The first thing that is usually overlooked is what the co

get rid of backyard mushrooms

 How to get rid of backyard mushrooms Although mushrooms do not negatively affect the health of your yard, they can affect its aesthetic beauty and can be poisonous to pets and people. The best way to get rid of backyard fungus is to change the conditions that stimulate growth, such as moisture, shady areas, and much organic matter in the yard. When the fungus first appears, control the spread of spores to other parts of the yard. Pluck the mushrooms by hand or scissors and then add nitrogen, vinegar, or dish soap to the growing areas to prevent further growth. Also, prevent the mushrooms from appearing too often by starving them to death by removing excess organic matter from the backyard. Doing so will improve ventilation, soil drainage, soil compaction, and less irrigation in the yard. Also, remove objects that create shade to enhance sunlight; Extra sunlight helps keep mushrooms in check. 5 Ways to Get Rid of Backyard Mushrooms We have come up with some ways to get rid

Cabbage worm identification and organic control

 Cabbage worm  Imported cabbage worms can wreak havoc on the vegetable garden, especially collards, cabbage, radish, kohlrabi, rutabaga, mustard greens, broccoli, and other members of the broccoli family. If left untreated, they can consume the leaves, stems, and even flower buds of all members of this plant family. Fortunately, controlling the cabbage worm is not difficult if you arm yourself with the information you need to deal with these common garden pests. What is the cabbage worm? Called the technically imported cabbageworm, this pest is native to Europe. It is now found throughout much of North America, and its rapid life cycle produces several generations per year. Adult cabbageworm butterflies (they are not moths) are also called cabbage white or small white. They are common in backyards and gardens in the summer, including mine. White butterflies have a wingspan of one to one and a half inches. Females have two black spots on each front wing. There is only one pl

6 Houseplant Watering Hacks

 Home Plant Watering Hacks That Every Indoor Gardener Should Know Watering is one of the most (if not the most) important tasks in houseplant care. Unfortunately, many new home gardeners (and often experienced ones) misunderstand this. Whether it is underwater, over-watering, or using the wrong water, there are some issues that can cause some serious damage to your plants. 1. Use self-irrigating plants The phrase ‘self-irrigator’ may seem like a thing of the future, but they are actually more common than you think. Self-irrigating cultivators use a number of processes, usually capillary action or wicking, to add water when the soil begins to dry out. Instead of letting the plant sit in the water, the soil absorbs moisture only when it needs it, keeping it evenly moist and not overheating. This helps to avoid many plant problems such as yellow or brown leaves, root rot, and stunted growth. In addition, watering the plants themselves effectively, completely eliminates a whole

7 fruit trees that grow in cold climates

fruit trees that grow in cold climates The cold weather can be harsh on many fruit trees and shrubs, resulting in reduced yields due to winter damage. But living in cold weather does not mean that you do not have the opportunity to harvest your favorite fruit. There are plenty of fruit trees suitable for cold climates. Trees need cool climates to bear fruit, so they are best suited for colder climates. We hope you find the list of 7 fruit trees that thrive in cool weather. If you live in a cold climate, they are the best plants for you. They are very cool, regardless of low temperatures, and will give you a fresh harvest even in the colder months. Not only are all the vegetables here suitable for cold climates, but they also give you the best taste. Spend your time checking them out with us! 1 apricot Apricot fruits tolerate frost on winter days. The plant produces a large number of fruits from the fourth year of growth. 2 Peach Peaches thrive in slightly acid soils and pre

tomatoes Use these 8 tips to grow them at home

 Stop buying tomatoes. Use these 8 tips to grow them at home Tomatoes in the store are expensive. Fresh tomatoes can cost up to $ 2 per pound. It does not include all the tomato products you buy every year, such as pizza sauce, sliced ​​tomatoes, and ketchup. If you save your money every year and grow your own tomatoes, you can easily make all of those products at home. Home-grown tomatoes are also healthy for you. Most tomatoes in stores are grown with pesticides. They are often picked before they are ripe and taken thousands of miles home. There is nothing comparable to eating tomatoes straight from your garden. The taste will explode in your mouth - nothing like what you buy at the grocery store! These eight tips make growing tomatoes at home a breeze. 1. Do not walk them too close There should be enough space for the tomatoes so they have good air circulation. How much space is enough? If you can sit in a lawn chair between your tomato cages, Survival at Home says your

cucumber growing tips

 Cucumber soil quality Fertilizing and mulching What kind of soil do cucumbers like to grow? A loose, sandy clay is their best choice. But you have to remember that their roots grow deep. With numerous branching roots around the two-foot zone, their single root can extend three to four feet below the soil surface. So, underground, they take up a lot of space. Now, your brain may be hard at work trying to figure out if cucumbers can grow in your rock or clay soil. The short answer is yes, of course, you can. Cucumbers may surprise you with higher yields in clay soils, however, they will produce the earlier crops in sandy soil (the ground heats up faster). Depending on the pH, it is best to plant cucumbers in soils with a pH of 5.5 to 7.0. If you do not know the pH of your soil, do a soil test. This way you can learn a lot about your garden. The best way to fertilize your cucumbers: Now, we have found that cucumbers can thrive in all types of soil, and they can not survive wi

How to make the right potting soil

Make the right potting soil Potting soil is never enough for you and it can actually affect your wallet. But did you know that you can make your own clay pot? Make your own DIY earthenware pot at home, avoiding all the hassle and travel of going to a home improvement store. This is great for your plants and great for your bank account. Why potted plants and pot gardens need potting soil. "Why can't I use earthen pots in the ground?" This is the first question I ask about pot plants. There are a lot of nonsensical reasons for using garden soil in your pots. Garden soil is often rich in clay, sand, insects, bacteria, mold, and mildew. All of these are not friendly to plants trying to grow in an artificial environment. When plants grow outdoors in nature, they will naturally grow in areas with soil, light, and water to suit their needs. If the plants do not find the water or nutrients they need, they can search for it and dig their roots deep into the ground. Whe