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12 Tips For Easier Gardening

Keeping a garden can be a lot of work, but there are ways to make tasks easier to do. We present to you these 11 tips which we hope will make taking care of the garden much more easier for you. 1. Sit on a low stool when you need to work low. If you can, get one with a waterproof, cushioned seat so you’ll be more comfortable as you do your chores. Use a kneeling pad or cushion if

How to Grow Sunflowers

Sunflowers brighten up any garden and bring sunshine to any room, and it’s easy to see why gardeners love them – they are easy to grow and are quite resilient too! If you plan to take advantage of the last few weeks of summer to grow a patch of these cheerful and hardy flowers, here’s an easy guide for you to follow. Sunflowers grow best in locations with full sun. They do fine in soils that are slightly acidic to somewhat

25 Things To Do This June

June marks the start of the warm summer months and with it comes some garden work that needs to be done. Here are 25 things to do in the garden for the month of June. 1. Plant a summer hanging basket. 2. Plant summer containers and move them out to their final spots. 3. Plant your summer bedding plants. 4. Plant out your summer cabbages, kale, brussel sprouts, and cauliflower. 5. Plant out your pumpkins, courgettes and squashes, tomatoes, melons

Birds: Bane or Boon?

Some gardeners dislike birds coming into their front lawns and backyards. They claim that birds destroy flowers, eat fruit, and generally make a nuisance of themselves. However, what these gardeners fail to see is that birds can be beneficial for the garden, especially when it comes to natural pest control. Most backyard birds eat a combination of seeds, berries, and insects. But in late spring and early summer, birds are busy filling the mouths of their hatchlings, who like nothing

Fertilizing Spring Bulbs

Bulbs are some of the easiest plants to grow because they are pretty self-sufficient – just plant them properly and water them well and you are pretty much set! However, like most plants they can also use a helping hand, so a little fertilizer should do wonders. Here are our top tips for fertilizing spring bulbs. Don’t use bonemeal to fertilize bulbs. They are not as nutritious as other types of fertilizers, and also have the undesirable side effect of attracting

How to Propagate Guava

Guava is a pulpy, sweet, and juicy fruit that is high in vitamin C and fiber, and helps prevent cancer and diabetes. While the simplest way of propagating guava trees is from seed, agriculturists agree that guava trees grown from seed rarely retain all the desirable characteristics of the parent plant. As a result, alternative methods such as root cuttings and budding are recommended. The use of root suckers is probably the oldest method of asexually propagating guava.  Root suckers are

12 Ways To Get Your Garden Spring Ready

Winter is saying its goodbyes, and spring is moving in. Get your garden spring ready in no time with these 12 tips. 1. Prepare your flower beds. Clear it of weeds and rake the bed’s surface till the soil becomes fine and crumbly before proceeding to sow seeds or start planting. 2. Plant your forced-bloomed spring bulbs. Bring the bulbs you forced-bloomed indoors during winter and plant them outdoors. 3. Check your soil’s pH. If it isn’t at the right

Early Spring Gardening Tips

Spring is here, and it’s time to put all those plans you made in the winter into action. But there are just so many things to do – where do you even get started? Before you get a little too overwhelmed by your to-do list, here are five things you can get started on with spring gardening. Inspect your pole pruner before using  Before getting any work done in the garden, inspect the head of the pruner and the cord.

Getting your Garden Ready for Spring

If there’s one season gardeners look forward to, it’s spring and the promise it brings. It signifies a clean slate, a renewed garden, and so much potential for the year ahead. After being cooped up all winter, you’re probably excited to slip into your gardening boots and wave that trowel around, but before you start digging, consider the following reminders to get the most out of your garden. Do a general clean up Before you get started with actual gardening,