Category: Garden

Welcome to Autumn

The tree leaves, although still changing color here, are starting to drop. They go in stages. Most noticeable are the maples as they seem to go overnight. The oaks, that are most abundant in this area, go more slowly. Many do not lose all of their leaves over the fall but wait for spring and …

Types of Injuries to Trees in the Winter

Temperature fluctuations – once temperatures begin a steady decline in winter, trees start to acclimate. However, if there is a sudden hard freeze, plants can be greatly stressed if they are not fully acclimated. Woody plants in particular can be damaged in times of rapid temperature drops followed by periods of mild weather. The main …

Summer Trends in Garden Furniture

Wooden Patio Fitments In comparison with interior wooden fittings, courtyard has its own wooden furniture requisite. One can offer a range of options to its customers from high end to mid-range and low price fixtures. Majority of the wooden patio fitments are expensive in nature. They are high maintenance but some are resistant to swelling …

Wintering Water Lilies

Procedure to Winterize Ideally the process of storing starts much before winter arrives, irrespective of you growing tropical water lilies. During late summer, stop pollinating this plant, this will send an indication to your plants that it’s time to be ready for winters. You will be able to sequentially witness the following: First, the water …

Keep Potted Plants Safe in Winter

There are many challenges for your potted plants during winter: drying out, wind, sudden temperature drops and root damage, to name a few. Even hardy plants, which are acclimated to your zone, can sustain damage during the cold season. The top part of a plant may be dormant, but the roots don’t enter such a …

Growing Mint

The herb is very easy to grow and does well in cool, damp places, however Mints will also grow in the full sun quite well. The plant was first written about in English by one John Ray in the year 1696. There is something about Mint that not many people realize and that is the …

Landscape Ideas for Small Gardens

It takes just a little planning and creativity to turn it into the place of your dreams. Here are some original ideas that you can apply to a small garden space: Dining furniture – one of the best ways to spend your summer evening is to have dinner in the garden with your family or …

Gardening Without a Plan

Condo Gardening If you live in a condo or in an apartment, then your gardening might be limited to flowerpot gardening, or windowsill gardening or patio gardening. Whatever the case, you can still garden! There are ways to do this –even in apartments and even in the strictest condos. Ears open now? Private Home Gardening …

Garden Improvement

The only problem was that the shed was still cluttered inside plus there was branches growing inside from e neighbouring tree. The branch was growing right through the shed and sprouting out of the roof. There was also a lot of junk accumulating in the garden over the years, as I was like many people …

Control Coontail Moss

Let’s understand scenarios that can prevent the growth of Coontail. Reduce the Use of Fertilizer near the water body- Chemicals such as Phosphorus and nitrogen foster the growth of weeds like Coontail. Insert fish- Another effective way of curbing the growth of plant is to introduce grass carp inside the water body. These fishes eat …