Sunday, August 20, 2017 0 comments By: Jef

5 Steps To A Better Lawn And Garden

If you’re lucky enough to have a lawn with a good topsoil base, much of the hard work of keeping a lawn beautiful is already done for you. But many of us do not have this luxury, and besides, even with a good topsoil base, you still have to work hard to keep a beautiful lawn and garden.

  1. The best time to mow a lawn is when it is cool and dry. Wait for the morning dew to
    dry off and before the afternoon heat takes hold. Alternatively, late afternoon or early evening following a watering in the morning is also a good time.
  2. A hedge is a much better boundary divider than a fence. It will provide better privacy and keep pets and children in – or out. It will attract birds to its shelter, and provide a great backdrop for plants and flowers.
  3. Bring the beauty of your garden to you; plant hyacinths near walkways and doors. Their magnificent perfume will swamp the spring air and make your garden really come alive.
  4. Add your garden to non-garden items, such a lampposts, and mailboxes. Surround these items with flowers planted to take advantage of the earliest to the latest flowerings. You could have white snowdrops, purple and gold crocus, blue hyacinths, and various colored tulips. You could also surround the posts with rocks to provide added interest.
  5. Simple, but effective weed control can be achieved on your lawn by mowing often during spring. This will prevent dandelions spreading by eliminating the yellow blossoms and preventing seed formation. Mow high during late spring and early summer. This will allow grass blades to shade the ground and will help prevent crabgrass from sprouting.

Your lawn and garden should be a source of pride and beauty. You don’t need to spend lots of money on expensive fertilizers and herbicides, or fancy lawn furniture and ornaments. A little common sense and thought can go a long way to making your lawn and garden a much better place.

Friday, May 18, 2012 0 comments By: Jef

A Basic Knowledge Before Starting A Garden

If you are planning to build a garden area on your backyard, you also need to know thebasic things that are associated to it. Remember that all plant groups have the same fundamental needs of water, air and

light, but the concentration and amount of each of these elements varies very much. For examples, lichens and mosses will not survive without the dimly lit environment, moist, and cool of the forest. On the other hand, cactus flourish in incessant sun with extremely little amount of water, but it will promptly perish in a swamp.

That is why you need to know first what are the things and plants you needed before

building your very own garden. There are no rules in doing gardening but you need to determine first all the necessary things with regard to gardening. If you prefer to have a vegetable garden then you need to distinguish what are the types of vegetable you desire to plant and what are its basic needs in order to see a best result and harvest good sorts of vegetable.

Basic Gardening Hand Tools

When you are starting your garden, of course you really need to have your own tools that can help you in your gardening. One of the most known of all is the handles. There are two kinds of handle tools, short-handled tools and long-handled tools. When you say short-handled tools, these are lighter in weight and it is commonly less costly. It is also more compact to keep than the varieties of long-handled tools.

In addition, short-handled tools let you work professionally while kneeling or if you are in confined spaces. The most known short-handled tools include cultivators, garden trowels, hoes and hand clippers and pruners. On the other hand, long-handled tools normally provide greater reach and leverage, and frequently let working from a standing position. The handle of this kind of tools may be either have a D-shaped or straight hand grip on its end.
Furthermore, handles are usually made of plastic, fiber glass and wood. Sometimes the handles are made from metal. Remember that if a handle or any portion of your gardening tools get broken or damaged, it must be replaced or repaired right away. Here are some of the basic gardening hand tools that you must have before starting your garden.

Garden Hose
This is used to give an adequate amount of water to your plants. It is also used to clean items and to help in applying pesticides or fertilizers to your plants.

Garden Rake
This s a heavy rake with stiff, short tines that was supported by a bow or flat-shaped of metal frame. This is employed to rake remove rocks and other trash from the soil. It is also used to rake heavy materials and smoothing the soil in preparation for planting.

Useful Guidelines To Keep Your Power Tools In A Very Good Condition

Since having equipments such as power tools for your gardening, you must keep in mind some guidelines that can help you to maintain and keep your tools in a very good condition and long life. Here are some of the guidelines that you must check it out.

1. You must use only the appropriate tool for your job. Using the inappropriate tool for your work is not only ineffective,   but may also damage the tool, as well as endanger you.

2. Try to choose the tools that not only suit your needs, but also feel comfortable in your hands. You may be usingsome power tools for a long time, and having a tool that feels good in your hands will make your experience in gardening more pleasurable.

3. Your tools must be maintained clean. Of course, unclean tools are much harder to use and hold and this is also less safe. This is an important reminder that you need to clean all your tools after using it in your garden.

4. Edge power tools must be maintained sharp. Sharp tools need less effort to employ, making them both efficient and safe.

Still, do not make your power edge tools razor-sharp, for too fine of an edge will dull or chip fast under heavy use.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 0 comments By: Jef

Different Kinds of Garden Plants and Its Benefits

There are several attractive garden plants that you can choose and purchased to put into your garden. There garden plants have

their own individual purposes and looks. They also vary from different kinds, such as butterfly garden plants, rock garden plants, crawling garden plants and there are also garden plants which are fitted to be planted in planter boxes.

In addition, garden plants are also great in garden beds and in swimming pool area. Some of the several kinds of garden plants, whichyou can feature all through your garden, are fens, iris, phlox, lilac jose, roses, bluestar, poppies, daylilies, Siberian Pea shrub, Swiss stone pine and acacia. These garden plants are simply some of the few well-known kinds of it which can fit to your garden and even in landscaping.

How to Create Your Own Botanical Garden

Thinking about making your own botanical garden? This may quite difficult to do especially if you are only starting to work with your garden. Before we precede let us tackle what is a botanical garden is all about.

A botanical garden is mostly a well cared for and well-made type of garden that is regarded as a public area for the whole community to benefit from. typically you will also be able to see cards with the botanical or scientific names of flowers, plants and trees. The key to make a botanical garden right in your yard is to know what these trees and plants will be labeled in any nursery, get them and begin designing.