Category Archives: Garden Ideas

14 Vegetables You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Think you don't like to eat your vegetables? Maybe you're just bored with the options. The truth is, the world is full of edible, healthy and flavorful roots, stems and leaves, the vast majority of which you've probably never tasted. In the spirit of culinary adventure, we hope this list will prompt you to titillate…
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Front Yard Landscaping Ideas and Tips

Front Yard Landscaping Ideas The builder's bit of lawn, two trees, and few foundation shrubs fall far short of the existing possibilities. Streetscaping is an excellent investment in both present enjoyment and future value. A pleasant view from the street gives a sense of individual pride and accomplishment. And it adds greatly to your property's…
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Growing Tomatoes – Removing Bottom Leaves?

A local gardening group was touring a greenhouse operation that grew tomatoes. The tour guide told the visitors that they removed the lower leaves from the plants because “they robbed nutrients from the upper part of the plant that was producing fruit”. In short, removing lower leaves resulted in a better harvest. It is unclear…
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Pool Supplies – Swimming Pool Maintenance

One of the best investments that you can make in your home is adding a swimming pool in the backyard. A pool is a great way to cool off on a hot summer day. It is also a place where family and friends gather to have a good time. If you are planning to put…
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6 Medicinal Herbs to Grow at Home

From echinacea to lemon balm, growing medicinal herbs in your home garden can provide convenient access to many natural remedies. Even urban dwellers with little more than a balcony, tiny backyard or windowsill can grow their own food. Add these medicinal herbs to your garden to have easy access to natural remedies for everything from headaches…
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Gardening Tips – 7 Habits of Highly Productive Gardeners

The top performers in any field do things a little- or a lot- differently than you and I. That’s why they are at the very top of their game. This is as true of gardening as any other pursuit. Aside from the patience, persistence and consistency that any gardener must possess to bring a crop…
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Growing Chili Peppers From Seed

Everybody needs to grow chili peppers for cooking. Even if you don't like hot food, just a little hint of chili to warm it up stimulates the taste buds and everything else tastes just so much better. True. And chilies will brighten up your garden! There are different species of chili peppers. Most chilies are grown…
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DIY – How to Build a Pergola

Here's a structure that won't provide shelter from wind or rain, and is only marginally better when it comes to the midday sun. So, why build it? Because in the absence of walls and a roof, it defines an outdoor space without constraining it. It's a unique architectural blend that places you both inside and…
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Spice Up Your Garden!

Spice up your garden with cannas, bananas, and  other eye-catching tropical plants Does your garden lack zing... are your borders a bore...spice up your garden with a touch of the tropics! Tropical plants bring sizzle to every garden. Bananas in Maine, cannas in Canada — these plants can be grown everywhere. Whether used in containers…
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Fantastic Backyard Fences

Fences are the poor man's wall: they might not prevent someone from trespassing, but they'll certainly imply that you would rather that they didn't. Or as Robert Frost put it in his poem, “Mending Wall,” "Good fences make good neighbors." But does that mean you can become a better neighbor by making a better fence?…
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How to Start Your Tomato Container Garden

Tomato container gardens are an alternative to a traditional tomato garden. Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables, well in this case fruits, of people around the world. They can be used in so many ways, in a salad or to make a sauce for pasta and a myriad of other ways in your…
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Centipede Grass

Centipede Grass If you're looking for a low-maintenance lawn that adjusts well to poor soil, consider using centipede grass (Eremochloa ophiuroides). entipede Grass is a low, medium textured, slow growing, but aggressive grass that can produce a dense, attractive, weed-free turf. It is more shade tolerant than bermudagrass but less shade tolerant than St. Augustine…
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How to Build a Vertical Garden or Living Wall

DIY Tutorial -  How to Build a Vertical Garden or Living Wall If you're short on space in your backyard, patio or balcony, but yearn to have more greenery and colorful foliage, build a vertical garden. Not only are they space-saving, but they are versatile in that you can move them wherever you want to…
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Care For Bentgrass Planted From Seed

Care For Bentgrass Planted From Seed A beautiful, fine-bladed, tufted grass that takes lots of tender loving care, Bentgrass (Agrostis Spp.) is often included in luxury lawn seed mixes. When you see the rolling lawns of English country estates in the movies or admire those lush golf course putting greens, you're probably looking at bent…
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Starting a Rock Garden

HOW TO START A ROCK GARDEN   Rock Gardens It is probably best to avoid the word rockery, for this is apt to encompass all that is unsatisfactory about most small garden efforts in this field. A pile of soil is made — no doubt left over from something else — then scattered at random with…
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Dill – How to Grow

An essential ingredient in pickling, Dill is also commonly added to soups, stews, and salad dressings. In central and eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and Finland, Dill is a popular culinary herb used in the kitchen along with chives or parsley. Dill is easy-to-grow annual herb is not only beautiful, but it also attracts beneficial insects…
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