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Archive for February, 2009

Garden Furniture Reviews

By admin On February 24, 2009 No Comments

A new garden furniture reviews website has been launched and it will no doubt be very interesting to see what kind of direct it goes in. Currently only a small garden website but it will no doubt get a lot bigger over the coming months with new categories planned like, garden lighting, garden products, bbqs, plants and turf.

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Effective Watering Is Critical

By admin On February 23, 2009 No Comments

Your local garden supply store should carry some versions of water garden supply systems that you could use in your new garden efficiently. As water is scarce you should ensure that your water consumption for your garden supply is run effectively and efficiently as possible without wasting any more precious water than what your plants really need.

The garden supply store can guide you water watering system to use in your garden if you wish to just turn on the tap and leave it, or they can guide you on a automated system too, whichever way suites your style of gardening. If you only need a simple watering can for a small garden with only pots, they have loads of these that they can supply you with too from basic plastic larger ones, to the miniature ones for atrium gardens, or just the old fashioned farm style steel ones. The garden supply store will also have watering systems that you can add on food sources on for the plants; however this also needs to be considered as not all plants need the same kinds of food sources to grow at their best.

Whoever is helping you in the garden supply store will be able to let you know which plants require what type of watering and how much, or how often, so the system that you may have chosen has to be slightly adjusted here and there, to meet your plants requirements.

Knowing What You Got

Since not all plants love showers of water, some plants only like mists of water, and others just don’t like getting their leaves wet at all. If you are growing herbs such as parsley you will quickly realize that they only want wet soil and not wet leaves, the same goes with if you are growing lavender. Your garden supply store assistant should know all this information, so it is imperative that when you buy your watering system you let them know what you have in your garden.

Even when you just go and stroll around your local garden supply store you will be able to see the watering ways and systems that they use, these same methods should be applied in your garden too.

After you have gotten everything that you could possibly need for your new or revamped garden it should be a place of minimal work, and lots of tranquility if you love spending time around all your creativity just to relax in regularly.

Water Garden Makes For Serene And Beautiful Addition

By admin On February 23, 2009 No Comments

There are several different terms by which people call a water garden: aquatic garden is one term that is often used while backyard pond is another and so too is the term garden pond used to refer to this very popular form of garden. Of course, this kind of garden is generally made by humans and will typically combine both a pool filled with aquatic plants and a sprinkling of fish that add to the appeal of the water garden.

A water garden can also contain rocks and fountains as well as waterfalls and these can be used individually or in combination and which options are chosen depend on how the owner wishes their water garden to look like. There are several different types of such gardens including containers, manmade ponds, natural ponds and bogs as well as wild river as too lakes.

The manmade water garden is very popular, especially as many gardeners want more than the typical garden and this is why they and many more like them are opting to include water gardens in their homes. Such gardens help to add a special kind of beauty and in addition add to the serenity of the location and these two features are enough to motivate people to create water gardens in their home landscapes.

Water is also symbolic of life and this is why it attracts so many people. It only requires identifying the right kind of aquatic plants and then adding some fish will help create an attractive water garden. However this kind of special landscaping is more complex as compared with your traditional garden since there are more things that need to be taken into consideration.

These kinds of gardens have their own unique problems and so you need to plan, design and construct a water garden with greater care. In addition, it is also necessary that you create a desirable shape for the water garden after which you will need to excavate the site after which the plumbing needs to be installed.

Once the plumbing has been successfully completed you will need to use liner in which the water will be contained. After the water garden has been completed you can then add the proper vegetation and use of low maintenance aquatic plants is recommended. To embellish this kind of garden you can add fish, rocks that should be added to give a more pleasing appearance.

To create a more visually appealing garden you should also consider installing a garden water fountain. The addition of this fountain will help accentuate your garden and decorate it so that you can then show off your garden to friends and neighbors.

Better Garden Project Option

By admin On February 23, 2009 No Comments

A Few Good Reasons Why Container Flower Garden Is A Better Garden Project Option

For novice gardeners container flower garden can prove to be the ideal garden project choice as there is less need to worry about space and it is also conducive to the needs of a gardener that has minimal ambitions. If you are just getting started out on gardening then container flower gardens is the place to start as you can learn the art of proper gardening without being intimidated by having to deal with larger sized flower gardens.

The beauty of a container flower garden is that it lends it well for use in limited spaces and of course it also ensures that you don’t have to do too much maintenance either. How well your container flower garden turns out to be will of course depend on factors such as selecting appropriate sized containers, the most suitable  locations as well as right kind of soil as too fertilizers.

The most important aspect to succeeding with container flower gardens is to choose the proper size of containers which should be neither too small nor too big as you don’t want to end up with overcrowding the roots which will prevent the roots from getting the right amount of water and that in turn will prevent the flowers from growing properly.

Next, you need to ensure placing the container flower garden in the best location where there is adequate amount of sunlight as well as shade. There are certain species of plants that require direct sunlight and not much shade; so, makes sure that when placing your container flower garden to keep these factors in mind.

A container flower garden will only bloom if the plants are planted in soil that is fertile and rich and which also should not contain insects as well as organisms that can cause outbreak of disease in your plants. Ideally, the soil should have mild acidic pH and should hold water well and also provide the plants with adequate amounts of nutrients.

The craft of growing a good container flower garden is very enjoyable and this is why it is often preferred over the more traditional form of gardening. It makes for greater portability and space is often not a limiting factor and the joy of tending to a container flower garden makes it one of the best gardening project options.

Red and yellow and gold are the preferred flower colors that will help enhance your fall flower garden. In this regard choosing pansies is another good option as you will get a wonderful opportunity to display all the rainbow colors and in mild weather conditions these pansies will bloom for as many as six months which makes them an ideal choice.

Why Garden Organically

By admin On February 8, 2009 No Comments

By gardening organically, the dependence on chemicals is removed. By eliminating chemicals used in regular gardening, your vegetables will be healthier because they will get the nutrients by natural means. Unlike traditional gardening; organic gardening will help to prevent potentially harmful toxins from entering your body. Lastly, it is much more environmentally friendly.

The biggest problems, with using modern gardening products, are the man-made chemicals. The modern gardening products such as fertilizers, pesticides, etc. contaminate the health of humans and the health of the environment. The reason behind this is because the chemicals do not just stay on the soil. These chemicals seep into the ground and poison water supplies, gardens, your home, and as mentioned, your health. The use of modern gardening products containing man-made chemicals are responsible for the reduction of the Earth’s ozone layer; and they also have been linked to serious health problems, including cancer, in humans.

There are many people who garden organically for many different reasons. Chief among these are the various philosophical reasons such as a desire to live in harmony with the Earth. Living within one’s means so to speak, and attaining a balance in the garden.

I garden organically because of these reasons, and also because to me it seems easier ultimately. I grew up learning both organic and conventional methods, and have gradually switched over to wholy organic because when the soil is properly prepared and fed, it will in turn feed the plants in a way that will reduce insect and disease problems, and reduce weeding and watering chores. Every hour I spend mulching and composting probably saves me a couple hours of weeding and other work.

I’ve been gardening organically for a long time. So long in fact that I can’t imagine what my life would be like without it. For me, gardening is one of the most natural, complete, and enjoyable ways of spending my time. I love every aspect of it – the fresh air, soil, and the sounds that the birds make first thing in the morning. I relish the challenges and opportunities that each different season brings. And I’ve never been afraid of a little bit of hard work, particularly when there are fruits associated with my labour. But while I’m sold on organic gardening, you may not be. At least not yet! However, before dismissing it, I’d like you to consider why I, and many others besides, find gardening according to organic principles an entirely fulfilling, life-enriching passion.

Contemporary philosopher Thomas Moore has noted that individuals may choose to garden because of a need for vegetables or the need to be connected to their roots in nature. This is a simple, yet quite profound, observation. I’d like to take a closer look at Thomas Moore’s observation in the context of why you might like to consider joining me in the garden.