Your vegetable garden needs an inch of water a week to keep it growing. And what doesn’t come as rainfall will need to come from the spigot. Get nine tips for saving money while watering your vegetable garden this summer.
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A soil test is the best way to find out what’s going on under your plants, including the pH level and essential minerals like calcium, lime, gypsum and potassium. When you learn more about your soil, you’ll know the amendments to improve it.
If you’ve never grown vegetables before, starting small is good advice. Learn the basics in the first year and don’t get discouraged by too much too soon. Pick up more gardening tips for your new vegetable garden.
Learn how to properly care for perennials in your garden. It’s important to understand that perennials will sustain some damage in their environments. Insects will nibble on foliage, flower buds will turn mushy in heavy rains, late winter storms will freeze new growth. Just like our human bodies get bumped, bruised and bit as we maneuver through our environments, so do plants.
Rethink your outdoor space with these tips for making the most of a patio, balcony or deck. Plan ahead for a year of outdoor entertaining.
Starting a garden with seeds gives you a greater range of plants to grow. You have control of the crop from seed to harvest, an important consideration in organic gardening. Learn more about starting seeds indoors.
Get a fresh perspective on your garden for the coming year and break out of your gardening rut. Try these five tips for the best gardening year yet.
Take care to protect roses for a long winter’s nap. Some extra work now will mean beautiful blooms when the weather warms again in spring.
Take pinecones and turn them into holiday decor when you soak them in bleach. Get the step-by-step instructions.
Landscapes are filled with potentially scary plants, from poison ivy and poison oak, to exotic houseplants that contain toxic compounds. Know what you grow and protect your family and pets.
What’s not to love about pansies? They’re cold-tolerant, sun-loving and they always seem to put their best face forward. Learn more about easygoing, season-spanning pansies.
Create a drought-resistant garden when you use the principles of xeriscaping in garden design.