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Composting – How to Create Organic Soil

There is a secret to growing a magnificent garden. In fact, using the concept can make a novice gardener look like an expert. Composting is the secret to being a victorious gardener. It isn’t hard to do; anyone can...

Buying Seeds Online – Planting a Garden

One of the biggest temptations for an avid gardener is browsing online. And not just browsing anywhere, but on gardening websites and heirloom seed dealer pages. How can one resist all of those alluring descriptions and promises of great...

Growing Herbs Indoors

Whether you are a gardener or a gourmet chef, you are bound to be hooked on having fresh herbs at your disposal. If you haven’t got into the herb craze yet, you are missing out. In modern recipes, you...

How To Make Flowers Last Longer

A little extra care makes any flower arrangement - or fresh bouquet - last longer. Part of the appeal for fresh cut flowers is the fact their beauty is fleeting... it makes them all the more precious to us;...

Did You Know That Flowers Speak

There’s little doubt that flowers are beautiful, many have perfume aromas that stir the senses, and the act of giving and receiving flowers is woven into the very fabric of our culture. But did you know each flower has...

Ordering Flowers Online

With a passion for flower gardens, you are likely to find the varieties of bulbs, seeds and flowering bushes that are available locally to be limited. If you have a vision for a flower garden that includes certain flowers,...

Tips for Successful Germination

Germination is the most difficult part of growing plants, especially for new gardeners. There are many advantages to growing your garden from seeds, especially if you are growing a vegetable garden. Seeds are less expensive and you will find...

Treating Acidic Soil – What is the Condition of your Soil

The soil is a major consideration in the health and success of your garden. If you will be planting a garden, you will want to have the soil tested. A common problem in home gardens is acidic soil. Most...

Selecting Potting Soil – A Staple for Growing Plants and Flowers

No gardener can have a green thumb without a little help. That help, okay, maybe it is a lot of help, comes from the soil in which the plants grow from. Even the best of plants and bulbs will...

What Do Worms Eat – It all Depends on Where they Live

What worms eat depends in part on where they live. Worms can live closer to the surface or much deeper underground. On the surface, worms eat a variety of organic materials, such as dead grass and leaves that have...

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Are Coffee Grounds Good For Your Lawn

Is your yard yellow or patchy in places? Does it lack the zest and appeal of your neighbor’s? A cup o’ joe might just wake up your lagging lawn. Coffee grounds are organic matter that add nutrients to the soil. They act as any fertilizer, amending dirt with essential components...

Sod – Choosing, Preparation and Planting

Sod is mature lawn that has been grown and cared for by professional grass growers, and is cut into thick sheets or squares (with the roots still in tact). It is then rolled up, transported, rolled out and replanted to make an instant yard. It’s a much quicker process...

Roses – Trivia and Information

A rose is one of the most recognizable flowers in the United States and around the world. Its fragrance and soft petals, not to mention sharp thorns, make it distinguishable over any others in the garden. The rose is also one of the most diverse plants in the floral...