Gardeners are always tinkering, always improving, always dreaming. Once one section of their property is complete, they move onto another, eventually circling back for fine tuning. These articles are filled with ideas and inspiration for the home gardener. You’ll find solutions for shady areas, container garden tips, meadow garden inspiration and much more.
Planting trees is an easy and effective way to beautify your property, provide shade in summer and wind protection in winter and enhance privacy all while increasing real estate values at the same time. Since a tree is such a visible part of the landscape care must be taken to ensure proper growth conditions are maintained.
What is essential to practice the Tao is to get rid of cravings and vexations. If these afflictions are not removed, it is impossible to attain stability. This is like the case of the fertile field, which cannot produce good crops as long as the weeds are not cleared away. Cravings and ruminations are the weeds of the mind; if you do not clear them away, concentration and wisdom do not develop.
Your garden is now planted and beginning to grow… but you’re work is far from done. Now it’s time for the watering, staking, mulching and overall general garden care to begin. On this page, I’ve put together information that will ensure your garden is a huge success through out the entire growing season. I’ve also provided tips and techniques for extending your harvest when the weather turns cold.
Mowing seems simple enough, but each time you cut your grass you’re paving the way for your lawn’s success or failure. Mow correctly, and you’ll groom turf that’s healthy, drought-tolerant and thick enough to crowd out weeds. Mow incorrectly, and your lawn will struggle to survive. Time mowings so you’re never removing more than one-third of the total leaf surface (of a single grass blade) with each cutting.
The sight and sound of water has always drawn the interest of people. Water adds an appealing element to a garden. Water gardens can include fountains, waterfalls, small ponds and elaborate combinations of rockwork and lighting. Basically, a water garden is just a pool of water that is home to plants and possibly fish and other water creatures. Natural ponds or large spaces are no longer needed for a water garden. They can consist of a concrete dish, half barrel, plastic tub or anything else that can hold water.