13
Jul

Fertilizer You Can Make From Home

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Purchasing fertilizer from a store can have some downsides. For one, it can be very expensive. Even worse, many commercial fertilizers contain chemicals that can harm the environment. Thankfully, there is another option. You can make your own fertilizer at home from scratch.

The first thing you will need is animal manure. This should preferably be manure from farm animals such as cows, goats or chickens. If you don’t own farm animals, you can probably purchase some manure for rather cheap from a local farmer.

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With greater focus being placed on green living, more and more people are considering growing their own gardens at home. For gardening newbies, the debate over between organic versus traditional gardening may be confusing and difficult to follow without first understanding a few key differences between the two.

Organic and traditional gardening methods are largely identical with exception of the way each method approaches pest control, fertilization, and controlling weeds. Organic gardening involves growing plants without the use of synthetic or artificial, chemical-based insecticides, fertilizers, or weed control solutions. One of the major benefits of organic gardening Read the rest of this entry »


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13
May

Natural Insect And Pest Control Solutions

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If one of the reasons you garden is to grow organic vegetables, or if you just don’t like the idea of using chemical pesticides, you may be looking for natural alternatives to keep insects and other pests away from your garden. Here are some all-natural solutions to common pest problems.

One of the best pest control solutions for your garden is to grow a garden that is naturally pest-resistant. This means working to grow plants that are already strong and don’t suffer as much Read the rest of this entry »


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13
May

If you have space on your property, fruit trees can be a fantastic addition to your garden. With proper care, these trees have beautiful blossoms, attract pollinating insects that will benefit all of your plants, and produce delicious fruit for you to enjoy year after year. The key to a successful orchard is to choose varieties that will thrive in your local climate.

For most temperate climates with four seasons, apple trees, pear trees, and cherry trees all survive well. They can withstand cold winters and still Read the rest of this entry »


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13
May

Everyone likes to branch out and try new things, and it’s fun to spend the early spring months choosing new vegetables and fruits to plant in your family garden. However, there are a few staples that should be included in every family garden.

No family garden is complete without a tomato plant or two. Whether you choose the big beefsteak varieties that are great on sandwiches, or you decide to go with heirloom varieties that are prized for their color and flavor when eaten fresh and made into sauces, the ability to Read the rest of this entry »


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13
May

The grass that makes up your lawns are many individual plants. As with most plants, some grow better at warmer temperatures and some prefer cooler temperatures. Therefore, if you want to know when to seed your lawn, you have to know what type of grass you want to grow.

Cool season grasses include:

  • Bluegrasses
  • Fescues
  • Ryegrasses

Warm season grasses include:

  • Buffalo
  • Zoysia
  • Common Bermuda

Too little or too much heat may kill your grass seedlings. The best daytime temperatures are between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, for cool season grasses. Warm season grasses will perform best with temperatures between 80 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit.
Starting your lawn in the spring means that your new grass will experience warm temperatures soon after it starts to grow. However, many weeds will also perform well under the same conditions and may kill your grass seedlings by depriving them of vital resources, including nutrients, water and root space.

Starting seeds in the autumn means that your grass will have time to develop their roots before facing very high temperatures. However, if the seedlings freeze at an early stage of development, Fernley ADT Home Security, they may die.


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