Category Archives: Gardening How-To

Fire Resistant Landscaping

No one disputes that the wildfires are a major risk each summer. Sprawl development around big cities and second home projects in scenic areas have pushed more homes into the "wildlife urban interface," where uncontrolled fires ignite houses and put both residents and firefighters at risk. (more…)...
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Making Organic Compost from Food Scraps

If you think food scraps in your kitchen such as coffee grounds, tea bags, stale bread, grains are useless, you're wrong. You can make organic compost by yourself from those scraps easily. Composting from food scraps not only help the earth to trap you can also provide additional nutrients to the soil without paying any penny....
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Baby Bloomers – Propagating Table

Here is an idea for an excellent cheap propagating table, which is at a good comfortable height for people with physical problems like arthritis. This can be put together by anyone out of cheap second-hand and or new materials, to suit yourself. (more…)...
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Tips for Watering Plants: How Much Water? How Often? Use Nutrients?

Unless you are a professional landscaper, or have plenty of experience tending to your own lawn and garden, knowing how best to care of plants can be difficult. For many individuals, gardening is a trial and error process, often ending with many dead plants. This is often due to over-watering plants. Actually, plants are more...
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No Backyard? No Problem – The New Trend of Yardless Gardening

Backyard or back patio, it's time to get planting, no matter where you live. The number of American households engaging in do-it-yourself lawn and garden activities rose by more than 3 million in recent years, the National Gardening Association's National Garden 2012 Survey found. That can include you, even if you don't have an actual...
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Simple Solutions to Common Landscaping Issues

There's one in every neighborhood - the house with the bright green grass, perfectly trimmed shrubs and flowers in full bloom. As you look at your own lawn, plagued with weeds and sparse patches, you wonder how your neighbor is able to achieve such a beautiful outdoor space. The secret isn't in how much time...
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Deer Resistant Plants

When landscaping  lawns, residents and businesses typically ask about deer resistant plants and ground cover. The pesky whitetail deer are nearly everywhere in New Braunfels, from downtown to the outlying subdivisions. (more…)...
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