Category Archives: Gardening How-To

Why a Green Roof?

Green roofing is the new trend. They are popping up everywhere and sometimes take on the most extraordinary and elaborate forms. There are some true works of art out and about. They can also be very simple, low-budget affairs and can be tuned to meet all tastes, requirements and budgets. Read more

How to Select Garden Tools

Many people intend to begin working at the garden to escape from the stress or just for fun. But before starting, you will need some basic tools. The good news is that you can buy all the necessary tools for less than $100 USD if you buy them from flea markets or yard sales. Here's...
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Gardening Under Cover – Protect Your Plants with Cloches

Gardeners have used coverings to protect plants and to extend the growing season for centuries. These coverings can be as elaborate as heated glass greenhouses, or as simple as a plastic bag supported over a single plant. Temporary shelters are known as cloches, and can be almost any size or shape. Sheltering your plantings with...
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How to Start a Garden – Irrigation Tips

When you are learning how to start a garden, irrigation is another major consideration. You have options, starting with a sprinkler can, which is better for indoor or smaller gardens, or you can use a garden hose, preferably with a spray nozzle, you can use a portable lawn sprinkler, a soaker hose, a trickle or...
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How to Grow Vegetables Even on Hard Clay

Vegetable gardening can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life. Eating your own fresh vegetables picked straight off the plant or fresh from the ground with the real taste still intact beats store brought produce every time. (more…)...
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How to Remove Stumps from Your Yard

Depending on the species, planting a tree can be a surprisingly pain-free process. With a little care taken to provide nutrients through fungi and watering, it's easy to stimulate rapid growth for the coming year. It can therefore be frustrating to deal with the often difficult challenge of entirely removing a tree. Whether the tree...
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