Nifty and Thrifty General Garden

It’s easy these days to be blinded by horticultural science and bewildered by the array of new and complicated products on sale for the garden. But look back a few years and More »

Top Gardening Tips For Spring

It is nearly that time of year again. When we put on a hat and gardening gloves, and step outside to bask in the sun and play in the dirt. Gardening has More »

Gardening Tips For Beginners

Looking for the right gardening tips for beginners? Look no further! Here are two tips to help get started with your new garden quickly and cheaply. 1. Check the recycling bin for supplies More »

Garden Tips for Planting

Spring time comes and with it comes the time to plant your garden. Garden tips range from the type of soil to plant in to ways to water your plants in order to get More »

Garden and Garden Tips

Well the weather has been a repeat of last week, one day brilliant sunshine so we can get out and about in the garden, the next torrential rain and we are all More »

Gardening Tips For Beginners

Looking for the right gardening tips for beginners? Look no further! Here are two tips to help get started with your new garden quickly and cheaply.

1. Check the recycling bin for supplies

You don’t have to spend a lot money to get some decent containers to start a vegetable container garden. Just take some scissors and fashion your containers from the items you found. Things like empty milk gallons and cups of yogurt can work really well. Just keep an open mind, and the ideas will come.

2. Be creative

You could even turn old mugs and ceramic bowls into containers. Don’t overlook egg containers; they can be used when the plants are small and young. Regardless of what you choose to use, make sure that you put a hole on the bottom of these containers to drain out excess fluid.

3. Note any discounts

During gardening season you can sometimes get very lucky and find some useful tools at dollar stores and places similar. So if you don’t like the idea of making the containers yourself, then no problem. You can find a

Garden and Garden Tips

Well the weather has been a repeat of last week, one day brilliant sunshine so we can get out and about in the garden, the next torrential rain and we are all stuck indoors. Mind you we should not really be surprised, it is Wimbledon this week after all, and Wimbledon is generally a washout! I think this weather is driving us all a little crazy.

The same is true about our dog Rusty as well, one day out playing till his hearts content, but the next he is in a great big hump because he cannot get outside in the garden, well actually he is a fair weather dog and does not like getting wet himself no matter how you try to lure him. He certainly is a dog with attitude, he also has attributes usually connected to camels when there is prolonged rain! Nothing will get him wet.

I bet like us you were looking forward to relaxing in the garden with a good book and a cool drink,or catching up on some of those missed zzzzzzzzz’s., looks like we will have to think again.

EZ Gardening Tips

Gardening is a very rewarding and enjoyable hobby to get involved in. whether you are a complete novice or a die hard pro there is always room to expand. There are many things to keep in mind when first starting a garden one of which is to begin on a small scale. I would suggest an area no bigger then 20×30 feet because this will give you a space where you can grow about 30 plants depending on the size of the various plants. By starting small you can try out your skills and see if enlarging the plot is something you would want to do. Enlarging your garden is something you can always do. Moving from garden hose to fancy sprinkler system is always a blast.

Some useful gardening tips:

The very first thing you want to do is go and find your self the perfect area for your new garden. You should try and find a place that gets sunlight for the better part of the day. Even better would be the whole day. Though if in a place where the climate gets extremely hot that

Nifty and Thrifty General Garden

It’s easy these days to be blinded by horticultural science and bewildered by the array of new and complicated products on sale for the garden. But look back a few years and use some good old practical know-how and you’ll find some amazing money-saving, nifty alternative ways of growing plants and maintaining your garden.

General garden tips

Egg-box seed trays – use cardboard egg boxes as seed trays. Not only do they provide the perfect home for a seedling to grow, but when ready to be planted out, each cup can be individually cut out and planted straight into the ground where the cardboard will disintegrate and the plant roots can grow undisturbed.

Newspaper also makes great pots for seedlings. Invest in a paper pot maker and save on plastic pots! Just like the egg boxes, seedlings can be planted straight into the ground where the newspaper will provide protection for the seedling until it eventually rots.

Save all those lolly pop sticks in summer – they make excellent plant labels. You can also use plastic yoghurt pots – cut the sides into strips and write on them with a permanent marker pen.

Top Gardening Tips For Spring

It is nearly that time of year again. When we put on a hat and gardening gloves, and step outside to bask in the sun and play in the dirt. Gardening has always been an interesting piece of my life, when I was a child I would cry if I had dirty hands and gloves were not my favorite fashion accessory. So when I moved to Erie I knew I HAD to learn how to get over the dirt phobia and grow all the beautiful flowers and produce that I dreamed that I could. So I have come up with a few tips that I have learned through trial, error and a little education.

Top 8 Gardening Tips:

1. Plan ahead. Determine how much space you have and where it is, preferably sunny and free from any kid or pet disturbances. Plan what you want to plant, draw a picture to help get an idea of where things will fit and how. Don’t forget to include the different planting stages early spring, late spring, early summer, late summer and fall.

2. While planning, think about going for quality not quantity. This was the hardest lesson

Garden Tips for Planting

Spring time comes and with it comes the time to plant your garden. Garden tips range from the type of soil to plant in to ways to water your plants in order to get a full yield.However, when planting grape tomato seeds, the main garden tip is to plant them in a container inside. This will help keep them warm and give them a safe growing environment.

The best garden tip for planting sweet grape tomatoes is to prepare the soil properly. Using a good soil is essential and it doesn’t hurt to beef it up a bit. Depending upon where you live, soil can range anywhere from very fertile to don’t plant here dirt. When living in an area that has dirt that is not ideal for planting, go to a garden store and ask what type of soil they advise. The more fertile the soil, the better the plants will grow. If organic grape tomatoes are what you seek, using ordinary potting soil and an indoor container will keep the insects away and will make the tomatoes pesticide free.

Container gardening will help those who live in apartments or houses without large yards grow tomatoes indoors. These

Gardens, Garden Tips

Hi everyone

The cold weather has now arrived, although it is still warmer than it should be at this time of year. It is also a lot dryer too and that has allowed us to catch up with our workload.

Rusty our dog has been enjoying himself with this good weather out in the garden. He has been taking advantage of my wife Sandra because of the dry warm spell she has been outside in the garden. This means he has been able to have his ball thrown for him to chase. One happy and content dog, also he does have a walk every day around the village when weather permits.

Sandra is going to Egypt shortly for seven days to help her chest as she suffers from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). I must admit until my wife was diagnosed with COPD I had no idea what it was. The long and the short of it, is that she has lung damage due to pneumonia that she had when she was a child and until quite recently did not know there was a problem.

We have been absolutely thrilled with our

Gardens – Garden Tips

Another hectic week in the gardens, the phone has been ringing non- stop this week with everyone wanting something carried out in either their front or back garden, but as usual the trouble is that they want it done yesterday! Unfortunately it does not work like that, with some customers getting quite upset because you say there is a waiting list; luckily these people are in the minority.

Some clients make us smile after telling them there is a waiting list they respond with “but we only live in the next village” we just grin and say politely “it does not matter whether they live next door or 100 miles away there is still the same waiting list” and the response is generally “can’t you just squeeze us in”.

We do make every effort to help these people out, as we know that when you have made your mind up to get something done you just want to get on with it, so we will try and help them by passing them on to a couple of good friends of ours in the same line of business, but quite often the people who contact us have

Basic Home Gardening Tips

Home gardening can be very rewarding and it really isn’t that hard! Here’s some tips for growing any kind of plant including flowers, herbs and vegetables that are sure to help you develop your green thumb.

There are 3 basic things that you need to know to succeed in home gardening and that is that plants need light, water and soil to survive. If any one of these 3 elements is not adequate, it will result in weak plants. Luckily, it is pretty easy to get enough of all for your plants and the plants themselves usually come with directions on what they need.


In general, most plants need 6 to 8 hours of sunlight. Some more and some less so be sure to read the tags that come with your plants for best results! Study your yard or garden area throughout the day to figure out how much sun it really gets and be sure to place your plants where they will have the best chance of thriving. You can buy plants that like full sun,. partial sun and shade so there are plants that will be happy in every type of yard

Container Gardening Tips For Amazing Plants

It’s often overlooked that Container Gardening can be a life long passion, a creative and artist hobby, and a simple and effective way to create a stylish, clean and inviting home, a great way to eat healthy organic foods, and an amazing way to connect with nature.

So if you’ve got itchy green fingers, and want an amazing collection of plants and flowers, fruits, vegetables and herbs – just simply follow these key Container Gardening Tips!

The 7 Steps Process to Great Container Gardening

1. Get Your Lighting Right

2. Choose Your Soil

3. Monitor humidity levels

4. Water as required

5. Check temperature

6. How to Choose the right container

7. Food & Nutrients


Via photosynthesis, plants absorb sunlight and carbon dioxide to create food. As such light is a very important factor. Try and keep your container plants and flowers near a natural source of light during the day. If you have a dark corner at home or your home does not receive much natural light, use a 150 watt incandescent bulb about 4 – 5 feet away during the day. An even easier way

Vegetable Gardening Tips

These vegetable gardening tips will transform your garden into a magical place that all of your friends and family will want to see. I’m going to go over the basics to turning your garden into something out of a book so pay attention here. These 3 tips will have your garden set up and I will show you how to give your garden a magical look to it also.

– First you will want to clear an area for your garden. This means you need to rake it and make sure that all leaves and other things are out of the way so the growth of your plants will not be hindered.

– Till your soil and mix some fertilizer for the vegetable you plan to grow. Make sure you mix the two up well and then simply apply some water. Do not put so much water in your soil that any is standing, just make sure the soil is moist.

– Plant your vegetables apart. I know this may not seem like an important vegetable gardening tip but if you place your vegetables to close to each other they will not grow as big.

Home Gardening Tips

Gardening is a great hobby and wonderful pastime that people receive pleasure from worldwide. For all the time, hard work and effort put into designing, planting and maintaining a garden, a gardener’s reward is the beauty of lush, lovely gardens. It gives them a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction looking at the plants and flowers they planted and the nurturing care they gave them. Many gardeners find working in their garden and getting close to Mother Nature a therapeutic, relaxing hobby that makes them forget about the stress and worry of everyday life. Gardeners also get a lot of exercise and a great deal of fresh air, which is an added bonus while they are doing something they have a passion for and love. Here are some gardening tips that can help you have a beautiful property and gardens.

· First time gardeners should begin small to make the experience enjoyable and successful. It is easier for a beginner to plan, plant and manage a small garden while learning the essential basics of plant care such as watering, fertilizing and the secrets of pest, weed and disease control. Once you master this, you can increase the size

Frugal Garden Tips For the Gardener

With the price of produce going higher and higher these days, a lot of people are planting gardens. However, if you’re not careful, a garden can also cost more money than you might expect. You can avoid this, though, if you adhere to the following frugal garden tips. They will save you money without compromising the quality of your garden.


First, plant from seeds rather than starts. Although this takes some patience, the savings are well worth it. You can get dozens of plants for less than a single pack of starts. This is one of those frugal garden tips that people rarely follow, though, because they don’t want to wait for their plants to come up. So if you do decide to buy seedlings, purchase smaller ones. They cost less than larger plants, and adjust easier when they are transplanted. Also, you can turn one plant into many by taking cuttings and collecting seeds. But be sure that any plant you collect seeds from is open pollinated. Otherwise, it will not grow plants that are true to the original.

Another way to save is to work with friends and neighbors. You

Gardening Naturally

It’s that time! Time you’re looking forward to the taste of all the wonderful vegetables from your garden. Wow I know I am! I thought I would give you several good gardening tips to help you grow a lush vegetable garden this year. You don’t need a lot of chemicals, just the right information and a little elbow grease.

Tip # 1.

How Often Should You Weed Your Garden.

Weeds not only make your garden look untidy and uncared for but they also rob your vegetables of water and necessary nutrients, so be sure and pull them when you see them. This is especially important in the early stages of growth in your garden. Studies show that keeping your garden weed-free for the first four to six weeks can have a significant impact on the productivity of your plants. Preventing weeds from returning is not that difficult if you put down three to six inches of coarse mulch. A study by the Ohio State University showed that shredded newspaper suppressed the weeds and increased the yield of tomato plants.

It is always a very pleasant sight to view a well kept vegetable garden from

Garden Tips For Winter

Garden tips for winter should be all about helping you cope with a difficult time in the garden. It’s still winter and spring seems to be reluctant to show itself, but there are a number of things you can do in the garden in preparation for the warmer and sunnier days to come. This is a time when many things can be prepared as there is often not a lot you can do if there’s snow, heavy rain or a lot of wind about. However, there are fine days in winter too, and when they come around, make the most of them.

Bulbs should be planted at this time, your gladioli, tulips, crocus, amaryllis, daffodils and lily bulbs, perhaps. Plant your bulbs in holes about four inches, or 10 centimetres if you prefer metric, deep. Cover them over carefully with soil. Also push the soil around them gently to ensure that there are no air pockets, as pockets of air can cause the bulbs to rot.

This is a good time to give your trees, shrubs and fruit bushes a little food boost. Place compost or fertilizer around them all, making sure that the fertilizer contains

Organic Gardening Tips

5 Quick and Easy Organic Garden Tips for Beginner Gardeners

Organic gardening is becoming a lot more popular as people become more aware of the chemicals that are used in conventional food production. It can be a little trickier than chemical-based gardening, but it’s worth it in the end. If you’re new to growing plants this way, these tips could help you increase your chances of success.

1. Start with the basics. Don’t be tempted to spend an enormous amount of money on your first supplies, materials, and tools. There’s no such thing as a magic bullet, and you’ll only end up with very expensive vegetables. Organic gardening can actually be done much less expensively than conventional gardening. Compost, manure, and other soil additives replace expensive fertilizer, and natural control methods keep pest levels down.

2. Grow your plants in the right spot. Take the time to plan which vegetables you’ll be growing and find out what kind of sunlight requirements they have. Take the time to find an area of your yard that will provide the amount of light and the soil qualities that these plants need. The right conditions can help you avoid many problems

Container Gardening Tips

Here is one of the most helpful container gardening tips. A tip that helps your plants develop a strong and healthy root growth and helps with the problem of drying-out if you’re away from your garden for a short while – without a friendly neighbour doing you a favour and coming round to water your plants.

Successful watering is a key issue for container gardening tips and many people have suggested different ideas to overcome the problem. Some use watering systems controlled by a timer, some use plastic sheeting to line the container to keep the soil moist. Others opt for using loose water storing granules mixed generously within the compost. Now there is another way for you to consider, one of the really effective container gardening tips you’re likely to come across.

There is a way to create an oasis inside your container just where you want it at root level to encourage root growth. This will not only produce some beautiful blooms in all kinds of container, and it will keep your plants happy for a few days and help prevent them drying out. Of course, if you place your containers in the

Professional Gardener

There are hundreds professional gardener tips that have been shared with me over the years, from great gardeners of the past and present. Most of the professional gardener tips have to do with growing of plants and soil preparation. I feel this needs to be shared with you too.

It is my hope that in no way you or they think I have in any way laid claim to these gardening tips, my only intent is to share with you professional gardener tips from the green thumb geniuses of gardening. The southern exposure is tops on the list, followed by eastern, western, finally northern exposures

Let’s start with the ground, avoid planting in ground that are in shadows for an extended period. Now grab a shovel and take a walk out to where you intend to put your garden. Cut yourself out a shovel of earth I would like you to examine the amount of top soil you have in the area of your garden.

No matter what you find know it can be improved, be it sand or clay even loam by starting today you can improve the ground for planting as the years

Tips For Maintaining & Taking Care of Your Garden

Landscaping for a re-design of your home’s exterior appearance can be a good investment if done right. But getting a landscaping job without first taking care of your garden can result in a look that doesn’t look appealing. So your garden plays a pivotal part in the makeover that you’re ready to delve into, and it will also help for better structure of your lawn.

To make sure that your garden is up to par, consider the following gardening tips:

1) Prune your plants

Pruning is an essential part of your gardening plan, and it plays a key role in the overall appearance of your garden makeover. Whenever you prune your plants and don’t like what you have done, don’t fret. Simply start over and start growing that plant again.

2) Don’t water during the day

When summer time comes around, you could experience a few problems in your garden do to the high humidity that summer weather brings. But to avoid getting your plants and garden wet, simply store them in for night. This will help prevent damage from occurring to your plants and will allow you to sustain the garden look

Telling the Meaningful Organic Gardening Tips

Organic gardening can be a bit hard to wrap your head around. It’s just that it is promoted to possess all these magical environment saving qualities, that it’s become a naturally attractive target for creators of urban legends and myths. Have you ever heard of organic gardening tips that admonish you to never leave your grass clippings lying around for instance? There are myths just like these, all generated and spread abroad by the rumor mill that just seems to like the feeling of having something original to say. Let’s look at a few creations like these that come from gardeners who seem to get a little too creative and original for their own good.

First in line is our myth that the organic garden uses no poisons. This is the feeling that is at the center of a lot of organic gardening tips out there. The only way in which organic garden applicants are better than the regular kind is that they are extracted out of plant or animal sources and not synthetic ones. This makes sure that the environmental balance does not upset any more than it has to be. It doesn’t mean that there