hydroponic gardening

An Introduction to Hydroponic Gardening [Infographic]

Ask people what makes plants grow and they may come up with the similar reply: soils. Right answer, but that's not the only one. The garden can be grown soilless, in a water-based environment. As...
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Winter Weather & the Damage it Can Do to Plants

As the temperature starts to drop from double figures into single digits, we all know it isn’t too long before winter really takes a hold. Whilst there’s probably a few people out there who...
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Is Watering Plants With Softened Water Good Or Bad?

Whilst softening hard water will likely benefit you and your household, the same can’t be said for your garden. In fact, watering your garden, plants and soil with softened water is actually detrimental to their health.
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How to Have a Low-Cost, Eco-Friendly Lawn

"A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken" – James Dent Spending time relaxing in the garden is glorious,...
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How to Get Rid of Garden Pests Without Chemicals

Home gardening accounts for an astonishing 75% of all pesticides used in North America, making it several million pounds used per year. Most of these are used to control insects on fruits and vegetables. From...
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4 Ways to Kill Weeds Without Harmful Chemicals

Herbicides… yuck!! The thought of spraying florasulam and glyphosate around the yard is abhorrent to you. As an alternative, let’s look at 4 commonly practiced alternative methods. They’re not necessarily as fast-acting but are effective...
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10 Things Every Gardener Should Do In May

It’s that time of year when all the busy bees and the bleating lambs should be putting a spring in your step. May brings a promising end to night frosts and a warmer climate. Soil...

The Homeowner’s Guide to Rainwater Harvesting

April showers bring us May flowers, so the saying goes – but they also provide homeowners with an ample supply of rain water that can be repurposed for your home or your yard, provided you know...
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13 Advantages Of Growing Plants Within A Greenhouse

Benefits of Gardening using Outdoor Structures and Greenhouses Greenhouse gardening offers many benefits that go beyond the benefits of conventional gardening. Whether you choose to go with a very simple greenhouse or a more elaborate one,...
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5 Things You Should Do for Your Garden in 2017

As the garden is in the dormant phase during the beginning of the year in January and February, it would be a good time to prepare the earth for the growing season. This is...

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