Gardening

How to Grow an Air Plant

Do health reasons, kids or pets keep you from owning a houseplant because having containers of potting soil sitting around is problematic? Keeping small children and pets from digging around soil and making a mess can be a part-time job for an indoor gardener. Then, there is the dust that settles on plants with leaves. Who has time for more ...

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The Top 5 Shade-Loving Plants for Your Garden

It’s easy to grow pretty plants in those sunny spots outdoors, but what about the shadier areas in your garden? These five shade-loving plants don’t need a lot of sunlight, but they certainly shine brightly just the same. 1. ASTILBE This graceful perennial has an old-fashioned look, and thrives in partial sun or shady spots, where the soil is moist and ...

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Five Reasons To Plant A Mature Or Advanced Tree

Planting a mature or old tree in your garden can be a quick and easy way to create the backyard of your dreams. Bunnings National Greenlife Buyer Katie outlines a few good reasons why planting a mature tree might be worth considering for your garden. 1. Instant shade Adding a mature tree to your garden is the perfect way to increase the ...

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Three Strange Succulents for Your Hanging Baskets

Are you fascinated by exotic and unusual cacti and succulent? Potted cacti and succulent plants take up a lot of room on windowsills and shelves that a lot of us don’t have. And an outdoor succulent garden isn’t a possibility in some climates. Fortunately, there are several succulent plants that are great candidates for hanging baskets. 1. CEROPEGIA WOODII C. woodii is native ...

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Planning the Perfect Vegetable Garden Layout

The ever-important vegetable garden layout is on the minds of many gardeners now that spring is officially here. There are many things to consider when planning your vegetable garden. Location The location of your vegetable garden is the most vital decision you’ll make. The perfect spot will not only grow the best vegetables, but make maintenance much easier for you, the gardener. ...

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6 Show-Stopping Balcony Garden Ideas for Your Small Space

Just because you’re short on outdoor space doesn’t mean you can’t create a show-stopping garden. Use these brilliant balcony garden ideas to create an abundance of gorgeous color and texture in a tiny space and on a budget. 1. EUROPEAN-INSPIRED For a European look, find terra cotta pots at garage sales — the more chipped and weathered, the better. Fill with ...

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6 Fabulous Ideas for Your Foliage Garden

Do you want an amazing garden, but aren’t the type of gardener who is obsessed with flowers? A foliage garden may be just for you. Unlike other gardens, foliage gardens seek to emphasize the beauty, shapes and colors of foliage we often overlook. Read on to enjoy some inspiring examples of foliage gardens and pick up some tips for incorporating these fabulous plants into your own ...

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8 Gardening Shortcuts That Save Time and Money

There’s no getting around it-maintaining a beautiful garden is a lot of hard work. But you can labour more efficiently-and put less strain on the pursestrings-with these brilliant gardening shortcuts. 1. Start Your Garden With Good Soil Work in compost, manure or dried peat moss for nutrient-rich planting beds. Amended soil is lighter, drains well, makes for easy weeding and allows ...

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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Mow Your Lawn Every Week

You may want to consider mowing less after knowing what we know. We get it—there’s nothing as satisfying as looking out at a freshly mowed lawn on a summer’s day. Mowing your lawn means keeping those weeds and wildflowers tame around your landscape, which probably seems like a problem that needs to be dealt with frequently. However, you may want to consider ...

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7 Things You Should Never Do to Your Lawn

Whether you have a green thumb or not, it’s easy to maintain a blissful, barefoot-worthy backyard. For starters, avoid these no-nos. Don’t remove grass clippings Leaving grass clippings on the lawn after you mow can cause thatch problems, right? Nope! That’s a myth. Turns out, grass clippings can actually help with the overall health of your lawn. And (bonus!) that means ...

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