As summer wanes and the days begin shorten, our thoughts tend to turn away from the garden. But, did you know that fall can be the best time to add new plants to your landscape?
The relatively mild temperatures of fall are rather gentle on new plants and gives them a head start by the time spring arrives. Continue reading “Garden Basics: Why Fall Is a Great Time for Planting”
Reflective Red Mulch Film Boosts tomato production by 20%.
Use the sun’s warmth to increase tomato production. Use this amazing new material, SRM-Red™, as you would black mulch film, to warm the soil and hold soil moisture. Continue reading “Reflective Red Mulch Film Boosts tomato production by 20%.”
Inviting pollinators into your garden is good for everyone. Keeping the bee populations strong and the benefits to the flowers and plants from the pollination.
Recent Decline of Pollinators
In the most recent decades, many pollinator populations are considered to be in decline and some (such as several varieties of bees) are even in danger of extinction. This is not only devastating for the fact that we are losing an entire species from our planet, but this could bring forth dire circumstances for global food webs and human health.
How You Can Help
One of the best ways gardeners can help pollinators is by planting a garden. Continue reading “Inviting Pollinators to your Garden”
Plant A Miniature Fairy Garden
Place your miniature garden in an easily accessible location. Here, the village runs along the top of a knee-high block wall that elevates it for good viewing and makes it easy to reach into and putter with. Then, form hills and valleys to vary the landscapes by mounding or excavating soil, or creating terraces that add dimension.
Combining drought-tolerant succulents, Cotswold cottages, and elevated beds will lend easy inspection of the wee landscaping of a miniature garden.
If you want to change the design and style of your front porch but are unsure where to start, help has arrived. These six surefire strategies take you from start to finish with our best ideas for front porches that are inviting and functional, too. Continue reading “Beautiful & Relaxing Front Porch Ideas”