Category General Tips

How To Install Bird Netting Over A Garden

Rows of grape vines protected with bird netting with beautiful countryside, How To Install Bird Netting Over A Garden

You’ve prepared a beautiful swath of land for your garden. You’re ready to plant your seeds and garden-ready transplants. The only thing you have to worry about now is the critters living in your yard. Birds can mistake your newly-planted…

How To Prepare Desert Soil For Gardening

Plants growing in a desert garden, How To Prepare Desert Soil For Gardening

Living in the desert can be good because of the abundant amount of sunshine. However, it can also be more challenging to grow plants in the notoriously dry and difficult ground. For those living in the desert, you may wonder…

Does Viburnum Beetle Attack Other Plants?

Larva of a viburnum leaf beetle (Pyrrhalta viburni) feeds on the leaves of laurustinus (Viburnum tinus). Family Chrysomelidae. Dutch garden, spring, May, Netherlands., Does Viburnum Beetle Attack Other Plants

Viburnums are flowering plants in the elderberry family. The viburnum beetle is a bug that attacks the viburnum species in particular, hence the name. A viburnum beetle’s favorite pass time activity is to chew holes through the shrub’s leaves. Natural…

Do Cultivars Produce Seeds?

Lavandula stoechas flowers. This cultivar is the Lavandula stoechas Anouk. This plant is also called Spanish lavender, topped lavender or French lavender., Do Cultivars Produce Seeds

Whether you’re new to gardening or not, you might be wondering whether cultivars produce seeds or not. And this post has all the answers. We did the research and found out whether cultivars produce seeds. Yes, cultivars produce seeds. However,…

Will Roundup Kill Morning Glory?

Ipomoea indica flowering plant, Will Roundup Kill Morning Glory?

Morning glories are color-changing flowers that bloom blue in the morning and turn purple by the evening. Unfortunately, these flowers are not welcome guests. They tend to overtake host plants quickly with their vigorous vines. In the interest of your…

Can You Dig Post Holes In Winter?

Rustic wooden fence post in a winter snow covered secene with desert plants, Can You Dig Post Holes In Winter?

Although most gardening action takes place in the warmer months, the work never really ends. That’s why you might find yourself faced with the situation of needing to dig post holes when the ground is frozen. If that’s the case,…

Do Wind Chimes Keep Hawks Away?

bird of prey on display. Also known as Bay-winged hawk and Dusky hawk here standing with falconers jess, Do Wind Chimes Keep Hawks Away?

If you have cats, small dogs, chickens, rabbits, or other small animals and livestock, hawks can pose a significant threat to their lives. If you’re wondering what you can do to deter these birds and whether or not wind chimes…

Does Vermiculite Hold Water [& For How Long]

Mixing vermiculite granules pellets with black gardening soil improves water retention, airflow, root growth capacity of all the plants growing in pots. Vermiculite is a hydrous phyllosilicate mineral. - Does Vermiculite Hold Water [& For How Long]

Giving the plants their absolute needs from the soil, fertilizer, insecticides, cuttings, pruning, and more—helps them grow faster and strong. Adding vermiculite to the soil mix provides more space for the roots to expand and the plants to thrive. What…

Grow Bags Vs Raised Beds: Which Is Better?

A comparison between raised beds and grow bags, Grow Bags Vs Raised Beds: Which Is Better?

Raised beds, grow bags, traditional beds—there are so many great ways to build a garden that provides your plants with the best possible growing conditions. However, so many options can leave you wondering which is best. Well, don’t worry—we’ve done…