Category archives: Gardening and Plants



Determining the Value of Your Trees and Insuring Them Properly

You may not think of the trees and shrubs in your yard as having value, but there are a few things that make certain trees more valuable than others. Some are valuable because of the type of wood they consist of, while others offer shade that makes the home more efficient. Of course, you can call in arborists to accurately determine the value of your trees and shrubs, but there […]

How to Plant a Lawn

Beautiful Green Grass and Great for Drainage If there’s an empty spot in front of your house on your lawn, cats are more likely to dirty them as we all know they use soil to do their business. To avoid having to clean up their business, why not plant a lawn on that empty spot to give both the yard and your house a pretty look. There are so many […]

How to Grow Strawberries

The Red Fruit that Just Keeps Giving Everybody loves the sweetness and sourness of strawberries when made into jam, cakes, pudding or even eaten on their own. Strawberries are easy to plant and beautiful for your garden at home. The first fruits usually appear in spring, you can find many types of strawberries that can be planted according to your place and climate. There are several varieties ranging from the […]

How to Harvest and Store Tomatoes

Enjoy the Fruits of Your Labour Once you’ve got all the toiling and sweating in the garden seeding and planting your tomatoes, there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing your hard work pay off when your first tomato fruit emerges. It’s a terribly exciting feeling knowing that you will soon be able to enjoy the fruits of your labour (literally). The next step is to know how and when to harvest […]

How to Design a Herb Garden

 Keep Your Herb Garden Simple…Initially The design of a herb garden mainly depends on the requirements set by the owner or its designers, plus the type and variation of herbs you are looking to grow. For a limited area, you can simply design an informal Herb Garden with vegetables, other flowering plants, or even with various types of shrubs and trees. But on thing is for certain, always keep things simple […]

How to Protect your Plants in Winter

Prepare for the Winter Months The snow or heavy frosts starting to cover your gardens maybe a nice view to look at during winter but as the temperature drops, the snow, frost and waterlogged soil will become major killers of most of the tender plants or dormant plants. The protection that you need to give to your plants definitely depends on the weather conditions and also the exposure of your […]

How to Plant Blueberries in Your Garden

Blueberries Are a Great Asset For Any Garden Having blueberry plants in your garden is a great choice because it is an exceedingly healthy fruit that can provide a tonne of antioxidant goodness to you and your family members.  Blueberries are delicious even when you eat them on their own or along with other foods like cereal, pancakes and yogurt. Blueberry cultivation can be a difficult but fulfilling garden experience. […]

How to Plan Your Winter Flower Garden

Bring Colour to Your Garden This Winter Autumn is a great time to prepare your garden for the coming winter months. Your garden does not need to look drab and boring during the cold weather months. Add a dash of colour with some flowering plants that will bring not only a little bit of cheerful colour, but even winter birds that will be attracted to certain flowering plants. Maintaining your […]

How to Make a Hydroponic Herb Garden

Growing a Herb Garden no Longer Needs to be a Dirty Job Vegetable gardening is no longer confined to having to play around with dirt and getting your fingernails messy with mounds of soil. Many fresh fruits and vegetables that can be purchased from the store these days are grown hydroponically. Hydroponics is growing crops without soil. Hydroponic gardening is a gardening method that does not use soil as its […]

How to Use Coffee Grounds as Fertilizer

Coffee Grounds as an organic Fertilizer Substitute Nothing beats a freshly plunged cup of coffee to kick start your day. But did you know that pouring left over coffee grounds down the kitchen sink can build up over time and block your drains. So what exactly should you do with those excess coffee grounds? Whatever you do don’t just throw them out! Coffee grounds are an excellent organic and cost […]