Category archives: Gardening Basics



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 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 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 […]

How to Build Compost Bins

DIY Nutrient Rich Goodness For Your Garden Building your own compost bin is easy, convenient, and inexpensive. It will help to make your compost cleaner and faster than most simple piles of garden waste. You can make one or more compost bins as you need and if you like you can create your own compost bin for your apartment if having a backyard is not really an option. Getting your composting solution sorted at […]

How to Build a Formal Entrance Garden

Make The Most of Your Entrance You don’t have to be in Versailles to have a beautiful formal entrance garden to welcome visitors. If you have a small garden entrance, it might not seem to offer much scope for an extended symmetrical arrangement. However, a small standard tree in a square bed can make a charming formal front garden. It’s also a great investment if you are looking to sell […]

How to Kill Yard Moss Naturally

Kill Moss Naturally and Keep Safe Moss will likely grow in your lawn where there are bare areas with poor drainage, excessive shades, diseases and grass varieties which are not suitable for the area. When comparing to healthy grass, areas of lawns covered in moss will not make for a great looking lawn, let alone a half decent back yard cricket pitch.  You can remove moss by using chemicals such […]

How to Grow a Depression Garden

Recession Proof Gardening The depression garden was once a reality and an important fact in people’s life.  Created during the Great Depression period where every household tried to plant necessary food for survival within the surrounds of their house.  Nowadays it’s purpose is to economise and to provide healthy food for the family such as nutritious vegetables, root vegetables and fruits. Here you will learn how to grow your own […]

How to Make Rich Soil for Your Garden

In order for plants and flowers to thrive the key starting point is to have rich soil. You should think of your garden soil as a living organism which needs regular nourishment so that you can encourage optimal productivity. Some of the organic materials like compost, manure, and chopped leaves provide you with a high content of nutrition that your plants need. Simply by amending and working your garden soil […]