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What Is Fertilizer?

What is fertilizer exactly and why is it used at all? A Definition: A substance used to promote plant growth. If you want to impress people at your next dinner party, it comes from a Latin word meaning “bearing in abundance, fruitful, productive”. Just what any farmer, horticulturalist or home gardener wants really! Far more interesting and relevant though is this question: Why Do We Need Fertilizer At All? Think about plant growth in the wild with no influence by man (or just look at that patch of weeds you’ve been meaning to get to). Plants live and then...

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How to use a weed eater

You want a clean looking garden but have no idea how to use a weed eater properly. I have put together a step by step guide and some additional tips so you you’ll be able to keep up with the joneses. All following information might slightly vary depending on the type of weed eater that u are using. So it’s always helpful and recommended to read the manual. This will help you figure out the do’s and dont’s of your machine. You’ll also know all the possibilities and options of your weed eater so you’ll be able to achieve...

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Best Lawn Mowers

If you have a huge lawn that needs trimming all the time, you can either get a grass trimmer which requires frequent line replacement as it often breaks or you can make your lawn care a simple and quick task by getting a quality lawn mower. If you have been using a grass trimmer, you will know how frustrating it is to replace the twine, especially when it got tangled in the motor housing. It’s even more troublesome if you’re using a gas-powered grass trimmer as you have to deal with the gas and oil mixture, as well as...

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Herb Your Enthusiasm: A Beginner’s Guide to Herb Gardening

Planting your own herbs is a perfect way to dip your toes into the world of gardening. You can start them indoors by planting seeds in small containers, then transplanting them outside once they have sprouted and the weather is amenable. Several types of herbs are virtually foolproof and take little time to cultivate. They also add a wonderful bouquet of fragrance to any windowsill or garden. Basil Basil is an excellent choice for beginning gardeners. The plant is strong and sturdy, and it germinates fast–usually in less than 10 days. If you start these from seeds while still indoors, be aware that you will want to replant them in larger and larger containers as they grow. This gives the roots room to spread out and keep the stems and leaves hearty. Once the weather is conducive to planting, you can transplant your basil to your garden or window-box. Each plant should be spaced about 12 inches apart. They will grow to be around a foot tall and a foot wide and will fill the air with their sweet, distinctive scent. Chives Chives are no-fuss plants that are also perennials, which mean they will appear in your garden year after year. They too germinate quickly–in less than 10 days–and once they’re outside, they love to spread as far as they can reach. When doing the initial transplanting from container...

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Double Digging, The Gardener’s Workout

Ah, spring! The warmer temperatures and longer days will soon lead to…bikini season. Not what you expected me to say, was it! This is garden season, and there’s no time for the gym! Let me introduce you to the fabulous workout that will get you ready for both garden and bikini seasons. Double digging! What is Double Digging? Double digging is a technique for preparing garden beds for planting. It is one part of the method known as French-intensive gardening. Intensive gardening was first practiced by Parisian gardeners growing for market in the 1800’s, bringing together horticultural practices of...

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