Gooseberry – Growing and Harvesting

Gooseberries The gooseberry, Ribes grossularia, is native to Britain where it has been cultivated since the thirteenth century at least. Being self-fertile and productive, it is ideal for the small garden. Gooseberries excel in the cooler areas of the Midlands and North.They are tolerant of most soils but not of waterlogging. Growth may be weak on poor gravel soils or […]

Growing Delphiniums

The modern delphinium is one of the most spectacular and popular garden flowers. There are wide ranges of colors, several flower forms, and varieties of different heights. Hobby growers strive to produce the largest individual flowering spikes possible. PLANT RIGHT: Select a sunny location and a soil as deep which is rich as possible. In early Spring,  set plants into well-prepared […]

A Guide to America’s Hardiness Zones

A gardener in Pheonix, Arizona, and a gardener in Bangor, Maine have vastly different gardening quandaries. It should go without saying that a region’s climate has a profound impact on its gardens; the temperature, the humidity, the precipitation and more affect the region in the short and long term, so gardeners need to fully understand their climate to keep their […]

Picking the correct Apple Tree

Apples Some varieties set no fruit at all when self-pollinated, while others under favorable conditions set a fair crop. Yields are better when there are enough varieties for cross-pollination. There are a number of popular varieties which are poor pollinators (triploid varieties) but most are diploid, which pollinate each other very well. It is important to have at least two […]

What you should know about Daffodils

The first thing you should know about daffodils is that it’s smart to choose the ones you want while they’re still in bloom in the spring. If you miss the boat this spring, your best bet is to read carefully the descriptions in next fall’s seed and nursery catalogs. The second thing you need to know is something about the […]

5 Ways to Get Your Lawn Ready for Spring

The spring is the time when your garden starts to wake up. For all the gardeners out there, this means that you have lots of work in your hands. The winter leaves its traces behind, so spring is the right time to clean up and improve the condition of the lawn. There are 5 things that you need to do […]

Growing Dahlias – How to care from Spring to Fall

Dahlias are half-hardy perennials, originally from Mexico, and now very popular in the United States. Very adaptable, they grow well in any type of soil. They are versatile, being used for garden decoration, cut flowers, floral art, and exhibition. Few flowers can match them for their wide range of brilliant colors, their wide variety of shapes and sizes, and their […]

6 Easy Steps to Prep Your Backyard for Spring

The chilly and nostalgic winter season is starting to be replaced with the warm and comforting spring. As the snow begins to melt and you put shovels aside, it’s time to welcome spring with some backyard prepping. If you don’t have a backyard, you can tend to your lawn instead. As you may have observed, the harsh cold of winter […]

Helping Your Lawn Maintain a Healthy Appearance

Lawn care is an essential part of responsible home maintenance. Not only is being attentive to your grass’s needs crucial to its long-term health, but it’s also highly conducive to accentuating the beauty of your home. When people walk by your residence, the condition of your lawn is among the first things they notice, so if you’re interested in making […]

The proper procedure of measuring the area of Georgia Sod

There are various steps that homeowners have to take before installing the sod grass in the lawn. The budget should be set, the ground must be prepared and the most important of all is to take the appropriate measurement of the area in which sod has to be laid. Measuring the area of Georgia Sod Sometimes buyers of the Georgia […]