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postheadericon How to Create a Secret Ally in Your Garden

How to Create a Secret Ally in Your Garden

If you have a precious spot in your garden and you would like to create a unique look, you might consider getting a mantis tiller to be able to maintain the flower bed easier. There are different ways of making sure your spot looks immaculate and clean, but using the right gardening equipment will help you get the results you are looking for, and you can be proud of your flowerbeds for a long time. In the below article we are going to review the ways to create secret ally…

postheadericon How to Create a Rain Garden

How to Create a Rain Garden

There are lots of ways you can reduce water pollution, but rain gardens may be the most beautiful of them. A rain garden is a bowl or basin in your yard that captures rainwater from your roof, sidewalks, and driveways, and allows it to soak into the soil instead of carrying runoff pollution into local watersheds as stormwater runoff. As an added bonus, since rain gardens can be planted with an assortment of native plants, they make an attractive, low-maintenance addition to your yard. 1 Find a suitable location for…

postheadericon How to Create a Permaculture Garden

How to Create a Permaculture Garden

A permaculture garden is one that is designed to mimic the natural growth and interaction between species so that no fertilizers or pesticides need to be used. Typically relying on native plants and designed in such a way as to exploit sunlight and water patterns, permaculture gardens are often used to grow food and herbs. They tend to be smaller than other gardens, with all fertilizing needs (usually compost) contained within its parameters. The permaculture principle of not damaging the ecosystem and of relying on nature’s course often leads to…

postheadericon How to Create a Patio Fountain with a Watering Can

How to Create a Patio Fountain with a Watering Can

Does your patio need a water feature? Why not create your own simple and cute oasis? 1 Obtain a large container for your base. Whiskey barrel halves are an excellent size, but you can use any container which has no holes. 2 Measure and mark the height you wish your watering can to be at. Keep in mind that the height you can place your watering can at will be directly affected by what size/power of water pump you have on hand or are willing to purchase. 3 Cut your…

postheadericon How to Create a No Dig Garden

How to Create a No Dig Garden

Do away with weed-infested areas the easy way. Make new flower/veggie beds in areas of poor soil by building it up. You can even skip weeding or sod removal. No Digging! 1 Build a raised bed first, if you wish. You can also finish your bed later, if you prefer. 2 Save your newspapers, including local and free press papers, that you recycle. Don’t use the glossy, colored, advertising brochures, just newsprint. Use your neighbour’s papers, too. Another option for the bottom layer is cardboard, as shown in the photo….

postheadericon How to Create an Automatic Plant Watering Device from a Hot Sauce Bottle

How to Create an Automatic Plant Watering Device from a Hot Sauce Bottle

Although those glass-watering balls are nifty ways to keep your plants watered, you don’t have to resort to fancy devices to keep your plants happy. In the event you need to leave town quickly, you can transform a regular hot sauce bottle into an automatic watering device. 1 Identify plants that must be watered/cared for while you are away. Also, you will need to consider the plant size as you may need to use multiple watering devices per potted plant or planted area. Add up the number of potted plants…

postheadericon How to Create an Allergy Free Garden

How to Create an Allergy Free Garden

If you are among the many individuals who suffer from allergies, then you may have given up hope of planting a garden. Even if you don’t suffer from allergies personally, your neighbors might. Creating an allergy free garden may be the solution, and it may save you and others from allergy symptoms like watery, itchy eyes. 1 Remove plants that draw aphids, rust or mildew. Plants infested with insects and mildew produce molds, which create allergenic spores. Use garden shears or a saw to cut back any infected plants. An…

postheadericon How to Create a Low Maintenance Garden

How to Create a Low Maintenance Garden

A garden cannot compete for convenience with grab-and-go produce markets and fruit stands. However, having a garden is a great way to ensure you know exactly where your produce has been and what, if any, chemicals have been put on it. For those who do not have much time, or would rather spend their time doing something else, follow steps to low maintenance gardening. Remember that even a low maintenance garden requires a little work. It is possible, though, to benefit from a garden without having to do an enormous…

postheadericon How to Create a Green Desert Landscape

How to Create a Green Desert Landscape

So, you’re too busy to mend to a garden at your house, but you still want to go green. Here are some tips that might hopefully inspire you to create your own desert landscape! 1 Take out all the grass from your backyard. Doing this cuts the need to use sprinklers to water your backyard. Note: If you are unable to take out the grass, due to disability, age, or any other problem, consider hiring a professional. 2 Plan your garden on graphing paper where 1 inch (2.5 cm) = 1…

postheadericon How to Create a Garden of Fragrant Australian Plants

How to Create a Garden of Fragrant Australian Plants

Australia has a wealth of beautiful plants and among those are a number of fragrant plants to choose from. Here is how to create a garden using Australian plants that are fragrant. 1 Choose boronia. Without a doubt, this is one of the best known Australian fragrant plants. The best choice with the strongest fragrance is the brown variety. The pink variety (Boronia floribunda) has a slight fragrance that is hard to detect. The Sydney native rose (Boronia serrulata) is another choice but also of faint fragrance. 2 Grow the…