Thursday, September 19, 2019
garden covers

Garden Covers- Logic and Understanding

People looking for effective ways to keep pests at bay are looking into garden covers. The Farmer's Almanac reports that more and more people are aware of toxins in chemicals used to deal with pests. These row covers are gaining in popularity because they can be used in all weather extremes. Including
Rain Barrel

Using a Rain Barrel to Collect Rainwater for Your Garden

Before you rush out and start buying rain barrels, you should first check your state and local laws. For many years collecting rainwater was illegal in Colorado, but in 2016, HB-16-1005 passed allowing the collection of rainwater from roofs. However, the law limits you to two 55-gallon rain barrels or other containers that add up to 110 gallons. In all other states, the
Container Lemon Tree

Caring For Your Container Lemon Tree

Container lemon tree care can be crucial to the survival, and overall production of fruit. Lemon trees are known for enjoying warmer climates, but this should not stop you from growing them. Here we will discuss the best practices for keeping your tree healthy, and happy.
Japanese Beetles

Japanese Beetles- How to Control Them

Jараnеѕе beetles dо twice the dаmаgе of ordinary inѕесt реѕtѕ. The larvae, called grubs, live in the soil and fееd оn the rооtѕ оf grаѕѕеѕ and other plants. Thе adult beetles fееd оn the lеаvеѕ and flowers of оvеr 300 trees, shrubs, and herbs. Jараnеѕе beetles are the bаnе оf
Compost for the organic gardener

Compost for the Organic Gardener

As you get ready to start your compost project consider what type of composting you want to use. This really depends a lot on the space you have and how large your garden is. You may also want to take into consideration your time, since you must turn a compost pile twice a week. A rotating container takes slightly less work because you can manually turn it every few days. In most cases spending a lot of money on a composter is not necessary but can make your job easier.