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Signs That Your Oak Tree Was Struck By Lightning

Signs That Your Oak Tree Was Struck By Lightning

Lightning is very destructive for humans and trees alike. When you have an oak tree in your yard and you suspect that it has been struck with lightning, make sure that you practice the necessary measures to save it. For you to be able to do so, you need to first confirm whether lightning did strike your oak tree by referring to the most common signs below. One of the most obvious signs that your oak tree was struck by lightning is when you see a crack or a slit that runs down your tree’s trunk. Otherwise, you may also find chunks of bark stripped off your oak tree. In some instances, you may also see sparse leaves or wilted ones throughout the canopy.… Read Full Post
Things to Consider When Using a Digger to Clean Your Garden

Things to Consider When Using a Digger to Clean Your Garden

Updating and upgrading your garden is always a good idea. An attractive home is comfortable. It even improves your health and quality of life. Moreover, when you decide to sell that property, a landscaped garden adds some bucks to the asking price. This is why it is crucial to keep your garden clean and well maintained. If you are using a digger to keep your garden clean, here are a few things to consider. Ensure the Right Equipment Diggers come in different sizes, and that means that all the different sizes come with different purposes. What are you thinking of doing with your garden? Some of the garden upgrades include excavation, landscaping, and removing structural blemishes. Pick the ideal equipment according to the amount of work to be done.… Read Full Post
Simple Hacks That Will Make You Better At Hydroponics Gardening

Simple Hacks That Will Make You Better At Hydroponics Gardening

More and more people are exploring hydroponics gardening, which is perfect even for urban locations because the process doesn’t require the use of soil to grow plants. Rather, the nutrients that the plant usually gets from the soil are made present in the water surrounding the roots of the plants. If you are keen on being successful at hydroponics gardening, then the simple hacks below will prove to be beneficial for you. IMAGE SOURCE: https://pixabay.com/photos/greenhouse-organic-farming-2139526/ Research, research, research One of the primary things that you need to do to make you better at hydroponics is to be informed. This means that you need to exert extra effort to research about it, such as how this specific type of gardening process works, as well as the equipment that you need to get started.… Read Full Post
Turning Your Garden Into a Winter Wonderland: 9 Top Tips for Garden Lovers

Turning Your Garden Into a Winter Wonderland: 9 Top Tips for Garden Lovers

Photo by Jill Wellington from Pexels The many lockdowns and social distancing measures we have all endured over the summer months have made it evident how important our gardens and outdoor areas are. This is a place to spend quality time with your loved ones, make ever-lasting memories, exercise in all safety, and get your much-needed dose of Vitamin D.  But, now the days are getting colder and colder, it is easy to feel trapped indoors and without an outdoor space to enjoy. However, your garden can still be an excellent environment for you to spend the Christmas holidays with your family and safely meet your friends. It just needs some adjustments – start with the ones below! Tidy Up Your Whole Outdoor Area First off, tidy up your outdoor area and clean your garden of leaves, brushes, branches, and debris.… Read Full Post
How to Grow and Maintain a Live “Go Green” Garden Fence

How to Grow and Maintain a Live “Go Green” Garden Fence

Creating a living garden fence is not as complicated process as it seems. Some rules may help to organize the whole process and get a well-grown fence in one season. The team of homemakerguide has united basic tips from the famous gardeners to help you with the process. First of all, you have to consider the purpose of your garden fence, whether you need a garden fence to keep dogs out, or to train your fruit trees to form a unique figure in the garden. This choice will limit the type of trees you can use in the fencing. Some trees grow very fast and can give the first harvest in the second year of fence training. If you choose between a garden fence or wall, you can combine them both in one construction.… Read Full Post
Gardening Tips You Should Look to Use Right Now

Gardening Tips You Should Look to Use Right Now

There is no question the garden is one the most exciting and vibrant parts of any property. This is the place where you can express yourself and try to make some of the best possible changes to enhance and improve the home as a whole. You should be looking to come up with ideas that are going to help you make your garden better, and there are a lot of things you can do to achieve this.  Make sure you look at doing as much as you can to come up with ideas that will help you improve the process moving forward. You need to try to maximise your garden and use it for as many different things as you can, and there are a lot of ideas you have to work on right now.… Read Full Post
Top Tips for Getting Your Garden Ready for Winter

Top Tips for Getting Your Garden Ready for Winter

As we move into winter and the temperature drops, it’s essential to prepare your garden – no matter how small – for the change in seasons. It’s especially crucial if you want to have your garden looking well during the spring and summer months when it is a joy to be wandering around. Here are some top tips to help you: Remove fallen leaves Rake up any fallen leaves, especially from pathways as they can be slippery. However, don’t just throw the leaves away, use them to make leaf matter. It will take about eight months to decay, but it is so worth it for your plants or vegetables. Prepare plants for colder weather Cover any plants that don’t like frost with bubble wrap or hessian sacks.… Read Full Post
Shaded Lawns: Some Advice For The Keen Gardener

Shaded Lawns: Some Advice For The Keen Gardener

While most of your lawn is probably in direct sunlight for most of the day, there will be patches that remain in the shade, especially as the seasons change.  In the winter, for instance, the sun doesn’t rise high in the sky. This pattern creates long shadows for several months, leading grass in some parts of your lawn to be deprived of the light it needs to thrive.  Often, there’s nothing you can do to remove the source of the shadows, either. It could be your two-story house or a large, protected tree (or something on your neighbor’s property). Thus, your only option is to adopt proper lawn care. But what does that involve when parts of the lawn experience a lot of shade?… Read Full Post
How To Enjoy Your Garden In Winter

How To Enjoy Your Garden In Winter

Winter is usually seen as a quiet time in the garden, with not much to do or enjoy. If you miss working in the garden when the weather is cold, there is plenty to do in the garden during the colder months. Here are some ideas to get you gardening over winter.  Appreciate evergreens. Choose a range of evergreens, like box balls and topiary, or large shrubs to add some much-needed structure to your garden all year round. Choose an evergreen, so you get some shape and color even in the depths of winter. Create cover. Winter sometimes brings bright, sunny days, even if it’s cold, so you might find yourself wanting to sit outside (well-wrapped up of course) to enjoy the sun.… Read Full Post
Growing Succulents Indoors

Growing Succulents Indoors

For more than eleven years I have been growing succulents. Yes, even before they were on the cover of every household magazine in the supermarket! Growing succulents indoors is one area that is particularly challenging, but also oh-so-gratifying. The folks at SucculentMarket.com sent me a box of succulents specifically for indoors. I truly think plant selection is one of the keys to growing succulents indoors successfully. Look through any gardening website, decorating magazine or go crazy on Pinterest to see the designs and uses for this group of plants. From containers to wreaths to temporary installations, succulents have compelling shapes and colors that make them ideal for a wide range of displays.  This article will provide concepts for basic care and design uses that can easily be incorporated into your home and will flourish in low light levels.… Read Full Post

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