Safety and Security in the Garden

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Your garden should be a place where you and your family can feel safe and secure. A little extra care and attention will help lower the risk of injury, as well as the chance of having valuable equipment and plants stolen. If you want to enjoy your garden in peace, here’s how! General safety Always protect your hands with good …

Caring For Your Hedge

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Hedges provide a wonderful living screen that gives you privacy and protects your boundaries. They also make a green backdrop for the rest of the garden. But hedges must be maintained or they can become an eyesore. Trimming Formal hedges – i.e. rectangular shapes – should be pruned twice a year using shears or a hedge cutter. It is useful …

Controlling Weeds

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Weeds are one of the major problems faced by gardeners. If not controlled properly, newly planted areas can soon become a morass of green weeds which can seriously weaken new plants or reduce your crop of vegetables. Weed seeds in the soil can remain viable for many years and some need literally only a flash of daylight to start them …

Pest Control

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Controlling pests used to be a matter of which chemical to spray or dust over your plants – but in many cases these chemicals have now been withdrawn from sale. Gardeners today must find pest control methods that don’t cause damage to people or the environment. Here are some popular and useful methods to try. Insects and other pests evolved …

Wildlife Gardening

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Gardens have become increasingly important habitats for many wildlife species in Britain as intensive farming has resulted in less wild flowers and plants. If you would like to encourage wildlife into your garden, here’s how to make a mini wildlife reserve. Food By adding native wild flowers separately, or in a meadow, to your garden, you will provide wildlife with …

Organic Gardening

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If you’re concerned about the environmental damage caused by overuse of pesticides and herbicides, and worried about chemical residues in food, then it’s time to think about organic gardening. Here are some good tips on how to garden with nature, not against it. Healthy Soil Organic gardening focuses on healthy soil. Adding organic matter improves soil structure, aids drainage, introduces …

The Best Organic Weedkiller

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Weeds are a real pest for gardeners and when it comes to tackling them organically there is a few viable options, by the end of this guide you should be able to decide which is the best organic weedkiller for you and how to make sure those pesky weeds don’t return in the future. Avoiding the use of the harshest …

How to Get Cheap or Free Seeds for Your Garden

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How to Get Cheap or Free Seeds for Your Garden: Grow Your Own Flowers and Vegetables and Save Money The most common way of getting seeds is to buy them. Millions of packets of seeds are purchased in the U.S. alone every year. Scores of seed companies, from tiny one man operations to huge corporate conglomerates, spend millions of dollars …