How to Test Soil with a Digital pH Meter

One of the biggest secrets to growing a healthy garden is having the perfect soil. Whether you are trying to brighten up your yard with some colorful flowers, or you would like to start enjoying growing your own fresh vegetables – soil is important. But how can you make sure that your soil is right…

5 Plants That Love Shade

Shade gardening helps you to make the most of the shaded areas on your land or your yard. That doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice beauty or color for lack of sunlight; just the opposite. There are many beautiful plants that you can grow in the shade that flower and add a great deal of…

A Beginners Guide to Growing Vegetables in Pots

Just because you do not have a lot of space in your yard, there is no reason that you should miss out on the wonders of learning how to grow your own vegetables. Some people have absolutely zero space for a vegetable patch, but they still manage to eat their own fresh veggies – by…

Sunflowers 101: How to Grow, Care For, and Use Sunflowers

Sunflowers can improve your garden in many ways. Whether for their aesthetic look or for practical benefits, the sun flower is a popular choice among gardeners and one of the most widely recognized flowers. With their golden color, the full sun flowers give a sense of joy and warmth. However, this large flower blooms not…

How to Build Your Own Patio Vegetable Garden

Living in an apartment, with no space for a yard or garden, should not prevent you from having your own patio vegetable garden. It doesn’t matter if you have just enough space for a few small pots, because that is all you need to start your very own veggie garden today. You will need a…

The Basics of Rock Gardening

Few can deny the alluring effect that rock gardens bring into the home. Rock gardening is simply the mixture of garden rocks and any of the many special plant species in your backyard. Some rock gardens are built in naturally rocky parts to capitalize on the natural landscape. Others are designed around one existing rock…