Gardening Care

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Learning More About Gardening


Learning More About Gardening:
by Jena Luthovski

If you are interested in expanding your knowledge about gardening, if you are interested in taking gardening classes, you may have vetoed the plan or idea because you feel that your schedule will not permit you the ability to sign up for gardening classes. Indeed, most people in this day and age have very little free time in their lives. They barely have time to take care of the basic needs of their lives after they leave work for the day.

With that said, even if you are a typical, fully scheduled man or women, there are options available to you through which you can take gardening classes, or participate in gardening forums, that do not take up a great deal of your time. These are ways in which you can take part in gardening classes and still not overload your own schedule in the process.

There are Internet website venues that deal specifically with providing gardening classes. These sites offer a wide range of different types of programs -- all of which are designed to make a person participating a more capable gardener. Generally speaking there is a charge for participation in these programs.

If you would rather not spend additional money on taking online gardening courses on the Net, consider signing up for online programs that are offered by merchants and vendors and retailers that are involved in the selling of gardening supplies and materials. Many gardening retailers offer to their customers -- at no charge -- different educational opportunities when it comes to gardening and advancing a person's knowledge of gardening.

In addition to these learning options, some colleges and universities offer online instructional opportunities when it comes to gardening in the 21st century. Again, more often than not there will be some charge associated with these types of educational programs offered by colleges and universities. (In some instances, some institutions of higher learning do offer these programs at reduced costs for senior citizens. Therefore, an older person can participate in these types of programs without breaking their budget in the process.) Learning more about gardening will make you a better gardener in both the near and distant future. Because there are so many changes in the arena of gardening all of the time, educational programs can keep you abreast of all the changes and innovations in the world of gardening

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Friday, July 07, 2006



Things You Should Know About Gardening by:
Gerardas Norkus

Gardens come in different varieties like the plants you find in them. There are several gardening tips that can be used for all type of gardens.

1.Mulching protects your garden topsoil from being blown away. It also provides nutrients as it decomposes and improves the appearance of your gardens. Mulching has other benefits and is one of the most recommended gardening tips by gardeners and farmers alike.

2.Healthy plants are more disease resistant. Plant are like people, a person with a strong immune system can combat diseases. A healthy plant does the same.

3. Pests can be eradicated by cleaning the plant with a watery solution of soap. Just make sure to rinse after. This gardening tip is best heeded for fruit bearing trees or edible plants.

4. Using compost fertilizers are a great way to have healthy plants. It is also a great way to save money on expensive fertilizers. Non -organic fertilizers also tend to leave chemical residues that can accumulate in garden soils and harm not only the plants but the gardeners as well. They cause toxins to go to the water supplies. Another gardening tip recommended not just by farmers and gardeners but also by environmentalists.

5. There are several plants that are only suitable for a specified climate, a certain kind of soil or can only grow with certain plants. You have to know what plant grow in the conditions you have in your area this is for you to avoid unnecessary purchases. This is a money saving gardening tip.
6.Landscaping is a good investment which can double the value of your home. This is one gardening tip that can earn you money.

7. Growing grass on bare ground is an easy way to make your home look better and appreciate in value. This is one gardening tip that promotes earning money while growing grass legally.

8. Aside from looking great in your home, trees also provide some sort of protection from direct sunlight exposure and strong winds.

9. Vines on the walls, fences and overhead structures also would offer some protection and would also look great.

10.Flowers are beautiful, but they are also expensive. Get one that is resistant to many elements. Flowers from your local community already have developed resistance to conditions present in your area.

11.For most gardens plants, their roots go only as deep as 6 inches. Putting fertilizer deeper than that would be a waste of money. Put them shallower as they seep down when the plants are being watered.

12.Earthworms are important to plants. They till and aerate the soil for the roots to breathe. Non-organic fertilizers can kill them. This gardening tip dates back to the old days of gardening.

13. Having several kinds of insects that are beneficial to your garden would be good. These insects can be encouraged to stay by having diverse plants in your garden.

14. Spot spraying weeds with household vinegar, instead of using commercial weed-killers, can eradicate them. This is another environment friendly gardening tip.

15. Avoid putting too much mulch on tree trunks, this would encourage unwanted pests to reside on them.

16. Use plant varieties that are common to your area or have been taken from an area with similar conditions.

17. Be sure to know the plants that are poisonous. If you are intent on growing them, make sure to have the necessary cure available in your household. Take note of this gardening tip, it can save your life.

18. The best time to water plants is during mornings.

19. Before planting a new plant in your garden, you must consider its height and size when it matures. This garden tip can help you save money in the future.

20. Newly transplanted plants may require special attention during its first week. This is to reduce the stress and shock it got during transplantation.
And last but not the least of the gardening tips...

21.Plants are living entities. If you want them to grow in your garden you have to treat them as such. They need to be taken care of. They are like your pets, you look out for them. In return you get that feeling of contentment watching them thrive.

A good way to take care of them is to consider that plants might have some feelings too.