How to Grow Organic Produce at Home

Posted on August 10th, 2013 by admin

Having a garden at home is the best way to ensure your family is eating the best organic produce available. Store bought organic vegetables can be expensive and the guidelines about organic produce may not match your ideals. Learn how to grow organic produce at home and reap the benefits all year long.

Prepare the garden bed with lots of organic material in the form of compost. Organic compost can be purchased in bags or your family can start a compost heap with yard waste, unfertilized or treated grass clippings and kitchen Read the rest of this entry »

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The Benefits of a Vegetable Garden

Posted on June 25th, 2013 by admin

Are you someone who enjoys a good salad or fresh vegetables? If so, have you ever thought about growing your own vegetable garden? Gardens are not only enjoyable to maintain, but they are also very rewarding.

If you’re thinking about starting up your own vegetable garden, here are five reasons why you should:

Healthy: when we buy produce, we never know where it comes from or the story of how it got to our local grocery store. From pesticides to dangerous contaminants, you never know what is Read the rest of this entry »

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landscaping tips that double as home security tips

Posted on June 12th, 2013 by www.prodigalgardens.info

Fertilizing your lawn, adding some scrubs and trimming the hedges may just be regular yard maintenance for you. But did you know that doing some of these things can also help enhance your home’s security? In addition to the following tips, you can also visit websites for a complete list of home security tips and features to help protect your home.
Keeping your bushes and shrubs lower than (or equal to the height of) your windows helps you see if someone is approaching your home. Neatly-trimmed bushes also don’t offer crooks much of a place to hide and they signify that someone lives in the home and keeps up regularly with the yard work. Although overgrown bushes may help conceal what’s inside your house, you can always just close the blinds or curtains to hide your valuables from prying eyes.
A landscaping project such as a walkway or gravel path is a great way to keep burglars away, especially if the gravel or rocks are big. Walking on large gravel pebbles creates a loud, crunching sound which can alert a homeowner that someone is in their yard.
Tree upkeep is also a good way to boost home security. Plant trees with strong, hard stalks (such as bamboo) along fences to make it difficult for anyone to climb over and land safely. Cut back tree limbs that could give a burglar access to the second floor or balcony of a home. Keeping your lawn tidy can actually help deter burglars and give your home curb appeal at the same time.

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Good Pointers for Fertilizing Your Grass

Posted on May 11th, 2013 by admin

Having a lush, beautiful and green lawn is a great way to make your yard look great at all times without having to put forth much of an effort, and it’s surprisingly easy to do. Even if you are an avid gardener who has plenty of beautiful plants and decorations in your yard, having beautiful grass is certainly something that can set off the entire look of your lawn. Therefore, you should consider following these pointers for fertilizing your grass so that you can have a Read the rest of this entry »

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Creating a Flower Garden on a Tight Budget

Posted on May 10th, 2013 by admin

The benefits that adding a flower garden to your home or landscape may be able to offer are considerable. Improving your environment and creating a more natural and pleasing aesthetic can often be accomplished for much less than you might have expected to pay. By choosing the right flowers and plants, making more effective use of recycled and salvaged materials and ensuring that limitations of space are addressed in creative ways, even those who are working with a fixed budget may Read the rest of this entry »

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Creating a Relaxing Garden at Home

Posted on May 7th, 2013 by admin

Creating a relaxing home garden is not a process with a beginning and end. A garden requires continuous care and can be your living hobby.

Your garden can encompass your entire yard or be a collection of potted plants on your apartment patio. If you have your own outdoor space, no matter how small, you can have a garden. Plan your garden around the amount of space you have, the amount of sun your garden area gets and the type of soil in your yard. If you have very hard, Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Landscape a Large Yard

Posted on May 3rd, 2013 by admin

Having a large yard to landscape and tend to can be a dream come true for a lot of people, but it can also be intensely overwhelming for those who aren’t used to taking care of spacious lawns. Your big lawn can be made to look incredibly beautiful, however, so consider keeping these ideas in mind when you are planning how you will decorate your huge yard.

First of all, consider breaking off your lawn into separate spaces; if you do, it can make things Read the rest of this entry »

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Figuring Out How and When to Plant Bulbs

Posted on April 30th, 2013 by admin

Whether they’re lilies, tulips, hyacinths or daffodils, bulbs will provide your garden with a burst of color and fragrance. However, there is a little bit of a science to when and how to plant them.

Although you can plant your bulbs any time during the growing season, when you plant them determines when you will get to enjoy their blooms. For spring-flowering bulbs like tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocus, plant them during the late fall. For Read the rest of this entry »

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