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Weeds are wild plants that grow in areas they are not wanted, typically competing with other cultivated plants and stealing their moisture and nutrients, and often looking unsightly. In some cases, though, weeds are cultivated, generally as a food source for humans or wildlife. This list of types of weeds will help you learn how to identify a particular weed and understand how to control it, eradicate it, or grow it.
Laurel plants have attractive foliage and showy flowers that can add interest and fragrance to a garden. Different types of laurel flowers can grow in a wide range of climates, so there is sure to be a variety, you can grow in your location.
If you’re keen to recycle and help out the environment by repurposing your old belongings that no longer have any use, then you might be interested in learning about the many ways you can re-use old tires to help decorate, your garden. This is a fun and thrifty craft that you can complete by yourself or engage in with children. It gets the creative juices flowing and also gives you an excuse to spend more time outside with loved ones.
There was a time when there was a very limited choice when it came to backyard ponds, but nowadays, there are so many options for creating a pond or water feature in your garden that you can be sure there is a style and maintenance type that will suit anyone.
Square foot gardening (SFG) is a specific raised bed gardening method. It is best suited for gardeners with limited space, those who want to have a garden with the most valuable crops right next to their homes, or those who don’t have ambitions when it comes to quantity of crops but want a care-free garden setup. Let's get into details.
Straw bale gardening is exactly what the name says it is - growing plants in bales of straw serving as a part-raised bed, part-growing medium. Although this may come as a surprise, straw bale gardening can be just as productive as regular, soil-based gardening, although it has some limitations. Let's get into further details.
Having a small space doesn't mean you have to miss out on some of the best shrubs to grow, as many types of shrubs have dwarf varieties available so that you can enjoy their best qualities without having the worry that they will take over your space. This list comprises some of the most interesting types of dwarf shrubs that are ideal for filling small gaps in your garden or using as features in a compact yard.
Searching through gardening websites can be useful if you are looking for a specific product, or you want to know you are getting the best possible deal. However, there are such a huge amount of online gardening stores in existence now, and it can be tricky to know which are reputable and which are worth your time browsing through. To save you time, here is a list of some of the best online gardening stores operating today.
Pine trees are evergreen conifers that are native to most of the Northern Hemisphere. They can take the shape of shrubs, and small, medium, or large trees. They can be distinguished from other conifers as their needles grow in small bundles, and they produce attractive seed cones that can persist for many years. They tend to grow easily and can adapt to a wide range of soils, needing little to no maintenance.
Pumpkins are a type of winter squash that grows on a vine that can range from a compact 2 feet to a lengthy 20 feet long, so depending on the variety of plant, you can find one that is suitable for any sized garden. These plants have a long growing season of around 100 days, so they will grow in any region that has at least this many frost-free days.
Tomato plants are one of the most popular types of plants in a home gardeners vegetable plot (even though they are technically considered to be a fruit). This is because tomato plants are incredibly easy to grow in a wide range of climates, they require very little maintenance, and they produce large yields of delicious and commonly eaten tomatoes.
Summer squash is, botanically speaking, technically considered to be fruits; however, most people treat them as vegetables. They are different from winter squash in that they are harvested during summer, in fact, any time from late spring right through to fall, whereas winter squash is harvested in fall and winter.
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