Fruits 

Pear Trees

  Pear trees are rewarding to grow, as many types can produce delicious fruits, and they have an ornamental beauty all year round. They look luscious in spring when they are in full bloom, then have a fresh appeal during summer when they are densely packed with vibrant green leaves. When fruiting, they have an interesting look with an abundance of heavy fruit dangling from the branches, and in fall, they look stunning with an array of warm-colored foliage that can range from golden yellow to deep red. There are…

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Fruits 

Common Types of Berries

The botanical definition of berry excludes many of the fruits that are commonly known as berries, such as strawberries and blueberries. If you’re wondering that berry plants you’re able to grow in your garden, this list uncovers some of the most popular types of berries and the plants that produce them, as well as their care requirements. 1. Strawberry Scientific Name: Fragaria sp. Mature Size: Up to 2 feet tall USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-9 Light: Full sun to partial shade Water: Maintain moist soil Soil: Loamy, well-draining Flower Color: White, pink, and yellow Cultivars and Varieties: Beach Strawberry…

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Fruits 

Zucchini – Care & Use Instructions

Zucchini is technically considered a fruit when growing on a plant, but it is treated as a vegetable in cooking. They are also known as courgettes or summer squash. These warm-season plants can be grown in almost any climate with mild summers, and there are so many different varieties to try out. Keep zucchini plants in moist and well-draining soil, and give them the sunniest spot in your garden. You could also try to cook the beautiful yellow flowers of the zucchini plant, as these blooms are edible and are…

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Fruits 

Different Types of Oranges To Grow

Orange trees are a hot climate fruit-producing plant that typically thrives in hot, dry regions in full sun, with moist and well-draining soil. There are many different types of orange you might want to consider when it comes to growing orange trees or buying oranges for consumption. These are the main types of oranges available: 1. Bitter Oranges Bitter orange trees were cultivated in Spain as early as the 10th century and were later introduced to North America. They can now be found growing in the wild across Florida and wooded areas…

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Soil & Fertilizers 

What Is Humus? What Are Its Uses For Gardening

The word humus comes from the Latin word humus, which means ground. The definition of humus can vary slightly depending on which field of science is addressed. When it comes to soil science, humus means the part of soil mater that does not have the structure of plants and animals. It functions to affect the density of soil and leads to the ability to retain water and nutrients. In agriculture, humus can refer to the natural compost that comes from forests and other natural sources. These are used to improve…

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Soil & Fertilizers 

Cedar Mulch in the Garden

A common tip for gardeners to help keep their soil moist for longer is to ‘mulch over the soil,’ but what does this actually entail, and which mulch is best? The most commonly used mulch is mulch made from chipped or shredded wood, with cedar wood being among the most popular types of wood to use for this purpose. What makes cedar mulch so beneficial for our gardens? What should we use it for, and maybe more importantly, when should we not use it? Let’s dig a little deeper and…

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Soil & Fertilizers 

Calcium Nitrate Fertilizer

Ensuring your plants have a healthy balance of nutrients is vital in promoting good growth. The proper balance of nutrients will also help a plant to resist disease, produce a greater abundance of flowers, and more high-quality fruits. But which nutrients do your plants need, and are all plants nutrient requirements alike? Calcium nitrate fertilizer is one source of plant food you may have heard of that is especially beneficial for crops such as pepper and tomato plants and apple trees. But what actually is calcium nitrate fertilizer? How can…

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Soil & Fertilizers 

Epsom Salt for Plants

If you grow roses or tomatoes, it’s likely that you’ve heard of people treating their plants with Epsom salts. This is hailed as ‘the best-kept gardening secret’ by some, though Epsom salts have been used in gardening for hundreds of years. But how can Epsom salt benefit your plants, and should you be using it in your garden? Epsom salt is a natural mineral that is made from hydrated magnesium sulfate. It was discovered in an underground spring in the town of Epsom in England in the early 1600s. It…

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Lawn Care 

Different Types of Lawn Sprinklers

Lawn sprinklers provide an efficient and easy solution for keeping your lawn watered and healthy during dry months, without you having to stand out in your yard manually spraying a hose around the property. There are many different types of lawn sprinklers available, and the one most suitable for your property and situation will be dependent on many variables. Some of the things you need to consider when looking for a sprinkler are the size of your lawn, the shape of your lawn, and the water pressure at your property.…

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Lawn Care 

c Spreaders for Your Lawn and Garden

The main benefit of lawn spreaders is that they ensure an even application of granulated lawn products, which is essential if you want a perfectly healthy and flourishing lawn. Without the help of a spreader, lawn seed is commonly laid in a haphazard manner, which can result in a patchy lawn with some areas being dense where others have a definite lack of lawn growth. Uneven fertilizer spreading can also cause problems, particularly if it is spread too heavily, where it will cause burning of your lawn. There are many…

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