Rock Gardens

Backyard Rock Gardens Rock gardens with a running stream are easier than you think to build, they will add a comforting sound and much beauty to your landscape or garden and if a pond is added use gold fish and water plants to bring more life to it. Rock gardens are frequently built in garden … Read more

Organic Gardening Benefits and Basics

Many of us spend a lot more on groceries than we would like – more than is even necessary. Especially in these troubled economic times, it’d be great to get a break, wouldn’t it? Organic gardening is one way to save money on your grocery bill – many organic gardeners save thousands of dollars on … Read more

Building a Compost Pile

What is “compost”? Compost is the term applied to organic matter – such as leaves, weeds, grass clippings, and the like – which has been sufficiently decayed to form a light, crumbly mold. In making compost in a compost heap, soil and manure are often mixed with the vegetable matter. Should the average home gardener … Read more

Restoring Depleted or Poor Soil

Improving Depleted Soil What is the quickest way to bring an old used garden spot back into quick production? Spade in organic matter in the fall. In the spring, apply superphosphate, hoe, rake, and plant. Add complete fertilizer just before planting, and again during summer. I have been raising flowers on the same ground for … Read more

Mossy Soil Problems

The soil turns green in one of my perennial garden beds. What is the best way to remedy this condition? As it is probably caused by poor drainage and lack of aeration, improve the drainage by one of the methods previously suggested. Moss usually means a soil low in fertility. Add organic matter and fertilizer. … Read more

Attracting Birds And Butterflies To Your Garden

Attracting Birds Attracting birds to your garden and yards can be done by placing out feeders, seeded bells and fat blocks filled with fruit and nuts, also by placing scrap bread and cheese. You must remember that the birds also will need water year around. As food becomes more scarce more of us are putting … Read more