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Practical Tips, Expert Advice for Gardening Success

How to Choose a Gardener

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Reading Time: 3 mins

A well-maintained garden will make a world of difference to the enjoyment you get from your home. Not to mention, it also boosts the property value. If you don’t quite like gardening or don’t have the time to do it on your own, you’ll be looking for someone to employ to do the work for you. How do you choose a good gardening company? Here are a few ideas about…

24 Plants that Repel Insects

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Reading Time: 12 mins

Plants have unique natural abilities to emit different chemical substances. With them they repel or attract specific insects. The beautiful flowers of the herbs or our garden flowers mean a pretty sight and a pleasant fragrance for us. However, for pests they sometimes mean a threat. That’s why such plants can perfectly serve as a replacement for the synthetic insecticides, as long as we know how to use them….

How To Grow Your Own Citrus Tree

Reading Time: 4 mins

 

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Growing a citrus tree at home takes a lot of work but it sure is an enticing endeavour. Most of the citrus trees are thermophilic and light-loving. They are also sensitive to the kind of soil, the watering frequency and the fertilization type. However, a lemon tree will help you answer the question how to grow your own citrus trees, since it’s the most popular. Lately some Mediterranean kinds also have gained in popularity, such as calamondin and kumquat. Read More

How to Grow Roses Indoors

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Reading Time: 4 mins

Apart from park, garden and arcs’ decoration, apart from blossoming in sideways alleys and massive lanes and apart from mass rose oil production, the queen of flowers makes its way into the family of indoor plants. Grown in plants, boxes, beautiful wooden kegs or stone planters, the rose has firmly entered the concrete jungle. It has accommodated itself on balconies and terraces, and took even the highest floors. (more…)

How To Keep Slugs Away From A Vegetable Garden

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Reading Time: 5 mins

Slugs are acclaimed agricultural pests, but it’s a little known fact that there exist another, more controversial theory. It claims that the sluggish unwanted dwellers attack plants with rotting spots, caused by pathogen sponges, whereas the snails happen to be the surgical doctors, removing the sick matter. A revolution in the traditional concept? No, not by any chance. It’s obvious that after they remove the sick parts of the plants,…