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Practical Tips, Expert Advice for Gardening Success

Wood Vs Composite Decking – Which Works Better?

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Reading Time: 4 mins

The battle between wood and composite decking materials has been going on for decades with mixed results. While wood decks were clearly winning the bids until some ten years ago, the composite decking materials improved immensely in terms of structure, durability and safety. Nowadays, the choice between both comes down to your own budget and personal preferences. (more…)

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