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Hydroponic Gardening

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Hydroponic Gardening: 7 Advantages
For those who are interested in gardening, hydroponic gardening is one of the many types that you can choose from.
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Much Ado About Mulch

Much Ado About Mulch | Gardening | Scoop.it
Summer is well and truly over (if we can call it a summer this year?!) and the leaves are starting to fall as autumn brings the wind, rain and even frost. Fallen leaves can pose a hazard in the garden; they can be a haven for pests and disease, as well as becoming dangerously slippery…
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I refer to go over the leaves with a lawn mower especially if they are dry to shreds them up as it saves a lot of time from (A) Unclogging your vacuum every time it gets stuck ​(B) Also very time consuming having to empty it every time the bag gets full Shredding with a mower makes good sense and any left over will be taken into the soil by grateful worms and insects.​ So you will  be  helping the wildlife ​However , I like to elaborate in part as there is some confusion over the types of compost Grass Cutting /Green compost taken from Spring to late Autumn rely on two things (1) Heat (2) carbon IE stalks hay etc for the bacteria to do their work ​And  there  is  one  What I call Black Gold / Leaf Mulch ​ Decayed leaves left in well ventilated and wet receptacle like a wire mesh netting and scatted for a year or  two Only needs a different as it broken down not by bacteria but soil organism ,fungi and earth insects which need moistness and aeration much  more than anything else
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controlling lily leaf beetles, with u. of rhode island's lisa tewksbury - A Way To Garden

controlling lily leaf beetles, with u. of rhode island's lisa tewksbury - A Way To Garden | Gardening | Scoop.it
I GET A LOT OF QUESTIONS about insect pests, but not just familiar opponents like cucumber beetles or squash bugs and Japanese beetles. In recent years, I get more and more questions from a widening region about a very beautiful but very naughty pest called the lily leaf beetle.
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Here  is  an  interesting  article  on  the  recent  research  on  the  pest  of  all  our  lilies.
The  Red  Lilly  beetle , looks  like  there  is  hope  in  the  far  future  of  controlling   these  by  introducing  other  insects  that  might  eat  them.
Mean  while  as  I  said  in  my  Blog  here  https://spencerrichard01.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/red-lilly-beetle/ ;
It  just  good  hygiene  methods  and  to  make  sure  the  beetle  doesn't  hibernate  in  the  soil  or  conceal  it  self  by  putting  down  a  white  sheet  of  paper  at  the  bottom  of  the  plant  as  you  knock  them  off  
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How to green up workplaces, by the RHS Young Designer 2017

How to green up workplaces, by the RHS Young Designer 2017 | Gardening | Scoop.it
Depending on how fancy your workplace is, you might be lucky enough to share those gainfully employed hours of the day around plants.
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Low-maintenance landscaping: Freshen up your yard with these beginner tips | Edina Realty

Low-maintenance landscaping: Freshen up your yard with these beginner tips | Edina Realty | Gardening | Scoop.it
Get beginner tips on how to spruce up your lawn and landscaping this summer.
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Path and Walkway Landscaping Ideas

Path and Walkway Landscaping Ideas | Gardening | Scoop.it
Put your garden on a great footing with these landscape secrets.
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Before & After: An Overgrown Backyard Gets a Second Chance

Before & After: An Overgrown Backyard Gets a Second Chance | Gardening | Scoop.it
"We knew that with this aggressive timeframe and extent of the work to be done, we would need to do a combination of DIY and DIFM (do it for me)"
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Monthly Landscape & Garden Tips (July)

Monthly Landscape & Garden Tips (July) | Gardening | Scoop.it
Landscape and garden tips for the month of July
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Overlooked back garden design tips

Garden Ninja shares his tips for designing privacy in an overlooked back garden. Privacy is essential in any residential garden, but achieving it can b
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Planning the garden | Backyard Gardener - Gardening Information

Planning the garden | Backyard Gardener - Gardening Information | Gardening | Scoop.it
Learn how to plan your garden. Whether you specialize in any particular plant or not, the general design and layout of your garden must be pleasing and
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Choosing the best trees for commercial landscapes

As a landscaper, you know that creating a beautiful scenry is important, but it is more important to find gorgeous plants that can thrive in that environment.
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An  excellent  guide  for  any  Landscaper  
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How  to  choose the right  landscape company for  job &  what  to  look  for   

How  to  choose the right  landscape company for  job &  what  to  look  for    | Gardening | Scoop.it
What are some tell-tale signs that your landscaping company may not be doing the best job possible of caring for your lawn and gardens? We asked Surrounds garden manager Joni Desherow to point out common mistakes made by landscaping companies. Joni describes her top six pet peeves and explains why they may be keeping your landscape from reaching full potential.l
 
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Butter Wakefield's London Home

Butter Wakefield's London Home | Gardening | Scoop.it
City meets country at the bloom filled London home of garden designer, ButterWakefield's (houseandgarden.co.uk)
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The best way to edge a lawn #Landscaping - 101 Gardening

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Here  is  a very  simple  way  to  edge  a  lawn  if  you  are  short  funds.
Its  not  the  best  way  for  this  reason  
(1)  Basically you  going  to  deep  into  it   use  a  Half  moon  or  edging  iron  that  goes  to  the  right  depth  and  is  sharp  and  thus  gets  edges  nice  and  sharp.

For  edging  use  the  an  inverted  hoe  and  flick  the  dirt on to  the  bed.
There  are  two  golden  rules  when  edging  a  bed  to  remember  (1)  In  Summer  time  best  to  keep  it  flat  and  in  the  saucer  shape  to  retain  water   
(2)  in  Spring  and  Autumn  when  you  want  it  to  drain  away  you  make  it  into  small  heap  
It  will  look  unsightly   but  your  plants  will  benefit  from  it  

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Gardening Jobs for August 

Gardening Jobs for August  | Gardening | Scoop.it

 August means that summer is in full swing (despite the odd downpour!), and the garden is buzzing with growth, colour and wildlife. What jobs can you be getting on with this month to keep your outside space looking at its most vibrant? Lawncare At this time of the year, the lawn will need mowing regularly.…

 
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Choosing between sod, seed or hydroseed

Choosing between sod, seed or hydroseed | Gardening | Scoop.it
When renovating or installing new turf, choosing whether to sod, seed or hydroseed is a case-by-case decision. Below, we break down a few considerations, but the most important one should always be what’s best for the lawn, experts say. “Whenever we’re making a recommendation we give (the client) what fixes the lawn the best because the last thing you want to do is have a customer aggravated for a number of years,” says Chad Diller, a certified turfgrass professional and the marketing coordinator at Tomlinson Bomberger Lawn Care, Landscape & Pest Control in Lancaster, Pa. “We would rather make the right recommendation, knowing we might not get the job, than give them a half measure.”
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Make your own English country garden in 5 simple steps

If the idea of a traditional English country garden really appeals to you, then you are in the right place!
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An eclectic terrace to take some tips from!

An eclectic terrace to take some tips from! | Gardening | Scoop.it
In a bid to make your garden more exciting and enticing, you might be tempted to make a little more of your terrace!
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Landscaping on a Slope Secrets That No One Else Knows About – Landscape Genius

Landscaping on a Slope Secrets That No One Else Knows About
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excellent  tip  on  how  to  landscape  on  a  slope  
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This overgrown garden gets an amazing new look

This overgrown garden gets an amazing new look | Gardening | Scoop.it
Gardens! There are times when we all threaten to just pave over them with some concrete and have done with it, but don't let your frustrations win!
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Here  are  so  awesome inspirational ideas  for  your  garden  
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Monthly Landscape & Garden Tips For California (June)

Monthly Landscape & Garden Tips For California (June) | Gardening | Scoop.it
Monthly landscape and garden tips for homeowners in Southern California
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7 Blazing-Hot Landscaping Trends That You Can Tap Into This Summer

7 Blazing-Hot Landscaping Trends That You Can Tap Into This Summer | Gardening | Scoop.it
We consulted with experts on the top landscaping trends that homeowners are loving—and that won't go out of style any time soon.
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Spruce Up Your Side Yard with These Landscaping Ideas

Spruce Up Your Side Yard with These Landscaping Ideas | Gardening | Scoop.it
Do you need landscaping ideas for side yards that are long and narrow and present a design challenge? I put you on a path to a solution in my article.
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Design  tips  for  the  often  neglected  spaces  
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How Should I Fix this Failing Retaining Wall?  

How Should I Fix this Failing Retaining Wall?   | Gardening | Scoop.it
Where prevention fails, repair follows. Retaining walls require maintenance; here are some options for reinforcing them.
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Easy  to  follow  guides to  follow  if  you  are  pro  and  have  the  necessary tools if  not  call  in  a  professional    
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 18 gardens and patios you can build yourself

 18 gardens and patios you can build yourself | Gardening | Scoop.it
It's not always possible to have a lawn outdoors, and these garden designs will show that no grass can often be preferable.
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