Monday, July 27, 2015

Organic Gardening Tips


The Diverse Vegetable Gardening Options

Every gardener has his own set of qualities that make him fit for some gardening styles. If you know yourself and the precise gardening style that will fit your rearing of your organic garden and facilitate you give way to your vegetables effectively, then you have pretty much gotten an advantage over other gardening enthusiasts. But what are the diverse types of gardening that you could look out for? Here are some of the types for you to consider:



Residential Gardening

This is the most widespread of all gardening techniques. If you are just a novice and not yet disposed to produce vegetables for business reasons, then residential gardening is right for you. The principal purpose of residential organic gardening is to provide a family or two with a stable supply of vegetables and simultaneously render visual appeal to your backyard.

Residential gardening does not need too much room. It can be cultivated as well in balconies, window sills, and other little areas that receive sufficient sunlight, easy to keep an eye on and all together easy to maintain free from pests. One good thing about residential gardening is the easiness with which it ushers the gardening aspirant from having no expertise to expanding to other gardening styles, whichever deems the imagination of the nascent gardener.



Indoor Gardening

Residential gardening is under the vast scope of indoor gardening. Other types under this grouping include the greenhouses, the gardens of conservatories and educational institutions. Systems for air conditioning and heating and may be found as well for certain breeds of plants. If you are the kind of gardener who actually loves cultivating plants in any time of year, then indoor gardening is the best choice for you.



Specialized Gardening

Specialized gardening involves non-residential areas that are recognized for its green feature and are frequently marketed as such. Botanical gardens, parks, enjoyment parts and other vacationer attractions fall under this grouping. Often a workforce is necessary to maintain, due to its magnitude, subsequently efficient administrative skills on top of organic gardening know-how may be essential. It is also customized for delivering in revenue to certain organizations or causes.


Impact Gardening

If you are up to the confrontation of blocking weeds with smallest costs, then impact gardening is for you. It involves making use of a comparatively undersized space and maximizing its gardening potential. The vegetation is often jam-packed together.



Community Gardening

If you are motivated by group labors, community gardening is possibly for you. It involves concerted efforts of the diverse members of the community to be able to facilitate to make a greener area. It involves a massive scope, but the members of the group of people are given self-government to style their areas in any way they prefer.


Water Gardening

If you want to garden with least care and love water organisms, then water organic gardening is appropriate for you. This is a bit of a defy for most gardeners for the reason that it usually does not involve the preliminary conditions of other conventional gardening techniques. The originality of water gardening appeals no more than those who have generous water services to develop this type of gardening style.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Garden Composter Tips



Put simply, compost is decomposed organic matter. So those leaves breaking down on the forest floor are compost, as too are the bodies at the cemetery. All organic matter lives, then dies and breaks down into different qualities of compost. That breakdown of organic matter is carried out by animals, plants, moulds, microbes, air and water, basically 'nature' or 'mother earth' depending on how whimsical you feel.

That was the easy answer, but the long answer is dependent on what kind of gardener you are. Do you make your own garden compost, and if so how? Or do you just buy it in bags from the store? Every gardener who is a fan of garden composting has a slightly different method. They will use slightly different ingredients in their garden composters. So everyone's garden compost is a bit different!

Garden soil tends to be a combination of crushed rock and mineral mixed up with hummus (the end result of your garden compost bin). Compost is the bulk within the soil but not necessarily the nutrient provider. Hummus improves the soil structure, allowing it to hold moisture and air.

The more hummus the soil has the better the structure. The soil will not be compacted, as some clay soils are apt to do. Hummus opens them out leaving air pockets which are so vital for the micro-organisms and insect life so vital to the health and vitality of the soil and eventually your plants.

Hummus is spongy and great at holding water so is vital for those with sandy soils. But, any soil will be improved by the addition of more hummus. Home compost is free and easy to create. There is no reason not to compost waste from the home and garden. Much easier to trapse to the bottom of the garden with garden waste or kitchen scraps to compost, than sort them out and place in bins for a destiny in municipal landfill.

Brilliantly, many local authorities across Europe and the US are recycling organic waste on a commercial scale. But if you have space for even the smallest beehive compost bin it makes sense to keep your garden waste for yourself and make your own garden compost. Your compost will be a very locally sourced product and free to boot!

Compost or hummus provides the soil with slow release nutrients. The variety of nutrients will depend entirely on what the compost originally was. For example composting a nitrogen rich poultry manure, will give a nitrogen rich compost.

The very best garden composts are made from a wide variety of ingredients so the resulting hummus is full of the widest variety of nutrients. The hummus which is the end product of the garden composter should be spongy in texture and full of all the trace elements needed in the garden.

So when you are making compost at home the very best approach is to put as many different things in your garden compost bin, as possible. That way you will get the widest variety of goodness to put on your garden.

It is worth telling friends and neighbours if you are starting garden composting. That way you can get more 'food' for the compost bin from them. Composting is the ultimate in garden recycling. And, the more you can recycle to the composter the better the compost will be.

The biggest problem most people face is not being able to fill the garden compost bin fast enough. The whole point of garden compositng, is to improve on what nature does all day every day. The earth tends to compost slowly. Moulds, bacteria, insects, scavengers all slowly turning what was once alive, into hummus to feed the next generation. If you leave a pile of dead leaves in the corner of your garden, eventually nature will break them down. But since they're dry and exposed to the elements, along with being one solitary type of matter, the process will be very slow. Indeed you may find they've all blown away before you get a decent leaf mulch!

Garden composting means helping nature out. Gathering all the dead matter you want to recycle into garden compost, and then protecting it from the elements will speed up the process no end. Also using as wide variety of ingredients for your compost bins will introduce lots of different organisms that work together to make your compost useful in no time.

When carried out successfully garden compost is a beautiful, nutty product that improves the fertility and productivity of your garden. To the successful gardener, composting is a way to save money, work with the environment, recycle and reduce waste. Perhaps most importantly it is a way of ensuring the garden remains productive over the long term. If we are forever harvesting crops we literally reduce the soil bulk and soil vitality of our garden. You can see this in practice as over the years the actual level of soil on a vegetable plot will sink. Maybe more importantly crop yields and performance will falter unless something is done.

Although garden compost is not particularly rich (say in comparison with an organic fertilizer) in nutrients immediately available to plants, it is a feeder as well as bulker for the soil. The nutrients locked up in the compost will be 'slow release' nutrients which means putting composted matter on the garden, means feeding in the long term. This will promote tough plants which are fully developed and strong, not the sappy growth susceptible to disease which quick release fertilizers can give.

The soil life; microbes, bacteria, worms and so on will pull down the compost into the soil where it can do even more good. Best of all you don't have to dig it in!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Garden Landscape Tips



Garden Landscapers love good old fashioned garden makeovers or so they like to make you believe. Garden landscapers in essence are those hardy breed of men that are often seen in more cosmopolitan areas hanging off of scaffolding structures making suggestive remarks to ladies passing in the streets below. However, as one rather famous singer pointed out, the times they are a changing.

Garden landscapers these days have to be more than just garden builders and planters. Generally, people are demanding more and more from their garden landscapers. Requests such as installing a garden pond, a water feature or water fountain are fast outstripping the more conventional garden makeovers.

Garden landscapers are now far more likely to be garden technicians, requiring skills and knowledge of water gardening products, pump flow rates, water lighting requirements, water fountain jumping jets, effects of head of water, stream flow effects and much more. Top class garden landscapers now have to be equipped with garden designers, builders, labourers, water garden technicians, horticulturalists, electricians, fencing contractors along with all the necessary garden machinery and garden supplies to turn your dreams into reality.



There is much more than meets the eye to garden landscapers of quality gardens. Landscape gardeners are often found to be spiritual people, often with a drive and desire to improve the environment. Providing a garden rich in nature is often their goal although they also keep in mind the future well being and enjoyment of their human employers.

Garden landscapers often have to provide areas for seating, eating, playing and interacting with nature often within the limited space of the garden boundaries. Patios do not get laid on their own, jungle gyms for the children do not magically appear in the night, garden ponds do not dig themselves and as for garden maintenance, I shall say no more. This is where the garden landscaper excels, in those times where the hard gardening begins.

Being able to work with natures resources of earth, water, light, wood, rock & stone is what make garden landscapers of quality a commodity unto themselves. Creating shapes, textures and sounds of pleasure within the garden is what sets this breed apart. Given the opportunity to create, garden landscapers will often produce garden makeovers of awe. Turning what was once no more than a backyard into a space of tranquility, inspiration, meditation and admiration is without doubt a skill to be respected.

Garden landscaping is an art, a devotion to duty and care beyond sticking a few plants in the ground. Garden landscapers work hard, play hard and smile a lot. They have a joy of heart in the back breaking work they carry out second to none. Working with nature, moulding, sculpting the earth to the requirements of their hosts must come with pressures, but it seems that hardened garden landscapers see this as nothing more than the necessary pursuit of perfection to the senses.

Landscape gardeners need nothing more than a place to stay, food to eat and cups of tea or coffee to assist them in their garden makeovers. It is said that in the colder days, hot chocolate is deemed to be their fuel of choice in performing their daily grind. So, the next time you invite garden landscapers to your door, please be aware, they are very, very special !