Monthly Archives : August 2011

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Guide to Eliminating Yellow or Bare Spots on Lawn

 
Guest blog post by NatraTurf (Courtney Tompkins).
Most bare and yellow spots on lawns, or spots that aren’t flourishing, are caused by compaction and crusting within the top few inches of the soil.
Water and oxygen are not able to pass through […]

1 Comment / 44 View / August 24, 2011

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Guide to Floating Salad Bar- Edible Aquatic Plants

Have you ever thought about growing your own veggie and herb garden but decided against it because it’s too much work, or you don’t have time to care for it?
Aquatic gardening is the answer!
 
All photos in this blog post by […]

1 Comment / 347 View / August 24, 2011

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How to Repot Water Lilies

 
To me, a water garden isn’t complete without water lilies.
There are so many choices…tropical, hardy, day bloomers, night bloomers, pinks, purples, blues, yellows.
One is never enough.
 

Water lilies and aquatic plants are easy to grow as long as you follow a […]

2 Comments / 312 View / August 19, 2011

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Creative Rainwater Harvesting: Make Pond-Less Waterfall

Rainwater harvesting is the collecting and storing, of rainwater for reuse, before it reaches the aquifer.
 

 
The simplest way to collect rain water is to channel the water off your roof into gutters and down pipes that pour into a rain […]

1 Comment / 253 View / August 19, 2011

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Vertical Home Gardens with Phytopod Growing Containers

Vertical gardening in a phytopod growing container gives me the opportunity to grow food in my small yard.
A phytopod planter is made from recycled, or re-used materials and has a built-in internal watering system.

 
Plants can grow along the top and outside surface […]

1 Comment / 192 View / August 5, 2011

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