You might have a place by the front door or a spot within view of your patio or driveway where a beautifully colorful rock garden showpiece would make an inviting visual. Sunny areas or shady spots make no difference as you'll choose your plantings accordingly. Rock gardens are low maintenance, in season all year long, and provide an eye-catching element for your garden. Just keep in mind that a rock garden should end up looking like a natural rocky landscape and be low maintenance. Here's your chance to be creative!Read More
If gardening makes you happy and brings not only delicious food to your table but also satisfaction, you might want to garden year-round. It's entirely possible to garden in Zones 8, 9, and 10 by using a medium weight row cover. A mulch of straw, leaves, or pine needles will also help you discover the joys of winter gardening by keeping the plants warmer and the soil moist. You may plant some short season crops and root vegetables. I would recommend beets, carrots, and onions as your root crops, and cruciferous vegetables like Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Cauliflower, and Cabbage for their tolerance to cold weather.Read More
If you want to start a garden this year, it may not be too late. Look for a sunny spot near your house to start gardening as it will be easy to keep an eye on it. With the right soil and adequate watering, your garden is sure to be a great success.
If this is your first garden, start small. Two or three 3’x 12’ raised beds or a 12’ x 12’ plot is a reasonable size that you could begin to, plant in one weekend, and be successful. A small garden irrigation kit (Small Garden Bed Kit) can have you set up for watering in an hour without having to search for parts. Even a small garden can produce as much or more like a larger one. Extensive gardens often become very time-consuming and overwhelming for the first-time gardener. Keep it simple, and you will enjoy hours of gardening each year.Read More
Drip irrigation is the most efficient way to irrigate your raised garden beds, orchard, landscape, roses, shrubs, row crops, or even containers on a deck or patio. Setting a system up and putting it on a timer eliminates hours of hand watering and weeding as all the water goes directly to the desired plant's roots. In the end, you'll feel secure knowing that your plants will be watered by a quality drip system that you can easily set up on your own.Read More