Growing a successful garden isn’t always easy. It can take quite a bit of garden landscaping supplies to keep plants healthy, especially when a yard does’t contain ideal growing conditions. One of the most important factors that determines the health of garden plants is topsoil.
What is Topsoil?
Topsoil makes up the first layer of dirt in the ground, and it is where most of the nutrients in soil are contained. Topsoil is created by dead and decaying organic material from plants and animals, as well as rocks that are broken down over time. Not all topsoil is the best topsoil for gardening. T Continue reading “The Three Different Kinds of Topsoil”
It’s been a drought-filled year, and there’s no indication that the droughts that have plagued the country are going to stop occurring anytime soon. Many cities are starting to wise up to the fact that their limited water supply needs to be more carefully this conserved. Among other things, this often means that residents need to stop watering their lawns so much — an activity that can often account for 33% of a home’s daily water usage. Across a single town this can add up to thousands of gallons of water in a single day.
Drought-resistant landscaping is gaining traction in many communities around the country that are looking for ways to keep greenery around, without doing further damage to their local watertables. Are you interested in drought-resistant Continue reading “Three Tips for Creating a Drought Resistant Landscape”
Did you know that gardening has become increasingly popular in the U.S.? The landscaping industry employs almost 900,000 people, and there are about 164 million people in the U.S. who garden on a fairly regular basis.
There are plenty of reasons people start getting into gardening. One reason is an increasing desire to produce food — in the form of fruits and vegetables — at home. This is part of an overall larger movement toward organic food, and away from crops that get sprayed with pesticides and preservatives.
If you’ve decided to start adding veggies and fruits to your garden, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with tips and advice for better yield. Better landscaping designs can absolutely make a difference in how many peppers you’re able to pick, for example. Here are three thin Continue reading “How Can You Better Manage Your Garden? Three Tips”