Category : Gardening : Home & Garden

Types of Plant Fertilizers

Gardening
Fertilizers replace nutrients your plants need to look beautiful.garden flowers 1 image by michael luckett from Fotolia.comAny material that supplies essential nutrients to a plant is a fertilizer. Plants need 16 nutrients for optimal growth, according to the North Carolina State...

How to Set Up a Spray Gun

Gardening
Spray guns harness the power of compressed air and perform arduous painting tasks quickly and effectively. You can also use a spray gun for fine details and complicated design effects. First, however, it's necessary to set up the spray gun. You'll connect the gun to an air supply and calibrate the p

Growing Blueberry Bushes

Gardening
Growing blueberry bushes in your garden can be a good part of your gardening plan. Once established in some ideal places, these bushes can produce delicious berries for years and do not require extra care as well. So, spending some time during the planting period will be fully rewarded in the next f

How to Heat a Portable Greenhouse

Gardening
Solar heat gains in greenhouses can be significant throughout the day. Water barrels, stones and other heat sinks can help stop heat loss at night. Sealing drafts with caulk or repair tape helps, too. So does covering tender plants with spun-bond polyester row covers or even old bed sheets. Still, w

DIY Lean-to Greenhouse Project

Gardening
Having a greenhouse is a convenient way to grow fresh vegetables and flowers year-round. Building a lean-to greenhouse against a home, shed or garage provides you with the benefits of a greenhouse without the extra space necessary for building a free-standing model. It's a project that's viable for

How to Care for & Plant Spruce

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Picea, commonly known as spruce, is a genus containing 35 different species of coniferous evergreen trees. Growing in a distinguished conical form, spruce trees can reach heights of between 66 and 200 feet tall, depending on the species. Native to the northern half of the United States, spruce trees

Vegetable Plants for Alaska

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Ripened SquashSquash image by Barlev from Fotolia.comDespite varied and difficult soil conditions, an unusually high amount of rainfall, fierce winds and a shorter growing season than the lower 48 states, Alaska home gardeners produce vegetables of amazing size and intense flavor. Squash,...

Start Yor Own Italian Herb Garden

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Can you imagine how Italian food would taste without herbs? Try to imagine eating pesto minus basil or eating Italian sausage without the fennel seeds. Not to mention the huge role that garlic plays. Actually, when just thinking of Italian food you start to think about all the mouth watering tastes