Quince fruit trees (Cydonia oblonga) grow in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. They are grown for their showy pink or white spring flowers and large fruits known as pomes, which is round like apples or oblong like pears, depending on the quince cultivar. The ripe, fragrant pomes are generally cooked… Continue reading The way to Reduce a Quince
Tomato plants need they or support sprawl over the garden bed. Using sticks to stake the plants provides an inexpensive method to maintain the tomato pudding erect but it does require more effort compared to tomato cages. Indeterminate tomato varieties, which continue growing all season and often reach 6 feet tall or more, need pruning… Continue reading How to Put Sticks in Tomato Plants
Mulch is an essential component in gardening. It is used to suppress weeds, help the soil retain moisture and to reduce erosion due to rain and wind. Additionally, as organic mulch decays, it provides helpful nutrients into the soil, improving microbial activity as well as improving the general health of your plants. When selecting mulch… Continue reading Which Mulch Is Best for Repelling Bugs?
Water lines for sinks in many older homes are copper or chrome plated metal tubing. The lines are difficult to replace because they must be precisely configured to attach in a shutoff valve and a faucet connection in the underside of the sink. Because of this, it’s not unusual for a beginner installer to create… Continue reading How to Fix a Broken Water Line Under the Kitchen Sink
Both freestone and clingstone peaches (Prunus persica) thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness zones 5 through 8, plus California leads the country in peach production with approximately 770,000 tons produced in 2012. Clingstone peaches have flesh which sticks to the pit, or stone, whereas freestones have seams which pull from the flesh having… Continue reading The way to Pick a Peach Tree
The gerbera daisy, sometimes called the Transvaal daisy (Gerbera jamesonii) is grown for its showy, daisylike flowers, and is equally at home in garden beds or containers. Greens that complement gerbera daisies generally have the same growing requirements, including full sunlight, well-drained soil and regular moisture. Gerbera daisies grow as perennials in U.S. Department of… Continue reading What Greenery Looks Good With Gerbera Daisies?
Your lawn demands some spring cleaning to look its best after a period of winter dormancy. Taking a weekend to clean up since the weather starts to warm will save time later and it helps prevent some difficulties later in the summer. Survey your lawn before you begin to help devise a particular record of… Continue reading Spring Yard Clean Up List
Raised garden beds with lids are called cold frames. They operate on the same principles as solar greenhouses but are much smaller. Most cold frames have hinged lidsnonetheless, it’s possible and helpful to build a removable lid for your backyard bed. A mobile greenhouse top might be removed and stored elsewhere when not being used.… Continue reading How to Build Mobile Greenhouse Tops for Raised Garden Beds
“Quick Passion” hydrangea is just a Panicle hydrangea that’s popular for its ancient booming and dependability. Flowers look a month or two sooner than other varieties and continue through the fall. The blooms begin white, turn pink and deepen to a rich reddish-pink color. “Quick Fire” hydrangea is winter hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture… Continue reading When to Prune a Quick Fire Hydrangea
Squirrels may seem fluffy and cute as they scurry through your backyard, but these small rodents can create massive problems. Understanding the possible dangers and hazards of getting squirrels in your backyard landscape is able to assist you in making an educated decision on whether you want to take precautions to deter these pests or… Continue reading What Are the Dangers of Having Squirrels at a Yard?