All you need to know about gardening

Adjust the Scale

When it comes to maximizing a small garden, scale is very important. If you choose the wrong plants, you could find your garden becomes swallowed up as they grow. If you do it right, choosing the correct species and arranging them appropriately can create the illusion of a larger garden.

Till no more

Soil tilling is time consuming and takes up a lot of hard work. Although it’s good for the soil to create a surge of oxygen for your garden, doing it every year may kill those good fungal networks and beneficial life forms that’s good for your plants.

Fast track germination

Some seeds like peas have a hard outer coating and this makes it a lot harder to germinate when planted in the soil. You can get a head start by soaking these kinds of seeds in lukewarm water overnight before planting the next day. Using filtered water is a good idea. Don’t forget the moonflower seeds, they definitely could use a good soaking before planting.

The best flowers to grow in your garden

Hardy Geranium (Cranesbill)

Cranesbill is so popular because it's a reliable, low maintenance, ground cover that will wander through your borders year after year. Hardy geraniums are not difficult to grow from seed but you can grow them from bareroots which is even simpler.

Marigold (Tagetes sp.)

Marigolds do not get the respect they deserve. They deter pests both above the ground and below. Ring your garden with marigold plants, and rabbits will think twice before crossing the line.


Though it is considered a perennial in warmer climates, geraniums are most often cultivated as a hardy annual, blooming from late spring until the first frost. The luscious, showy blooms come in shades of red, pink, salmon and white and, virtually, anyone can grow them.

How to create a wonderful landscape in your garden

Great Walkway
You can get creative when you design the walkway through your yard. Stones make the area beautiful and help create a charming space.
Plant rambling vines
Another way to make the most of your yard landscape is by planting lovely rambling vines. There’s nothing more stately or romantic than deep green tendrils winding around fences and columns, especially when you’ve chosen a delicate, flowering vine species.
The best time to prune spring-flowering trees shrubs is right after they bloom
If you wait until summer or fall, you’ll cut off a lot of the flowerbuds for next year. Examples: forsythia, azalea, quince, spiraea, lilac, and Japanese magnolias.


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