DIY Vertical Succulent Planter. SpringPlanting - Calendar. In the Garden (KCBS & KCAL 2006) Welcome to SaiFou – Inspiring images. 99 Things You Probably Didn't Know You Can Compost. Anybody who has a composting bin or compost pile at their house knows that old apple cores, banana peels and potato skins can be composted.
The list of items that can be composted doesn’t stop there, in fact, it barely scratches the surface. Did you know that you can compost an old tea bag? Old spices? Grass clippings? How about sticky notes? There are many compostable items, and this list will get you started with the first ninety-nine. If you are composting for an organic garden use organic starting materials. Building a Vegetable Garden - No Dig Natural Gardening - Preparing an organic Garden.
Your Complete Instructions for Natural Gardening Success Behind every vegetable plant is a person with gardening desires — you!
And behind you there are bees, worms... and millions of other live inhabitants of your garden soil. To keep them happy, here's how to build your vegetable plot. There is no need to wreck havoc and madly dig. Truly, madly, digging messes up the natural layers of earth that nature has set down. Let the microbes and worms etc do what they do best in their own good way and time. Preparing a vegetable garden of this sort is extremely attractive for those sites that start off with poor soil or invasive weeds. Follow the natural gardening no dig diagram below, but first thing of course is to choose the site. If the ground is on too much of a slope, build some terraces for easy maintenance. Plants and Flowers that will Grow Well in your Rock Garden. How to Turn a Pallet into a Garden.
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I had planned to film a short video showing you how to make a pallet garden, but the weather didn’t cooperate. I was stapling the landscape fabric onto the pallet when it started drizzling and got really windy. That’s the bad news. But I know I promised a tutorial today, so I took photos and have kept my word to share how to make the pallet garden. I tried to be as detailed as possible. So keep reading my pallet loving friends, instructions on how to make your own pallet garden are just a few lines away… Build a Garden in One Day - How to Get Started. One benefit of a raised bed is that you don't need to dig out all the grass.
But you do need to keep grass at bay so it doesn't invade your new garden. So cover the ground with a biodegradable landscape fabric, sometimes called biodegradable weed fabric or organic weed control. Make sure to cover the entire ground, and overlap the seams by least 4 inches. A garden expert at my local nursery tells me that cardboard or four or more layers of newspaper can work, too.
When I built mine, I used the fabric method described here but still ended up with errant blades of grass poking up in the corners and in spots along the perimeter. Next, fill in the bed with topsoil until you're about 6 inches from the top. Cinderblock Succulent Planter! — J Peterson Garden Design. Last year, there was a project on Apartment Therapy’s site that made the rounds online–a super cool, industrial-looking planter made out of cinderblocks.
From the moment I saw it, I knew I would do this project myself, but there were parts of the directions I didn’t like (cutting cinderblocks? No thanks!). So, I roped in my Hunky Foreman and our crew, and everybody had input into how this thing got put together. Let’s start at the end and move backwards, shall we? Here’s what we came up with: Materials: CinderblocksChicken WireWire cutters & glovesWeed block fabricSucculent soilVariety of 4″ potted succulentsVariety of topdressings: decorative rock, gravel, tumbled glass We used old and new cinderblocks, and most of them were full-sized, but we did get some that were half-sized to fill in odd spaces. We began by laying the foundation along the concrete patio: And we started building the wall. You might also enjoy these articles:
Handmade Wednesday: Cinder Block Garden Planter. July 20, 2011 23 comments Please, please, please forgive me for being late with this post! The Art of Weeding: Part 2. In Part One of this series on organic weed control we learned about how weeds affect our garden and tips to prevent them in the first place.
In this article, we'll learn how to get rid of weeds, naturally, tools for the job and how weeds can even be good for you and your garden. Real tips for getting rid of weeds As the saying goes, the bigger the elephant, the harder it is to move it. In the garden, the bigger the weeds, the harder it is to control them. The first step to controlling weedis to get into the habit of going on patrol in your garden. The best--and worst--times to weed Some gardeners prefer to pull weeds early in the morning while the soil is still damp with dew and after they've had a cup of coffee. Develop your own strategy Let's say you return from vacation only to find the garden overrun with strange plants. Still overwhelmed?
Dry soil vs. damp soil You only have to try pulling weeds once from dry, compact soil to know that it it's hard work.