delete

Make Your Home Gardens Healthy..!

Gardening is a hobby for thousands of people all across the globe. Be it decorative or fragrant or colorful, a garden with various types of flowery plants looks beautiful. But, if you are new to gardening and do not have much experience in this field, then here are few easy tips that will help you be a pro in gardening. Chalk out a plan Without proper planning, you will never be able to setup a garden. Even if you do, it will not take much time to become a mess. Planning means to have an idea as to what are the types of plants that will be present, the type of soil required by those plants, whether you want to have all fragrant plants in one side and colorful plants on another side and so on. Also, the size of the plants should be taken into consideration. Short plants should always be kept in the front row and the taller plants should be kept in the back. If you have decided to keep perennial plants in your garden, then do make sure they are planted 18 inches apart from each other. Get the soil tested Veteran gardeners have an idea about the type of soil that is required for a particular plant. However, as a newbie you may not have that knowledge. So, the best thing would be to get the soil tested from any nursery that is around you. You may have seen on the internet there are soil testing kits that people use, but since you are totally new to this, getting the testing done by a professional would be a wiser decision. This will also help you understand which plant will thrive in which soil and which soil would be best for a variety of plants to grow in the same soil. In addition to this, the texture of the soil will also be tested. Controlling the water level You may get sheer joy to water the plants, but one thing that you need to keep in mind is not to overflow the garden with water. Plants need water at a consistent level and not a huge amount of water one day and then no water in the next two or three days. That is why most gardeners maintain a schedule to water their plants at a certain time during the day. On the other hand, there are some plants that needs to be watered at night. You need to keep an eye on that...
delete

Tips to Setup a Kitchen Garden

It’s not only interesting but also a healthy factor to be in between nature. Going green and setting up your own garden can make your environs fresh and pollution free. As there is a lack of space now a day in the accommodations, you can opt for small and portable plantation like that of in basket, wooden box and container. Following these plantation techniques, setting up the kitchen garden is very easy in personal dwellings as well as in the rental flats. Here come some tips how you can step up and decorate your kitchen garden – Garden in container – This is an easy way to set up a garden if you have very limited space. Basic requirements are- a container, soil scraper, soil, seeds or plants, water and manure. Container gardens cost hardly Rs. 300- Rs. 600 or 5$-10$.  All the herbs and shrubs can be planted in the container. Some plants like carrots and tomatoes complement each other, so they are grown together. Garden in Raised bed – Raised bed gardens are an advanced version and a broadly grown container garden. The costs incurred are more than 10$. Requirements for such gardens are hardwood board, manure, soil, tiller, moss, plants and water. Vegetables like spinach, broccoli and brinjal can be grown here in a better way. Garden in Window box – You can set up your garden with window boxes or can hang it from there. Vegetables like tomatoes, carrot and tubers can be grown easily here. A total of 50$ cost can be incurred in planting such garden. A big plastic or fiber box, soil, plants and manures are the basic requirements counted. Garden on stepladder – Such type of garden is also a good option for limited space availability. You can plan your garden on stepladders in small pots. The only compulsion lies in getting proper sunlight. Relatively all the herbs and shrubs can be planted here. Thus, you can have fun with your kitchen garden and enjoy fresh vegetables...
delete

Tips to Setup Your Own Rooftop Garden

People in cities usually do not get enough space for creating large gardens. However, it is a great idea to setup your own garden on a rooftop. This not only saves space for you, but also decorates your rooftop with beautiful plants and flowers. If you have always been interested in gardening and wanted your own rooftop garden, then here are some tips to setup a good one. Choose the right place It is very important to select the right portion of your rooftop that can hold a garden with a reasonable number of shrubs and plants. Thus, make sure to find a place that has an appropriate slope and a fit drainage system. The place should also be protected from excess rainwater. Thus, you may select an area where plants would not face harm due to excess water. Make sure to choose a reliable and ideal place where you can spend quality time for writing assignments, relaxing and many more such tasks. Prepare layout and waterproof the area After finding an apt place, you should make it waterproof. Then, go about planning the layout of your rooftop garden so it looks like the way you would want to see it after development. Choose the plants you like while keeping a balance of all varieties. While you need shrubs and bushes, you also need smaller plants and grasses in your rooftop garden. Apart from this, your garden may have some artificial features if you like. Procure plants and equipment for garden setup Buy plants with a fibrous root system and get equipment, soil, moss and manure to start setting up your rooftop garden. You may find all such gardening materials in online shops. For initial garden setup, add some burnt brickbats on the bottom and then cover these with a wire mesh. Create a proper drainage system before planting or potting. Then, start planting so you have a wonderful garden developed in some...
delete

Buying gardening products online

Do you have a garden that you love? Do you aspire to create a mesmerizing garden in your outdoors? Want to indulge in plant love? Think no more! Many individuals are keen on gardening and want to explore this beautiful world of nature in their homes. However, hectic work and time consuming lifestyles make it difficult to find the time for gardening. In order to promote gardening and provide solutions to these problems, online gardening products serve as a great resort. You can buy all that you need at just one platform, get all your materials home delivered, and start gardening without any hassles! Save on time and money, grow on natural...
delete

Potted Cactus Plants

Cacti are some of the most remarkable plants. They add character and definition to a home’s décor. They are not like normal houseplants as they require special needs of soil, pots, watering and light. Cacti need soil made of humus, sand and gravel. The root system forms a ball and grows well in well aerated, loose and coarse soil as described. They may require fertilizer in small doses from spring to summer. Regular granules or liquid fertilizer will do. But do not over fertilize the plant as it will lose it charm with overgrowth. Watering your cacti can also be challenging. Make sure the soil in the pot does not get too much water. It should be a little wet. Occasional watering on the cacti leaves and body is recommended. Over watering will promote pest growth and rot of roots and stems. Hence, you should water the plant once in every few days, just like it is in a desert. The pot of the plant should not be too large and shallow. The pot can be made of clay and have a suitable size. Too big pots will promote root rot. It is commonly a misconception that cacti need blistering heat and light. In fact if you give too much light cacti will burn. A sunny window with 6 hours of indirect light will do well. Water the plant according to the humidity and dryness due to the sunlight accordingly. You will be able to judge the light by the color of the plants spines and leaves reddish means it needs less light. To enable flowering you might want to make the climate for the plant cooler by putting it in a shady place....