Garden

Rototilling & Landscaping

Rototilling prepares soil for planting by loosening the soil, letting you mix in amendments like peat and compost and allowing roots develop freely. As roto-tilling moist soil would lead removing the air-pockets that allow roots to develop however, roto-tilling needs to be performed on soil damp soil. When roto-tilling, operating the soil to 8 to …

Geranium Varieties

Geraniums are colourful flowers that fill the landscape with brightly-colored blossoms. Various perennials fall beneath the geranium family. Pelargoniums are hardy perennials which are often regarded to be the conventional or “correct” geranium, blooming in shades of blue, pink, white, magenta, purple and bluish-pink. Many types are hardy in the Climate Zones of Sunset 14. …

Types of Mulch or Bark Chips

Using mulch is a normal solution to keep grasses and crops wholesome and has a host of advantages for just about any garden or lawn. Mulch materials and bark chips produce a protecting layer for landscapes, lessening water evaporation and combating weeds. Mulch stops land erosion and enriches soil with nutrients that are essential. Best …

Hydrangea & Bugs

Resembling the Hydra, a multi-headed aquatic monster, or an easy water vessel (hydor-angeon in ancient Greek), the title “hydrangea” arises from in the shape of its own seedpod. However, it’s maybe not the seeds that make this plant an appealing garden shrub. It’s the big, rounded clusters of long-blooming flowers that gardeners worth. While it’s …

Shrubs for Slopes

Slopes come in all types that are various. City lawns are usually elevated, having a steep slope leading to the road below; and meters in a urban environment can contain all types of of valleys, hills and gullies. You are probably well-aware of the problem it offers, for those who have a slope or embankment …

Climbing Vines Without Flowers

Various climbing vines could be developed in the warm-climate of California. A few non-flowering vines are also accessible, although most are flowering types. Nonflowering vines offer a more refined landscape accent than vines with showy blossoms, and many varieties grow well in many circumstances and climates. Landscape Uses Climbing vines that are nonflowering have a …

Croton Propagation Techniques

Valued for the splashy leaves in shades of red, green, yellow, purple and orange, croton, (Codiaeum variegatum) provides colour to the surroundings. Although croton is developed as an indoor plant in many climates, it thrives outside in the frost free climates of Sunset Zones 2-4 to 27 and H 2. Stem cuttings or air-layering propagate …