The best orientation for gardening is to the south. In this orientation, the garden will receive all the light and heat necessary for good growth.
The ideal to protect the orchards from the wind is to surround them with a hedge. We must control their height by pruning it and thus avoid shading the crops. Fruit shrubs like raspberries are magnificent hedges.
When we project the orchard, we will have to reserve a space for the access of forklifts, machinery, etc., as for example: for the transport of fertilizers. We will also provide some trails.
If we have a land of at least 100 m2, we can plant and collect food for two or three people. We must make partitions to grow different varieties of vegetables. Read more
Winter is finally over and with the arrival of spring, every lover of gardening begins to plan the work in the garden and, especially, began to devote himself to the cultivation of flowers. See your flowery meadow is one of the best feelings for anyone with a passion for nature.
The flowering plants, annual or perennial, are able to turn any outdoor space into a wonderful corner of paradise; rimpiendo color the garden, rather than the terrace of the house, we could really savor the long-awaited spring.
This time of year nature awakens; the fields are filled with small flowers spontaneously and plants begin to color shades of green. Obviously, there are many species of flowers that you can plant in the spring, depending on our personal taste and our requirements, you can choose from many varieties. Read more
The garden is a game perfect for kids. Planting and maintaining a garden of fruit and vegetables is a gardening game educational and perfect for spending time together. Teach your children how to develop love for the green and the environment.
Gardening can be an ideal tool for kids young and old. A creative and fun way to help your children to grow. Read more
The Japanese Garden is a traditional garden, which creates ideal landscapes in miniature, often in a highly abstract and stylized way. The gardens of the emperors and nobles were designed for recreation and aesthetic pleasure, while the Buddhist temples gardens were designed for contemplation and mediation.
The gardens in this style have a special charm: the plants cleverly cut, the stones placed in a perfect order, gravel circles, biologic and bridges offer a harmonious atmosphere and tranquility, offering a natural and artistic look the same time. Read more
The lantana plant is a genus of about 150 species of perennial flowering plants in the verbena family, or the verbenaceae. All you need to know about this plant.
Lantana plant is a genus of about 150 species of perennial flowering plants in the verbena family, or the verbenaceae. Read more
Would love to have a green thumb but your, alas, is black here is the 5 balcony plants suited to you! If you love plants and greenery, but you are not expert in gardening or simply caring for plants – in this case from the balcony – we can help you.
Try to cultivate the balcony plants is in fact not a business so impossible: just only choose the right species, which is more adaptable to other environment where they live and who need little care. There are in fact different types of plants suitable to be chosen by beginners botanofile who wish to create a small green space on the balcony or on the terrace of the house.
The advice is to start with herbs or a few fat map, then move on to the evergreen and finally to those of flowers, a little more challenging. Read more
The Pelargonium, along with Geranium, belongs to the family Geraniaceae. Both, count a large number of different species and varieties.
Pelargonium and Geranium, have in common, besides the immediate family, the shape of the fruit, which appears elongated and pointed. The Pelargoniums are a suffruticosa plant, the Geranium is a herbaceous. Their flowers, in both cases formed by five petals, are very different. In Pelargoni the corolla of a flower is formed from two different upper petals to shape, size and colors and three other increasingly less equal to each other. I have Geranium flowers with flat corolla, formed by equal petals, with color shades that can go from pink to purple, white to red, furrowed Read veins. Another distinctive feature of the two plants are the leaves, whole in Pelargoni, divided in Geranium.
The geranium is one of the most common plants vessel during the spring-summer season. Many have balconies or gardens adorned by abundant and colorful geranium blooms, which also come with fragrance particularly. They are often also used as a remedy against mosquitoes.
Below we will discuss the Pelargonium that commonly and erroneously also are known with the name of geraniums. Originating in southern Africa, they have spread rapidly throughout the world, because they are particularly valued as ornamental pot plants or garden but also for their ease of cultivation. Read more
To maintain concentration and serenity in the office everyone has their own methods. Some people listen to music to get away from the noise; there are those who put the pens and pencils always perfectly aligned in the same position because this helps to relax. There are some who relies on Feng-Shui, the ancient art geomantic Taoist Chinese, helps to achieve the best possible result in terms of harmony, friendliness and productivity in the office. Read more
The practical guide on how to grow lavender in pots in your garden or balcony that many of you have been waiting for is finally here!
Lavender is one of the most used plants and appreciated since ancient times to cleanse, deodorize and heal the body. The very name ‘lavender’, derived from the Latin ‘wash’ verb. Lavender grows wild throughout the basin Mediterranean, but can be grown easily in the garden and in your terraces and balconies, which offers stunning decorative blooms from persistent and intoxicating fragrance.
Let us see how to grow lavender in pots and in the garden to add a touch of liveliness to our gardens or terrace and balcony: find out together all the tips and practical advice on cultivation techniques of this wonderful plant so beautiful, fragrant, colorful but mostly useful for its many beneficial properties. Read more
You’ve probably seen small red ants that appear to crawl along the ground in a line. These ants are often larger than the typical black ant that you might see in the house or the brown ants that simply carry food and make trails in the yard. They are fire ants, and if you are unfortunate enough to get a bite from one, then you’ll know why they have their name. Fortunately, there are a few fire ant control techniques that you can use around the home to keep the ants away or to a minimum.
Fighting With Fire
Cayenne pepper can be spread around the home to help keep fire ants away. They like sweet foods and items that have more of a savory flavor instead of foods that are spicy. This is like treating a fire with another fire, causing the lives of the ants to be near impossible if they try to eat the pepper.
Mix lemon juice and water in a spray bottle to use as a deterrent for the ants. You want to find the source of the ants before spraying. It’s best to spray the mixture on a line of the ants as they will carry the water on their backs to the home. When the other ants get the water on them, then they will die or avoid the area that was sprayed.
The smell of vinegar is intoxicating for some people. It’s also a deterrent for ants. All you have to do is mix a solution of vinegar and water together to spray in areas of the home where you see the ants. You also want to spray areas outside along carport floors and walls to keep the insects from getting inside once again. White vinegar is best as apple cider vinegar often has a sweeter smell that the ants are attracted to instead of what they avoid.
This might be a soapy solution, but it can help in keeping fire ants and other small insects out of the home. You can put a small amount of dish soap on a sponge to smear across surfaces in the home where ants are suspected to invade or where they have been seen. You can also pour dish detergent down an ant hole to drown them as the liquid makes it hard for them to breathe, causing them to suffocate.