Finding a good location for your fruit tree

For fruit trees, the first step in successfully growing them is to survey a good location for them because as trees, unearthing and changing their location after planting them, will kill them more often than not. You should know how…
When does a garden pest become a pest?

Our garden space is shared with all kinds of denizens, mostly of the smaller kind. These friendly neighborhood admirers of our gardens stake out a place in our gardens unbeknownst to us during the night while we sleep; even during…
Home vegetable gardening requisites

The properly maintained home vegetable garden will not only provide supplemental food for you and your family’s needs, but will also turn out to be the place where you can unwind and find yourself in closer harmony with the Earth.…
Gardening gloves

One of the enjoyable things about gardening is the chance to feel the warm, moist earth in your hands, and smelling the rich dark earth while you handle the roots of plants, herbs and the like; the less fortunate city…
Pruning tools

There exists a wide array of tools to match the various kinds of pruning jobs which we need to carry out in our daily gardening. The basic types of pruning tools for most gardening activities are pruning shears, pruning saws…
Tips for tree selection

Trees are the pillars of any garden. And just like pillars, a lot of thought needs to be put into their placement in the landscape scheme of the garden and whether they would be suitable in combination with the rest…
Basil and Common Sage

Basil Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is an annual herb native to Asia and belonging to the family Lamiaceae. This is a prominent cooking herb used in so many cuisines worldwide that it’s often called the “king of herbs”. It grows to…
Gardening tools as gifts

Out of ideas on what to get for a friend on your gift list? No worries if he or she is a gardener. Just buy them a quality set of gardening tools. They’ll love you for it! Gardeners as a…
Spades, showels and trowels

What are your favorite tools for soil work? I would think the most over-utilized tool in all of gardening would be the spade. This general purpose tool has come to symbolize the gardening spirit all over the world since it…
The usual groups of garden tools

Gardening tools come in wide variety of types, sizes and prices. It stands to reason that if your gardening is to be a pleasant exercise or a just a hard-to-do chore will largely depend on the choice and type and…