Before leaving to go on holiday, a few good tips can ensure that your garden plants will still be in great health when you get back. But in case of dry spell, watering must be both carefully planned and not excessive. Are you traveling away from the garden for a week or more? Start with […]
Fending off birds and other plant and vegetable feathered foes is a mission a scarecrow pulls off with glee. But frightening birds away doesn’t mean your scarecrow must look scary! Actually, what is attractive to us is repulsive to them!
More comfort in the garden and more greenery around town: our desires are inspiring manufacturers. They’re rolling up their sleeves for urban gardeners, preparing novel items that are lighter and more convenient than ever before… Let’s discover a few of these products that scratch that itch so perfectly!
Apart from the usual environmental and ethical considerations that may drive you to find something better than tap water to water the garden, there’s also that simple reality check we sometimes overlook: your wallet! Indeed, tap water as provided by utilities tends to be quite expensive, and prices are trending upwards. Using rainwater for all […]
Summer sends its scorching heat out but one spot in the garden offers a cool atmosphere which is perfect for the heat-struck visitor: the pergola covered in plants. An unmistakable feeling of peace calls out from a plant-covered pergola, often set at the entrance of both house and garden. The charm of a pergola Modern […]
On a deck, terrace or balcony, it is easy to set up a container garden in pots for every season, planting a series of garden box flowers that will bloom one after the other. Read also: Fruit trees for balconies, decks and terraces Potted plants, the tips to succeed in growing them Drought resistant pot […]
Organic gardening means gardening together with nature instead of against it. Organic growing techniques endeavor to respect soil, plants… and the consumer, too. They rely on vegetable and fruit species that are well-suited to local growing conditions.
What if nature invaded cities in the “urban farm” mode? The collaborative Incredible Edible trend is pollinating across the plant… Incredible edible, a short story Free food to share, gardens open to all and only extending the arm to taste a strawberry, a pear, harvest a zucchini or a couple mint leaves, and many more […]
Manual lawn mowers and robots, here is an overview of what is best for smaller lawn and garden sizes. One is environmentally sustainable and quiet, the other does all the work in your stead: both of these options are worth looking at for their advantages. Here is a presentation of lawn mowers for smaller surfaces… […]
40% of American rivers and 25% of Western and Central Europe’s rivers are extremely polluted. For the past two decades, raw water bodies are being degraded at alarming rates. It is now crucial to preserve this resource, and using it as responsibly as is possible is one way of doing this.
Should you plant here, or rather there? What if you relied on dowsing to find the perfect spot and hope for a bountiful garden? Why rely on dowsing? Dowsing is the study of the relationship between an environment and its inhabitants. When used to set up an ornamental garden or a vegetable patch, it helps […]
Slate mulch will make for most striking contrasts together with your plants. Either evoking the harsh weather of Brittany or the immediately charming Japanese garden, it is increasingly used for its ornamental properties and its flat, surface-covering capabilities.
Whether in an apartment or in a house with a garden, gardening with children is a true pleasure that also has very educational benefits! Arousing curiosity, teaching patience and respect, this time of family bonding
Flax mulch is a by-product of cultivating flax, and it turns out to be an excellent mulch for all plants. It is the perfect soil cover for flower beds, around trees, in garden boxes and in the vegetable patch.
After having chosen your bare-root tree and its emplacement in the garden, make the most of November and the famous Saint Catherine Feast day (on the 25th) to succeed in your planting. (Editor’s note: it’s possible to plant in spring for specimens purchased in pots or containers.)
A garden shed is the ideal solution to put basic garden and DIY tools away. It’s also great to prepare seedlings and shelter them from wind and rain. Since there are ever-increasing options and materials to choose from, what are the most important points that will help you select the garden shed that suits you […]