Special reports - page 3

The world of gardening is as vast as the imagination of each of us gardeners can make it. These reports highlight some of nature’s surprises.

Mulch guidelines, mineral mulch

Not only is it very ornamental, mineral mulch is 100% natural. This ultra trendy product is also an amazing answer to the problems of
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Shale, an ornamental mulch

Shale is a very decorative mineral mulch that lasts a very long time, and which boasts excellent aesthetic and covering properties.
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Organic gardening, what is it?

Organic gardening means applying to gardening the principles of organic agriculture. The main difference with organic agriculture is
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How to know your type of garden soil

Know your type of soil and you’ll succeed in growing your plants. This will point out how to make it better and which species will fare best.
Sandy soil in a hand, the best way to identify the type of soil.

After the holidays, back to the garden!

Getting back home after the summer holidays makes September a special month. Adults get back to work and children prepare their supplies for school. But in the garden, there’s quite a lot to do, too!
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Wood chip mulch, excellent mulch and a great way to recycle garden waste

Wood chips make for an excellent plant-based mulch. Layered around your trees and shrubs, they share all sorts of benefits to your plants. Wood chip mulch literally shares rich forest fertility to your very own garden soil! Key wood chip mulch facts Availability – high Cost – low Ornamental value – can be naturally dyed […]
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Topdressing, what is it?

Topdressing means spreading a fresh layer of rich soil mix directly atop the ground. This gives plants the organic matter
Topdressing, such as on this lawn, also applies to large pots and garden boxes.

Mahonia benefits for house, health & more

Mahonia is a rather quiet, slow-growing shrub that bursts to life in winter with amazing yellow blooms. Not only is it beautiful, but it also shares many benefits!
A robin bird in a mahonia tree, an example of the many mahonia benefits

Propagating a mimosa tree from bark

This method of propagation works particularly well for the mimosa tree. It is especially useful if you wish to replace a tree that was damaged and you still have access to its remains.
Two slabs of bark from a damaged tree recovered with sprouting mimosa tree shoots.

Garden with your kids

Nice weather usually means eating more delicious fruits and vegetables. Why not seize the chance to grow your own together with your children?
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Out for the holidays, how to deal with the watering

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 […]
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How to build your own scarecrow

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!
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A potted garden

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 […]
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Organic gardening ABCs

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.
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Plants to winterize

Not all plants are hardy. Some are more delicate and are vulnerable to freezing. Adequate protection from the cold must therefore be provided.
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Recycle in the garden

To plant, sow, propagate, fertilize at the cheapest possible price, think “recycle”!
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Manual lawn mowers and robots, convenient for smaller surfaces

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… […]
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Provide small animals with shelter

Birds, insects, hedgehogs… These small animals are very useful to help manage gardens in a natural manner. It makes a lot of sense to provide them with housing before winter sets in.
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Resin garden furniture, a trendy option

A garden furniture set is now a very convenient and ornamental addition to patios, terraces and gardens. Thanks to the garden set, this space truly becomes
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A small green patch

Mini garden, courtyard or balcony: if astutely set up, your little patch under the sky can become a space where life is great.
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Pozzolana, designer mulch

Pozzolana is a mineral mulch extracted from volcanic rock. It is both very long lasting and extremely ornamental. Its red brown color is also
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Use dowsing to set your garden up!

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 […]
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Stinging nettle, a feisty damsel

A prickly invader… but also one of the best medicinal plants of all! The nettle, as useful in the kitchen as it is in the garden, is worthy of our highest esteem.
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Care for your tools!

After the last tasks of fall and before putting them away, it is important to thoroughly clean your tools
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Setting up a plant wall

Elegant, insulating, pollution-cleansing plant walls have inched across our vertical surfaces, both indoors and outdoors. Care to set one up yourself? You’ve got a range of options.
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Gardening tools, basic gardening implements

Small hand tools make the gardener’s work easier in flower beds and vegetable patches, but they also serve to populate garden boxes and pot arrangements on terraces, balconies and decks.
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Plant trees!

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.)
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Ace your eco-friendly gardening practices

Mulching, composting, natural and organic products and produce… Are you hoping to learn more about environment-friendly gardening practices? Start right this winter or during the next dry spell!
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Garden shed, the perfect solution for tools

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 […]
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Rototiller, scores of advantages

A rototiller is a very useful when starting a vegetable patch or lawn, and it also helps for tilling the soil, hoeing and cultivating or removing weeds. Whether the surface is large or small, a mini tiller or a rototiller will greatly ease any garden work
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Grow flowers for food!

Certain plants are both ornamental and edible. Feel free to try them out, a feast for eyes and taste buds alike!
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Chipper shredder, know it all and choose well

Fall is usually the season when the purchasing of a chipper shredder comes to mind, with all the pruned shrubs and trees leading to mountains of branches. Since it is now often illegal to simply burn the branches in a huge bonfire as was done before, and we usually lack of space to let it […]
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How to water in summer

Adapt your garden to summer climate conditions with eco-friendly solutions and practices to have the upper hand on drought. Has your garden ever suffered from drought in the past? Get ready for it starting early in spring with the planting of hardy, heirloom local varieties. In regions where summers tend to be very dry, forget […]
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New Bosch Rotak lawn mowers

With its “Ergoflex” handle system, Bosch brings decisive added value to its Rotak lawn mowers. This new handle makes its lawn mowers even more maneuverable and reduces efforts exerted on the arms and back of the user.
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