The decision to install a garden fence can be a big one. When it comes to garden fences, there are a huge range of benefits, particularly if you choose a high quality fence panel supplier. A garden fence can be a DIY project, but it takes time and some professional skills. That’s why many homeowners choose to hire a professional company to install a garden fence. Here are some of the main benefits that you may find if you get a fence installed around your property. The benefits range from increased safety to a quieter home. It’s Cost Effective to Install a Garden Fence Garden fences are very cost effective and are generally installed at a very reasonable price. It can be tempting to install a garden fence around your property as a DIY project. But enlisting the help of a trusted fence company is typically a good idea. This will ensure that your fence is high quality, is installed correctly, and will last for a long time. Of course, the price varies depending on a range … [Read more...] about Should You Install A Garden Fence?
Here is an assortment of perfect gifts for gardeners and homeowners on your holiday shopping list. Let’s face it. The colder months of the holiday season do not lend themselves to gardening in most climates. But that doesn’t mean gardening is completely out of mind. Avid gardeners and homeowners who must keep their yards neat and tidy appreciate garden-related gifts during “the most wonderful time of the year.” It is actually quite easy to find great gifts for gardeners and homeowners. These folks always need something to satisfy their green thumbs, finish a DIY project, or add one more personal touch to the property. That’s why the editors of Home, Garden and Homestead have put together their annual list of the best gifts for gardeners this holiday season. Heck, you might even want to give some of these gifts to yourself. Gifts for Gardeners: Tools Awesome Pruners When it comes to gifts for gardeners this holiday season, every homeowner and … [Read more...] about Gifts For Gardeners This Holiday Season
The “perfect garden” is simple. It’s the garden you imagine with vegetables or flowers or a mix of both. It’s the garden in a size and location and design that suits your needs and wants. In reality, the perfect garden is where, how and when you want it – because there is no right or wrong way to garden. There is only your way. There are, however, ways to make it more perfect in terms of success so your time, energy and money are put to good use. Here are 5 tips for the “perfect garden,” all gleaned from my decades of successes and failures and training as a Virginia Master Gardener and horticulture student. For more specific tips about vegetable gardening, read How to Start a Victory Garden 2.0. Tips for a Perfect Garden Perfect Garden Tip 1: Know your zone. When I first started gardening in southeastern Virginia, I lived in USDA cold hardiness Zone 7. Tender plants were likely to freeze and die in a typical winter that often dipped below 32 degrees. Oh, … [Read more...] about 5 Tips To Grow The Perfect Garden
If you have a hobby farm or homestead, you can turn your homestead into a thriving business. Here’s how to monetize your passion project and start a money-making business. Whether you grow vegetables or raise livestock, there are many ways you can sell goods from your farm. And earn a living from working the land. Running Your Own Farm Before monetizing your homestead, familiarize yourself with the regulations that apply to farmers and the resources that can assist you. As there are many risks associated with farming, you consider getting crop insurance and other forms of disaster protection. You can also look into the various loans, tax breaks, and aid programs that support small farms. Furthermore, you should refine the operation and design of your farm before you launch your business. Decide which types of farming you want to focus on and choose efficient manageable methods. For example, if you want to raise animals and sell their products or meat, consider … [Read more...] about Turn Your Homestead Into A Thriving Business
Bamboo plants are popular garden plants because they are both beautiful and easy to grow. Some types of bamboo plants are great for tropical landscaping, while others fit well in more modern or urban designs. Different bamboo plants for your yard can work well as natural screens in a landscape. Many bamboo varieties grow quickly, so they can be used to block unattractive views. Bamboo can also or create a privacy barrier between you and your neighbors. The dense canes (culms) are both beautiful and prolific. The canes can range from green to yellow to brown to black. Bamboo is a fast-growing evergreen plant that looks good all year long. Two Types of Bamboo Plants: Running and Clumping There are two basic types of bamboo plants, commonly called running and clumping. Running bamboo spread via underground roots. These species can quickly outgrow their intended growing space. Running bamboo grows quickly. The roots are fairly shallow, and they spread with abandon. (See … [Read more...] about Bamboo Plants and How to Grow Them