Lush And Lovely Landscaping Ideas For Outdoor Areas

By tony / April 28, 2018

When you look at your yard, are you impressed by what you see or disappointed? A lot of people believe they don’t have enough time or money to make their yards look better.

Use marble or granite in the outdoor kitchen design. While there are more inexpensive surface options, granite is often the most attractive, and it does not require a lot of maintenance.

TIP! Try to make your landscaping beautiful for all seasons for beautiful year round results. Use plants that bloom for different seasons so that your yard looks at its best.

Choose quality items over the cheap stuff. In most home-improvement stores, you will mostly find the cheaper items.Go to a specialty store to get top-notch products and useful advice from experienced workers. It’s worth the extra money to get products and solid landscaping advice.

A lot of aspiring landscapers don’t consider purchasing landscape supplies online. Not only will it be simple and convenient, but you may have access to a wider variety of plants for your landscaping project that you could never find in a nearby retail store or nursery.

Consult a professional for advice before you plant the first flower or shrub in your yard. While it won’t be necessary to actually hire them to work on your yard, their advice can help you avoid mistakes that will cost you later on down the road. This step is especially true if you are new to landscaping.

TIP! Add a variety of plants in your landscaping plans. This will help maintain your landscape if a disease or a pest infects your design.

Include many different plant species when you plan the look of greenery in your landscaping plans for variety and unique beauty. This is key to protecting your yard just in case a disease or bacteria. If you only use a few kinds of plants, they won’t all be susceptible to the same harmful agents. Diversity in plant health when landscaping.

This will just ends up costing you large amounts of money. You may want to consult with a landscaper, and pay them for the service, to get some guidance on how to best approach your project.

Consider existing structures that are already in place before modifying your landscape. Make sure you’re aware of where components of your home such as gutters, gutter, sprinklers and other systems are placed so you do not disturb them when you are doing your landscaping. Call your city or county before digging to ensure underground lines won’t be damaged.

TIP! Shop around on the Internet to keep costs down and to find a wider variety of products. Many landscaping sites sell high-quality products at great prices, from plants and seeds to tools and other supplies.

If you are doing landscaping on your own, add an estimate for the cost. Sit down and list of everything you will need. Prices can greatly differ from one area to the next. Look for ways to find quality materials at a lower cost.

Price is very important, but if you ask to see some pictures or addresses of work a landscaper has done, be sure to take a look at the past work that he or she has done.

Mulch is a smart addition if you are incorporating flower beds.Mulch is a great way for your plants to stay hydrated so that they can provide nutrients. Mulch helps your plants the water they require.

TIP! Spending less is not always the right thing to do. There are many places to buy discount supplies, but the quality is often questionable.

If you try to landscape while budgeting, keep in mind that you don’t have to do everything simultaneously. There is absolutely nothing wrong with breaking your project in different phases. This helps you budget your budget.Make a list of each project you want to complete and select which can be tackled first.

Weeping cherries are among the most popular of attractive and effective privacy trees.

If you wish to produce a design that is easy to maintain, you need to focus on using native plants as much as possible. Plants that have already been proven to thrive in your climate will certainly require less attention than those that haven’t. Local plants also need less irrigation and this can save you money when it comes to the water bill.

TIP! Try and create a landscape that looks beautiful year round. Plant some flowers for the spring and some that will bloom in the summer.

Get professional landscaper before you launch a serious landscaping project on your own. It may involve a small up-front cost, but talking to a landscape architect can save you a lot of time, time and headaches in the process. A single consultation is usually enough to set you started off right.

Complete your project in phases.You can start with different sections or focus on different types of plantings.

If you are utilizing large plants, remember the shadow that they cast. This can be used to cool your patio or house from the sun during the summer months. Be certain to not put smaller plants in that shadow.

TIP! Landscaping is an evolving process. You should not worry yourself that everything must be done immediately.

Do not be too quick to make any impulsive decisions. Plants look different all year round, and what may look ugly in the winter might prove to be extremely attractive in the spring or summer.

Don’t keep putting off your dream project because you can’t afford it. You may find that even a few additions could add a more appealing look than you expected.

Fall colors should be taken into consideration as part of any landscape design your landscape. Many people only consider spring and summer color for their yard, but there are many beautiful fall options out there too. This will pay great dividends when autumn rolls around and you have a satisfying outdoor space even late into the fall.

TIP! Think carefully about where your landscaping plans will take place. Be certain that you are placing everything in the optimal locations for their ultimate vitality and health.

Take the time to trim your shrubs and bushes to give your yard a tended and well cared for look. Many plants grow excessively and need regular maintenance.Don’t hesitate to cut them all the way back, as they grow quickly.

Choose a quality fertilizer brand for your needs. Try to stick with one universal fertilizer for everything you’ve planted to ensure that you don’t have two competing products causing possible damage where they meet. Test various products and look at reviews to find out which fertilizers are the most efficient. It may be best to address your entire property prior to beginning your project.

Now that you’ve seen what you should do to improve the quality of your yard, start applying this information right away! Having a yard that makes you happy has the ability to change your mood. When you come home every day, you’ll be restored and refreshed by your beautiful yard. It is well worth the extra effort.

Organic Gardening Tips from City Farmers Urban Nursery

By steve / April 28, 2018


John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ visits City Farmers Urban Nursery in San Diego, California to give you a tour of this family-owned nursery in business since 1972.

After the quick tour, John will take you to many ares of the nursery that he liked to share with you his organic gardening tips and new varieties of edible plants, and ways of growing food you may not be familiar with.

In this episode, John takes you on a tour of City Farmers Urban Nursery in San Diego.

He will also share many organic vegetable gardening tips with you.

First, John will give you a quick POV (Point-of-View) tour of the Nursery.

Next, John will re-visit some of his favorite areas of the nursery to share with you new edible plants, his thoughts on growing food, and new ways of using recycled materials to grow food. You will also learn about using potentially toxic raised bed materials and much, much more.

Jump to the following parts of this episode:
01:54 Walkthrough tour of nursery starts
14:30 Sharing about Specific Areas of Interest
14:42 Selling Plants without Plastic Containers
15:51 Perennial Vegetables- Purple Tree Collards
17:40 Different Sizes of Pots and Net Pots
18:27 No Build Raised Bed Made out of Fabric
19:38 Olla growing hot and spicy oregano in a wood container box
21:09 Tropical Fruit Trees
22:47 Native Edible Plants that Grow Easily
25:02 Growing Food in an Oversize Concrete mixing tub
26:15 Growing Vegetables vs Growing Fruit Trees
28:32 Edible Cacti and Succulents
33:34 Containment Unit Growing Sweet Potatoes
34:39 Vegetable Garden Beds- Best part of broccoli to eat
35:32 Using Railroad ties and Cinder Blocks to Build a Raised Bed
38:22 Why its important to Mulch with Better than Bark Pine Mulch
39:40 Keeping Bees Safe at a Distance
41:09 Composting Worms at the Nursery
43:57 Edible Water Plants
47:29 Growing Herbs
48:48 Headed into the Store
49:30 My favorite item in the store- Seeds – Buying the proper seeds
50:50 Buying Bulk Seeds
52:06 Don’t Panic – It’s Organic Pest Control – My favorite products
53:38 Summary and Closing Thoughts on the Nursery

After watching this episode, you will learn about a cool organic nursery in San Diego and also learn tips and tricks on how to grow more edible food at home.

Referenced Episodes:
Exotica Rare Fruit Tree Nursery

Native Edible Landscape Plants

How to Divide Aloe Vera

How to Eat Aloe Vera

How to increase your yield up to 400% with proper worm castings

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City Farmers Nursery
3110 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92105
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Cold and snow are about to sweep across the U.S…look after those tender plants

By steve / April 28, 2018

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It’s April.

I know.

Flowers should be blooming, outdoor lunches should be starting.

But that springtime reality is a long way off for tens of millions of Americans.

For people living across the Upper Midwest, Great lakes, Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic, and New England, an Arctic blast and series of storm systems will make it look and feel more like February during the next week.

There are now three separate storms threatening to bring snow to parts of this swath of the country between April 4 and April 12, as bitterly cold air — courtesy of the polar vortex — blasts its way south and east to the Atlantic seaboard.  Read more…

7 Actions You Can Do Right Now to Save the Earth

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you the most important 7 actions you can take right now to help save the planet.

In this Earth Day 2018 Episode, John will share how gardening and growing more plants are one of the keys to helping to save the planet.

You will learn what John does on a daily basis to help save the planet and increase his health and vitality at the same time.

You will discover some of the most important actions you can take right now to make a difference.

You will learn why most compost is not doing their best to save the planet and what type of compost is more beneficial for your plants and saving the planet at the same time.

Jump to the 7 Actions:
02:38 Action #1: Grow your Own Food
05:32 Action #2: Eat More Plants
07:51 Action #3: Compost Your Food Scraps
11:27 Action #4: Build Your Soil
14:58 Action #5: Conserve the Earth’s Resources.
17:01 Action #6: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
19:21 Action #7: Share the Message

After watching this episode, you will learn the most import 7 actions you can do to help save the planet and better your quality of life at the same time.

Referenced Episodes:
Ultimate Compost Tumbler Review

Best Worm Bin I have found

Most important compost your not using

How to fix a crack in a wheelbarrow for $1

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Prince gets a brand new tribute in the form of a flowering bush

By steve / April 28, 2018

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On Sunday, artist Christine Stein stepped outside her California home to discover a surprise:

The massive bush growing behind her custom tribute to the late musician Prince had bloomed for the first time.

Though the mural itself attracted attention back in 2016, it found new online fame after Stein shared a photo of the surrounding the bush in bloom on Twitter.

SEE ALSO: Minnesota Twins are selling official Prince merch because Minnesota

As HuffPost reports, her tweet prompted thousands of retweets and hundreds of responses.

4.1.18 – Our #Prince bush started flowering all of a sudden! Now there are hundreds bees buzzing and a few birds living in the bush! Happy #Easter Everyone! pic.twitter.com/preotBVKNY

— Christine Stein (@ChristinesAArt) April 1, 2018 Read more…

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Prevent Spraying of Chemical Pesticides in Your Neighborhood

By steve / April 28, 2018


John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ talks with Josh Cunnings of the Boogie Brew Company about the spraying of chemicals in his neighborhood.

If kids in FL are willing to stand up against assault weapons, then how about eliminating the silent assassin that kills far more of us than America’s gun-a-holic culture ever could. Chemicals are responsible for cancer now occupying the top slot for causes of death, (surpassing even heart disease). Where is there an amendment to our constitution that guarantees the right to bear toxins on our own environment?

In this rant-style episode, you will hear Josh rant on about chemical spraying of pesticides in his neighborhood and how you can help him rid HOA associations around the country from spraying neonicotinoid insecticides.

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Sign the Change.org Petition:
https://www.change.org/p/boogie-brew-prevent-the-application-of-chemical-pesticides-in-our-neighborhood

Pacific Landscapes (contractor out of Sebastopol), fraudulently advertises themselves as an “organic landscape company” , (slogan on their vehicles and trailers). Under the authority of CentreVille HOA and its management company, (“Christison Corp”), they are getting ready to apply the Neonicotinoid compounds AGAIN this year, please help us to stop them! (Last year this wiped out our honeybees).

Here is what occurred last year: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UqZeLIkipEcnEkUD-b1T2nJbsZJr9vvtbwYyL_zOL_A/edit?usp=drivesdk

Here is a link to our local petition, (hard copy with signatures obtained is on file). https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0WYU_XQNCwfTUdIVHB1ZHRMM1U/view?usp=drivesdk

Here is a summary of the whole situation:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/15SxTwoAq6nXCSv35VOMqVQUiQwZmdBHTU0pzGi1TSec/edit?usp=drivesdk

Why should RP citizens be forced to tolerate what would otherwise NEVER be allowed to happen in communities like Sebastopol? Another question is the threat to waterways like Hinebaugh creek, (right behind our housing complex); this tributary feeds into our precious Laguna, a critical wetlands habitat, (that needs all the help it can get in Sonoma County!).
Why should Rohnert Park’s citizenry collectively dig their heads into a chemical sand of denial?

However this is no joke, there is nothing hilarious whatsoever about the usage of Neonicotinoids in an urban environment which is inhabited by sensitive humans, pets, and indeed native creatures. (Hinebaugh Creek is a critical tributary to our precious Laguna and plays host to numerous aquatic, mammalian and invertebrate species). These compounds are killing all of us, slowly and bit by bit…

Another irony is that Neonicotinoids have been billed as “The New DDT”, (systematically wiping out bees as surely as bird populations suffered up until the 60’s). The ironic part is that “Rachel Carson Hall”, (as you well know, the author of “Silent Spring”), stands proud and tall at the SSU’s campus barely a couple of miles from our door!

Neonicotinoids are illegal in Europe and one lone state on the U..S, (Minnesota, where the regulators actually CARE about the honey bees!). Bayer, meanwhile, (who now own Monsanto and who manufacture the majority of these bee-killing pesticides), have hilariously created a bee foundation! (Talk about the chemical foxes guarding the sheeple’s henhouses!).

State laws were broken right here in Rohnert Park as the pesticide applicators must always provide a 30 day advance notice of their intent to spray. (less than 24 hours of notice were actually provided).

Help us get the word out about this perverted poisoning of RP’s landscape. We have neighbors with sensitive children who would love to have their story told. These are the citizens, and they deserve to be heard.

Further Information:
Neighboorhood Sprayed with Insecticides
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UqZeLIkipEcnEkUD-b1T2nJbsZJr9vvtbwYyL_zOL_A/edit

Here is a link to latest legal rulings on neonicotinoids in CA:
https://earthjustice.org/news/press/2017/court-of-appeal-rejects-california-s-approval-of-bee-killing-pesticides

Contact the “HOA Specialist” at Christison Corp who “manages” Centreville HOA : Joyce Solarz – JSolarz@christisoncompany.com

Referenced Links:
End Pest Problems in Your Garden Forever

Sixth Mass Extinction event article from Huffington Post
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/earth-enters-sixth-mass-extinction_us_5964f79fe4b03f144e2e0c0f

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More Vegetable Gardening


John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ answers your organic gardening questions including

What are some low maintenance vegetables I can grow?

What is your opinion on pure protein fish hydrolysate?

What are your favorite edible flowers to grow and much more..

John will answer the following questions at the following times:
02:22 Episode Starts
04:35 What type of Growing will do on your acreage?
07:36 If you can grow anything, what would you grow?
08:20 What is your favorite food?
08:56 I have 4 kale plants, why does one grow smaller leaves and more compact?
11:10 What is the hottest pepper you have grown?
12:16 What is your favorite sweet pepper?
13:04 When will the cookbook be out? What kind of recipes will it have?
15:50 Should I use Diatomaceous Earth or Release Ladybugs for Aphids?
18:58 What are some low maintenance vegetables I can grow?
20:43 Do you still recommend the rainshower garden filter?
22:16 Should I plant new tomatoes or keep my 1-year-old tomato plants in Southern California?
24:25 How are the plants from Wendiland doing?
25:29 What are your opinions on using pure protein (fish fertilizer)?
31:59 Is it a concern that my soil is contaminated?
34:00 Best Bagged soil product available at stores around the nation
34:53 What are your favorite edible flowers that are easy to grow?
36:10 Is it better to start seeds or buy plants?
40:55 My doctor says that it’s “Unhealthy to Go Plant-Based” Is she wrong?

After watching this episode, you will learn John’s answers to these questions, and probably learn a few things along the way as well.

Referenced Episodes
The episode with Katrina Blair on Edible Weeds

The episode with Rainshower Garden Filter

The episode with Boogie Blue Filter

Best Soil at Walmart

How to Grow Microgreens

Easiest Way to Start Seeds – Orta

Where I get my plants – CPG Nursery

The episode with Dr. Joel Fuhman’s Garden

The episode with Dr. Fuhrmans in My Garden

Healthiest Diet Proven by Science

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