Gardening tips

When the leaves starts to fall in your garden and the breeze of the air starts to sting the skin because of its coldness, then, this is nature’s way of saying that winter is just around the corner. This also means that taking care of your garden is now a priority that should not be taken for granted. So, before winter finally sets in, it is wise to manage your garden and prepare it for the winter so that when the cold weather arrives, you can just relax in your homes without worrying about your gardens condition.

5 How-To’s in Preparing Your Garden for winter

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1. How to Prepare Perennials for winter

How do you prepare your perennials for the winter? Here’s how to do it.

  • After frost, cut your perennial stems to soil level. This will remove the eggs and spores of the garden pests that still linger in your plants.
  • All dead plant debris must be cut and made into compost to be used as organic matter that will add nutrients to the soil.
  • Put winter mulch into your soil once the ground freezes. This will prevent rodents and other garden pests from nesting into your garden.
  • To keep the soil warm and moist even during winter, and to protect the plants that are still growing in your garden, put mulch around them. Pine needles, chopped leaves, and shrubs are the best mulch to be used.

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Do not let a limited garden space hamper your dreams of abundant harvest. Having a small area to work with does not mean you cannot harvest more crops. In reality it is doable! You just need to work a little bit more to make this dream turn into a reality. Here’s how to do it.

7 Secret Tricks to Get the Most Produce Out Of Your Vegetable Garden

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1. Build Up Your Soil

If you want to extract more yields from your vegetable garden, the first thing you need to do is to build up your garden soil. The best thing to accomplish this task is to add organic matter to your soil. Aged animal manure and organic compost will do the trick. After you have finished adding organic matters into your soil, the next thing to do is to make raised beds. Raised beds can yield you up to four times more than just planting and growing crops in rows. Using raised beds will maximize the space in your garden resulting in much greater yield.


 
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Most farmers and gardeners are in love with winter squash. They love to plant and grow winter squash because it can be easily stored and it can last long even during winter. Winter squash just like the summer squash are planted and grown from spring until the summer season. The only difference is that, winter squash takes more time to mature compared to the summer squash varieties. While summer squash is harvested during the summer, the winter squash varieties are harvested during fall.

Here are 5 Tips in Storing Your Winter Squash

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1. Curing  

If you want your winter squash to last through the winter, then, it must be properly cured. To do this, you need to make sure that your winter squash will have the right water content value before it is stored for the winter. You can easily achieve this by putting your freshly harvested squash in a dry and sunny area for about a week or two.

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If you want to have the best looking lawn when the season of spring arrives, then spending some time and doing some work in your lawn during fall is the key to achieving such feat. The cooler temperature together with the occasional rains that the season of fall brings is ideal in preparing the lawn for the next season.  Just follow these 7 helpful advices and you will surely have a lush and healthy lawn when the season of spring arrives.

7 Best Advices for Your Lawn Care during fall

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1. Mow your lawn

If you want to have less brown leaf during winter, continue cutting your grass by mowing your lawn during the season of fall. Just use the lowest mowing setting in mowing your lawn until the season of fall comes to a close.

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The kitchen will not be complete without the onion. Raw or cooked, onions play a very special role in making any dish level up in both flavor and taste. So, plant and grow some onions in your backyards and you will be surprised just how easy and fun onion growing can be.

Here are 6 Best Tips in Growing Onions for Your Garden

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1. Location

Onions loves the sunshine. So, plant your onions where it can get at least 8-10 hours of sun everyday.

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