Creating your garden paradise

Garden plants-Basic landscape design principles

So you have decided to take your landscape to the next level by making it a thing of beauty, hiring a landscape contractor can be pretty costly so you have decided to DIY it or Do It Yourself but don’t know where to start don’t despair following these simple principles will give you your garden paradise.

Working on the great outdoors can give such a wonderful feeling as you connect with nature giving nature a helping hand this has been my experience over the years that have paid off in so many ways. I have worked on both residential and commercial properties transforming and bringing much beauty to those areas giving the owners a sense of pride.

Basic landscape design principles

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Growing successfully with soils

Compost soil-Potting soil vs Garden soil

Dose garden soil really matters or is it ok to believe that soil is soil, therefore, it doesn’t matter what we use it is a sure guarantee we will have garden success or should we approach this topic with an open mind thinking there might be a difference. When it comes to soil many people are not sure therefore it is crucial to have some knowledge of soil type to have success with gardening. There is no such thing as a green thumb but rather acquiring the knowledge that will pay off in the long run.

Many people have garden successfully without understanding that one of the key ingredients was the soil that made such a big difference, this was the experience that I had as a child when creating my first garden along with my parents and many neighbors that had gardens. Over the years, however, I have learned soil type and the importance of having knowledge in this area to reap a good harvest.

Soil type

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Insects playing chess-insect body-parts and their functions

The amazing world of insects

The insect world is so fascinating that it is mind-blowing. When you think of the many insects there are to humans it can leave you scratching your head it is estimated that there are 10 quintillion insects on our planet now that’s a lot of insects that outnumbers the human race by far and what is even more interesting is that many of these insects are so diverse.

There are some insects known as the good bugs or beneficial insects that assist us in protecting our gardens and landscape. What I mean by that is these insects feed on other insects that are known as the bad bugs that feed on and destroys our garden plants.

Here is a list of the good, the bad and the ugly, just kidding if there where such bugs as the ugly I would love to see how they would look even though we have some really ugly bugs.

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Nature’s pharmacy that promotes healing

Gooseberry-how to grow gooseberries

Natural healing I believe is something that we all desire and what better way to heal naturally than by connecting with nature and giving nature a helping hand. We have the power not only to feed ourselves and the world but to grow plants that can promote our health which brings us to our next topic as we discuss how to grow, care for and harvest gooseberries.

How to grow gooseberries

  • Gooseberries require a few hours of sunlight so when planting ensure that the location you choose provides you with about 6 hours of sunlight
  • The soil ph should be in the range from 6.2-6.5
  • Organic soil should be added to condition soil and promote plants health

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Growing, caring for and harvesting honeyberries

Growing- honeyberry-plant

Over the past several weeks we have looked at how to grow berry varieties and what so amazes me is the number of berries that can be grown in our home garden that is filled with so many vitamins besides the healing side these berries have that can benefit us in so many ways.

Honeyberries is next on the list as we take a look at how to grow these bushes successfully and reap a good harvest because who would want to invest in a project spending money and putting in all that time without getting the results they are looking for.

So my goal is to help you to reap a good harvest as you garden successfully by following these steps that are so simple. So let’s connect with nature as we give nature a helping hand because by helping nature we will be helping ourselves.

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