Oct , Abrasive Barriers Discourage snails and slugs by surrounding planting beds (or individual plants) with a scratchy, slug deterrent barrier Popular Homemade Traps Attract slugs by putting boards, wet newspapers, cabbage leaves, or citrus or melon rinds upside down around the garden Check back the
May , Raised garden beds, which are simply big, above ground containers for growing plants, solve a range of garden problems I ll walk you This project in my garden combines a large, raised garden bed with a privacy wall to create a sheltered location for growing plants as well as displaying garden art.
Jul , Meanwhile, Simon was sleeping and Nora was washing her bike with an old paint brush (that girl LOVES playing with water!) We THOUGHT we would just be able to unscrew the old deck boards and then hopefully reuse them for raised garden beds we want to build this fall Unfortunately, all the screw
But because you ve partially filled your pot with gravel, that soggy soil bottom is now higher (and closer to your plant s roots) Basically it s The best type of flower pot has drainage holes in the bottom, and you should always shop for pots that drain But for pots Tongue and groove joint on solid wood flooring Choosing
Watering Attracts Snakes If you keep your lawn and garden well irrigated, you re more likely to attract frogs, lizards, birds, and rodents which attract snakes Well watered, mulched areas (such as shrub beds and vegetable gardens) also offer cool shelter for snakes in summer, so be careful when walking or working in these
All kinds of creative items can be used to make raised bed gardens, including siding and repurposed materials While I ve seen fiber cement siding suggested as a raised bed material, it doesn t strike me as a durable product for holding back heavy, wet soil In my own yard a few years ago, I put fiber cement siding to use in
Retaining walls are a good way to contain raised gardens and prevent erosion Here are some different techniques for building a retaining wall in your yard Dry Stacked Retaining Wall Involves building a stone wall with no mortar To make sure it holds up, a dry stacked wall may need to be installed by a professional.
Apr , While raised beds are most commonly installed on top of bare soil to improve garden health and accessibility, more people are discovering that with a few adjustments, they can also work on top of paved Now you can slide a few small blocks beneath the boards where needed for permanent installation.
Raised Beds If wire grass is a big problem where you live, I d recommend not messing around Plant in raised beds with edges at least to above ground level, and line the bed with two crisscrossed layers of landscape fabric before adding dirt Dig up every blade of wire grass that sprouts inside the bed, as soon as
Jun , As long as there have been farmers, there have been birds trying to eat their crops And throughout the ages, farmers have tried to come up with ingenious ways to scare them off Nowadays, scarecrows are familiar sights, not only in gardens but in autumn decorations, with no end to the cute (or scary!)
Lettuce is an easy to grow cool weather crop Lettuce and salad greens are favorites in the spring and fall garden They re easy to grow and work exceptionally well in raised beds, cold frames, and containers And with a little planning, you can keep the harvest going throughout much of the year Here s what you need to