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Learn how to care for every type of plants from houseplants to ornamental plants. Bring more pleasure to your gardening life, and improve your garden/home design.

Mushroom Compost

Mushroom Compost – What it is, and How to Use it

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The name ‘mushroom compost’ implies that this type of compost is made with mushrooms, but actually, it does not contain mushrooms and instead is developed specifically for growing mushrooms. However, mushroom compost can be beneficial to a whole host of plants and vegetables, not just mushrooms. To find out all about mushroom compost, what it is, how to make it, and what to use it for, read on.

What Can You Compost?

What Can You Compost? And What Cannot Be Composted?

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Making your own compost is a great way to save money, improve the quality of your soil, help the environment and make use of things that would otherwise have gone to waste and ended up in a landfill. But what exactly can you add to your compost, and what should you avoid? Materials that can be composted are those that are organic, though not all organic materials are suitable. Things you can add to your compost pile include the following.

Square Foot Gardening

Square Foot Gardening – A Beginner’s Guide

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Square foot gardening (SFG) is a specific raised bed gardening method. It is best suited for gardeners with limited space, those who want to have a garden with the most valuable crops right next to their homes, or those who don’t have ambitions when it comes to quantity of crops but want a care-free garden setup. Let's get into details.

Straw bale gardening

Straw Bale Gardening – A Ultimate Guide

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Straw bale gardening is exactly what the name says it is - growing plants in bales of straw serving as a part-raised bed, part-growing medium. Although this may come as a surprise, straw bale gardening can be just as productive as regular, soil-based gardening, although it has some limitations. Let's get into further details.

Online Gardening Stores

12 Best Online Gardening Stores to Bookmark Now

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Searching through gardening websites can be useful if you are looking for a specific product, or you want to know you are getting the best possible deal. However, there are such a huge amount of online gardening stores in existence now, and it can be tricky to know which are reputable and which are worth your time browsing through. To save you time, here is a list of some of the best online gardening stores operating today.

Types of Rakes

15 Different Types of Rakes and Their Uses

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If you want to improve your garden soil quality or your lawn aesthetics, rakes can be your best friend. But there are many varieties of rakes with different use purposes. If you’ve ever wondered the type of rake you need in your garden tool collection, this list of different types of rakes and their uses is for you.

Types of Earthworms

Different Types of Earthworms with Pictures & Facts

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There are many types of worms, but those that we commonly encounter in our gardens are earthworms. These worms can be either beneficial or invasive, depending on whether they are native inhabitants of your area. To learn more about the importance of worms, and discover the different types of worms lurking underneath your soil, read on!

Best Shade-Loving Plants

13 Best Shade-Loving Plants For Shady Spots

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Shade-loving plants are great for brightening up dark corners of the garden where most plants will not grow. They also make great ground cover underneath trees or space-fillers in between larger shrubs and plants. This list includes some of the best plants for shady spots.

Best Plants for a Japanese Garden

9 Best Plants for a Japanese Garden (with Pictures & Care Guides)

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If you want to create a garden oasis that is based on an oriental style, you will need to carefully select plants that are indicative of Japanese culture and history. Fortunately, many plants that are native to Japan thrive in North American and European climates, so they can be easily incorporated into home gardens. For some of the best plants to give your garden a Japanese style, consider these options:

Types of Mulch

10 Types of Organic & Inorganic Mulch You Can Use In the Garden

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One of the best and cost-effective methods to improve the soil quality for plant growth is using mulch. Seasoned gardeners used it for decades while beginners want to learn more about it. In this article, let's learn in-depth about different types of mulch for gardening. We'll category by organic & inorganic varieties with facts and uses.

Types of Saws

33 Different Types of Saws with Pictures

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If you're a homeowner keen on building your own shelves, erecting a garden fence, or pruning your tall trees and shrubs, there will be a few types of saws that can help you out too. Knowing which saw you need might seem like a daunting task, so we've broken down the main types of saws available, how they work, and what they are best used for.