Pruning fruit trees can be quite intimidating for the novice gardener. After all you are cutting away at a live plant and branches take some time to grow back. However with a few tips you too can prune your trees successfully and get the best fruit harvest.
One way many gardeners expect to save money is to do everything themselves. That is an applaudable goal and something I strive for as well. However not everything should be done by the gardener, especially if it could injure someone or cause property damage. Time to call in the experts!
A dirty, blunt pruner will cause damage to your plants and hurt your hands during use. It is therefore important to know how to properly maintain pruners.
Gardening usually requires a garden hose of some kind. How many of us struggle though with the hyper-active snake that is a typical garden hose?
The leaves are starting to turn orange and red and are falling. The days are cooler and nights are getting cold. It is fall in the Northern Hemisphere and time to start putting the garden to bed for winter. You need a Fall Garden Preparation Checklist - subscribe to the Tranquil Garden Newsletter to get your free copy. Due to overwhelming demand I have made the downloadable checklist available again for a limited time. But act now to subscribe to get it in your inbox.
A compost is a great way to recycle your used plants and leaves. After a diet of lots of browns and greens it will have generated some black gold for you to use in your garden. So how do you deal with the compost that is generated and how do you ensure the compost-in-progress has a chance to properly decompose into more black gold? Rotating your compost between a multiple bin compost will deal with both of these goals.