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Sooner or later, plant disease will enter your garden. However, there are ways to reduce and, in some cases, even prevent plant disease. Knowing how to tell if a plant is healthy, picking disease resistant plant varieties, and being able to identify the primary types of plant disease are all tools you can use to manage this garden challenge.
Plant diseases are either a fungus, bacteria or virus. Symptoms like stunted growth, spotted leaves, wilting, and yellowing leaves are all indications of possible trouble. Not all diseases can be treated, but others are effectively controlled with organic or synthetic methods
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There are multiple ways we can practice environmental stewardship and go green in our own little corner of the world. Eco-friendly ideas and suggestions come to the forefront every day. Many of those can be applied to gardening. As we strive to offer smart resources for better gardening, we will share those ideas here.
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Fertilizers and Chemicals
Since gardening is part science, making sure you have the right mix of nutrients for your plants is vital to your garden’s success. Whether you choose to garden organically or traditionally, fertilizers add desirable nutrients to the soil. Understanding the numbers on the fertilizer package will help ensure your plants receive the proper balance they require.
Properly balancing the use of chemicals in your garden to fight pests is important also. You can opt to use organic pest control methods only, to incorporate botanical insecticides, or to apply synthetic pesticides.
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From annuals to perennials, flower gardening can be a world unto itself. Whether you’re starting flowers from seed, installing flowering plants to add a splash of color and personality to your landscape, or just trying to understand the difference between annuals and perennials; give your garden the best possible start by checking out the flower gardening tips below.
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Finding “Smart Resources for Better Gardening” is something we take very seriously here at Growing a Greener World. From the annual list of The Best of the Must-haves to products that cross our paths nearly every day, we are constantly on the lookout to bring more valuable, innovative solutions to make your gardening life as enjoyable and productive as possible.
Check out some of the products that have peaked our interest along the way.
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Insects and Pests
A beautiful garden usually attracts more than an impressed neighbor. Only hours after planting, you may find that pests are just as taken with your garden as you are.
Although there is no way to eliminate pests all together, there are several things you can do to cut down on the number of unwanted visitors to your garden. From Integrated Pest Management (IPM), botanical insecticides, organic and synthetic pesticides and insecticides to barriers, numerous pest deterrents can be easily purchased or made.
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Creating a beautiful landscape can sometimes seem like an impossible task. Yet although many landscape designs do require a large commitment of time, there are simple things everyone can do to improve curb appeal. Here are a few design tips you can do to make your yard the envy of the neighborhood.
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The use of natural products to improve the soil and fight pests and disease, are all part of organic gardening basics. By eliminating man-made and synthetic products from your gardening regimen, you can create a safe and biodynamic garden. Learn why soil amendments like compost, manure and natural fertilizers are better choices.
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No matter where you live, gardening can be a year-round activity. Even in those parts of the country where winter snows blankets the ground, gardeners are busy planning for spring and tending to plants or seedlings indoors.
Fall colors can be every bit as stunning as a beautiful spring border. Meanwhile, the height of gardening season – summer – presents its own set of challenges. These gardening articles will teach and inspire you no matter what the season.
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Trees and Shrubs
Whether you’re looking for color, fragrance, fruit for your table, or simply a feast for the eyes trees and shrubs can fit the bill. Trees and shrubs are vital to any well-balanced garden. They add height and depth and create just the right punctuations when needed. They’re available in every size and shape and include evergreens and deciduous varieties. Their care and maintenance can be a bit different than that for your landscape plants or veggie garden. These articles will help you get the most out of the trees and shrubs in your landscape.
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You don’t need a green thumb or an aversion to store-bought veggies to enjoy your own home vegetable garden. If you’ve ever tasted a freshly-picked heirloom tomato or any homegrown vegetable, you know there’s nothing better. Whether you’re just starting a vegetable garden or looking to dig deeper, you’ll find plenty of helpful information here – from a vegetable gardening overview, to organic vegetable gardening, harvesting techniques, pest and disease control, and much more.
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