Gardening Tips and Tricks

Gypsophila Paniculata [Jip-SOF-il-uh, Pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh] is a perennial herb flowering plant species from the family of Caryophyllaceae. This herbaceous perennial is native to eastern and central Europe, North Africa, and Asia. Gypsophila paniculata is now widely distributed in North America. The native plant is considered an invasive plant in many states. This plant is often used as
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Crinum latifolium [KRY-num, lat-ee-FOH-lee-um] is a member of the Amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae) and genus Crinum hails from subtropical or Mediterranean climates where they flourish and bloom year-round. These large, showy plants do best in warm climates with plenty of humidity. When originally brought to North America, they were prized additions to southern plantation gardens. In
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In a previous article on Lawneq.com, we discussed Aquaponics gardening. We discovered that this type of gardening involves fish and plants. The waste matter produced by the fish is used to fertilize the plants. Well, there are a number of filtration systems that can be used in an Aquaponics garden. They include: Swirl Filters Raft
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In a previous Sod University post, we discuss eight surface level questions about the grub worm that include, “What is a grub worm?”, “What do grub worms look like?”, and “Where do grub worms live?” As a follow-up to this previous blog, Sod University takes an even deeper look at the grub worm. Once you
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Almost everyone with a backyard has fantasized about having their own orchard. Who wouldn’t want free, top-quality organic fruits, right there for the picking? Today, it’s easier than ever to make that dream a reality, thanks to companies who specialize in bringing fast-growing fruit trees to your door.  Fast Growing Trees is one example, helping
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More and more households are concerned about global warming. So many of them are doing things that are more earth-friendly. That means they’re going organic. (Courtesy: Matt Munsell at flickr.com) Organic lawn care is when nature ensures that your grass stays healthy. Here are 17 tips on how to employ nature in your lawn care
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Lonicera Caprifolium [luh-NIS-er-a, kap-rih-FOH-lee-um] is a type of flowering plant perennial in the genus Lonicera from the family Caprifoliaceae (honeysuckle family). The genus includes a number of North American and European mountain species with a natural habitat of wastelands, forest margins, and broad-leaved forests. While the plant is native to parts of Europe, it has
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Scientifically known as Pelargonium peltatum [pe-lar-GO-neeum, pel-TAY-tum], Ivy Geranium plants are a spreading or scrambling perennial. With somewhat fleshy, heart-shaped leaves, the Ivy Geranium plant is assigned to the cranesbill family Geraniaceae. The plant is native to eastern South Africa and is adorned with rounded clusters of beautiful red, pink, lavender or white flowers. While the
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Angel Wing begonia [be-GON-yuh] is a flowering plant producing clusters of colorful coral-red flowers. It’s a hybrid begonia, created from a cross between Begonia coccinea and Begonia aconitifolia. There are many named hybrids and various species loosely falling into the cane-type category. A California plant breeder made this hybridization in 1926. The begonias belong to
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