Gardening Tips

This site is a place where you can find all the information that you need to know about gardening, including tips and tricks on how to grow your own plants at home.

What is a brushless lawn mower

What is a brushless lawn mower? Explained

So you're thinking about buying a new brushless lawn mower and you've come across little bread crumbs on the internet talking about how great they are. Don't worry, you've come to the right place! So what on earth are they?
How to harvest cilantro without killing the plant

How to harvest cilantro without killing the plant

So you're looking at how to harvest cilantro without killing the plant... don't sweat it, I can help you with that! I know what it's like caring for a herb plant and it can be quite daunting when it's finally time to collect its produce. Cilantro is actually pretty easy to grow and if you're careful while harvesting, you can easily keep the plant alive and healthy. Here are a few tips on how to harvest cilantro without killing it:
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Problems with Salvias – Here’s what to do!

So you're having problems with your salvias? Don't worry, it happens to the best of us. I have a few tips that will help you get your plants back on track. Salvia microphylla plants are lovely and simple to maintain, but they have one significant drawback: They tend to flop, wilt or even worse, die altogether. However, be rest assured that there are some things you can do to prevent this from happening:
ugly trees

10 Ugly trees

Seeding your lawn isn't always as straightforward as you think, however, it certainly isn't rocket science. Grass seed is a living thing that should be given the same level of care as you would any other plant or shrub in your yard. So if you're wondering if grass seed will germinate on top of the soil have a read of this article and I'll give you all the answers you need:
Will grass seed germinate on top of the soil

Will grass seed germinate on top of the soil?

Seeding your lawn isn't always as straightforward as you think, however, it certainly isn't rocket science. Grass seed is a living thing that should be given the same level of care as you would any other plant or shrub in your yard. So if you're wondering if grass seed will germinate on top of the soil have a read of this article and I'll give you all the answers you need:
Disadvantages of worm castings

Disadvantages of worm castings

Worms castings, let's be honest, they look pretty disgusting. Having said that, they have a wealth of benefits from being organic, they add nutrients to your soil and help your plants to grow. However, you're not here for the advantages, are you? You want to know about the disadvantages of worm castings and I've got plenty for you:
My hydrangea is wilting and looks like it is dying

My hydrangea is wilting and looks like it is dying

Nobody wants their hydrangeas to wilt and die, I know I certainly don't want mine to. We spend a lot of time tending to our plants and shrubs and I don't know about you but I actually take it to heart when things start going wrong in my garden. Believe it or not, it's actually quite common for this to happen to hydrangeas. There are a few things that could be causing it, so let's take a look at each one:
pros and cons of black mulch

Pros and cons of black mulch

Black mulch, doesn't get the same press as other types of mulches you can use in and around your garden, does it? Well, that's a shame because black mulch actually has a lot of benefits... as well as some cons. Really, it's all about personal choice, so it's best to make your own decision and ultimately see if the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. In this article, I am going to discuss the pros and cons of using black mulch and summarise it the best I can:
is mushroom a producer

Is a mushroom a producer?

Mushrooms, they're a little bit like marmite aren't they... you either love them or you hate them. Today's question isn't about liking them though! It's all about whether or not mushrooms are producers. You'll find mushrooms growing in damp, dark places and they're actually a type of fungus. Fungi are not able to make their own food as plants can. But more on that later! Let's dive in:
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Are bananas man-made? Let’s find out!

Are bananas man-made? That’s a question that has been asked by many people over the years, and the answer is somewhat clear. Bananas (including plantains) are one of humanity's oldest and most essential foods, having been cultivated since 4000 BCE in New Guinea. Bananas are divided into two categories: dessert and cooking varieties.