How To

Our How-To Guides are designed to be both informative and useful aiming to provide gardeners both new and experienced with hints and tips.

My yard is always wet and muddy

My yard is always wet and muddy. How to fix it!

You take pride in your yard, I know that. When you first walk onto your lawn and feel that cold, wet mud squish over your shoe, it's not a particularly pleasant sensation is it? A wet and muddy lawn can be a pain. Let's be honest, nobody wants their garden to resemble the final day of the Glastonbury festival. So fear not! I have some tips on how to fix it:
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Repotting Snake Plant: What Soil Mix to Use and What To Do

We recently completed a little transplanting job of what we like to call the "Sansevieria Switch," which is where we took our snake plants out of their old pots and repotted them into new ones. We thought it would be interesting for you to see how we repot them, as well as what soil mix we use.
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Artificial Grass Between Pavers – How To Install

Installing artificial grass between pavers was one of our more recent initiatives to make an outside living area as attractive as possible. We had a plan of installing synthetic turf ribbons between pavers, and we needed the layout to be waterproof, drainable, and pet-resistant. Pets will inevitably use it as a toilet (we love them all the same regardless) and this is something many people forget to consider!
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Cosmos seedlings leggy? Here’s What To Do

Ahh, the dreaded leggy cosmos seedlings, it's annoying when that happens, isn't it? There's something quite therapeutic about growing flowers from seed, it's almost something that feels intrinsically right. This process of seed germination has been carried out since the dawn of time. It's one of Mother Natures' natural wonders. So how can this simple process go wrong? They've almost grown too tall and are now a bit droopy. Let's find out how we can fix this:
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How to stop someone parking outside your house

You've arrived at the decision to build a water feature in your backyard, but you're now faced with some concerns. If you are considering adding a pond to your garden, you may be wondering whether you should choose a preformed pond or go for the more traditional option of using a pond liner.
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How to kill fungus in soil

Fungi are an important component of healthy soil. It binds carbon and decomposes organic waste, making nutrients available for plants. However, not all fungi are beneficial It can cause problems for plants by damaging their roots and preventing them from growing properly.
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How to Remove Lectins from Your Tomatoes and Potatoes

Tomatoes and potatoes are delicious vegetables that are great on/ with sandwiches, salads, stews and in many different sauces. But did you know that these delicious tomatoes that we eat can contain unhealthy lectins?
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How to grow calabrese

Named after the Italian region of Calabria, Calabrese is part of the brassica family and a variety of broccoli that produces long green shoots with dense small flowers. It has a spicy taste and can be eaten raw or cooked, as well as used in soups and salads. It can reach a height of 60cm (2ft) and produces bluish-green heads up to 15cm (6in) in diameter that is best harvested in the summer or autumn, depending on when they’re planted.
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How to take care of drift roses

Drift roses are beautiful flowers that are often used in bouquets and centrepieces. They are easy to care for, but you will need to learn how to take care of drift roses if you want them around for a long time. Drift roses have many different colours, so it’s important to know which ones do well in your particular area. Drift roses were developed to meet growing customer demand for smaller, more perpetual blossoming plants. These shrub roses fill a unique place in the market.
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How to get rid of black spots on roses

Roses are popular across the world, and they aren't just beautiful displays in gardens. They aren't only a beautiful addition to a garden; they're also given as a sign of affection, love, or even as part of one of life's most significant days.