Top Tips for Taking Care of Garden Tools

Top Tips for Taking Care of Garden Tools
With spring right around the corner, gardeners are starting to think about the list of tasks they have in store. One of these tasks is often overlooked by many of us, however, it is arguably one of the most important. If you, like most people, bash the dirt off your tools at the end of the summer and sling them in the garage or shed for the colder months, then now might be a good time to learn how to take proper care of your gardening equipment.

Choosing the Perfect Compost

Choosing the Perfect Compost
While there are a few types of garden soil that are great for growing plants and vegetables, it is very rare that gardeners are lucky enough to have the perfect soil. This is where compost comes in. Added to soil, it helps to provide the ideal growing conditions and makes the most out of your plants and vegetables.

A Guide to Planting Seed Potatoes

A Guide to Planting Seed Potatoes
Growing potatoes is a rewarding experience for any gardener. One of the easiest vegetables to grow, the magic of the finished product is never revealed until the time comes to pull it from the ground. But if you have never grown potatoes before you might be wondering how to go about planting them. While potatoes do set seed, they usually need to be grown vegetatively, which means re-planting a piece of actual potato.  So, how do you choose the right potato for your garden?

Types of Fuel for Your Fire

Types of Fuel for Your Fire
Christmas might be behind us, but that doesn’t mean the temperatures are going to go up any time soon! As we continue into a rather chilly winter, roaring fires are increasingly commonplace. But you don’t just have to burn logs on the fire. In fact, there are a few alternatives that are quick, efficient, and eco-friendly.

How to Prevent Frost from Damaging Your Plants

How to Prevent Frost from Damaging Your Plants
Whether you are a winter person or not, one thing is for sure – most plants aren’t too fond of the colder weather that usually accompanies the season. After all, frost can be very damaging to many types of plants, affecting new growth when spring finally arrives.

The Best Plants for Windy Gardens

The Best Plants for Windy Gardens
As we head into the colder months and the fine autumnal weather begins to turn, gardeners all over the country are preparing for seasonal rain and frost. But there is one thing that is often not taken into account – the wind.

Tips for Storing Bulbs During Winter

Tips for Storing Bulbs During Winter
With winter looming on the horizon, now is a good time to think about preparing any leftover bulbs you have for storage during the colder months. Whether you are keeping hardy spring bulbs or delicate summer bloomers, storing them correctly will ensure that your gardening plans will be on track...