Ask most any gardener whether they prefer organic or chemical fertilizer, and chances are you'll spark a lively debate. Even though both contain needed nutrients, there are significant differences between them in terms of the long-term effects on soil, plants, and the environment. Read on to find out why.
Soil pH is a very important factor in plant health – if the soil is too acidic or too alkaline, plants will be unable to absorb nutrients, and your lawn or garden won't grow. If the results of a soil test show that your soil's pH needs adjusting, read on to find out what you can do to fix it.
Landscape fabric and plastic can help prevent weeds and control erosion by holding the soil in place and keeping weeds from sprouting. It's easy to install, and we'll tell you how, step-by-step, including some important information you need to know about the products that are available. Read on to find out more.
There's nothing more disappointing to a gardener than planting the perfect plant in the perfect spot, only to watch it wither and die during a cold snap or heat wave. Thankfully, there are some great resources out there to help, such as the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map and the American Horticultural Society Heat Tolerance Map.