Building Berms for Your Garden

If you are just starting with landscaping, you have probably seen many “berms” in your life, without realizing that these buildings have their name. This is because, despite all the differences, the concept of berms is so simple that it is easily taken for granted. Let’s see what they are, how to build them, and why you should include them in the landscape. READ MORE

What is Expanded Shale and its Benefits to the Soil

The clay soil holds water well, but is not ideal for drainage, because the clay is heavy and sticky due to its density in the wet state. Native plants have adapted to the high density of clay and lack of nutrients. However, if you want to create a diverse garden, you need to remove these traps by adding amendments. The first thing to do after testing the pH of the soil is to reduce the density of the clay to get a loose soil texture. The article gives information on what is expanded shale and how to use it in the yard. READ MORE

Do Plants Need Silicon in the Garden?

Gardeners know that elements of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium or NPK are necessary for healthy plants. However, a lesser-known element can go a long way in your garden: silicon. Silicon is found everywhere and in the middle of the earth, but, as a rule, it lacks garden soil or is in an inert form that plants cannot use. READ MORE

Plants That Thrive in Sandy Soil

Your sand garden can be difficult at times, but don’t despair! Thanks to these long lists of “The best plants for sandy soils” you can create a beautiful garden with blooming flowers. The key to success in your sandy soil garden is to understand the properties of this type of soil and to choose plants that have adapted to it. READ MORE

How to Lower Potassium Levels in Soil

Potassium is the least known of the three nutrients that all plants need in larger quantities. Unlike nitrogen and phosphorus, potassium is not part of the plant but is found in the soil where it acts as a catalyst for the enzymatic reactions needed for plant growth. However, as with all useful soil components, excess potassium can be harmful to plant growth because it inhibits the absorption of other substances. However, there are ways of ensuring that your plants receive all the nutrients they need in appropriate quantities. READ MORE

How to Reduce High Phosphorus Levels in Soil

Analyzing and maintaining the right amount of nutrients in the soil is an important aspect of growing a beautiful garden. Phosphorus, potassium, and Nitrogen are essential nutrients in plant growth. While nitrogen helps plants produce lush foliage and leaves, phosphorus helps plants flower and produce strong seeds and roots. Control and correction of high phosphorus content in the soil are essential for optimal plant growth in your garden. READ MORE

How To Use Coco Peat For Garden Plants & Seeds

Coconut peat is a multifunctional based nutrient for the plants. Coconut fiber is pre-washed, dried, sieved, and cleaned of sand and other impurities such as animal and vegetable waste. Coconut peat is an excellent alternative to traditional stone wool and peat moss. Its air-filled porosity and high water retention capacity make it an ideal environment for growing vegetables. It is 100% organic and ecological, free from soil pathogens and weeds. READ MORE