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Category - DIY Landscaping

4
Apr

Basics Tools for Gardening

  Starting your garden requires the right tools.   There are a few basic tools that will get you started. Here’s a sampling of garden tools to start filling your tool shed. Shovels: Garden shovels have round, pointed blades. They are necessary for moving soil, digging holes and planting… Look for one with a flat edge at …

30
Mar

Caring for Traditional Herbs When you live in the Desert

Traditional herbs usually mean the ones many of us are familiar with, ones which are medicinal and culinary, mints; basil’s; scented geraniums; thyme’s; and so on. Caring for these types of herb plants in the desert is different than caring for them in other parts of the country. The intense sun and dry heat we …

7
Mar

The Hands of a Gardener!

Working in the yard can be really hard work. By the end of the day, you will be dusty, dirty, itchy and maybe even a little sore. A hot shower will help most of these problems. Sometimes our hands are not cared for like they should be.   Hands get dried out, cracked, cut, scraped, etc. …

6
Mar

Time to think about flower bulbs

  Spring flowering bulbs need fall or winter planting. If you can dig the soil, you can plant cold hardy bulb such as tulips, daffodils, crocuses, hyacinths and some lilies.   Flowers like Tulip, daffodil, crocus and hyacinth do very well in full sun. Remember it is also important to pay attention to the drainage …

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