Category Archives: Gardening Tips

Anvil or Bypass Secateurs (Pruners)

Thank you Robert for permission to post this helpful article on our site. Very important especially if you have limited hand strength. By Robert Pavlis on December 23, 2013 There are two types of secateurs, also called pruners; bypass and… Continue Reading Anvil or Bypass Secateurs (Pruners)

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Beer – Slug Trap or Slug Saloon?

How to Get Rid of Slugs with Beer By Robert Pavlis on June 2, 2014    We want to thank Robert Pavlis for permission to use this article. Visit his blog http://www.gardenmyths.com/ for more interesting and humorous posts. It is getting… Continue Reading Beer – Slug Trap or Slug Saloon?

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Quick Start for Your Accessible Garden

  Increase Your Hand Strength Use gloves with sticky surface. Build up handle to make it fatter by using bicycle grips, foam, or pipe insulation wrap. Support the wrist with cock-up splints; think about enabling garden tools that are ergonomically… Continue Reading Quick Start for Your Accessible Garden

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Ground cover plants – out-compete the weeds

There are many ways of trying to control weeds. We can remove them by hoeing them out or by burning them with a flame gun. We can try to prevent them growing by putting down mulches. Each of these methods… Continue Reading Ground cover plants – out-compete the weeds

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Is Dirt the new Prozac?

Even if you don’t love gardening, digging in the dirt may be good for your health — and it has nothing to do with a love of nature or the wonder of watching things grow. The secret may be in the dirt itself:… Continue Reading Is Dirt the new Prozac?

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