Greenhouse Gardening

Written by Matthew Leo

A Greenhouse can extend your growing season by months and allow you to sow seeds and harvest crops much earlier than you normally would. With proper planning, some crops can be harvested continuously. This can turn your gardening and cultivation into a year round activity. A wider variety of plants started from seed. The germination rate will be much higher as well. The amount of sunlight that a greenhouse allows andrepparttar ability to control temperatures will give you a healthier and more productive crop. By starting your crops from seed you can also be assured that your crops are as organic as can be, providedrepparttar 113396 seeds were not treated with fungicide (ask your nursery). A greenhouse can also make it possible for you to grow plants that you normally may not be able to grow at all due to climate. Many citrus and other fruit crops fall into this category.

Brick Patio Weed Control

Written by Hans Dekker

Brick Patio Weed Control In researching this article, I found one instance where a homeowner was so incensed byrepparttar weeds in her patio that she set fire to them with a blowtorch! Luckily, several items provide better service as a weeding tool and there are several better alternatives for brick patio weed control.

Of course,repparttar 113395 best method of brick patio weed control is proper installation of your brick patio. An under-layment of pea gravel, topped by a layer of sturdy landscape cloth, covered with a layer of sand will give your brick patio a firm footing as well as cramprepparttar 113396 style of any weeds inrepparttar 113397 area. Nevertheless, if your brick patio is already installed and running rampant with weeds, here are some tips to help you succeed in brick patio weed control.

First, to make your brick patio weed control plan a success, implement your plan before weeds flower. This keeps weeds from going to seed and helps make a short-term plan last for a longer time.

Forrepparttar 113398 following tip and other tips that involve weed dousing of one sort or another, use a piece of cardboard or scrap of Plexiglas to protect nearby plants.

One ofrepparttar 113399 best ways to kill a vegetable of any kind is to cook it. Boiling water is a natural and very inexpensive weed-wilter and works to kill most forms of annual weeds and kills or weakens many types of perennial weeds. A teakettle is your weeding tool. Fill it with water and bring it to a boil. While you’re waiting (because a watched pot never boils, you know!) go outside and cutrepparttar 113400 culprits down to their crowns. Whenrepparttar 113401 water begins to boil, grabrepparttar 113402 kettle (using a potholder) and pourrepparttar 113403 water onrepparttar 113404 crowns ofrepparttar 113405 weeds, holdingrepparttar 113406 kettle high enough only to avoid splashing. Killing weeds with boiling water will also scald any biological organisms that get splashed, but more will return as soon asrepparttar 113407 soil cools.

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