What Is Perlite

What Is Perlite

Have you ever noticed those tiny white balls that look like Styrofoam in a bag of commercial potting soil? Wonder what Styrofoam has to do with plant health, right? Those tiny, white round specks are actually perlite. Perlite is an important resource for plants and offers some amazing benefits that every gardener should know about. …

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How To Make Acidic Soil For Blueberries

How To Make Acidic Soil For Blueberries

Blueberries are flavorful and nutritious fruits and brighten up the garden with the beautiful bush laden with brightly coloured berries in the summers. They’re easy to grow and very productive, as long as they get the right growing conditions.  Though blueberries aren’t very demanding, the one thing they won’t grow without is – acidic soil. …

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Fruit Trees For Clay Soil Australia

Fruit Trees For Clay Soil Australia

Clay soil may not be the choicest soil for gardeners, but it’s not without its benefits. In fact, it’s richer in nutrients than other types of soils. Owing to the high density of clay particles, the soil also tends to retain moisture well for absorption by the roots. Of course, the bad reputation of the …

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Vegetable Garden Peat Free Compost

Vegetable Garden Peat Free Compost

Most brands of multi-purpose compost sell material that has as much as 70 to 100% peat. This fact is quite alarming considering that even small amounts of peat lay long-lasting environmental effects on the environment. Unless the packaging specifically mentions “peat-free”, expect your compost package to have high volumes of peat in it. Why should …

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How To Mulch The Soil

How To Mulch The Soil

Mulches bring a host of benefits for the plants. They lower evaporation to retain water for the roots, keep the soil cool in summers, and suppress weeds. Organic mulches also improve the soil structure, drainage and nutrient levels as the organic material decomposes and seeps into the soil layers. Continue reading, and you’ll learn how …

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Everything There Is To Know About Acidic Soil

Everything There Is To Know About Acidic Soil

Soil is the key factor in deciding your garden’s fate. The right soil will promote a healthy, thriving garden that brings loads of delicious harvests, while poor soil can have the opposite effect. Another thing to keep in mind is the soil preference of different plants. The right soil for one species might not be …

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