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Treating gardenias, practical advice
Gardening Guides

Treating gardenias, practical advice

Taking care of gardenias is not an impossible task, especially if all its needs are respected from the moment they are planted. Gardenia thunbergiana. To better adapt to our climates is the Gardenia jasminoides characterized by shiny and evergreen leaves, with 8 cm flowers that vaguely resemble those of camellias.

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How to sow the vegetable garden

Having lots of good fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables on hand means growing it with your own hands. Making the garden involves a little effort and time to devote to vegetables but at harvest time all the efforts are fully rewarded. Before reaching the harvest, sowing must be done, the best time to sow the vegetable garden both in the garden and on the terrace is in spring.
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How to manage the flower beds in the vegetable garden

Good management of the flower beds in the vegetable garden will not only bring order to our garden by adding aesthetic value, but will help us to keep parasitic diseases and weeds away. The flower beds in the garden can be delimited in different ways, the so-called "borders" will come in handy every year: dividing the garden into flower beds will help us not to get confused with the rotation of crops.
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Vegetable garden and garden in January

Even if January is the month when the vegetable garden and the garden are in full vegetative rest, it will still be good not to neglect maintenance. In this regard, some gardening practices are necessary such as elimination of dead vegetation: dry branches, leaves, flowers, grass must therefore be uprooted.
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When to sow and where on the terrace

When to sow on the terrace and balcony? Usually the sowing period is spring, between March and May, even if there are plants that do not mind different periods. Let's say that spring is suitable for almost all essences, then if you want to be more precise about when to sow (spring lasts three months and between the beginning and the end the climatic conditions change) consult a technical sheet plant by plant or rely on information you find on the sachet of seeds.
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How to plant strawberries in the garden

Strawberries must never be missing in our green space: they require minimal care, little space and at the same time they give us a large number of fruits. In the kitchen there are never too many, we can prepare tasty fruit salads, smoothies and maybe …… the strawberry jam is also very good. Together with other foods such as cauliflower, blueberries, etc., strawberries are among the foods with the highest nutritional and beneficial properties due to the high content of antioxidants.
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Composters, here's which one to choose

What are the most suitable composters for composting? Is it better a heap or the special containers that are on the market? The market is full of composters of all sorts but sometimes even the simplest and cheapest solutions can be useful. Here is a useful guide to choose the best composter, from DIY to market!
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Judas tree

If you are wondering which tree that blooms on the trunk ... it is him, the tree of Judas. The Judas tree, botanically known as Cercis siliquastrum, is an ornamental tree little known to Italians but deserves a prominent place for its early and lush flowering. The Judas tree is perfect for those looking for an ornamental tree to grow in the garden: it has a great aesthetic value, especially in full bloom and moreover it does not require any particular care.
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Permaculture in the vegetable garden and in the garden

In terms of gardening and horticulture, the most advanced ecological system is that of permaculture, which is based on strictly natural principles and was introduced in Japan by Masanobu Fukuoca starting around 1940. In Italy, permaculture has a growing number of enthusiasts and, for those who want to deepen the cultural aspects related to this type of cultivation, there is also an Italian Permaculture Academy (written here with the u) which has a good number of members.
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How to prepare potting soil yourself

The soil for the plant pots on the balcony, on the terrace and in the house must be a little different from what the same original plants find in nature. This is simply because the climatic and environmental conditions of the confined spaces are different from those of the garden, starting with humidity and brightness.
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Natural garden fertilizers, the guide

On the market we find various products for fertilizing the soil, which are essentially divided into organic and chemical fertilizers. Fertilizers of chemical origin are harmful to the environment and also impoverish the soil. To give plants nutrients and at the same time restore the fertility of the soil that has been lost due to chemistry, we can use natural fertilizers.
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When, how much and how to mow the lawn

A lot and infrequently or a little and often? If the first question is when to mow the lawn, the correct answer is 'little and often'. In fact, the mowed lawns are rarely easier to weaken, to take diseases and to be attacked by weeds; furthermore, the cutting of tall and rooted grass, which more than a cut becomes a mowing, often involves the tearing of the roots and serious damage to the turf.
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Robotic lawnmower for small lawn care

Call it a lawn mower or garden robot, which is perhaps more appropriate, and program it to care for your lawn when you need it where you need it. Even every day at the precise and established times that you decide, so as to always have a perfect turf. In fact, here we are talking about lawn care rather than mowing, with an eye to the green perfectionists.
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How to eradicate fungal diseases

With the arrival of heat, the plants in our green space are more exposed to the attack of fungal diseases which affect both vegetables and ornamental plants. In this regard, let's see how to eradicate fungal diseases in an effective and harmless way for the environment How to eradicate fungal diseases, prevention whitish spots on the green parts: the leaves turn yellow and dry and a fluffy-looking mold forms.
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Sow the lawn, when and how

Sowing the lawn is not a complicated cultivation operation; you need suitable means, a passion for greenery and a little patience. The best month to sow the lawn is September; in this period, the temperature is rather mild and this facilitates the growth of the turf. In this period, the weeds will almost all germinate and their spring development can be countered, just when the lawn thickens before the winter vegetative rest.
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Coir for mulching the soil

Among the materials used for the pleasing of the ground is coconut fiber. Coir, used for mulching the soil, has the undoubted advantage of being able to be buried, by milling, at the end of the period of use without creating problems of disposal or environmental pollution.
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How to make a potted pineapple plant

How to make a beautiful potted pineapple plant? Succeeding is not difficult and indeed we say that it is an operation within everyone's reach, even without particular notions of gardening. You don't even need a lot of material: a pot of about 20 centimeters in diameter, some soil, the composition of which we indicate below, and little else.
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Work in the garden in May, all the advice

In the month of May, both the vegetable garden and the garden are in full bloom; the first vegetables begin to sprout and the garden begins to be colored with wonderful flowers. In this period the maintenance works are also intensified with a view to new sowing, both as regards ornamental plants and vegetables.
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Irrigating the garden: how much water do you need?

How much water do you need to irrigate the garden? And for the garden? The answer is that on average a lot of it is needed in the warm period to overcome drought periods without damage, which makes a good irrigation or water storage system essential for the success of a garden or vegetable garden project.
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Balcony irrigation kit

All plants need water, even those on your balcony, which is probably why you typed in the search engine the words << balcony irrigation kit >> or something similar. We give you two pieces of news immediately. The first is that on the market you will find ready-to-use kits for irrigating plants on the balcony, but these may not fully satisfy you.
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Aquatic plants for the pond

Aquatic plants are certainly the most important element in a pond. Aquatic plants, if wisely cultivated, contribute to the water purification of the pond and bring great aesthetic value. In the garden pond, aquatic plants are able to consume pollutants such as ammonium, ammonia, nitrates and phosphates, thus acting as a natural water filter.
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