Designed for Heat – Stunning Succulents & Cacti

Summer’s heat and water restrictions stress most plants in our garden. Some, however, were designed for this weather – the camels of the garden, cacti and succulents. If you have a dry or sunny location where little else wants to grow, these may be the perfect, low-maintenance option. Where to Plant Succulents (all cacti are also succulents) require little. Well-drained area, perhaps with a bit of slope Soil lightened with sand or a cactus-specific mix Light layer of mulch, such…

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Beyond the flower pot – Solve 6 garden problems with clever containers

Container gardens are a great feature, especially when you have a small garden or no garden. Pots of plants adorn balconies, add warmth to patios and decks, and brighten doorways. Containers, however, can also solve many problems, even in large gardens. Here are 6 clever ways to use containers to solve some common garden problems. Problem 1: Nothing grows here Poor soil quality, steep slopes, areas under mature trees or of heavy drainage are challenges for any gardener. The solution: Containers…

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Gardens Built for Rain

Do you have a sloping lawn or a shallow depression where the rain always seems to collect and nothing seems to grow? If yes, then you will want to consider a rain garden. Rain gardens are ideal solutions to drainage problems, which may plague your otherwise beautiful lawn. Not only are rain gardens an attractive way to address a common lawn issue, they are a smart water-wise solution bringing multiple benefits. What is a rain garden? A rain garden is designed to…

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