Nothing makes a landscape look better than a nice fresh coat of mulch. That may be why most people mulch, but there are many reasons to mulch, and most involve plant health. As a rule, many people mulch in the spring, and cosmetically that is fine, but if your plants could speak, they would say, "Please mulch me in the winter."
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What are the building blocks of well-designed gardens and backyard landscapes? Well, they are very similar to the building blocks of a poem, a song, or a painting. Garden design is an art form, and it benefits from the same ideas and structures that other art forms use every day. Read on to learn a few key basics that will help you unlock your inner garden designer.
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Raised Bed Gardens are all the rage these days. What are they and why are they so great? Read on to learn why we love raised bed gardens and how you can make your own!
Before you dig into your garden beds, it’s important to know the soil you’re working with. Read on to learn what to look for, what to test for, and where to get the right tests for you.
Spring is here, the birds are once again chirping, and the smell of freshly cut grass is all around. Meaning one thing, it is time to prepare your garden for the warmer season. Similar to giving your home or car a good spring cleaning after the long winter months, your garden needs a little freshening up as well.
Orchids, of the Orchidaceae family, are known for having bright blooms and a fragrant scent. The beautiful flowers are known for having structural variations in their blooms. In nature, they typically grow in the tropics on trees and shrubs; however, there are variations that live in grasslands or in forests. They are originally native to regions in Asia and Australia, but today the majority of neotropical orchids are found in Central America, South America, and countries along the Andes Mountains. Orchids are not any average plant, they are diverse and easily distinguishable from others. All orchids are perennials that can grow in two patterns: monopodial and sympodial. Monopodial orchids grow from a single bud and grow vertically. Sympodial varieties produce multiple shoots and grow horizontally. Want to try cultivating Orchids but scared that they are too exotic? Don’t worry - orchid care is not as hard as you may think.
When it comes to creating the outdoor landscape of your dreams, there are a few key things to keep in mind that will help you bring it all together. While a great deal of attention is paid toward selecting beautiful flowering shrubs and perennials, many people fail to realize you are going to be way better off choosing your trees first. The plant experts at Patuxent Nursery have done the work for you, and highlighted a few specimen trees worthy of planting in your garden or landscape this year!
Being stuck at home sucks. When you find yourself unable to get out and do everyday things like going to work, the movies and even out to dinner, things can be a little bleak and very boring. The perfect solution - get out in your garden! Gardening has been proven to relieve stress, boost your mood, and boost your immune system. Given recent events, this is a perfect time for garden work. Here are some garden projects to get you out of your house and into your garden.
The benefits of mulching your garden are so numerous that most gardeners would agree that mulch becomes a necessity in every garden. Gardens come in many different shapes and sizes. Flower gardens add aesthetic appeal, ranging from simple to elaborate. Vegetable gardens are regaining popularity with increasing food prices, and poor food quality. One thing that is common in all gardens, whether flowering or vegetable, they can all benefit from mulching.
Mulch can make a landscape pop with color and create an appealing, polished look. Mulch also helps plants stay healthy and keep them growing strong. There are a multitude of benefits to include mulch and soil into your yard. Mulch: