If you have a large sweeping landscape with acreage and views that extend far past what you can see from the house or if you have a San Francisco style property like mine with more of a courtyard style landscape, the Weeping Larch (Larix decidua ‘Pendula’) is a tree that will add drama no matter the season. Continue reading
It’s no secret that keen environmentalists love talking about composting. Here’s five reasons why it’s a key factor for sustainability and features prominently in green debates.
1. Composting reduces landfill waste and incineration, and therefore emissions.
Modern waste management methods are environmental tragedies. Waste lies stagnant in landfill sites where the vital oxygen that is needed to facilitate the decaying process cannot reach it. Landfill material also releases greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change: methane gas escapes during the building process. Incineration leaves some toxic ash waste, and the burning process releases a vast amount of carbon dioxide into our precious atmosphere. Continue reading
Won’t you tell us why gardening is the greatest hobby of all time?
Majority keep a garden to grow food. Others do it for passion; love for beautiful flowers and landscapes while for some, they do it for exercise. But does anyone know exactly what to do when they started out with their first garden?
Experts say that whether you’re a novice or knowledgeable gardener, you have to prepare the soil before starting a garden otherwise you will be disappointed to see on how the soil allow your plants to struggle for survival.
My journey to an exciting world of gardening helps me learn these three essential steps that we need to consider before getting our garden soil ready.