Getting the most out of my veggie patch
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Getting the most out of my veggie patch

I spent so much time on my veggie patch last year and just didn't see the spectacular results I was hoping for. This year I've been doing a lot more research to try and get my plants the right nutrients so I can actually get some fresh veggies this year. There is something so tasty about vegetables that are freshly picked from the garden, compared to something you buy in a supermarket and sits in a fridge. I'm improving how I plant them, how I fertilise them and hopefully I'll reap a bumper crop. Read along to see if I do!

Getting the most out of my veggie patch

  • Five things to check before using your chainsaw

    12 January 2023

    Chainsaws are invaluable if you need to fell trees or cut logs. However, they will only work effectively and safely if they are kept in good repair. Before using your chainsaw, you should make the following checks to ensure that the machine is in good working order. Visual inspection Firstly, check your chainsaw for any obvious visible problems. Look to see if there is any damage to the unit itself or to its controls.

  • The many advantages of buying bare root fruit trees

    13 October 2021

    Whereas many commercial trees are placed in pots with compost to sell, bare root fruit trees are sold while they are dormant without any soil around the roots. Here are some reasons why you should consider buying fruit trees in this way. Larger roots Firstly, bare-root trees tend to have a much larger root mass than potted trees. This is because of the way they are harvested. Digging out the trees with the soil in a ball around the roots tends to cut them short and leave much of the root behind in the field.

  • Understanding The Differences Between Sandy Soil And Clay Soil

    14 December 2020

    The ideal garden soil will consist of a mix of sand and clay, which will make it easy to dig and allow good water drainage. However, most gardens don't have perfect soil for growing plants, shrubs and vegetables. Understanding what type of soil you have can help you make decisions about what to plant in your garden and decide whether to work with what you have or introduce additional soil into your garden to create a growing medium that's suitable for a wider range of plants.

  • Is Mulch Delivery Essential For Your New Flowerbeds?

    21 October 2019

    If you have recently ventured into residential gardening, you probably have started nurturing some flowerbeds on your property, as these add visual appeal to the premises. But for most newbies, mulch is not one of their top priorities for their flowers since they presume that the soil that they till on occasion will be a sufficient provision of nutrients. However, mulching is not only beneficial to your flowers. In fact, opting to enlist mulch delivery services will go a long way in bolstering the health of your soil, the flowers and the garden at large!

  • Safety Tips on DIY Lawn Mowing

    12 July 2016

    Lawn mowers are indispensable tools when it comes to keeping your yard looking nice throughout the year. However, they can also be very dangerous because these powered landscaping tools comprise a cutting blade that can malfunction and cause deep cuts during lawn mowing chores. Aside from that, flying debris can also result in severe injuries if it comes in contact with unprotected parts of the body. Here's what you can do to ensure that your lawn mowing tasks go on smoothly and safely.