NUTRIENTS & pH REQUIREMENTS

All plants in nature or cultivated require Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium and Iron plus all the minor elements at varying levels depending on the plant. But, unless the pH of you soil isn’t in the proper range, then various amounts of fertilizer won’t help. So when I say the pH of the soil is

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Mulching Basics

This page discusses the importance of mulching, especially in our warmer Gulf Coast environments and provides a comparison chart of various materials used for mulching purposes. First, some basics. Why mulch?? 1. Water retention – mulching plants is an effective way to hold available moisture in the root zone which in turn helps in conserving

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The importance of soils

Soil is to plants as water is to fish. It is so vital to the very life and well being of the plants you grow. Just like polluted water kills fish, polluted or unhealthy soil can likewise kill the plants that reside in it. It is therefore imperative, that we understand the vital importance of

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PLANT PROPAGATION METHODS

This topic is so vast and techniques are so plant specific, it will be impossible to even cover the tip of the iceberg on this page. However, we hope to provide you with some useful information to introduce you to the many ways that you as a home gardener can reproduce plants for yourself and

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Horticultural Tips and Tidbits

> Looking for software to draw landscaping designs? Try Excel – making column widths equal to row heights produces instant graph paper.  Create landscaping symbols using the drawing toolbar on PowerPoint.  Copy and paste into Excel.     You don’t need special “landscaping” software to draw good designs. Simple drawing tools and standard shapes will do.   For a

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