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Landscaping-Gardening The idea of do-dig gardening was developed by an Australian named Esther Deans. It was originally both developed both as a labor saving idea, and a method to rejuvenate badly depleted soil in a vegetable garden. The process involves starting with layers of newspaper, and by adding lucerne hay, straw and .post in succeeding layers, you can create a growing medium without resorting to heavy digging, and one that is rich in nutrients and which will simplify weeding and encourage your much desired plants to grow. The layers .post together, and greatly encourage earthworms. The gardens are maintained by adding manure, .post, etc., and should not be dug up, as this will undo the good work. I have used this approach to creating vegetable gardens, and it certainly does work. The principle of not digging has sound foundations. Excessive cultivation of the soil, especially when very wet or very dry, will damage the structure of the soil, and lead to .paction. Such excessive cultivation can also discourage the earthworms, and they are the best free labor a gardener has. Some followers of permaculture and organic gardening have translated no-dig into never-dig, which I believe is sadly mistaken. If you start with a base soil that is badly .pacted, then your no-dig garden will initially work well, but you may find your garden does not continue to perform well. The fertile layer you have built up will encourage the earthworms, but we do know that the worms need to shelter from excessively hot, dry, cold or wet conditions. They have been found to seek shelter from extreme conditions by burrowing more deeply into the soil, sometime many feet down. If they cannot shelter in this way, it is my contention that they will die out or move out. My belief is that an initial cultivation of the soil before you apply the no-dig system will guarantee a better environment for the worms, and thus a better garden for growing your plants, over the longer term. By all means give the no-dig approach a try you will be pleased with the result. About the Author: By: UttamG – You have at long last concluded that you are going to take the dive and construct a Toronto fiberglass pool in your terrace. You now encounter the hardest part of the pool building process. By: graeme – When plants are exposed to standing water for long periods of time, the roots can suffocate and die. Toxic .pounds can also build up in saturated soils. Photosynthesis is inhibited, slowing or stopping plant growth. Excessively wet soils also fav … By: Jones Zeta – The exterior of a home determines the value and appeal of the property. Maintaining or repairing this exterior .es in different parts. There is fence repair, siding, decks, pergola, etc. OLeary and Sons can take care of all of your home exteri … By: symon ramirez – Indoor gardens cleanse the household air and improve the aesthetics of your indoor space. Most importantly, indoor gardens provide you with a wealth of healthy .anic foods. City dwellers may also find indoor gardening especially useful due to the … By: Nancy Penrose – Natural hedges are one of the best and economical ways to increase privacy and reduce noise. One of the most popular plants used for privacy trees or hedges is a laurel. A laurel hedge can be extremely attractive. By: Nancy Penrose – Hedges are a natural way to create privacy on your property. They can also reduce street noise, wind and snow. Arborvitae is one of the best trees for creating a hedge. They can grow up to 60 feet tall, with a width of from 2 to 15 feet. By: graeme – Gardeners who have tried to eliminate fire ant colonies know there is no shortage of advice on how to get to rid of the mounds, but few truly effective methods. But does that mean you need to turn to a toxic solution? By: Nancy Penrose – Ornamental trees are used in landscaping to add color and interest. There are also trees like the Tibetan Cherry, one of the flowering cherry trees that are admired because of the beauty of their bark. By: Florence Blum – It often starts with a deer in the headlights look on her face when she steps into the greenhouse, then it quickly melts into a confused, disoriented look of concern. How am I going to choose from all these plants? How will I know if the plan … By: Nancy Penrose – There are approximately 25 native tree species in the state of Washington. Some of the more well-known species include the Western hemlock, Douglas fir, Western red cedar, Sitka spruce, red alder and ponderosa pine. 相关的主题文章: