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Save time and effort by using mulch for better quality soil and easy weed control as well as conserving water in dry spells.
Conserving and efficient use of water is good for the ecology and can save you money as well
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In Britain it's a compost heap and in other places a compost pile, but there is no mystery to it, whatever the name.
Traditionally the best way to improve the fertility of your soil has been to apply farm yard manure. That is often hard to find but there are other manures you can find to use.
10 tips and hints on using fertilisers to help you grow better plants and save money and the environment as well.
Most fertilisers will contain three elements essential for growth, NPK which stands for Nitrogen (N) Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K). These elements help plants grow in different ways and an understanding of this will help you when choosing the correct fertiliser for a plant or for a stage in the development of a plant.
Adding Mycorrhiza beneficial fungus and kelp meal has helped me to greatly improve my soil and garden.
Slugs and snails are without doubt the worst pest in the garden. Many times seeds are sown and appear not to germinate when in fact they have been eaten by slugs overnight. Their appetite is voracious and their taste in plants extraordinarily varied but they all prefer succulent seedlings that are least able to resist the damage.
British gardeners living in Spain , Clodagh and Dick Handscombe have written a number of books on Gardening in Spain and growing vegetables and fruit in Spain.
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