Category Archives: Gardening And Landscaping

How to Kill Red Spider Mites On Plants: Identification, Treatment and Prevention of Spider Mite Damage

Kill Red Spider Mites On Plants

Red spider mites are tiny destructive pests that can infest indoor and outdoor plants. Red spider mites cause plant damage by spinning webs on plant foliage, feeding on plant tissue, and sucking plant sap. The tiny red pests are difficult to spot under leaves. Telltale signs of red spider mites are yellow or brown spots on leaves, webbing, and weak plant growth.

Types of Mondo Grass: Dwarf, Black, Green – With Care Guide and Pictures

mondo grass

Mondo grass (Ophiopogon) is a robust, low-growing leafy plant that is an excellent substitute for turfgrass. The benefits of planting mondo grass are that it’s low-maintenance, grows in the shade, doesn’t take over gardens, and stays green all year long. The other varieties of mondo grass include black mondo grass, dwarf mondo grass, and variegated mondo grass.

Calcium Nitrate Fertilizer: How to Use it to Grow Fruit and Vegetables

calcium nitrate fertilizer

Calcium nitrate fertilizer is a water-soluble source of calcium and nitrogen for growing plants. Also called Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN), this fertilizer contains the essential nutrients that help plants grow well. Plants that get the appropriate amount of nitrogen and calcium produce better fruit and are also more resistant to pests and disease. You can apply calcium nitrate as a foliar spray or soil fertilizer.

Drought Tolerant Perennial Plants – Best Perennial Flowers (Pictures)

drought resistant flowering perennial plants

Drought-tolerant perennials are garden plants that need very little care. The best drought-resistant perennials only need occasional watering and withstand plenty of sunshine. Many drought-tolerant perennial plants are ideal for growing in zones 9 and 10, and their flowers come back year after year.

Peat Moss (Sphagnum Peat Moss): Uses in Garden Soil, Benefits and More

Peat moss is a useful garden soil amendment or ingredient in potting soil. Gardeners use peat moss to increase soil moisture retention, aerate the soil, retain nutrients, and prevent soil compaction. Peat moss is also used to grow seeds, improve soil texture, and create various types of potting mixes.

Whiteflies on Plants: Effective Ways to Kill These Tiny White Flying Bugs

whiteflies on plants

Whiteflies are small flying insects that can quickly infest your garden plants and houseplants. Whiteflies rapidly cause damage to vegetables and plants by sucking juices from them. These white-winged bugs also damage plants by infecting them with disease and causing a sooty mold to grow on plant foliage.

Pineapple Plant: Complete Care and Growing Guide (With Pictures)

how to plant a pineapple

Pineapple plants can be easily grown just by planting the pineapple tops in soil. The pineapple top grows into a bushy plant. If you get growing conditions right, the pineapple plant flowers and a pineapple fruit eventually appears. Pineapples can grow in pots indoors, or if you live in warmer climates it can grow outdoors in your garden.

The 14 Most Beautiful Aquatic Flowers to Grow in Water

underwater flowers

Stunning aquatic flowers add color and beauty to ponds, aquariums, water gardens, or jarrariums. Flowering plants floating on the water’s surface are spectacular to look at. More than just having aesthetic value, aquatic flowering plants help to oxygenate water in aquariums and fishponds. Also, the leaves of aquatic flowers provide food and shelter for fish.

Clover Lawn: Benefits and How to Grow Clover Lawn

clover grass

Clover lawns are a low maintenance and eco-friendly alternative to regular grass lawns. Growing clover in a lawn has advantages because it requires less watering, fertilizing, and mowing. Rather than being a nuisance lawn weed, clover can help improve the look and function of your front or backyard lawn.

30 Foundation Plants: Excellent Landscaping Shrubs for Front of House (Pictures)

plants for front of house

The best foundation plants are low-growing, evergreen shrubs with fantastic curb appeal. Foundation plants are ideal for planting along the front of the house. Their short height and evergreen foliage can complement your garden landscape and enhance your home. The right foundation plants are also ideal for corner planting or entrance planting.