Organic gardening differs from “conventional” gardening mainly in the areas of fertilization and pest control. Organic gardening is planting without chemical fertilizers and naturally building the soil to support healthy plant life. People are increasingly aware that organic food is better for the environment.
Posts from ‘May, 2011’
Anything that is green needs water, pretty much, and grass is no exception. In fact, although grasses are very resilient to drought, it is important for the health of your grass that you get your lawn watering well organized, or you will have no end of problems. Whilst you can spend all sorts of money and time with fertilizers, hollow tine forking and all sorts of other gizmos and activities, when the grass is dry, simple water will be more than enough to keep it healthy and strong.
In the first millennium, a wealthy Roman family would most likely have had a garden surrounding their home. In it, you might find an open-air palazzo, pergola-style structures dripping with vines and blooming flowers, a dining area with couches for relaxation, water features such as an outdoor water fountain or wall fountain, and walkways that led out into the garden proper, perhaps to a prized rosebush or into an olive grove.