How to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here. Japanese Beetles can have a devastating effect on a garden. They especially like to eat roses, apples, peaches, plums and berries, but in a pinch they’ll eat anything in a garden. In this article, the Herb Gardener explains why Japanese Beetles are proliferating, […]

How to Make a Strawberry Pallet Planter (Includes a Video!)

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here. Tanya wrote a blog post last year about how to make a strawberry planter out of a wooden pallet. I featured the article because I loved both the repurposing of the wood and the wonderfully clean look of the final planter. Well now […]

How to Use Eggshells in the Garden

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here. Calcium from eggshells is very helpful to garden soil. It both moderates soil acidity and provides nutrients for your plants.  In this article, Patrick first explains how to prepare the eggshells from drying them out to pulverizing them. He then shares different ways to apply […]

The 10 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Pruning Roses

If you grow roses in your garden, this is an extremely helpful article about pruning roses. How much to prune off When to prune What to cut with What type of cuts to make What not to cut What to avoid after pruning What size of stem in particular should you prune And MORE! There’s […]

How to Prepare Leftover Coffee Grounds for the Garden

Adding coffee grounds to garden soil can improve the levels of acidity, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, and copper. In this article, Rosemary first explains how she prepares coffee grounds so that they don’t get moldy. This method gives you a supply of coffee grounds that you can use to directly apply to soil (not compost). She […]

Garden Microclimates – What You Need to Know to Improve Your Garden

Most gardeners have plotted the sun flow in their gardens either manually or with a sun calculator. In addition to that, a gardener also knows the windy portions of the garden, where the soil is dry or where it’s overly wet. The fact is there are often microclimates in any garden. In this article, the […]