Sunday, May 22, 2011

Gardening in a semi-arid climate

I've got a side-gig blogging over at Birds and Blooms magazine's website, and this week I am doing a short series addressing things we can do to help our gardens when we live in a semi-arid climate. Check it out here: Tips for gardening in a semi-arid climate

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  1. When gardening with such climates, it would be nice to have some bushes that grow nice using less water. A big tree would be helpful with some wicker furniture underneath so you could rest under the shades when the climate is too hot.

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  2. Following your link, I enjoyed reading your article. while it is true that not all plants can survive in such climates, it would be helpful to choose garden flooring that would not radiate heat to the plants. If I'm not mistaken, I've seen some concrete mandurah with such qualities.

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    1. I suggest that you use the <a href="http://bonitastone.com.au/''>perth limestone</a> as flooring for your garden. I heard it has a very good quality and it could match with any kind of surface you have in your garden. Also they are offering it in variety of designs and patterns depending on your preferences.

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  3. One of the issues in an arid climate is floor leveling that becomes a bigger issue when rain comes. One has to have an effective filler to avoid the soil from breaking and settling.

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  4. Reading those tips, it will make one wonder, especially those living in tropical countries to have floors that repel heat rather than absorb them. It would help the plants grow better and healthier.

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  5. Lucky you, you can at least do some gardening. I wonder if the Arab countries can do any gardening especially those who live near oil companies. What plant would live near those places?

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  6. In addition to the challenge of gardening in a semi-arid climate is keeping the lawn looking green, especially if water supply is low. One of the solution to this is to make some sort of drainage where water from washing vegetables go to the lawn.

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  7. In a semi-arid, there are plants that are hard to cultivate in this kind of climate. These tips should be well appreciated.

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  8. I do agree with you Anna, those tips were useful and helpful to those people like me who love gardening stuff. Actually after reading these tips, that’s the only time that I bought some gardening tools.

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  9. Nice post you made there. Now I got a reference for when I have to make some maintenance for the backyard garden we have. Probably have to get some new tools for the job, too.

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  10. I always thought it was tough to work in semi-arid environments. Did you use any kind of special tools for that or something to make it work?

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  11. Just when I needed some help with gardening. With these tips in mind and some new tools in use, it'll be easier to get that old backyard spruced up with some vegetables.

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  12. Now this post was very helpful. I at least have an inkling of an idea as to what tools I should use to support my semi-arid garden, and what kind of plants to put.

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