Welcome to The Tao of Garden

Gardening is simply the practice of cultivating plants. People grow ornamental plants to harvest their flowers, foliage, or to get dyes out of them. They are also grown for their overall appearance.

There are also plants that are cultivated for human consumption. They are consumed as fruits, vegetables and herbs for medicinal purposes.

When we talk about gardening the subject ranges from fruit orchards to long boulevard plantings. Gardening practitioners may specialize themselves in growing only one type of plant or they may also practice mixed plantings that involve many various plants.

Gardening requires active participation of the practitioner and it usually requires intensive works and discipline.
Here you'll find many tips and tricks that are related to gardening.

There are various methods, types and approaches to maintain a healthy and beautiful garden. You can find all of them here.

You may want to learn what's the proper way to landscape the yard, choosing the right soil, maintain the plants, growing indoor gardens, and many many more.

We also look forward to hear your insights, suggestions, and even requests around gardening and landscaping. So please don't forget to leave your precious comments...

Happy gardening... :)

Gardening And Its History

Trees and plants in the parks, lawns and the entire world are admired by every people.

For the better nourishment of these plants and trees one must know about gardening.

Gardening is the essential part of landscaping. So that is why to know landscaping it is integral to know about gardening and its history.

This article will put light to the history and evolution of gardening.

People for the long time have immense lawns and gardens in their homes. Even the earliest tombs of Egypt, were also the paradigm of gardening where there were trees which covered the ponds.

Even the one of the wonders of the world is the magical hanging gardens of Babylon. The great Persian king Darius had built this garden to dedicate it to his wife. The successors of Persian and Egyptian who are the Greeks and Romans had worked for the expansion of the gardening tradition.

Gardening does not stopped to the westerns only. The attraction o gardening activities arrived in China and Japan too. They also built landscapes in their temples. They mostly imitated the natural landscapes which comprises of rivers and mountains.

From 16th to 18th century the progress of lawns were very high. The gardening practices were revived in European countries in the middle ages.

At the beginning of 20th century when towns were planned gardening were taken into account while constructing the homes and the temples. Thus the gardening has played an important role in the creation of homes and buildings in the all over the world.

Irrigating is Important For Your Landscape

Irrigating plays a vital role in performing the function of the landscape. That is why it is imperative to do proper planning of irrigation.

All of your applied resources will waste if proper irrigation i.e. supply of water will not reach to the plants. So, that is the important reason this article is demonstrating those points which will help in creating a better irrigating system for your landscape.
  • Efficient Water Source
For the survival of the plant you need the irrigation system regardless the size of the lawn. One can also make the irrigation system resourceful for example in rainy seasons one can take water directly from the roofs and direct them straightly to the plants.
  • Proper Checking of Instruments
One must properly check the equipment they are using for irrigation system. Any damage to them will result in wastage of water as well as of money. By proper checking one can save water wastage and money too. The altering of equipment immediately will be beneficial.
  • Do Your Watering Early In The Day
As in the morning time sun light is dim water retention level among the plants is high. So, one must water their garden in the morning time in order to save the water and other resource.

Do You Like Landscaping? Learn These Simple Practices

For making the outstanding landscape there are some applied practices that one must follow in order to make the efficient utilization of money without damaging the environment.

Following are some landscape practices that one can follow for landscaping their gardens.

  • Water Retention
One should design their landscape in a way that it can preserve more water. This will save also helps in the less utilization of sprinklers. In this way one do not need to water the plants more often and this will also help in saving the water for the community and the nation.
  • Fertilizers Utilization
People think that fertilizers are good for the soil and they feel happy in using the excessive amount of it. They are not aware of the fact that it will be unfavorable for the environment. So to avoid environmental problems, one must use the organic fertilizers in appropriate amount and must select those plants which are well-habituate.
  • Use of Pesticides
The excessive use of pesticides and weed killers are also injurious for the environment. So to use it in appropriate amount is also necessary.
  • Schedule Plant Watering
Water retention level is high in the morning time. So, watering in morning times will retain more water than in afternoon’s time. It looks very minute thing but the fact is that the correct timings will save the water ultimately.