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... :)

Watch Out For These Plant Pests

It is quite common that some insects invade your indoor plants and destroys them. If you see any slight indications of such harmful attacks by insects, then it is the right time to act swiftly by taking the necessary steps to eradicate these pests. Otherwise these infections will multiply and easily propagate to the other plants as well.

Spider mites is one such pest which is found to infect plants more commonly. These insects are really a major threat to your indoor plants, as they spread very quickly to other plants nearby and results in destruction of your garden plants.

The spider mites are members of the ticks and spiders family. These insects can’t be seen easily by the human eye as they are yellow or green in color and hence it is hard to find them amidst the plants. But there is a way to identify these pests. Just tap a leaf above a small piece of plain white paper and pay attention to it. If you are able to see any small things in motion, then it is surely those pests have come to invade your plants. You can easily take them off from your plants by spraying an insecticide which can be bought from a local plant store.

Similar types of pests which normally cannot be visible to our eyes are the Shell Insects which resemble a little lump of wax on a stem or leaf. Hence it is normally difficult to observe the plants for these pests but in most cases, they can be visible after they multiply themselves in large quantities.

These Shell insects shortens or stops the life span of a plant when it invades them. Hence spraying all your plants with a pesticide regularly would be the best ideal solution to this problem.

Another kind of plant pests are the Mealy Bugs which can be clearly observed as they appear to have a long waxy protrusion from their tails and looks like insects that have come out from a sack of flour.

These insects resemble small groups or clusters of cotton attached to the plant. Thus it is important to check beneath the leaves of the plants to see if you could find these small bugs. If you happen to find them infecting your plants, then immediately clean them up with water before spraying a pesticide. If you observe your plants well and treat them accordingly, you can easily get rid of these pests very quickly.

These pests not only ruin the growth of a plant overtime, but they also destroys the beauty of the plants, making them very awful and unappealing.

Thus if you would like to have a great garden, then you must pay great attention to your plants by cleaning them properly  and spraying insecticides regularly and also taking precautionary steps to be free from these unwanted pests.

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