What Is Good Garden Loam?

When soil requirements are specified for various kinds of gardening needs, reference is frequently made to “good soil,” “ordinary garden loam,” “good garden soil,” or “good garden loam soil.” For

Should You Use Distilled Water For Plants?

Watering Ficus plants with distilled water

These days it’s becoming harder and harder to get pure water for your houseplants.  Tap water or municipal water often contains unwanted contaminants, and even rainwater is less than perfect. 

How Long To Keep Grow Lights On Plants?

man checking the grow lights setup

Have you ever wondered how long you should keep the grow lights on your plants?  If so, you’re not alone. Here’s a question we received on just that topic. Question:

Humus Rich Soil: A Garden Foundation

Humus is the blood, the life of your garden soil. Every gardener’s primary concern should be to make year-by-year improvements to their soil. Soil without humus, is inactive, lacking the

How To Clean Houseplant Leaves

Have you ever been asked the best way on ‘How to clean leaves on houseplants?” Here’s the deal. The common houseplant is a great way to spruce up your home

The Pros and Cons of Pine Needle Mulch

mulch from pine needles is good for acid loving plants

Mother Nature has provided numerous natural ways to help plants and trees grow.  One of the most effective ways of ensuring the plants grow optimally is mulching the plant with

Is Mint Poisonous To Cats?

Cat sniffing a mint plant

One of the most significant responsibilities of being a cat owner is to provide them with a healthy and safe environment to live.  This is especially true if you are

Improving Soil with Natural Pumice

natural pumice improves succulent or cactus soil mix

If you want your plants to grow optimally, with lush foliage and vibrant blossoms, then you have to focus on the quality of your soil.  The root systems of all

Sago Palm Turning Yellow: 7 Reasons Why

Asian scale infestation on Sago

Is your Sago Palm leaves turning yellow? If so, you are not alone! First, understand that the Sago palm tree (Cycas revoluta) is not a true palm tree at all. In fact, it

How To Add Nitrogen To Soil

plants help add nitrogen to soil

If you’ve been gardening a while, you may have noticed a decline in the appearance of your plants.  For example, leaves may have become lackluster and yellow.  What could the

How To Grow and Care For Nasturtium Flowers

Orange Nasturtium flowers

The Nasturtium flower, a long time favorite treasured for its bright colors (like coleus plants), and low maintenance hardiness. You’ll find a wide number of nasturtium varieties available to suit

Pentas Plant: How To Care For Pentas Flower

Wooden barrel planted with Pentas plants | PlantCareToday

The Pentas plant is a proven winner, giving homeowners a blast of color and great flowers to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Pentas lanceolata, more commonly known as Pentas, and also casually referred to