Gardening Pros and Cons

There are pros and cons (advantages and disadvantages) to nearly everything in life, and the garden is no exception. Whether it’s growing questionable plants, using a different gardening technique, or even choosing mulch for the garden, both the good and bad points need to be carefully considered so that you can make the best decision possible, based on your situation. While your stand may be on a specific side with little thought to other views, it never hurts to learn from the side of another opinion. Here are some commonly debated topics that explore the pros and cons of gardening.

Whether wishing to grow nutritious fruits and vegetables or looking to add vibrant color through annual flowers, the pros to gardening in grow bags are . . .
In many regions of the United States, maple trees abound. Whether grown for its mature shade or planted for its stunning fall color, it is . . .
Upcycling is kind of similar to recycling in that you are reusing an item. But with recycling, an item is often broken down in some . . .
For centuries, our ancestor’s medical needs were taken care of with local plants. These herbal remedy pros knew just what root, leaf, or flower to . . .
You may decide to plant a tree in order to beautify your backyard, provide shade in the hot summer, or create a privacy curtain to . . .
Also known as touch-me-not, rose balsam, garden balsam or jumping betty, balsam flower (Impatiens balsamina) is beautiful and easy to grow – so easy, in . . .
For those in the know, nature is the largest, free grocery store, providing organic produce right to your table. All it takes is knowledge or . . .
Warm summer temperatures have everyone out in droves, including the mosquitoes. We’ve all heard about West Nile virus, Zika and Malaria, so summer is a . . .
There are many reasons to have a wildlife garden in your backyard, even if your backyard is nothing more than a few container plantings on . . .
Wisteria is one of the most elegant looking plants, with rapid growth and ease of care. Those delicate, drooping clusters of flowers on twining vines . . .
I know you’ve seen them even if only on late night infomercials – those green Topsy Turvy upside-down tomato planters. Some people think they look . . .
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