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.

Composting is one of the most beneficial things you can do in the garden, and the reasons to compost are many. That being said, don’t . . .
These days, using chemicals in the garden is a highly controversial subject. Many people are afraid of the adverse health effects that chemicals can have. . . .
Organic gardening has experienced an upsurge in popularity, mainly due to concerns about commercial farming practices and their harmful effects on the environment. Manures are . . .
If you are trying to decide whether to use rock or chopped bark as mulch in your garden, you’ll find plenty of good arguments for . . .
The benefits of gardening indoors are many, especially if that’s the only place you have to garden. But those partaking in indoor gardening may find . . .
So many landscaping problems can be solved by growing vines in the garden. Does your backyard need screening from nosy neighbors? Does your garden lack . . .
Even if you’ve never read about hydroponics, you’ll probably guess from the “hydro” that it involves water. Hydroponics is a gardening technique where you grow . . .
Gardening sustainably in a way that improves soil and plant health is a responsibility of every land steward. There is some controversy regarding some methods, . . .
Using plastic for mulch isn’t a new idea. Commercial farmers have used it for decades. But it is finding its way into home gardens, where . . .
The benefits of a no-till garden are numerous. If you want healthier soil, less erosion and runoff, reduced reliance on fertilizers, and a big chunk . . .
The soil you choose for your plants can impact their health and the rate at which they grow. Not all soils are created equal. Should . . .
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