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.

Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) are as hard to resist as puppies, with their bright petals and happy “faces” that turn toward the sun. And they can . . .
Annual plants are beautiful and can be wonderful in a garden but, unlike perennials, they demand constant attention from spring until the first frost in . . .
For many gardeners, deciding when flower and vegetable seeds should be planted into the garden can lead to frustration. Learning how to best meet the . . .
Have you ever surveyed your garden with a critical eye and lamented that your garden has no cohesiveness and is merely a hodge-podge of wildly . . .
Fresh cut grass and well-manicured lawns are often thought to be synonymous with summer. However, homeowners in many regions may find lawn maintenance to be . . .
A lawn is a very important part of a home’s curb appeal. Revitalizing an existing lawn or developing new ones requires an important decision – . . .
For many novice growers, one of the most difficult aspects of gardening relates directly to the process of starting seeds indoors in late winter and . . .
Herbs are great, and many of these plants can be easily grown in the home, or so they say. Get the facts here on both . . .
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 . . .
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