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.

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 . . .
Flat, horizontal gardening is so boring. Liven up your garden with vertical growth. The benefits of a vertical garden are plentiful, from greater visual interest . . .
Row gardening is a style of growing vegetables that people have been using for hundreds of years. It is literally a tried and true traditional . . .
Weed control is a tiresome but necessary part of every gardener’s life. However, many gardeners are hesitant to use commercial herbicides on their plants. It . . .
Deadheading – this common practice has been utilized by gardeners for years, but why? There are many reasons for deadheading spent blooms in the garden, . . .
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