How to Prepare Garden Soil for Planting

Success in gardening starts with proper soil preparation. Fruits and vegetables need nutrient-rich soil to grow fast and healthy. A well-prepared soil will not only promote plant growth but also minimize the needs for fertilizer, herbicides, and pesticides. Here is how you can prepare garden soil for planting to optimize yield. Perform Soil Test Soil test gives

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Making the Most Out of Your Small Outdoor Space

Anyone who has lived in the city knows it has its many advantages. City life offers luxurious living, modern amenities, delicious food, and a close proximity to entertainment and nightlife. However, most people will tell you the one thing city life is missing is personal outdoor space. Everyone doesn’t have a patio, balcony, backyard or

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We believe in bee friendly gardens

We at Amber Freda believe in creating completely bee-friendly gardens.  By only using organic pesticides and fertilizers, we hope to contribute in some small way to a healthier, more sustainable planet for both our bee friends and our fellow human beings.  We don’t want our clients, their pets and children, or our team members exposed

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Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Backyard

This Boerum Hill, Brooklyn backyard felt barren and boxy when we first laid eyes on it.  Our redesign included a bluestone patio, additional fence boards to fill in the gaps, comfortable outdoor furniture, and lush plantings.  We recommended tall, narrow hornbeam trees to soften the fence line without taking up too much space.  Additional plantings

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