General Plant Care

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Aerating soil (Why it’s important + How to do it!)

If you’ve been a gardener for a while, you may have come across articles referring to how important it is to keep your soil “loose” or “airy”. But what does soil aeration mean? And why do we care? In short, if a soil is well-aerated, there is enough exchange of oxygen between the soil and …

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How to Repot a Root-Bound Peace Lily (2 Things people forget…)

When your plant shows signs of being root-bound, it’s your cue to upsize its pot. Not doing so is detrimental to your plant, as: there is not enough room for the rootball to grow to support a larger plant; and there is insufficient soil to support your plant’s nutritional needs. Both reasons cause stress, slow …

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Get Rid of Pesky Mealybugs on Houseplants (#1 Easy STEP-by-STEP Guide!)

Mealybugs (Pseudococcidae) are a common plant pest that appears as cottony masses on stems and leaves. Soft-bodied and sap-sucking, these insects can be found feeding year-round in warmer climates. Mealybugs get their name from their white, powdery outer layer, which resembles cornmeal. While harmless to humans, mealybugs can cause damage to houseplants by piercing plant …

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How to Increase Humidity for Houseplants (4 Amazing Ways for THRIVING plants!)

If you live in an arid climate, humidity levels will likely be an aspect of plant care that needs your attention. One reason for this is that the typical American home has ~30% humidity. On the other hand, the average houseplant needs ~60% humidity to thrive! What can we do to bridge the “humidity gap”? …

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Water your Plants Correctly (#1 HOW-to Guide + what to AVOID!)

Watering your plants properly is one of the most critical elements of plant care. Ask any gardener! It’s a skill to recognise when your plant is thirsty and how best to satisfy its needs. In this guide, we’ll start by explaining why plants need water, then uncover the best way to water your plants and …

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Save your Overwatered Plant (#1 HOW-TO Guide + what you must avoid!)

Don’t fret, we’ve all been there. An overwatered plant might be a rite of passage for beginner gardeners. It takes a while to get it right, and some plants are fussier than others! The root cause usually boils down to two things: either too frequent watering or poor soil drainage. If you need help rescuing …

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Neem Oil as an Insecticide (EASY, #1 STEP-by-STEP How to Guide!)

Neem oil is often mentioned in plant care articles as a naturally occurring, non-toxic pesticide. For gardeners, it is a relatively effective and inexpensive way to rid yourself of common pests. If you’re battling with an infected plant and are wondering how to manage this, this guide is for you. Here’s everything you need to …

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Get Rid of Spider Mites on Plants (#1 Easy, STEP-by-STEP Guide!)

Spider mites are the most common mite that attacks woody plants and are especially active in drier climates. These pests suck on plant sap by penetrating cell walls and tissue with sharp mouthparts, causing injury. A speckled appearance, alongside yellowing or greying of leaves, develop as a result. Infestations are exacerbated by aggressive reproduction. Female …

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Cedar Mulch Pros and Cons (6 eye-opening benefits & when to AVOID!)

In its chipped and shredded form, cedar mulch is widely used as a top dressing in gardens and parks. Whilst this wood mulch is known for its fragrance and ability to repel pests, there are some downsides to using cedar mulch. In this article, we discuss the pros and cons of cedar mulch and explain …

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Moss Pole for Plants (#1 STEP-by-STEP Guide + what you MUST know!)

Using a moss pole is a great way to support your climbing plants and help them grow tall. Moss poles aren’t just about height — plants supported by these poles grow more rapidly and develop more vibrant foliage. What’s more, they are durable and easy to use. 🙂 In this post, we will answer your …

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