General Gardening Guides

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If you want your plants to truly stand out, you’ll need a good grasp of a multitude of different gardening topics. This includes things that will be important for your plants’ wellbeing such as soil health, composting, and mulching. You’ll also want to consider other aspects of horticulture such as design ideas.

Whatever it may be, we hope you’ll find it below!

How to Start a Butterfly Garden Starting a butterfly garden can be daunting, but our guide here on the Green Pinky will help you get started. Creating a space for butterflies requires understanding their life cycle and the plants they are attracted to. Come learn more about how to be successful in your endeavors!
Rock vs Mulch — Which One is Better? Have you ever entertained the though about using rocks as mulch? In this article we discuss the pros and cons of rocks vs traditional mulch. You will be able to explore the topic and see if it is the right fit for your garden.
11 DIY Compost Bin Ideas Composting is not only good for the environment, it's also great for your plants. The topic of composting can seem daunting, but it's really not that difficult. Take a look at our compost bin ideas to help get you started!
Herb Gardens: Why You Need One and How to Start One Herb gardens are a great introduction to gardening, and a convenient way to have a supply of fresh herbs on hand. Some of the best plants to start with are basil, thyme, rosemary, chives, mint, dill, oregano, and cilantro. They are all relatively easy to grow as long as they receive plenty of sunlight and are harvested regularly.
How to Start Composting at Home This is our guide for how you can start composting at home. We touch all the basic topics of how to compost as well as go through what can and should not be composted. You will learn everything you need to know to set yourself up for success.
5 Steps to Create Your Own Living Soil Soil is fundamental to all plants, and yet we so often ignore it. Soil actually can be thought of as a living being filled with insects and microorganisms. In this article we will tell you how to create a healthy soil with our living soil recipe.

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About the author: Carley Miller is a horticultural expert at TheGreenPinky. She previously owned a landscaping business for 25 years and worked at a local garden center for 10 years.