Watermelon requires a long, warm growing season and plenty of water to reach peak flavor at harvest time. Black plastic helps warm the soil while preventing weeds and conserving soil moisture. Black plastic mulch also keeps the melons from setting directly on the soil, which prevents some pest and disease issues in the fruit.
Lovely greenhouse image by Tracy Horning from Fotolia.comIn much the same way that a screen door can prevent bothersome insects from entering your house, screens of various types can keep munching monsters out of your vegetable garden. Common insects that can attack your vegetable plants and forming fruit include aphids, scale, mealy bugs, thrips, whiteflies, spider mites, snails and slugs.
Bahia grass is a good choice for Florida lawns where the soil is sandy or infertile. It has a deep root system to provide tolerance to drought, doesn& 39;t need a lot of fertilizer and has few problems with disease or insects. While bahia grass will not become a dense, dark green cover like some other grasses, it is a low-maintenance alternative if you don& 39;t mind the slightly reduced visual quality.
Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty ImagesWear eye protection and use caution when using power tools. Wear a life vest when working on or near the water.Before you build a dock for a pond,determine the bottom conditions of the pond. Design a plan, either by using existing designs or create your own. Choose the building materials you want to use for the dock construction.
Bamboo image by cyndi Claessens from Fotolia.comBamboo is a large cousin to the same grass you grow in your lawn. It can vary in size, from 3 inches to more than 100 feet in height, and grows in varied environments around the world, from forests to mountain ranges.There are two types of bamboo for the home gardener, and they are classified by their roots: clumping and running.