Gardening cultivates better mental health in psychiatric setting, study finds

June 3, 2019

A UCLA study found that psychiatric patients respond positively to the therapeutic effects of gardening. Gardening proved to have significant effects on patients undergoing treatment in a psychiatric setting at UCLA’s Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, according to a study published in fall. Nancy Wicks, an occupational therapist at Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, said she and other therapists […]

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Love gardening, but don’t have the room for it? Don’t despair

May 28, 2019

You have a green thumb, but you live in a third-floor apartment with a balcony. All is not lost when gardeners think vertically instead of horizontally, gardening experts say. Flowers, green plants, and even some vegetables do well in pots, grown up along trellises or fences, or even in unconventional containers, if gardeners follow some […]

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Gardening FAQs with Richbar Golf and Gardens – Part 2

May 17, 2019

This is the second half of a roundup of the most common questions asked each spring at Richbar Golf and Gardens. How do I get rid of moss in my lawn? Moss grows in areas with poor soil aeration, poor drainage, low fertility, high acidity, or heavy shade. It is a common problem of neglected […]

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Great Gardening: May isn’t all merry

May 13, 2019

Picture a gardening day: A warm sun is shining on your bare arms. Your sharpened shovel lifts soft soil as you plant the first tomatoes into a weed-free bed. Flowering flats of marigolds and begonias sit nearby, awaiting your tasteful placement. The birds are chirping … It’s May, at last! Here is the darker picture: […]

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Gardening: Square-foot method much more efficient

May 8, 2019

A revolutionary concept, “square foot gardening” allows you to grow more vegetables in less space, using fewer resources. The idea originated with Mel Bartholomew and is detailed in his books Square Foot Gardening and All New Square Foot Gardening, as well as in several online resources. Mr. Bartholomew began considering new ideas for gardening after […]

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Gardening season is here

April 23, 2019

Spring is here, and it’s time to put on your gloves, get your shovel and start gardening. Whether a first-time gardener or a veteran planter, here are a few tips to get you–or keep you–going. Bulbs Even if you were late to plant your spring bulbs, there still may be hope for your blooms. According […]

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