Gardening Websites


Are you thinking of promoting your gardening website online?  This could actually pose a little bit of a problem to you.  Let's face it.  On the Internet, searching for gardening websites could yield hundreds, or even thousands of results in just one click.  Therefore, the possibility of people visiting your website is one in a thousand. Here are six techniques on how to promote your gardening website.

1.  Free directories

One very effective tip on how to promote your gardening website is to get listed on free directories online.  Visit www.dmoz.com.  There are a couple of websites that copy their directory.  If you have your site listed, you can get yourself linked on to a lot more websites online.  

2.  Competitor's popularity

You always need to check your competitor's popularity.  You need to know where you stand in the market.  Having a new gardening website does not have to mean lower online visits or hits than other gardening websites around.  It is just a matter of knowing your competitors by simply searching them out on Google.  Also try checking www.linkpopularity.com.  This website can help you determine how popular your website is compared to others.  Aside from that, it can also help you get hooked up on many different sites you can find.

3.  Quality and Reliable Links

One-tenth of your visitors may have possibly found your gardening website through the use of a search engine. The key here is to find quality links that will point to your website.  Choose quality websites with a great number of customers.  You could ace your gardening website promotion in no time at all.  Related gardening websites will help you rank well in search engines for the reason that you have a targeted audience.  

4.  Competitors Visitors

Obviously, this is a very big factor in promoting your gardening website.  In www.alexa.com, you may see a lot of information regarding your competitors' websites, specifically their visitors and where they live, how many times they visit and the other gardening websites they go to.

5.  Signature

Why not get your own signature for your email?  Most people often ignore this idea.  But if users come across your signature file, it could boost your "visit" or "hit probability".  It can also show users that you are a website owner who is serious in publishing your site. 

Strategy is the key in promoting your gardening website.  Do not be content on being just one of those gardening websites scattered around.  You can always strive to be one of the most visited sites on the Internet.

 Care of the Flower Garden

Knowing how to care for your flower garden can make a big difference in the look and over-all health of your plants. Here are some simple hints to make your garden bloom with health

1. The essentials must always be given major consideration.

Your flower garden must have an adequate supply of water, sunlight, and fertile soil. Any lack of these basic necessities will greatly affect the health of plants. Water the flower garden more frequently during dry spells. 

When planting bulbs, make sure they go at the correct depth. When planting out shrubs and perennials, make sure that you don't heap soil or mulch up around the stem. If you do, water will drain off instead of sinking in, and the stem could develop rot through overheating.

2. Mix and match perennials with annuals. 

Perennial flower bulbs need not to be replanted since they grow and bloom for several years while annuals grow and bloom for only one season. Mixing a few perennials with annuals ensures that you will always have blooms coming on.

3. Deadhead to encourage more blossoms.

Deadheading is simply snipping off the flower head after it wilts. This will make the plant produce more flowers. Just make sure that you don't discard the deadhead on the garden or mildew and other plant disease will attack your plants.

4. Know the good from the bad bugs. 

Most garden insects do more good than harm. Butterflies, beetles and bees are known pollinators. They fertilize plants through unintentional transfer of pollen from one plant to another. 80% of flowering plants rely on insects for survival. 

Sowbugs and dung beetles together with fungi, bacteria and other microorganisms are necessary to help in the decomposition of dead plant material, thus enriching the soil and making more nutrients available to growing plants.

Other insects like lacewings and dragonflies are natural predators of those insects that do the real damage, like aphis.

An occasional application of liquid fertilizer when plants are flowering will keep them blooming for longer.

Always prune any dead or damaged branches. Fuchsias are particularly prone to snapping when you brush against them. The broken branch can be potted up to give you a new plant, so it won't be wasted.


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