Gardening Tips

Gardening Tips

This is your one stop shop for all things gardening. Here you’ll find everything you need to know about growing flowers and veggies.

Build a snowman

Do You Want to Build A Snowman?

There’s nothing worse than a sad, melting, lopsided snowman on the front lawn, despite hours of hard work from you and your kids. All outdoor decorations, including your prized snowman, should keep up appearances....
snow garden

How Snow is Good For Your Garden

Winter seems to be something that is scary for some gardeners. Although the snow can cause havoc on some plants, it could be a saving grace for others. In the south, winters were a...

Winterize Lawn: How To Start

AAAAHHHH! The sweet smell of fresh cut grass sends me into a state of peaceful bliss. I think of picnics, touch football, and tag, all things that I use to do in the grass...
plant bulbs

November Conundrums: Is It Too Late to Plant Bulbs?

  It's officially November. Does that mean it's too late to plant bulbs in your garden? The answer to this question is, “It depends.” Growing Depends on the Temperature What it depends on are the average nighttime temperatures...
fall planting bulbs

The Best Bulbs To Plant Right Now

  Before the first freeze Sometimes it’s hard to imagine months ahead what we want our spring garden and yard to look like. Yet, now is the time to start thinking about planting new bulbs for...
improve soil fall

Improve Your Soil During The Fall Months

It’s the time of the year when you are getting all the harvesting done from your garden. You have worked all summer to bring in those beautiful garden foods. There has been a spring...
Pruning in late summer

Pruning in Late Summer – Pro’s and Con’s

Hey, it sure is comfortable out working in the garden in late summer. There's some harvesting to be done while the weather gets a little cooler. But there are also things to put off...
irrigation gardening

Gardening Irrigation: What We Learned This Summer

As always, we learned a few things about our irrigation systems over the summer. There were times when we had to learn things the hard way--as through water restrictions, which are at least always...
cold frame

How to Prepare a Cold Frame for Fall

A cold frame is a means to give tender plants a gentler dormancy through the winter months. It will extend the life of a heartier plant to produce a longer growing season. They are...
Fall Gardening

Here’s Your Fall Gardening To Do List

I love flowers and plants. I think being surrounded by such beauty brings tranquility and happiness, and I’ve always dreamed of having a vibrant garden displayed around my home. However, that didn’t happen. Once...
Fall Vegetable Garden

Great Plants For Late-Summer Gardening

If you are interested in having nice flowers or just some fresh food for the fall and winter, there are plants that will produce very well if planted in the late summer. My grandmother...
ants

3 Common Items For Getting Rid Of Ants

Ants can be the bane of our existence. They come into our gardens and protect nasty plant-killing bugs, and they find any possible crack to get into our homes and raid our kitchens. Once...
clay pots

Keeping Your Potted Plants Healthy

Potted plants can be both a blessing and curse depending on their care. On one hand, it’s very easy to care for your potted plants. They can be moved at any time or rearranged....
hanging basket

Making Hanging Baskets Step-by-Step

Colorful flowers creeping from a hanging baskets is an excellent way to add beauty, texture, and drama to a front porch, deck, gazebo and even a small apartment balcony. They can also add a...
plants that repel mosquitos

Top 10 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

We all know that mosquitoes can be a great nuisance, especially with this warm weather. The good news, however, is that apart from chemicals, there are plants you can use to keep mosquitoes away...
succulents

Tips for Planting Succulents

Succulents are one of Mother Nature's perfect works of art. With their variety of exquisite shapes and unique leaf forms resembling rosettes and teardrops, they make wonderful display plants in both yard gardens and...
codling moth

Protect Your Fruit From Moth Infestations

It's one of the most frustrating situations to encounter: You work hard in your garden to yield a crop that will feed you and your family, and just as suddenly as the fruit blossomed...
hummingbirds

How to Attract Hummingbirds in Your Garden

In late August the hummingbirds will be starting their migration. Some of us will be sad to see them going, and others will be welcoming these valuable garden companions. Never mind the charm of...
mushrooms

Five Steps to Killing Mushrooms

Most of the time, mushrooms aren't dangerous. While there are cases where mushrooms caused lawn diseases, these are few and far between. However, a lot of gardeners don't want mushrooms in their yard because...

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