Gardening Tips

Gardening Tips

6 Steps to Buying the Perfect Christmas Tree

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and the Christmas trees are out and ready for their holiday home. But how to you select your perfect Christmas tree? Follow these steps and put a stop to...
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3 Tips for Efficient Water Use

When you're gardening, it is very easy to make the mistake of using too much water and completely wasting it in the process. However, since this is a natural element, you want to make sure...
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Plants That Can Be Dangerous

When we enjoy the visual splendor of many beautiful plants and flowers in our homes and gardens, the last thing we are thinking about is whether they are dangerous or not. After all, how...

Pruning Fir Trees in Landscapes

When pruning fir trees, keeping the old adage “Less is more” in mind will help you determine how much to prune to avoid cutting too much. Fir trees, such as evergreens, do well with...

Facts About Plant Fertilizer And Nutrients For Your Garden

It takes a lot of effort to cultivate a healthy garden, and understanding the intricate ways of using key ingredients will make this task seem a lot less difficult.  Plant fertilizer is one of...

How to Choose the Right Garden Pavers

Designing a beautiful garden takes quite an effort. There are so many things to consider when showcasing your garden. Will the neighbors like it? Will it offend anyone? How much will this all cost?...

What To Look For When Buying Plants

Plants can make you feel happy when nothing else can. They have the ability to heal, bring people together and feed a nation. The energy from a plant can sooth your soul and rejuvenate...

Landscape Lighting-LED vs Incandescent Which One is Best?

Enjoying the view of your lovely garden during the day is pretty great, but wouldn’t it be great to be able to bask in it at night as well? Having nice lighting on your...
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Hidden Side Effects of Chemical Weed Killers

Of course as gardeners, we know that when there are weeds in our backyard we must employ chemical killers. That's because the spread of weeds can seriously damage the plants that you've worked so...

Fertilizing Indoor Plants–If You Should At All…

We're heading into the official start of the Fall season this weekend. That means a lot of plants are coming inside--and some of them already need some serious care. We want to give them...
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The Best Way to Set Up a Compost Bin

Composting is one of the most important things that can be done that will create a very healthy and lush garden. Some people may shy away from it because it sounds complicated, but it...
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Avoiding Injuries When Gardening

Gardening is a very enjoyable activity, as well as good exercise. But sometimes injuries can occur if you don't take the proper precautions. Weeding, raking, digging and pruning can put a great deal of...

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...
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How to Plant Your First Garden

Gardening is without a doubt one of the best activities you can participate in. That's because it's not only good for the body, but the mind as well. However, many people are skeptical about getting...
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Must-Have Gardening Tools

Gardening is a terrific hobby, as it not only brings the enjoyment and satisfaction of experiencing the growth of the flowers and vegetables you planted and tended, but is a wonderful way to get...

Pruning in Late Summer–And Why You Shouldn’t

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

Spotted Wing Drosophila Fly: Watch Out For Them–And Manage Them

You may not remember all the way back to the start of this growing season, but the warning was put out early to watch out for some serious pestering by the spotted wing drosophila fly....

How to Attract Hummingbirds (and Keep Them Healthy)

It's late August, and 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...

How To Grow Bulbs Indoors

Forcing the issue Having fresh flowers in the home whenever you want is such a great thing. It brightens any room and they smell terrific too. Keeping up with the high price of fresh flowers...

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