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Winter Prep Tips for Your Garden

Winter is coming, whether you’re ready or not, and your garden needs attention. Follow this step-by-step guide to protecting your plants, and ensure your garden is good to go for spring. 1. Cut Perennials Cut back tall perennials before the first frost. Chopping down to a few inches above the …

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How to Teach Your Kids to Garden

Teach your children to grow their own food and flowers.When gardening with kids, you’ll need to provide suitable equipment for them to use.They need to have their own smaller sturdy tools to suit their size and strength. Ensure that all gardening tools are safely stored when not in use so …

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6 Ways To Design Your Perfect Garden

Got a design for the perfect garden floating around in your head? Follow these six simple steps to make it a reality. Perfect Garden Step 1: Make a Plan The first step to creating a perfect garden that’s both easy to maintain and rewarding is to put some simple design ideas in …

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7 Great Tips for Urban Gardening

No backyard? No problem! Use these urban gardening tips to add greenery to even the smallest porch, patio or balcony. 1. Grow Your Plants in Containers Even if you have a backyard, you might not have enough room for a garden. Growing plants in containers and hanging baskets is the perfect solution …

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How to Grow Your Best Vegetable Garden

Did last year’s crop of home-grown vegetables disappoint? From plant selection to pest management, we’ve got six tricks that will help you grow your best vegetable garden ever. Find a Sunny, Open Site for Your Vegetable Garden Locate your vegetable garden in a sunny, open site as far away as possible from …

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Tips for Bird Watching in Your Yard

Did you know bird watching is the second most popular pastime in North America, second only to gardening?I’ve been having a lot of enjoyment this fall and winter watching the birds just outside my office window. I look out onto a clump of bamboo and a vine-covered archway leading to …

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Guide to Grow Successful Seedlings

If you’re going to grow vegetables indoors in fall, winter and early spring, you’ll be starting your own plants from seeds. For successful sowing, remember these pointers, which are also valuable if you’re starting transplants for your outdoor gardens. Start Small To help keep space requirements down, look for miniature …

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How to Fix a Troubled Lawn

If you want the lush, beautiful lawn of your dreams, it’s crucial to catch lawn problems early and to address them properly. Here’s how to fix a troubled lawn in nine easy steps. Seamlessly Blend in New Grasses Avoid covering a dead patch with a different variety of grass, which …

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How to Maintain the Perfect Lawn

This summer the lawn doesn’t have to be greener on the other side. With these simple secrets you can create a low-care, golf course-green space in your yard. Build Up the Low Yellow Spots The makers and sellers of pest and fungus treatments would love you to believe that every …

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6 Clever Tips for Water-Wise Gardening

With drought warnings and water restrictions popping up across the United States, it definitely makes sense to irrigate your garden wisely. Follow these tips for water-wise gardening and be kind to your environment, community and wallet! 1. Water Early The best time to irrigate the garden is in the early …

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