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Lawn Care Tips – Watering & Trimming

The sanctity and importance of the common garden lawn often gets overlooked on gardening blogs; as keeping a garden lawn in shape is often not considered rocket science when compared with planting exotic or temperamental plant species… yet, it’s one of those niggling concerns that amateur gardeners face – as when you...
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What to Know About Concept Design to Get the Landscape You Want

A concept design will set the tone of your project because it’s the first phase of working on your landscape design. You’ll meet and work with a landscape designer, someone who is knowledgeable about the practices of landscape design, such as site analysis and inventory, planting design, land planning, etc.....
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5 Gardening Tips And a Garden Plot Plan

Raised bed gardens, tiny plots, container gardening, and other techniques help you grow more in less space. Here are 5 tips to make your harvest bountiful—plus, a garden plot design. 1. RAISE YOUR BEDS Forget about growing plants in single file in long, parallel rows. You can grow up to 10 times the...
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How to Add Evergreen Trees to Your Landscape

In winter, when most trees are bare, evergreens serve as much-needed columns of green, which dramatize wind and appear even darker when cloaked with snow. Birds need evergreen trees for shelter, and people need them for the same reason. Planted on the north side of your house, an evergreen tree...
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Indoor Gardening 101

Before you get planting you need to brush up on a few pointers. To help you get started here’s what you need to know about soil and pots. The Dirt on Soil Commercially available houseplant potting “soils” don’t actually contain any soil. Most are a mixture of an organic material...
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How to Start an Indoor Veggie Garden

With a little planning you can enjoy herbs for your culinary masterpieces, fresh salad greens, and other tasty vegetables fresh from your indoor garden. Get Ready and Set Before You Grow Before you start planning an indoor kitchen garden, however, there are some factors to consider. Plants grow best when...
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How to Create Your Dream Garden

Turn your backyard into an outdoor oasis with these tips for picking, planting, and caring for outdoor plants. Pick the Right Plants Landscape and professional gardeners know that plants that are not suited for your yard’s conditions won’t last a long time no matter how much care they receive. This...
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Gardening for Birds and Butterflies

As natural habitats are replaced by developed land, many species of birds and butterflies become increasingly reliant on the space gardeners provide for them. Here are the basics for creating a bird and butterfly oasis in your garden. Avoid Using Pesticides Although pesticides might be designed to target specific pests,...
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Veggie Gardening for Latecomers

If you haven’t yet planted a vegetable garden, don’t worry. Summer-planted gardens grow well because the soil is warm and the risk of frost is long past. Follow these basics for planting and tending vegetables and you can enjoy fresh-from-the- garden produce until well into autumn Pick the Right Candidates...
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