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The Best Lawn Fertilizer Brands

When you go to a garden center to get fertilizer for your lawn, the first thing you will notice is that there are many different lawn fertilizer brands. How do you know which one is the best to use? One thing that you have to consider is the cost of each brand and the features involved in using each one. The people who work at this center should be able to advise you of the best one to choose based on where you live, your specific needs and the size of your lawn. It also depends on the type of grass you have.

Composting is Fun for the Whole Family

Looking for an activity the entire family can participate in that is educational, good for the planet and fun? Look no further than composting. Starting a compost pile in your backyard is one of the best ways to make a positive impact on the health of the environment and, on a smaller scale, the health of your plants and garden.

Gardens – Garden Tips 3

It has been one of those weeks again with the sun and rain. As usual and lucky for us, we have not had too much rain with a fair bit of sun that is ideal for our gardens.

Why Is The New Tree Or Shrub That I Just Planted Dying?

When customers come into our retail nursery store with a dead tree or shrub in hand they ask, why did it die? My response: Jeez did you water it? Nine time out of ten they did not water according to our instructions.

How To Keep A Deciduous Tree Healthy

Learn the secret to keeping a deciduous tree healthy. Avoid disease and insects.

Bonzai Trees Basics

It is important for every beginner to understand that the major key to cultivating a bonzai. This is the technique which allows the tree to stay.

Landscape Plants For Hot Spots

Landscape plants that are heat-beaters are difficult to find. I scouted my garden, after 100 plus degree heat, looking for these workhorses that plug away, even under the most trying conditions. There are shrubs that survive the heat, and even seem to welcome it. I wilted every time I stepped out, but these garden gems stay fresh.

Composting With Red Wiggler Worms and Night Crawlers

Composting with worms can be a fun experience for anybody, but we can’t use just any worm. Red wiggler worms and night crawlers are known as top composting worms that’ll do the work for you as long as you keep them fed.

Fall Jobs in the Garden

Although it may not feel like it during the heat of August, fall is just around the corner. The cooler days of autumn are a perfect time to get outside and enjoy gardening before winter. Here are a few fall garden reminders.

Homemade Hydroponics – A Cheap Ebb and Flow System

There are many benefits to using hydroponics to grow vegetables and other crops. There are also many different ways to go about setting up your hydroponics system. Simplicity is always good so this article looks at the Ebb and flow method, one of the best and simplest methods you can use in developing a homemade hydroponics system.

How And When To Transplant A Plant

Let’s just say you notice that your landscape is not quite as it should be. After you get done with all your planting (of course AFTER you plant,) you notice that some of your trees, for example, simply do not belong where they are. You realize that, to be perfect, they should be moved a few feet this way, or a couple feet that way, or to the other side of the flower bed, etc. What you need to do to perfect your beautiful landscape is transplant. Let me assure you, transplanting in regards to landscaping clearly has nothing to do with the kind of transplanting that John Q was after.

How To Prepare A Planting Bed

Preparing a bed in which to plant can appear at first glance to be a daunting task. If you have researched the topic, you most probably have become at least somewhat familiar with terms and words such as tilling, rototilling, pH, screened top soil, shredded top soil, the chemical method, the non-chemical method, and many more depending mostly upon the depth of your research. All these terms can certainly make this task seem more daunting than it should be in real life.

How To Prepare Your Garden For Winter

There are many people out there who think that once the first freeze comes, their gardening job is done for the year, no more weeding, no more digging, no more top soil, no more compost, and no more watering till next season. Well, I am going to let you in on a little secret – They are dead wrong. If you do the proper work in the fall, you will save yourself a lot of work and a lot of frustration in the coming season.

Tips For Creating A Butterfly Garden

The vast majority of people, as far as I know, find beautiful flowers to have a certain aesthetic value. I personally find it very enjoyable to just sit and watch the flowers grow in a stunning garden. The only unexciting thing about watching a garden, which is perhaps what may be the very detail which I find so relaxing, is the monotony of the whole thing.

How To Plant Flower Bulbs

Flower bulbs are awesome. When I was growing up, I noticed flower bulbs in the top soil, and I was not really sure what to make of them until my father explained to me what they are and how they work. It was difficult for me to grasp as a youngster, since all the other flowers we planted, we actually had to plant as real flowers each and every year.

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