Category: Gardening Guides

composting yard waste

Composting Yard Waste – Recycle in Your Garden!

Grass clippings, prunings, and other cut-offs from the lawn or garden are thrown away by most people. This is a huge waste, because all of those things can be reused. You can compost them to recycle the nutrients in your garden, improving your soil without using extra fertilizer. Buying your

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water plants while on vacation

10 Ways to Water Plants While on Vacation

Do you come back from weekend trips to find your plants & garden dying for water? Don’t feel like relying on mother nature or your unreliable neighbor to water your plants while you’re gone? Keep reading to learn how to water plants while on vacation so your succulents stay succulent

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spectracide vs roundup

Spectracide vs Roundup – The Showdown

Weeds are the thorn in the side of most gardeners – you spend hours clearing your beds, and a couple of days later they’ve overtaken again. Perhaps you have a path or a paved patio area that has an annual infiltration from pesky weeds and grass that spread underneath the slabs,

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sun protection for plants

3 Ways To Provide Sun Protection For Plants

Flowers and vegetables obviously need the sun to grow, but in the middle of summer, it is possible to get too much of a good thing. The most common mistake that new gardeners make is to fail to consider; what sun protection do I need for my plants? After all,

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plants for skin care

24 Plants That Keep Your Skin Looking Young

Do you love high-quality skin-care products, but hate the expensive price tag? Do you favor natural remedies over chemical solutions? Perhaps you just want to be more in control of what you put in and on your body? Many top beauty brands boast botanical and plant-based extracts as the principal

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spreading mulch

Properly Mulch Your Garden – Expert Tips

There are many ways your garden can benefit from mulching. Different types of mulch can help the soil conserve water, improve its quality, protect the roots from extreme temperatures and slow down the growth of weeds. On the other hand, decorative mulching adds color and texture to the flower beds

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garden shed

Keep Your Garden Shed Safe from Burglars

It seems, these days, no backyard or garden is complete without a garden shed. As an essential storage solution for homeowners, a garden shed can be used for tidying away everything from bikes to lawnmowers, and from gardening equipment to children’s outdoor toys. They can be used to house other

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