How to Speed Up Composting

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Compost is a valuable addition to any garden, but an unbalanced and untended compost pile is like a stew left simmering on low heat. It takes a long time to finish, and even with patience, the texture will still be pretty chunky. While you can make compost slowly — throwing yard waste and kitchen waste in a … Read more

14 Fast Growing Flowers That Bloom Quickly

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It’s no secret that gardening requires a lot of patience, but did you know that there are certain flowers that can bloom in a shorter time? If you’re impatient or missed the planting season, caring for fast growing flowers can be more practical. They are great for DIY arrangements. Plus, they make your garden beam … Read more

The Best Grass Seed For Georgia Lawns

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There’s nothing quite like the lush feeling of healthy green grass between your toes. Whether you’re looking to create a fun backyard for your kids to play in or striving for a bright green front yard for the local lawn competition, achieving healthy grass is a landscaping goal for most homeowners.  But Georgia micro-climates can … Read more

The Best Grass Seed For Florida

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When you’re buying grass seed in Florida, there’s no simple list of which seeds are best for the entire state. The problem is that Florida has a wide range of temperature conditions, particularly in winter. Thankfully, we don’t have to go through every single climate zone to determine the best grass seed for Florida. Instead, … Read more

The Best Grass For Shaded Areas In Your Yard

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Everyone wants a beautifully thick, green, and uniform lawn. But, not every property makes it easy to grow and maintain grass.  Trees, plants, and other obstacles can cast a shadow over parts of your lawn, limiting the sunlight that your grass needs to survive. And, while simple maintenance like trimming branches and plants can help … Read more

The Best Grass For Texas – The Complete Guide

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Everything is bigger and better in Texas, right? The hats, the ranches, the sky—but what about the lawns? Growing beautiful, lush grass can present unique challenges in the hot, dry Texas climate.  Depending on where in the state you live, the temperature can range up to 40˚ Fahrenheit between the northern- and southernmost points of … Read more

How to Overseed a Lawn – The Simple Guide

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Everyone wants a thick, green, and healthy lawn. It’s the perfect way to show-off to neighbors, a great place for a picnic, and a safe place for children to land if they fall in the yard. However, if you want a lawn that turns neighbors green with envy, you need the knowledge and knowhow to … Read more

16 Fast Growing Vegetables To Plant Now

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Regardless of the season, it’s never a bad time to try out your green thumb. While growing flowers and house plants is rewarding in its own way, growing your own vegetables will provide you with a satisfying fruit (or rather, vegetable) for your labor. You can even grow vegetables for a variety of reasons: Grow … Read more

Composting Yard Waste – Recycle in Your Garden!

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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 fertilizer or compost works fine, … Read more

The 12 Best Ground Cover Plants For Slopes

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Landscaping for slopes can be very tricky. It might also be tricky for homeowners to mow sloped areas of their yard. That could explain why most of them opt not to add grass to a slope. So the question is: what will be a better option for ground cover? We’ll be taking a look at … Read more

Electric Vs Gas Lawn Mower – Which Is Best?

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It wasn’t all that long ago when the only choosing a mower simply consisted of deciding which brand of gas mower to go for. Sure, electric mowers existed, but they were pretty much useless and a bit of a gimmick. Not so any more! Technology has come a long way in the past 10 years … Read more

Choosing The Best Grass For Southern California

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You’ve got the grill. You’ve got the lawn games. You’ve got the drinks with the colorful umbrellas. The only thing that’s missing is the lush, green lawn to enjoy that life on. Sand can be great at the beach, but being able to feel grass between your toes at home is just as important. In … Read more

How To Fix Dead Grass – Is It Dead Or Dormant?

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Whether you’ve had an intensely hot summer, left on vacation for a few weeks, or had a pet leave spots on your lawn, nobody likes to see yellowed or brown killed grass on their lawn. Your home’s curb appeal can tell a story to guests and neighbors, so it’s important to keep your lawn in … Read more

How To Loosen Compacted Soil And Improve Your Lawn

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Compacted soil is the slow-moving freight train accident of lawn problems. It doesn’t happen all at once, but it just gradually chugs along, spreading toxic chemicals around the train tracks and causing traffic snarls for miles around. Oh, wait. That’s a freight train accident. Compacted soil might not be quite that bad, but it’s still … Read more

10 Ways to Water Plants While on Vacation

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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 and your vegetables are prize-worthy. … Read more

How To Get Rid Of Dandelions From Your Lawn

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To many people, dandelions are a pretty yellow flower that turns into a fun toy for the kids to play with when they go to seed. But to those of us that spend hours and hours looking after our lawns, dandelions are horrible weeds break up that lovely green uniformity and should be removed at … Read more

17 Ways to Get Rid of Weeds in Your Lawn

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A beautiful lawn is truly a work of art that takes a lot of work to achieve. After all the hours you spent spreading seeds, watering the grass, and cuttingmore in it in the dead of summer you deserve a spotless, perfectly lush lawn. Unfortunately, weeds have other plans for your yard. Are you sick … Read more

Cutworms – How To Identify And Get Rid Of Them

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One of my worst gardening experiences entailed going out to what had been a healthy, vibrant garden, only to find those healthy plants literally cut through and lying on the ground. For the home gardener and the farmer alike, pests are one of the biggest impediments to healthy plants and high yields. There are countless … Read more

The Complete Guide To Mondo Grass

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Mondo Grass is an incredibly resilient type of plant that is both tough and durable. It will stand up to everything from shade to deer – all it needs is to survive is moisture. You’ll find that you maintaining this plant is quite easy and it doesn’t take a lot of effort to keep it … Read more

How To Get Rid Of Grubs

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Grub worms eat the roots of your lawn or yard. If left untreated, they will become adult beetles and will feast on your plants’ leaves. To treat grub worms in the garden, homeowners usually apply a readily available commercial grub killer to their lawn. So, when you have grubs in your lawn or garden can … Read more