Gardening

May 19, 2021

Renovate your garden on a budget!

Renovating your garden is tough when you don’t have the funds to do it yourself or hire a professional. If you’re experienced then the main barrier will be sourcing and implementing changes that are financially viable for you. If you aren’t experienced then you also have a knowledge gap that ...

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April 27, 2021

How To Decorate Your Garden

 

Decorating your garden, however big or small, is a fun and worthwhile task. Of course, it often involves some hard, physical work, and it can be very time-consuming. For this reason, it's good to have a plan of attack for your garden! By this, we mean that you ...

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Oct. 2, 2020

Fall Planting Guide

 

Fall is a little bit like a reverse spring. Everything is starting to wind down as winter approaches, and for a lot of gardeners, that’s a sad time. It doesn’t have to be, though; fall can be a time for laying the groundwork for spring plants and creating dazzling ...
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Oct. 29, 2019

Mischief Night

Mischief Night

If you haven’t heard of Mischief Night, it’s possible that you’ve lived in an area where it’s not really celebrated. It’s also possible that you lived in a city such as Detroit, Baltimore or New Jersey where it might have been known by a different name like Devil’s Night, Goosey ...

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Oct. 22, 2019

Pest Extermination Tips

Bees

 

It can’t be overstated just how beneficial bees are to our ecosystem. Bees pollinate an astonishing 80 percent of the world’s plants, including fruits and vegetables that feed up to 90 percent of the world’s population. Certain nuts and beans would likely go completely extinct, as well as fruits ...

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Oct. 17, 2019

Halloween Decor Trends

Halloween Blog

 

Decorating for Halloween is a tradition that many families take part in year after year. As with most traditions, though, the decorating trends that dominate Halloween change from time to time. Giant inflatables and laser light shows were all the rage just a few years ago, but now things ...

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Aug. 23, 2019

Weeds, Wildflowers or Invasive Plants?

 

If you have plants popping up in your yard that you didn’t plant, your first instinct may be that it’s a weed. You very well might be right; after all, what are weeds except for unwanted plants? At the same time, it’s possible that you’ve got wildflowers growing on ...

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Aug. 16, 2019

Outdoor Fireplaces: Your Need to Know Get Started Guide

Adding an outdoor fireplace can be a great way to liven up your backyard or patio area. Not only do outdoor fireplaces provide a unique visual aesthetic, they can also serve a functional purpose. Even though it’s outside in the open air, the heat produced by an outdoor fireplace can ...

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Aug. 8, 2019

August Gardening Tips and To-Do List for Zone 5


August Gardening Tips and To-Do List for Zone 5

 

1. Time to Cut’em Back

Have your berries stopped producing? Are the canes shooting out every which way? It’s time to end the madness.

Once the berry plants stop producing, prune the canes back. Pruning will help them to look ...

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July 10, 2019

5 Ways to Make Gardening Easier



If the idea of getting up early on Saturday morning to commune with your landscape is an idea that you cherish, but don’t dare pursue because of the high level of maintenance required, you may be surprised to find out that a perfect garden doesn’t always require backbreaking labor or ...

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