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There is no better time than early spring to prevent crabgrass in your lawn – and best of all – you can stop it naturally with a 100% organic approach! The good news is that you can gain the upper hand on crabgrass. And best of all, you don’t have to resort to harsh chemicals or sprays to do it. Here is a look at how you can tackle crabgrass in your lawn, so you can keep the unsightly weed to a minimum year after year.
Are you tired of purchasing hanging flowering baskets in the spring only to have them fade and die before mid-summer even hits? Well, there is good news! With just a few simple tips, you can keep your hanging baskets blooming all season long. Right into the heat of summer – and into late fall too. With that in mind, here are the four simple secrets to keep your hanging baskets gorgeous all season long.
Are you looking to finally eliminate and kill crabgrass from your lawn, flowerbeds and garden spaces for good – and do it without having to use harsh chemicals? The good news is by simply employing a few of these methods, you can have your lawn free of crabgrass within a few seasons. And even better – keep it that way with ease!
One of the best ways to help offset the ever rising costs of groceries is to grow a vegetable garden – especially if you plan, plant, and grow a garden with canning and preserving in mind! Here is a look at the simple keys to planning your garden now for a great harvest this year!
When it comes to stopping weeds in driveways, walkways, paths and patios, you don’t have to resort to harsh chemicals and sprays to get the upper hand. Here is a look at how to keep your paths clear of weeds naturally, safely, and with ease!
If you are wondering what kind of mulch you should be using in your flowerbeds and gardens, then you are in the right place! Mulch can certainly be a gardener's best friend, but it is important to use the right kind of mulch in the right situation. Here is a look at different types of mulch and the best uses for them, along with mulching mistakes to avoid.
When it comes to using cardboard in the garden, there is definitely a wide range of opinions on whether it’s effective and safe to use – or a danger to your soil and plants. We are here to clear up questions you may have about this topic. Here is a look at the ins and outs of using cardboard in your garden, and whether or not it is an effective & safte strategy.
If you are looking to keep blue jays around your yard, but don't want them disturbing the rest of your backyard bird feeders, then you have come to the right place! Here is a look at simple steps you can take to keep blue jays away from certain bird feeders, but still have them visiting your yard!
If you are tired of the ever rising cost of organic mulches for your garden – it’s time to try your hand at growing your own incredible yet inexpensive garden mulch! Not only is it easy to do, it can provide your vegetable garden with some great organic mulch. All at just a fraction of the cost! Here is a look at the step-by-step method for growing your own garden mulch this year.
Want to save those expensive mums you purchased this fall and keep them alive over winter to grow again next year? Not only is it possible, it just might be easier than you ever imagined! Here is a look at the simple secrets to saving your fading mums this fall for next year!
One of the best ways to grow a highly productive and healthy garden next year is by simply avoiding five of the biggest and most common fall garden mistakes gardeners often make at the end of the growing year. Here is a look at how to close your garden down right this year and set the stage for big success!
When it comes to using stone as a mulch in the landscape successfully, it all comes down to knowing where stone will work well, and where using it may cause more problems than it solves. Here is a look at where stone mulch works best, and where it’s best to still use organic mulches for optimum results!
Looking for the best way to protect your strawberry plants from the harsh, freezing conditions that winter can bring? Whether you grow your strawberries in the garden, raised beds, or in containers or hanging baskets, how you put them to bed this fall can make a huge difference in their healthy, vitality, and productivity next year. Here is an in-depth look at how to properly protect your strawberry plants – no matter how, where, or what variety you grow!
Whether whole, shredded, or mixed in with the grass clippings from your yard, there are a whole slew of amazing uses for leaves in the fall. So before you go bagging and hauling all of those leaves to the curb, here are some of the best ways to turn them into magic for your landscape!
When it comes to creating and maintaining a great lawn, a few simple must-do chores this fall can really set the stage for the turf of your dreams next year! Fall is the perfect time to get your turf looking lush, green and beautiful. The cool autumn weather is ideal for repairing, reconditioning and revitalizing lawns. With that in mind, here are 5 great fall lawn tasks that can not only repair and revitalize your grass, but have it growing better than ever next year!
Winter is just around the corner, and now is the time to get out while the weather is still warm and complete a few must do fall chores in the great outdoors! Here is a look at 6 must do fall chores to help you and your home & landscape prepare for a smooth winter, and an even better spring!
Looking for a simple, inexpensive way to feed and recharge your garden soil this fall for a better garden next year? We have you covered with not just one, but 3 easy, low-cost methods to re-energize your soil! Check out these tips for garden soil that is packed full of growing power!
When it comes to digging up, dividing, and transplanting perennials from your flowerbeds – the fall season is the time for action! Here is a look at how to divide your perennials like a gardening pro this fall with 7 simple secrets.
Fall is one of the most important seasons for vegetable gardening. With just a little bit of effort now, you can build stronger soil and help eliminate future pest and disease issues. Here are 6 simple tasks that you can perform this fall to set your growing space up for an amazingly productive and weed free garden next year and beyond!
As the summer garden season nears its end – one of the biggest dilemmas for gardeners is what to do with their late season tomato plants. Even though the plants may look like the end is near, it doesn’t have to be their final curtain call. In fact, with a few simple tips and tricks, you can actually help your old plants finish strong. And in the process, provide you and your family with a final flush of fresh tomatoes!
Whether you want to kick up your fresh salsa, add a little zing to your chili soup, create amazing hot pepper powder, or create the most beautiful and interesting “blooms” in your flowerbed or garden – the Chinese 5 Color Pepper plant is for you! Have a look at how to grow this beautiful pepper plant that will add so much beauty & interest to your landscape, as well as amazing flavor to many of your homemade dishes.
When it comes to mulching your flowerbeds to stop weeds, it all comes down to avoiding the 4 most common flowerbed mulching mistakes – all of which can lead to more weeds – and even more work trying to continually take care of them! Here is a look at how to avoid four of the most common pitfalls when it comes to mulching your flowerbeds.
Growing your own garlic and onions is a deliciously rewarding experience! And it is easy to do if you take the right steps. Here is a look at how we plant both garlic and onions in the fall, along with a few secrets we’ve learned along the way to growing a bountiful harvest!
Although poison ivy can be dangerous any time of the year (even when completely dormant in the winter), fall is one of the best times to attempt to eradicate it from your landscape – and for a couple of very important reasons. Here is a look at the best ways to rid your property of poison ivy once and for all.
Looking for a way to get more "bloom for your buck" with mums? There are ways to ensure your mums keep their beautiful blooms for as long as possible. So here is a look at 3 simple secrets for keeping your mums and their beautiful blooms around as long as possible this fall.