5 Tips to Efficiently Water Your Garden

Water is a precious resource, and just like people need water to thrive, so do your plants. While watering plants is essential, there are ways to use the …
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Take Time to Fertilize Now for a Healthy Spring Lawn

After surviving the heat and burning rays of the summer sun, your lawn is probably relishing the excellent growing conditions provided by the fall …
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How To Prepare Your Lawn For Fall Reseeding

Fall is the best time to reseed your lawn because the seeds will have a chance to collect all of the necessary nutrients over the winter for rich growth in the …
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How Gardeners Haul Plants, Mulch, and More

With major spring projects coming up soon, it's a good time to bring up the rarely mentioned but extremely common problem known to all passionate gardeners:  …
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See What's Coming Soon to Garden Centers

January is the perfect time to attend the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS), known as the "Masterpiece of Trade Shows."  It's the public's chance to chat …
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New-Garden Challenges, Part 2: Poor Soil

  In my new garden, bad soil lurks beneath the mulch   Filling up empty space may be the most obvious challenge in creating a new garden, but surely the …
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My Solution to the Dilemma of Garden-Glove Storage

I once collected all my gardening gloves in one place to try to put pairs together and generally sort out the mess.  The result, photo right, included:
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How to Make Pavers for Your Garden

DIYers and bargain-hunters, did you know that for as little as 30 cents each you can make very cool pavers for your garden?   You might have seen expensive …
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Fascinating Seed Companies of Homestead Gardens Now Is the Time!

    Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook  Each of the smaller seed  seed companies (no selling to big box stores) started somewhere and usually …
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Sumi's Picks for Pruning Tools

 
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The Truth about Organic Gardening

These days, everyone's promoting organic gardening and I'm on that bandwagon, too - what's not to love?
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Gifts for Gardeners - That We Really Want

You know all the Christmas gift suggestions we see in gardening magazines this time of year?  Far too often they're new gadgets, the need for which is …
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