Fall is Prime Time for Planting Perennials, Shrubs and Trees

Roots are the most important feature of any plant. Whether you're breaking up a root ball to transplant a seedling into soil in the spring months, or adding …
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Beginning Gardeners Series - Starting a Compost Pile

Gardeners with extra garden and kitchen waste on their hands often look to composting as a great way to reduce this waste. Plus composting at home provides …
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How to Protect Your Lawn from Doggy Destruction

  No matter how cute your dog is, it has the capability and potential to terrorize your lawn by creating brown spots or digging holes. Proper training can help …
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Beginning Gardeners Series: How to Maintain Your Garden

A Beginner's Guide to Gardening Topic #4: How to Maintain Your Garden How to Maintain your Garden is the final installment of Homestead Gardens’ Beginner’s …
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Beginning Gardeners Series: Easy Plants to Grow

A Beginner's Guide to Gardening Topic #3: Easy Plants to Grow in the Chesapeake Bay Region Welcome back to Homestead Gardens Beginner's Guide to Gardening. In …
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Beginning Gardeners Series #2

A Beginner's Guide to Gardening Topic #2: How to Start a Garden Homestead Gardens Beginner's Guide to Gardening series continues to assist novice gardeners …
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Raised Beds are Perfectfor the Chesapeake Bay Region!

  Raised garden beds provide exceptional drainage and are perfect for soil in close vicinity to water like homes in the Chesapeake Bay region. In addition, …
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When Gene Sumi Speaks, We Listen

  by Rita Calvert Every year both stores of Homestead Gardens feature winter workshops to help us get charged up for planting and growing seasons and just help …
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Most Popular Gardening Topics of 2013

It's the year with 365 brand new days to fill! Bet you never thought of it that way before. You chose if you want the day half (or completely) full or half …
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Holiday Trees for Birds and Gardeners~Grills as Gifts + Special Bonus!

 Homestead Gardens Inspired Holidays by Rita Calvert Did you notice the SPECIAL BONUS? Our discount coupon for Ladies Night December 6 (in both stores) is just …
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Seed Saving From Your Kitchen Garden

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Novice Guide to Seed Saving  As your summer fruits and vegetables get plump-ready to pluck, it’s time to …
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Garden To Glass-Herb and Produce Loaded Drinks

 Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook The sun highlights the gently blowing leaves of tender young herbs in the verdant landscape soon to be …
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