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June 24 2012
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Creating a Window Box Part II: Enhance Your Home

Nothing brightens a drab area or the front of your home like an array of colorful flowers and green plants. Window boxes are a fairly simple and popular way to beautify the outside of your home. In a separate article, we gave you ideas for what to plant in your window box. Miniature roses, pansies, […]

May 23 2012
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Less Leaves – Choosing Trees For Your Yard

Trees are beautiful… and let’s face it—we need them on our planet. We appreciate their beauty and shade but when you see someone’s yard with no trees in it, most likely that’s because they did not want to bother with cleaning up leaves. However, there are trees and shrubs that do not shed their leaves […]

May 03 2012
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What Gives Flowers Their Color?

We take colors for granted. They enrich our world and provide beauty every day.  Colors come from pigments and most flower colors come from the pigments known as anthocyanins.  These are classified as chemicals called flavonoids and result in pink, red, blue and purple coloring in flowers. Oranges and yellows are from a type of […]

April 29 2012
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CREATING A COMPOST HEAP – Fertilizer for a Rich Lawn and Garden

Today’s society more than ever is concerned with being “green”—reusing, recycling, and conserving. The less resources we use the more there will be for future generations. Making a compost heap is a very green thing to do. Rather than buying fertilizers or buying new plants frequently because you haven’t fertilized the plants you have, you […]

April 18 2012
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Fun with Full Sun! Summer Landscaping

With spring upon us, the sun is out, and the flowers are growing. Wondering what to grow in your garden? For summer, you may want to pick plants that can withstand the harsh rays and limited water. For the average human, four to six hours of pure sunlight each day may translate to one heck […]

March 25 2012
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Lawn Grasses

Whether you are planting a new lawn or redoing/improving your current lawn, you will have some choices to make. If you have struggled with your lawn it could be because of the type of grass that you currently have. First we will talk about planting a lawn and then share with you some of the […]

March 15 2012
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Aphid Control

Wikipedia defines aphids as “plant lice, young white flies, green flies and black flies” and names them the most destructive insect pest in temperate regions. They are probably the most common of all the insects you will find in a yard or garden and the problem with them is that their palette is not discerning. […]

Choosing the right Lawn Furniture

So you have landscaped your garden or lawn, and you have probably created a patio area. Now it’s times to add garden furniture or patio furniture. Choosing outdoor furnishings isn’t always easy. Here we share some tips for selecting lawn and garden furniture and decor. The right garden or patio furniture will complement these areas—not […]

February 21 2012
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Lawn Fertilizers – Types and Uses

If you are not happy with your lawn—maybe you have bare patches—your grass is too thin—or you would like to make it greener – try fertilizing. Using fertilizer can address these issues. So you head off to get some fertilizer and then you realize that there are different types: dry fertilizers that are powdery or […]