Tips for better soil quality

Is your grass looking a little sparse, garden not growing, or vegetable yields lower than expected? If so, poor soil quality might be to blame.
Having rich soil is critical to the healthy growth …

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Tips for growing and maintaining beautiful crapemyrtle

Crapemyrtle produces vivid flowers in a variety of colors, making it a favorite for numerous landscaping purposes. In Maryland and surrounding regions, it can be grown alone as a shrub or small tree, and when …

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How to keep your garden alive during a hot spell

The dog days of summer can get mighty toasty, and just as your garden is starting to thrive, the heat can cause those lovely leaves to wilt, or worse, get leaf scorch. You invest a …

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Collect rainwater to save money

collecting rainwater

Money may not grow on trees, but if you have a rain barrel, it sure does fall from the sky!
Collecting rainwater is a smart idea for many reasons. First, it cuts down on …

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Vines 101: Tips to make your garden grow up, down and all around

Varied and vivacious, vines are a wonderful addition to garden spaces. But before you add them to your landscape, you should do a little research to ensure your projects turn out beautifully.
There are …

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Tips for attracting butterflies to your garden

It’s a simple pleasure to see butterflies bobble and float through the air before landing gently on a flower in your yard. If you’d like to attract more of these colorful critters, consider designing a …

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Try vertical gardening to brighten up small, dreary spaces

For those with the smallest outdoor space, it can be hard to see the possibilities to cultivate green and growing things. But even walls, tall fences and small patios can be beautified by nature’s touch. …

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All About Monarchs

 
Where do monarchs lay their eggs?
The butterfly lay their eggs on the underside of the leaves of the milkweed plant. If there is no milkweed, there can be no monarchs.

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Great ground-cover choices for your landscape needs

ground cover in garden bed

Those spaces between patio pavers. The area where the driveway ends and the landscaping begins. That backyard corner where the ground is too gravelly for much to grow.
Spaces that are too inhospitable for grass …

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Ideas for gardening with upcycled or repurposed objects

antique bed turned garden

Gorgeous gardening doesn’t require a big budget. In fact, when you upcycle objects and materials in fresh ways, you not only save money, you make your garden unique and more eco-friendly.
Check out these …

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4 tips to get kids involved in the garden

gardening with kids

Want to raise your kids as happy, veggie-loving individuals? Dig up a patch of earth in your backyard and let them help with their own garden plot!
When kids are actively involved in their …

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Common houseplant fertilizers: Which is best for me?

The fertilizer aisle at a garden center can seem daunting: there are so many options from which to choose! How do you know which fertilizer is best for your houseplant?
Below the experts at …

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3 stunning spring plants to brighten up your garden

Want to brighten your garden or landscape for spring? Look no further. These stunning beauties will add splashes of lavish color throughout your yard so you can enjoy a bounty of hues morning, noon and …

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Growing plants in low light

You’ve heard plants make a great addition to virtually any space, and you’re ready to make your purchase. The only problem is your space (whether indoors or out) doesn’t get much light, and you’re wondering …

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Tips for a small but fruitful garden

You might not have the biggest space for your garden, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of it. In fact, there are plenty of design ideas to help transform your small outdoor …

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Grow a vegetable garden for spring

There are a lot of good reasons to start your own vegetable garden. It’s fun, it’s rewarding and you don’t need much to get your garden up and running. If you want your garden to …

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Seasonal planning: Get your seed schedule down

Spring is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start your garden. The best way to do this is to figure out whether you’re going to plant starter seeds indoors and then transfer …

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2017: The year of the fern

With spring comes greenery, and nothing is more in style than a fern. The luscious leaves and pleasing look of the fern make them the houseplant of 2017. Not only do ferns offer a rich, …

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Pollinators need homes too: How you can help support healthy garden ecosystems

Having a lot of bugs in your garden may sound like a bad thing, but these little critters are often necessary for your garden to prosper. In fact, many bugs are pollinators, making them key …

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Orchids mean love: Consider giving this beautiful plant for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. This year, instead of getting your loved one cut flowers that will begin to wilt in a few days, why not get a plant that will continue to …

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