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How To Construct A Green Roof

December 3rd, 2012

It seems these days people are trying to go green whenever possible. Whether it's solar water heaters or electric cars, there are a lot of facets of modern life that could be a little more environmentally friendly. If you've been interested in gardening for a long time, you're already doing a lot to help out Mother Earth. But if you'd like to take it one step further, it may...

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The Essentials of Planting and Caring for Tulips

August 22nd, 2012

Worried that you weren't born with a green thumb? Tulips are one of the easiest flowers to plant, so even if you're a novice gardener, you can still achieve a colorful spread! By learning the basics of caring for tulips based on recommendations provided by Tulips.com and Home and Garden Ideas, you'll be ready to get to work. After planting tulips once, your yard will be...

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How to Create a Potted Herb Garden

August 22nd, 2012

Do you love to garden but lack the open space to be able to do so? Not everyone's blessed with an ample backyard to raise vegetables. However, this doesn't mean you have to throw your gardening aspirations down the drain. As they say, where there's a will, there's a way! Why not start by creating a small potted herb garden on your windowsill or patio? According to the BBC,...

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Tips for Successfully Growing Peaches

August 22nd, 2012

While you may enjoy picking out fresh peaches at your local grocery store or farmer's market, you may want to consider using your green thumb to cultivate your own peach trees right in your backyard. Not only will you be able to shrug the costs of buying produce, but the colorful fruit with its blossoming tree will help bring your backyard to life. Here are a few tips for...

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How to Save Money on Lawn Care

August 21st, 2012

When you think of ways to save money around the house, your thoughts may be limited to the interior. After all, most of the money you spend is reflected inside your home, so that's where you can save the most, right? Although you can certainly find a lot of ways to cut down on these costs, have you thought about how much you're putting into maintaining your lawn? If you tend...

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A Quick Primer on Feeding Plants

August 21st, 2012

"Feeding" plants is more than just another way of saying "watering." According to the BBC, most flora needs three nutrients to thrive - nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Nitrogen helps promote leaf growth, phosphorus is good for roots and leaves and potassium is necessary for flowers and fruits. By knowing when to feed your plants, you can ensure that your garden flourishes...

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Growing Broccoli in a Home Garden

June 6th, 2012

Broccoli is one of the most popular vegetables to grow in a garden - not only is it tasty and easy to prepare in a variety of dishes, but it's also quite robust and takes well to many climates quite easily. If you've been thinking about starting a veggie garden and want something that you'll get a lot of use from, broccoli could be the solution. Here are a few things to keep...

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Tips on Planting Potatoes

May 30th, 2012

If you've been gardening for a while, it may be time to introduce a new crop to your collection. How about potatoes? They're relatively easy to care for, and you should have no problem finding plenty of things to do with them once they've grown. After about four or five months, you may find yourself with a bountiful harvest. If you've never planted potatoes before, here are a...

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Picking Flowers for Memorial Day

May 27th, 2012

As much as you may enjoy a nice barbecue this Memorial Day, it's important to never forget the main reason why we celebrate. If you'd like to commemorate our fallen soldiers, one of the simplest ways to do so is by planting the right flowers. When you have a nice bouquet selection assembled, bring it to a nearby cemetery. You may even be able to contact your local historical...

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How To Grow Lentils

May 17th, 2012

If you're trying to prepare more Middle Eastern food, growing your own lentils is a great way to ensure that you always have a popular legume on hand. They are a cool-season crop that can be easily be cultivated as summer rolls in. According to Harvest to Table, as a general rule of thumb, you should plant between four and six lentils per household member. It's a relatively...

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