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How To Take Care of Houseplants

April 17th, 2012

Houseplants are a wonderful way to introduce some flora into your home. However, they may not be as easy to care for as you might think. There's more to it than simply watering them every day, and even doing that can be harmful to certain species. The method of care you use will be largely determined by what plants you own, though there are certainly a few practices you will...

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How To Repot a Cactus

April 16th, 2012

Although cacti are generally regarded as low-maintenance houseplants, they do require a certain amount of care. According to the BBC, it's time to repot a cactus when the roots start to show through the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot - this generally works out to be every two or three years. It's best to repot during the spring, when cacti are actively growing....

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How To Select and Lay Down Turf

April 11th, 2012

Not everyone has time to build a lawn from scratch - it requires a fair amount of work to ensure everything goes off without a problem. However, you can lay down your own turf in no time at all - as long as you prepare your soil and are careful about allowing it to take root, you should be just fine. Here are a few tips for those looking for an easy way to get a pristine lawn....

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How To Move A Shrub

April 10th, 2012

After enough time, what began as a small, young shrub may be starting to overgrow its position. It's important to ensure that your plants have enough room to expand or you may end up stunting their growth. Although moving a shrub may seem like a difficult task, with the help of a friend or family member, you should be able to do it without too much trouble. And, once it's back...

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How To Make Your Garden Safe for Pets and Children

April 4th, 2012

Your garden may very well be your oasis for relaxation, but it can also be an avenue for injury for unsuspecting children and pets. According to the BBC, lawnmower accidents top the list. However, you might be surprised to learn that flower pots come in second. If you're concerned about making your garden as safe as can be, here are a few tips to help ensure that you can enjoy...

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Lawn Care in Early Spring

March 26th, 2012

As the ground begins to thaw from winter's chill, you might wonder what you can do to prepare your lawn for the warmer seasons. According to HGTV, taking stock in early spring can help ensure a beautiful, green yard for the next several months. During the winter, your soil's pH may have shifted, and physical changes in the ground could have altered the composition of your...

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How to Grow Roses

March 14th, 2012

Roses are one of the most popular flowers and they make great arrangements and gifts for family and friends. If you're thinking of growing your own, you should learn about what it takes to care for roses and how to plant them. Here's everything you need to know, according to All-America Rose Selections (AARS) and RoseGardeningGuru.com. Planting Roses like rich soil that is...

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How to Plant a Hedge

March 12th, 2012

Hedges serve a few different purposes in a garden. For you, they can help create a barrier that protects your property from air pollution and dampens sound from the surrounding area. The right hedge can keep your home looking interesting throughout the year with bright bursts of color from berries and flowers. According to the BBC, if you use local plants, you may even find...

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The Benefits of Composting

March 12th, 2012

Many communities are finding it difficult to account for all of their waste, as the spaces needed to store it are becoming more crowded. One-third of all materials taking up space in landfills are made up of organic waste from kitchens and yards, which could do a lot more for the environment as compost. Compost is an easy-to-make fertilizer that works just as well, if not...

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Effective Watering Techniques for Your Garden

March 6th, 2012

If you're relatively new to horticulture, you might think that watering is a simple matter of filling up the can and pouring some on your plants every now and then. As it turns out, the process is a bit more involved. If you'd like to make sure your garden is as healthy as can be and able to withstand any long bouts of dry weather on the horizon, here are some tips, courtesy...

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