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The ultimate guide to caring for evergreen trees

Evergreen trees are a classic staple for any landscape worth its salt. They are, well, evergreen. These trees offer plenty of benefits – from providing a sound barrier to acting as protection from the harsh winds in winter. Their sweet-smelling fragrance is among the freshest smells found it nature that will never get old. Finally, […]

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Winter Gardening Tips- Best Winter Crops

Yes, winter is coming, but that does not mean that you can not grow your own crops. Well, of course, you can not grow anything that comes to your mind, but there are some plants that will tolerate even those cooler temperatures that winter brings. So, what are the crops that thrive the most during […]

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Indoor Garden Ideas For Beginners

You don’t have a patio? Your home is too small? Your budget is too tight? Stop making excuses. Believe it or not, starting an indoor garden is not that hard. In fact, it can be as simple as gardening outdoors. All indoor plants ask for is water, nutrients, and light. If you add a little […]

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Gardening On A Dime

If you think that gardening requires significant resources, that’s actually not the case. If you put just a little more thought into everything, gardening on a dime is definitely possible.

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Tips for creating a low-allergen garden

Low-allergen Gardens Who can understand allergies better than the one attempting to write next to an open window, sneezing, wiping her runny nose and squinting through swollen, watery eyes? I have accepted medications as the only way to soothe and subdue my allergic reactions. However, I’ve been reading a lot on this topic. I’m confident […]

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Summer sustainability: Simple ways to make your backyard more eco-friendly

(BPT) – The green movement is thriving, with homeowners across the country looking for ways to make their properties more eco-friendly. During the summer months, turn your attention outdoors by choosing smart landscape projects that provide ample opportunity to make spaces look great and also support Mother Nature. Not sure where to start? Here are […]

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Getting a Christmas Cactus to Bloom on Time

Contributing author, Sophia Perry describes how getting a Christmas Cactus to bloom on time can be done by following a few simple steps. If you’re a big fan of the Christmas Cactus, you probably want to know how to make it bloom just in time for holidays. These succulent plants create beautiful flowers that emerge […]

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Backyard Flooding Solutions

Contributing writer Matt Lee has some good backyard flooding solutions that might help during those times when the rain doesn’t seem to stop. Flooding is a problematic occurrence. The rainy seasons can come with torrential downpours and powerful winds which will put a damper on your landscape investment. Homeowners are likely to focus more on the […]

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5 Design Ideas for Small Gardens

If it is spacious enough to keep few plants, big enough to give a lovely view from your living room, and huge enough to make sitting, then your garden is not small, in fact, it is perfect. Treating it right is all you need to do and you can add a ‘WOW’ factor in it. […]

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Tricks for Cleaning Your Koi Pond

Many gardeners like to have small koi ponds. Here are some great tips and tricks for cleaning a koi pond.

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Organic Ways To Protect Your Garden From Pests

The fight between gardeners and pests is a long one. While there are many effective ways to deal with pests, many of them have adverse effects on the environment. As gardeners we have a keen interest in nurturing the environment – that’s the whole point. Going organic with your pest control makes sense. But is […]

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Backyard Pond And Water Feature Ideas

I’ve been sending emails back and forth with some folks about different ideas for backyard pond and water feature ideas. The result is this very nice guest post. Enjoy!  Inspiration: Backyard Pond/Water Feature Ideas By Tim Smith There’s good reason why people seek out the ocean, rivers and lakes: the flowing water is just simply […]