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Freshen Up Your Outdoor Space with Watering, Weeding, and Mulching

  You say that you want to invite some friends over to sit a spell in you garden? And it’s the heat of summer? Before you do, take a look around you garden. Looking kind of sad and worn out? Maybe it is time to freshen up your outdoor space with watering, weeding, and mulching. Our gardens […]

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DIY Water Bottle Wasp Trap

Wasps can be a big nuisance. Some folks can ignore them, but most people jump, dodge or even run at the sight of wasps. You could live with a can of chemical wasp spray in your hand every time you head to the yard or you could hang up some wasp traps. How about a DIY water bottle wasp […]

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Gardening Time Savers

I don’t know about you, but around here, the longer the days, the more things we put on our gardening “to do” list. This is the time of year when those winter ideas become real projects. I enjoy the planning, planting and landscaping. However, I think you would agree that one can overload the brain […]

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Guidance for gardeners: avoiding injury and discomfort

Sore knees, aching muscles, callused hands, sunburned neck. Sound familiar? As we get older, a fun day of playing in the dirt can lead to pain and discomfort the following day. But when enjoying a day in the yard, we sometimes ignore that little voice in our head that is telling us to take a […]

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Fail-proof Gardening Tips

It’s one thing to buy a few random plants when shopping for other things at Lowe’s or Home Depot. It’s quite another matter when you are planning to plant a new garden. I found a gardening website that I think will be useful to many of us. BloomIQ.com is the name of the site. They have […]

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Secrets for a lush, eco-friendly lawn and landscape

In our area, grass is the common answer to landscaping one’s yard. Not many plants can cover large areas of bare ground so quickly, aside from the weeds. For those of you that are looking to keep that green grass growing for summer fun, here is an article that I found which offers some eco-friendly […]

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Garden season preparation: Ready tools for the growing season

One of the purposes of Gardening On A Dime is to give you economical tips and hints to get you started down the gardening path. Tools are bought, plants are planted, and then what?  Care for those tools is often forgotten as they are laid aside until the next time they are needed. Read these tips and take care of those […]

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Veggin out is so in: Tips for starting your own veggie garden

Are those packs of vegetables at the nursery saying to you… “buy me, grow me”?  Is the high price of red peppers at your grocery making you wish you could grow your own peppers? Are you wanting to get your younger kids outdoors to get them more involved with nature? If so, here are some  tips […]

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Sunday Morning Quote: Flowers Are Medicine For The Soul

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful: they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.” -Luther Burbank A simple quote that says a lot. When we look at flowers, we feel better. But, before anyone comments, let me say that I know we can be so down in the dumps that our eyes see […]

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Growing Italian Delights

If you are new to gardening and have never tried to raise your own Italian foods, give this a try. It’s pretty cool when you get to mix up your harvest into a tasty pasta sauce. (Family Features) – Fresh veggie pizza, spaghetti sauce, and pasta with pesto sauce-sound incredible? You’ll be happy to know […]

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Homemade Organic Rose Food

“I don’t know whether nice people tend to grow roses or growing roses makes people nice.”  – Roland A. Browne     I have been searching for natural methods to care for our rose bush. Not really a bush. It’s a Don Juan climbing rose. I’m looking because I feel a bit guilty for how I have […]

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Top 2011 gardening trends: gardening with a purpose takes root

A lot of  gardeners have been doing the following for years. It’s good to see more folks re-thinking their approach to managing their little pieces of earth. (ARA) – Put on your garden gloves and join in the fun because “gardening with a purpose” is taking root. The purpose may be to grow your own […]