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Weed Control – Helping Your Lawn Grow Beautifully

There can be no lawn without weeds.  Weeds are indeed a part and parcel of every lawn. It is left to you to deal with it in the right manner.  Procrastinating weeding can have detrimental ...

Landscaping Your NC Mountain Home

Landscaping is a challenge no matter where you live, but it can be particularly interesting in the mountains of Western North Carolina. So, it's important to have a working knowledge of what will work best ...

How to Grow Professor Sargent Camellias

The Professor Sargent camellia (Camellia japonica Professor Sargent) has bright red flowers. Blooming from late autumn through spring, its beautiful, fragrant blossoms cover shrubs that grow up to 25 feet tall, although 12 to 15 feet tall is more common. Camellias are long-lived shrubs, often living

How to Kill a Red Osier Dogwood

If you saw a red osier dogwood, you might not think that the plant was a member of the dogwood family. This shrub, which is often called the red twig dogwood, is actually a large shrub with multiple stems. Rather than producing the characteristic dogwood flowers, red osier dogwood blooms produce clu

The Essentials of Good Bonsai Soil

The type of soil that you use for growing your maple bonsai tree makes a huge difference. An unhealthy bonsai cannot be styled or designed properly. Growing a bonsai Japanese maple follows the same principles ...

Benefits of Using Lawn Care Services in Orlando

The signature beauty of Orlando, Florida is its verdant lawns and landscapes. Having a beautiful lawn does take work, though. Rather than spending most of your time working on your lawn, hire a lawn care ...

Organic Slug and Snail Control

Slugs and snails can cause much damage to plants. Most snail baits are deadly to pets, wildlife, and people and some methods can cause harm to the soil and plants. I have compiled some ideas which you might find helpful to reduce or eliminate your slug and snail problem while keeping your yard safer

Create a Small 'No - Dig' plot

This method of vegetable gardening is what I prefer. As you might have guessed, it doesn't involve digging. This method is particularly suited to older people or people with physical disabilities. But I just prefer ...

DIY: Bird Houses

Building your own bird houses can be an addictive hobby. Inexperienced woodworkers can make wooden bird houses that your backyard feathered friends will call home. Cedar, teak and redwood are naturally mildew-resistant and will last longer than other types of wood. Natural oil in cedar wood repels

How to Limit the Weeds in Your Lawn

When you create the perfect conditions for growing a green lawn, you are also paving the way for weeds of all shapes and sizes to grow alongside your Bermudas, bluegrasses and fescues, to name a few grass varieties. Fortunately, there are many ways with which to limit weed growth in your lawn. Use W

Metal Roofing – Safety And Securing For Your Home

There are a number of options when it comes to roofing. Metal roofing is one such time tested option. A plethora of choices are available to the homeowners and they can choose the best ones, depending

How To Grow Cantaloupes

Cantaloupes are a tasty an nourishing vegetable. They are easy to grow and make for a refreshing summery snack food.

How to Care for a Basil Plant in a Pot

Basil is an aromatic, flavorful addition to most any herb garden. Basil leaves do not hold up well to freezing, but can be used fresh off the plant, or preserved in cool temperatures or vinegar. Protect basil plants from cold. The leaves will not tolerate temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit wit

Greenhouse staging-why it’s a great idea

A garden is a place for relaxation after a hard weeks work, and to escape from worries and be in complete tranquillity. This is why it's a great idea to always keep your garden looking neat and tidy,

How to Plant Roses Successfully

When you approach the task of planting roses, remember that it can be as simple as you make it and that if you follow easy steps, you are sure to do it just right. Start out by gathering a shovel, a rose bush, compost and strong gloves.

Watering Tomatoes - Do You Know the Right Methods?

You have decided to plant tomatoes in your backyard. Now you would like to know what is the best way of watering. Tomatoes are easy to take care of, provided that you keep a few tips in mind.

Organic Seeds and Straw Bale Gardening

Straw bales can be used with organic seeds and seedlings to create beautiful gardens. Learn more about how to condition them prior to planting for the best results.