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The Basics of Pruning

Pruning is an essential gardening task that can lead to growth of spectacular flowers, blooms, foliage and fruit. Properly pruning allows for the growth of healthy, vibrant trees, plants, and shrubs season‐after‐season. While pruning may seem like a daunting task, once you’re armed with the right pruning tools, the correct methods for the plants in your yard, as well as the right timing, it’s as easy as any other gardening task, and one that will bring incredible results to your yard. In this article, you’ll learn the basics of pruning, different pruning tools, and when and how to prune some of the most common plants in your yard.

The Rules of Weed Warfare

No one wants weeds.  But weed seeds are found in most garden and lawn soils, and will grow given the chance.  There are many steps that can be taken to naturally prevent weeds from growing, however there are times when herbicides and chemicals are needed to banish weeds for good.  In this article, we'll explore the do's and don'ts of weed warfare using chemicals.

The Lowdown on Lawn Mowing

Just like there are optimal conditions for which your grass will grow and be its healthiest, there are also optimum conditions in which you should mow.  If you're growing a carpet of green this season, lawn mowing is an inevitable task.  In this article we'll dive into everything you need to know about mowing to ensure your lawn is the envy of the neighborhood.

Companion Planting for Vegetable Gardens

Some plants get along particularly well with other plants.  Companion planting in your vegetable garden makes the most of these beneficial pairings.  In this article, we'll explore ways you can help reduce pests, increase yields, and improve soil health with companion planting.

How to Choose the Best Nozzle

A great hose nozzle is a must-have item for every yard.  Whether you're watering the flowers, washing the car, or doing some spring cleaning, the right nozzle can make all the difference in getting the job done right!  With dozens of different nozzle styles, features, and options, it's important (and easy!) to choose the right one for the right task.

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The Basics of Pruning

Pruning is an essential gardening task that can lead to growth of spectacular flowers, blooms, foliage and fruit. Properly pruning allows for the growth of healthy, vibrant trees, plants, and shrubs season‐after‐season. While pruning may seem like a daunting task, once you’re armed with the right pruning tools, the correct methods for the plants in your yard, as well as the right timing, it’s as easy as any other gardening task, and one that will bring incredible results to your yard. In this article, you’ll learn the basics of pruning, different pruning tools, and when and how to prune some of the most common plants in your yard.

Lawn Care Tips for First Time Gardeners

If you're new to lawn care, it can seem daunting.  Whether you've just become a homeowner for the first time, or recently scaled up to a larger property with more lawn, looking after and growing the lawn of your dreams is an easy task with just a bit of basic knowledge.

How to Water Your Lawn

Watering your lawn sufficiently is one of the most crucial tasks during the hot summer's months.  For a thick, lush carpet of green, there are a few simple steps and tips to remember to keep your lawn looking its best.  In this article, we'll explore the most common practices of watering your lawn.

Benefits of Compost Tea

Compost tea is a nutrient-dense additive many organic gardeners put on their plants for better growth.  Other names for compost tea are slurries, compost seepage, and amended extracts. It is not the liquid that seeps from the compost pile, which is called leachate.  In this article, we'll explore that various types of compost teas.

Growing a Bee Friendly Garden

Honey bees, which are responsible for pollinating most of the plants we eat, are dying in record numbers.  Scientists and researchers have been speaking out with greater and great alarm as the American bee population has declined nearly 60% over the past 40 years.  In this article, learn some simple steps you can take to grow a bee friendly garden this season.

The Rules of Weed Warfare

No one wants weeds.  But weed seeds are found in most garden and lawn soils, and will grow given the chance.  There are many steps that can be taken to naturally prevent weeds from growing, however there are times when herbicides and chemicals are needed to banish weeds for good.  In this article, we'll explore the do's and don'ts of weed warfare using chemicals.

The Lowdown on Lawn Mowing

Just like there are optimal conditions for which your grass will grow and be its healthiest, there are also optimum conditions in which you should mow.  If you're growing a carpet of green this season, lawn mowing is an inevitable task.  In this article we'll dive into everything you need to know about mowing to ensure your lawn is the envy of the neighborhood.

Companion Planting for Vegetable Gardens

Some plants get along particularly well with other plants.  Companion planting in your vegetable garden makes the most of these beneficial pairings.  In this article, we'll explore ways you can help reduce pests, increase yields, and improve soil health with companion planting.

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