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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.

Top 10 Weeds and How to Banish Them

Weeds - the plants every gardener hates.  No matter what we do, it seems these pesky nuisances won't stay away.  In this article, we'll explore the top 10 most common weeds, and how to banish them from you yard.

Planting Your First Vegetable Garden

Ready to get your hands dirty?  Growing your own vegetables is a rewarding hobby that gives access to home-grown food all season long.  In this article, we'll dig into steps and tips to grow your very own, successful vegetable garden.

Organic Gardens 101

Not only are organic fruits and vegetables better for you, sustainable organic gardening is better for the earth, too.  In this article, we'll explore how to begin starting an organic garden in your yard.

Rock Gardens for the Arid Gardener

A rock garden is as creative and unique an endeavor as any vegetable or flower garden.  There are many ways to build and cultivate these gardens, perfect for arid regions.  In this article we'll explore how to build a rock garden for your yard.

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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.

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.

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.

Top 10 Weeds and How to Banish Them

Weeds - the plants every gardener hates.  No matter what we do, it seems these pesky nuisances won't stay away.  In this article, we'll explore the top 10 most common weeds, and how to banish them from you yard.

Planting Your First Vegetable Garden

Ready to get your hands dirty?  Growing your own vegetables is a rewarding hobby that gives access to home-grown food all season long.  In this article, we'll dig into steps and tips to grow your very own, successful vegetable garden.

Organic Gardens 101

Not only are organic fruits and vegetables better for you, sustainable organic gardening is better for the earth, too.  In this article, we'll explore how to begin starting an organic garden in your yard.

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