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What To Do In Your Yard & Garden This November (Late Fall)

What To Do In Your Yard & Garden This November (Late Fall)

A trusty leaf rake is my constant companion this month. No matter how often I've said to myself after raking up an area "This looks great! I'm glad I'm done with that," I'm never done. The wind will see to that. More leaves blow in from all directions and find their way into every nook, cranny, and crevice. If I
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What To Do In Your Yard & Garden This September (Early Fall)

What To Do In Your Yard & Garden This September (Early Fall)

The (mostly) cooler weather and clear skies of September are a welcome change from summer's intense heat. Although there'll still be warm days to come, I enjoy relaxing on the porch in the cool of the morning, so I can take in the beautiful backlighting cast by the fall sunshine.
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What’s The Best Way to Weed Your Garden?

What’s The Best Way to Weed Your Garden?

Sometimes gardening can feel like one long war against the weeds. And even though it can sap your morale, you can't stop fighting. If you let the weeds outflank you, they'll steal nutrients from your soil, crowd out your plants and even
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How to Leave Town and Not Kill Your Plants

How to Leave Town and Not Kill Your Plants

As I was getting ready to go out of town this week for ten days, I ticked off the last few items on my travel checklist: Sunscreen, Boarding pass, Fill wine bottles with water. Filling those wine bottles was one of the most important gardening tasks
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Mulch: How to Choose The Best One

Mulch: How to Choose The Best One

With color choices like red, brown, and black, and materials like wood, stone, and rubber, how can you choose the right mulch for your garden without getting overwhelmed? All you have to do is follow three simple steps. These three steps
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Every week I send out gardening advice, tips, and in-depth articles.