Imagine…

Always knowing when to
plant, prune, and harvest.

All you need is the right checklist.

GARDENING BASICS

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Gardening 101: This is How to Grow an Amazing Garden

Could this happen to you? You get home after a long day. You step into your backyard and harvest herbs and vegetables for tonight’s dinner. On your way back inside you pick a few flowers, and put them in a vase that brightens up your dinner table. You and your …
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The Best Flowers and Vegetables to Plant This February

It may be hard to believe, but it’s time to start planning this year’s garden! Don’t let February’s gray skies, frigid temperatures, and snow-capped gardens fool you. Spring is just around the corner… So, now’s the time to decide what you want to grow this year. Once you have your garden plan …
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What You Need to Know About Your Microclimate

As a beginning gardener, one of my biggest frustrations was getting things to grow in parts of my yard that were too dry, shady, hot, or windy. Sun, shade, heat, wind, slope, precipitation, and soil type all work together to create microclimates in your yard. Do you struggle to understand …
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October Gardening: What You Need to Do This Month

This month the garden is winding down for most of us. It’s the last chance for a major clean up effort before the weather turns wintery. And depending on how far into October it is when you’re reading this, you may have had a light frost or two, and if you …
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The Best Way To Save Time In Your Vegetable Garden

If you’re new to vegetable gardening, have a limited amount of space, or are tired of sweating in the hot summer sun as you swat mosquitos and pull weeds, square foot gardening is for you. Square foot gardening is a high-yield intensive gardening method that helps you get a lot of …
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Inorganic Mulch: What You Need To Know

Is inorganic mulch ever a better choice than organic mulch? Maybe you need a mulch that doesn’t blow away in high winds, float away in heavy rains, or burn down your house. Newsflash! All organic mulches are flammable. But rock or stone won’t burn. So they’re the best type of …
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