Garden Tools and Supplies

Weeding Bucket DIY: Simple Solution Makes it Easy to Weed

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The best way to keep your weeds under control is to make weeding easier and more convenient. Here’s all you have to do…Make it a breeze to grab your weeding tools. Yep, it’s that simple! And the best way to do that is to stash a DIY weeding bucket (or two) in your garden right where the weeds are. No more misplaced weeding tools means you’ll save time. And it’ll be easier to weed for a few minutes whenever you spot a few weeds sprouting up between your plants. These buckets have been a game changer for me and my garden, and I know they’ll work for you too!

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Top 21 Free Seed Catalogs in 2024 [Flower + Vegetable Seed Catalogs]

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Nothing helps cure a gardener’s cabin fever like a thick stack of seed catalogs.
As you page through each one, your garden springs to life in your mind’s eye … green shoots poking up through the soil, seedlings soaking up the sun, juicy tomatoes, ripe and ready for backyard dinners. There’s a lot to look forward to in your garden this year, and it all starts with a few good seed catalogs. But how do you know which ones are right for you?

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Rainpoint Sprinkler Timer With WiFi Hub: Honest + Helpful Review

rainpoint 2-zone wi-fi sprinkler timer

Looking for a quality water timer you can control from anywhere with just a few taps on your smartphone or a quick command to Alexa?

In this article, I’ll be reviewing RainPoint’s 2-zone water timer with wifi.

This wireless device has everything you need to control and automate your hose-connected sprinklers: wifi sync, the ability to adjust watering schedules based on local weather conditions, and an intuitive user interface.

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Best Seed Starting Setup: Simple DIY Guide Makes it Easy!

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Every year I get the same questions from gardeners who want to start plants from seed – What’s the best soil to use? What are the best containers for starting seed indoors? What are the best grow lights? And I’m not surprised… If you’ve never started seeds indoors before or had trouble in the past, choosing the best supplies and equipment can feel intimidating. To answer those questions (and more), I’ve created a list of my favorite seed starting essentials that’ll help you get your seedlings off to a good start this year.

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7 Best Books on Growing Fruit Trees Will Change How You Garden

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Fruit trees are an excellent addition to your yard, but growing them can also feel daunting when you’re new to fruit growing.
The good news is you don’t need a large yard to grow fruit…
With some careful planning, you can grow productive fruit trees in even the smallest backyard.
While some fruit trees are low maintenance and easy to grow, others can be more complicated.
So before you grab a shovel and start digging holes, it pays to spend some time learning about the basics of growing fruit trees.

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The 5 Best Pruning Books: Learn to Prune Like a Pro in 2024!

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Pruning is one of the most essential and yet subtle skills for a gardener to master.
Because there’s more to it than cutting off branches that look diseased or dead. Even small mistakes can have big consequences, and you don’t want your garden to look like Charlie Brown’s tree after he goes to town on it with an ax.
So, having a good pruning book (or two) that covers the plants in your garden is essential.

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The Best Lawn Care Books for Growing Great Grass This Year

red lawnmower on a green lawn

Almost every home has a lawn.

And every lawn needs to be maintained.

And you want to grow gorgeous green grass. But how do you do it?

Buy bags of fertilizer?
Spray weed killer?
What about mowing and irrigation?

There’s so much to learn!

And homeowners need trustworthy, helpful information about lawns.

So, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite books that’ll help you grow a healthy, green, and lush lawn.

And I’ve only included the best books on this list.

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11 Best Succulent Books Will Help You Grow Healthy Plants

a suculent plant in a pot sitting on a desk next to a stack of books

We’ve all done it.

You spot a cute succulent at the store. And think to yourself “I have the perfect spot for this at home!” So, you reach down, pick it up, and put it in your cart. 

But after you get it home you wonder things like:

How much water does it need?
Is this room bright enough?
How long will it take for the leaves to fall off or for it to turn into a mushy blob like the last one I bought?

You want this little guy to survive.

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23 Best Vegetable Gardening Books Get You Growing Like a Pro in 2024

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Picture this. You decide to find out more about growing your own food. So, you sit down at your computer. You head over to Amazon, and type in “vegetable gardening books.” As the results load, you close your eyes and sigh. There are too many books to choose from!
You think to yourself, “I don’t really want to read through hundreds of reviews to find the right book. Can’t someone just tell me what the best book is?” Luckily, you landed here (instead of Amazon). So, you won’t have to scroll through countless reviews, hope the books you ordered live up to the hype, or waste time dusting books you never use.

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