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Leave Your Leaves Alone!

Stop! Wait before you rake those leaves this year. It is now officially fall here where I live and the leaves are starting to tumble down to the ground. However, I don’t do much raking, despite being an avid gardener. This year, do what I do – let your mower do the hard work for you [...]

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Make Your Own Mulch

Tired of buying overpriced bags of mulch, only to find that a few bags won’t cover the entire area you need? STOP. Just stop. Quit buying mulch and start making your own mulch at home. Homemade mulch is easy to make and is much healthier for your plants and garden than the store bought mess [...]

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Houseplant TLC: Feeding Your Houseplants & More

Houseplants are great because they don’t require tons of expert care, lots of fancy gardening equipment, or too much fuss. Houseplants help us decorate our homes, infuse our indoor air with healthy oxygen, and are just nice ways to bring a touch of the outdoors inside. Even still, your houseplants need some routine care and [...]

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Grow Garlic This Year

Garlic is one of my favorite things to grow in the garden. It’s easy to grow, requires little maintenance, and rewards you with delicious flavor for months on end after its harvest. Garlic is also wildly versatile – the delicious taste gives it many culinary uses and it’s medicinal properties can’t be missed either. You [...]

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September Gardening Chores

Fall is coming! Depending on where you live, September can still feel like summer, or it can have a dramatic cool down. Either way, there is plenty of gardening chores to be done. 1.  Plant something for fall. Like colorful mums. A pot of fall mums on the porch with a few pumpkins makes any [...]

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Frugal Fall Gardening

The first warm days of spring are now long gone, and the “dog days” heat of summer is starting to wane a bit. By late summer and early autumn, many gardeners have “thrown in the trowel” and are ready to relax a bit. That’s a shame, really. Because fall can be a great time for garden [...]

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End of Summer Garden Clean Up

As the end of the summer growing season comes to a close, you may want to complete a few chores so you’ll be ready to go when spring rolls around again. That is, unless you are growing a fall garden! Harvest what’s left in the garden…to the very last drop. Don’t let it go to [...]

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Fall Gardens – What to grow?

It seems a bit crazy to talk about fall gardening when summer is at it’s hottest, but nevertheless, it’s the right time to get planning and even planting for your fall garden. In most areas, fall gardens will need to be started in late July through August to allow the seeds plenty of time to [...]

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