Preparing Plants for Winter: Mulching and Pruning

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01 Pruning Plants 02 Mulching the Yard 03 Protecting Roses for the Winter We can all agree that, once the winter is over, there’s more than enough work to do in the yard. While we don’t mind a little upkeep to get everything started again, what we don’t want is to spend time and money
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Christmas Tree Styling Tips

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When the air chills and snow falls, the countdown to Christmas begins. It’s the same story every year: a shopping list as long as your arm, a hundred cards to send, and a pile of presents to wrap. There’s also the matter of the tree, which will undoubtedly be the same mess of ornaments crammed
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Autumn Lawn Care: Prepping New Growth

01 Aerating 02 Seeding 03 Fall Fertilizer Summer might be gone, but if we want a bright, fresh lawn with new growth next spring, now’s the time to get started. Many people believe that seeding and planting only happens in spring and summer. Truth is, it starts now. After we take care of the basic
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Creating Cut Floral Arrangements with Shrubs and Perennials

From wedding bouquets to dinner table centerpieces, corsages to vases, cut floral arrangements have played an integral role in decor and design for years, and continue to do so, even today. Not only gorgeously elegant, they are simple to create, especially with beautiful shrubs and perennials found in many of our own gardens at home.
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Lasagna Planting Spring Blooming Bulbs

Ever wonder how to create weeks of beautiful blooming color using popular springtime favorites like Tulips, Crocus, and Hyacinth? Use the lasagna pot method to get the most bang out of spring blooming bulbs. Planting bulbs in containers offers a solution to gardeners who lack the space to create a full garden. Spring blooming bulbs can be grown
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Fall Pest Solutions: Moles, Voles, Stink Bugs and More

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01 Moles 02 Voles 03 Mice & Rats 04 Stink Bugs 05 Other Pest Problems Fall brings great color and crisp air, but it also brings plenty of pests closer to home than we’d like. Whether you need to get rid of voles in your yard or clear boxelders off your living room wall, you
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7 Perfect Pumpkin Projects

Pumpkin Projects

From pumpkin pies and lattes to jack-o-lanterns, October is all about pumpkin everywhere we turn. This fun and fantastic gourd isn’t just for the kids, though, and can actually be transformed into many dynamic DIYs that everyone can enjoy! Here are a few of our favorite pumpkin projects to help you make the most of
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Autumn Lawn Care: Clean-Up

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01 Dealing with Fallen Leaves 02 Lawn Mowing 03 Weeding All summer long, we do our best to maintain our lawns to keep them at the top of their game. When the snow comes and goes, though, we find ourselves back to square one with cleanup and seeding once again. Truth is, this doesn’t have
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