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Five Ways to Prevent Weeds

September 30 2010 Don’t let weeds take over your garden again this year. With five easy steps, you’ll be able to kill invasive weeds and prevent them from taking over your garden. 1. Defend your garden against weeds by laying down a weed cloth or a plastic weed barrier, suggests www.associatedcontent.com’s expert Kathryn Nichols. … read more

For Spectacular Color, Try the Crapemyrtle

September 30 2010 Among the hardiest of flowering shrubs and trees, the crapemyrtle is a staple of sunny gardens, but don’t discount it because it’s common.  There are many reasons why crapemyrtles are popular. Crapemyrtles come in all sizes and shapes, from dwarf varieties small enough for hanging baskets 10” to 12”, to … read more

Aerate Your Lawn

July 31 2010 To keep your lawn looking great, consider aerating. A lawn that is heavily used for touch football or fetch can become compacted, which negatively impacts your soil. Aerating is a simple process that gives the soil in your lawn some much needed breathing room. Cleanairgardening.com says it best, “Compacted soil … read more

The Prettiest Low-Care Flowers to Plant Right Now

June 30 2010 Which flowers are prettiest is certainly a matter of taste, but some flowers come in so many colors and sizes that anyone can appreciate them.  And if they’re low-maintenance, that’s all the better! To choose pretty, low-care flowers, decide where in your garden they will grow best – in full … read more

Garden Plants Can Also Repel Bugs That Bite

June 30 2010 Chemical insect repellants are so 2009. They can be smelly, harmful and ineffective.  You can do less harm to yourself, the environment and your garden by repelling biting, stinging insects the old-fashioned way – with plants. Cats are the only ones who like catnip – this tried-and-true plant is also … read more

Use Companion Planting To Attract Good Bugs

May 31 2010 Something small and wriggly is creeping in your garden, intent on eating every part of your flowers and vegetables. The destructive aphid is a small insect that rapidly reproduces many times a year.  With an estimated 1,350 species in the U.S. alone, aphids can be found munching on various parts … read more

Cutting Edgers

May 31 2010 To really set your lawn apart you will want to give the borders around your yard a crisp edge with a tool meant for the job. An edger helps keep your grass from spilling onto the curb, sidewalk or driveway, as well as into flower beds. Edging allows for a … read more