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Harvesting Summer Vegetables: Tips and How-tos

This year’s produce garden has been a success, and you have zucchini squash coming out of your ears! Now it’s time to enjoy the fruits (or veggies) of your labor, but how do you know when it’s harvest time? Here we’ll cover when and how to harvest your summer vegetables. When is the best time to start picking vegetables? Here are a few handy picking tips: It’s easy to think the larger a veggie grows, […]

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Common Weeds & How to Eliminate Them

Weeds are an unwelcome guest for any homeowner. And common weeds can disrupt the beauty of a well-maintained garden or lawn. And when there is one weed, new ones are sure to follow. Weeds in the yard compete for the sunlight and nutrients necessary for a healthy, green lawn. Here we’ll cover the most common weeds you may see in your garden and lawn, and offer weed removal and prevention tips. What are the most […]

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July 4th: Prep for Your Summer Celebration

Getting ready to clean your home and yard for your 4th of July party this year? Forget about all the elbow grease that goes into cleaning with Wet & Forget’s easy-to-use products. Keep reading to learn how Wet & Forget can help you spend less time cleaning and more time planning your July 4th party. What outdoor surfaces should I consider cleaning? The Wet & Forget Outdoor product line works on virtually any outdoor surface. […]

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Happy Father’s Day! Give Dad a Helping Hand This Year

If you’re having a hard time thinking of what to get your dad for Father’s Day, look no further! Father’s Day is a time for dads to take the day off, spend time with family, and relax. This year you can help your father by tackling some of the yard work, or even do a few outdoor home improvement projects. Dads work hard, and you can show him your appreciation by lending a hand with […]

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Garden Trellis Ideas, Types, and DIYs for the Home Gardener

Simply put, garden trellises serve as a support for climbing fruits, vegetables, and flowers. But trellises are more than purely functional. They also provide a decorative backdrop for outdoor greenery and when strategically placed, can provide privacy on a patio or deck. Here we’ll cover trellis ideas, plus the trellis types available for purchase at garden retailers and a few DIY options as well. Why use a trellis? A trellis keeps your plants off the […]

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Mother’s Day Gifts from the Garden: 6 Clever DIY Ideas for Containers

Thinking about a gift for Mother’s Day? All moms love handmade gifts so why not craft a DIY garden container and pop in her favorite blooming plants? See below for our curated list of clever DIY container gifts sure to delight a mother, daughter, or a special woman in your life. Build-Your-Own Wooden Wheelbarrow: This handcrafted gardening project from My Outdoor Plans is made of wood, so it’s a bit more challenging to create, but […]

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Top Lucky Bamboo Care Tips & Tricks

Lucky bamboo is an indoor houseplant that brings an exotic, “Far East” feel to your home. Easily thriving in water or potting soil, this hardy plant can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions. Here we’ll cover how to care for lucky bamboo. What is Lucky Bamboo? Lucky bamboo resembles bamboo, but it is actually a member of the dracaena family (dracaena sanderiana). Sometimes called ribbon dracaena, ribbon plant, Chinese water bamboo, or friendship bamboo, […]

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The Best Indoor Flowering Plants to Brighten Up Your Home

Indoor flowering plants bring a bright, cheerful note to a bookshelf, side table, kitchen counter; most any room in your home. If you’re looking for a beautiful bloomer to add a splash of color to your interior, see our suggestions below. Flowering Maple Flowering maple (Abutilon striatum) is a tropical plant that grows indoors to the size of a small shrub or miniature tree. The flowering maple is not related to the maple tree but […]

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A Homeowner’s Guide to Spring Lawn Renovation

A beautiful, lush lawn is the goal of most homeowners. You can create a greener, healthier lawn by encouraging new growth with a spring lawn renovation. Plus, a lawn renovation has many benefits including eliminating weeds that compete for the same turf. Spring is the best time to do a lawn renovation because your grass is just waking up from its winter ‘sleep’ And will be hungry for water and nutrients. Step 1 – Get […]

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Handy Bathroom Shower Caulking Tips and How-Tos

You clean your shower often so why does it still look dingy? Could it be that little space where the floor meets the tile wall? Over time, that thin strip of bright white caulk can start to turn an icky, brownish-yellow color. Follow these shower caulking tips and how-tos and you’ll enjoy a beautifully refreshed, cleaner-looking shower in no time! Why the Discoloration? Caulk is frequently exposed to water and moisture. It’s an ideal place […]

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