Posts in «Gardening» category

You’ll find articles on the most popular gardening topics. Learn how to plant a variety of gardens & maintain them based on the different planting zones across the US.

Top 5 Gardening Tasks to Do Before the First Frost Arrives

When Indian summer fades into fall, it’s time to catch up on late-season gardening to-dos. Some gardening chores should be completed before the first frost arrives. Check out our five-point list of what to do in the garden before the first frost. When will the first frost arrive? The first frost or hard freeze to arrive will depend on where you live. In general, the estimated frost date will be earlier in the northern states, […]

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Transplanting Flowers in Fall – Tips and How-Tos

Fall is the ideal time to transplant spring and summer blooming perennials in the garden. It’s also a good time to divide plants that become crowded. Transplanting flowers is easy when you follow the tips and how-tos below. Plus, you’ll be rewarded with healthy, happy plants next spring. Why should I transplant? You may have garden plants that were once in the shade but are now in full sun. Your plants may be overgrowing the […]

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Fall Tree Care Tips – How to Prep Your Trees for Winter’s Freeze

Autumn is the best time to prepare your trees for the chilly months ahead and to take steps to ensure healthy growth next spring. Pruning dead and diseased branches, mulching, and fertilizing are all essential. Follow our fall tree care how-tos and your trees will be healthy and happy during their long winter’s nap. Why is autumn tree care essential? Trees undergo a certain amount of stress during the hot, summer months. As the weather […]

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All About Planting Spring Blooming Bulbs in Fall

Bright and beautiful tulips, daffodils and hyacinths are welcome cues of spring’s arrival. But to enjoy their lovely blooms, it requires a little planning ahead as spring flowering bulbs should be planted the previous fall. Cool fall weather allows time for the bulbs to winter over, producing cheerful flowers the following spring. Below are hints and how to’s on planting spring blooming bulbs in fall. Spring flowering bulbs can be purchased at garden or home […]

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Top Tips for Creating Fabulous Hanging Planters

Hanging planters add an eye-catching pop of color to a porch, patio, or deck. And a wide variety of flowers, herbs, and greenery are well suited to hanging planters. It’s best to choose plants on the small side. Read on for how-tos and tips for creating beautiful displays for any outdoor living area. Popular Sun-Loving Plants for Hanging Planters – Flowering – Geranium, Lantana, Moss rose, Heliotrope, Licorice vine, Verbena Foliage – Periwinkle, Sweet Potato […]

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Create an Exotic Hideaway with These Tropical Backyard Ideas

Do you dream of a Caribbean vacation, but a staycation seems more in the budget? Create your own at-home oasis by adding tropic-inspired plants, furnishings, and extras to your outdoor living space. Bring on the island vibe with these how-tos for creating a relaxing tropical backyard retreat. Tropical Greenery Palms and other greenery add island ambiance to an outdoor room. And also creates a sense of privacy. Pygmy Date Palm – The graceful wave of […]

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Deadheading Roses and Garden Flowers – Tips and How-tos

Your roses are blooming beautifully, but now a few flowers have faded. You’ve heard of deadheading roses and you’re wondering – why and how? Flowering annuals and perennials such as zinnias, petunias, and geraniums can benefit from deadheading as well. Read on to learn more – Deadheading Defined Deadhead – No, weren’t not talking about a fan of the 70s rock band, the Grateful Dead. Although it’s a fun thought! In simple terms, deadheading is […]

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The Top 4 Invasive Garden Plants to Avoid and to Remove From Your Garden

Some invasive garden plants look perfectly innocent at first – even pretty. But over time, these seemingly harmless invaders can grow into green-leafed monsters. Poised to take over your yard, they can spread fast. For how-tos on identifying and removing invasive plant species, read on – Invasive Plants Defined – Invasive plants are defined as those that spread quickly outside their normal range. A newly introduced invasive species can quickly take over the landscape because […]

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Best Flower Bed Border Ideas for Savvy Home Gardeners

A blooming flower garden is a visual treat for gardeners and visitors alike. But how neat and orderly you keep your garden is essential, too. Flowers that bob in the path of lawn mowers risk karate chop – no fun for you, or the flowers. Save the blooms with these handy flower bed border ideas. Garden edging separates your lawn and walkway from your flowers and landscape plants. Garden edging – whether found or manufactured […]

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Harvesting Herbs: How-tos for Home Gardeners

Harvesting herbs is a home gardener’s joy. It’s a much-anticipated occasion – a time when weeks of planting, weeding, and watering produce healthy, fragrant herbs to delight the senses and the dinner table.  Read on for hints and tips on harvesting and storing the fruits (and veggies) of your labor. Harvesting Garden Herbs What You’ll Need: Garden gloves All-purpose garden scissors A basket or container to hold cut herbs Instructions: First, make sure your herbs […]

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