Tag: Gardening

Posted on 05/15/2022
Plants that repel bugs: Natural pest control for your garden
There are few greater pest control solutions than a garden full of plants that repel bugs - naturally. Many plants like mosquito-warding citronella grass have scents or other features that bugs can’t stand, encouraging them to give your garden a wide berth. Not only can these plants keep you more comfortable, they can help protect your other plants...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
The Best Low-Maintenance Groundcover Plants for Your Landscaping Project
If you’re searching to replace your lawn or simply fill in an empty space in your garden, there are many groundcover plants you can choose from. Some produce flowers while others have attractive foliage, but regardless of expressions you can benefit from planting something in the space to keep out opportunistic weeds. However, it’s important to consider how...
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Posted on 10/31/2021
3 Flower Garden Styles to Inspire Your Own Design
Designing a beautiful flower garden takes both planning and creativity. Choosing the right combination and arrangement of flowering plants might seem like a lot of work, but it will offer huge returns both in personal enjoyment and home value. With so many design possibilities, it’s hard to know where to begin unless you have a plan in mind....
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Posted on 10/17/2021
The Pros & Cons of Container Planting Your Victory Garden
For those who wish to plant a victory garden, container planting might be the best option. Many vegetables and other edible plants grow successfully in containers and may give you the flexibility you need. However, there are some disadvantages to consider, especially when deciding between container gardening or planting directly into the ground. Here we’ll go over some...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
A Beginner's Guide to Potting Mix
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay With the amount of different soil options available, it’s hard for houseplant beginners to know what’s best. While many plants can thrive in almost any environment, soil included, others have specific requirements. Here we will go over the differences between the most commonly used potting mixes to help you make the best decisions...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
What Is Native Gardening?
Photo by Larisa Koshkina via PixabayRestoring native habitat to our surroundings is like pressing the "refresh" button on biodiversity. Homeowners who embrace native gardening are making big contributions to healthy landscapes, which is great for maintaining the native ecosystems. Making a Difference—Beautifully Native plants are the greenery that would grow in certain areas with or without human intervention....
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Save Space & Money With These DIY Patio Garden Ideas
Having a small outdoor space doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the benefits of nature. Even for small porches and patios there are some clever garden solutions that will let you grow and care for the plants you love. The best part is that many of these same solutions can be DIY with the right tools and know-how. Here...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Why You Should Build a Rain Garden & How to Get Started
Photo by InspiredImages via Pixabay Typically made in shallow depressions in the landscape, rain gardens are a great way to beautify your yard and give back to the environment. Since they contain native grasses and perennial flowers, these gardens do not have to cost much — and they are easy to build on your own. To get started,...
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