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10 Tasks to Protect and Prepare Your Garden This December

Winter may not be the most inspiring time of the year for us gardeners, there still is plenty to in the garden. Your garden requires year round attention, albeit less in winter than in the warmer months. Taking care of these winter garden chores will ensure your garden will look the best … Read more

How to Winterize The Lawn

If you want a perfect looking lawn around your house, it requires more work than just mowing it once a week. A lawn needs year round attention, not only in spring and summer. Even though it’s not much work, winterizing the lawn will level up the look of your lawn next spring … Read more

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How to Get Rid of Leaves without Raking

It is understandable that some gardeners dread the arrival of fall / autumn, as their yards will be covered in a thick blanket of leaves again. The though of having to rake all that off the lawn would drive the most enthusiastic gardener insane. But you’re in luck. Many people before you … Read more

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Mulch Your Garden In The Fall: Pros and Cons

Most gardeners understand the many benefits of mulching. Besides providing nutrients and a healthy eco system, it protects the plants roots from the bitter cold of winter. Other benefits include retaining soil moisture, protect soil from eroding, and preventing weeds from growing. Mulching can be done in any time of year, in … Read more

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How to Compost Fallen Leaves

Depending on the trees around and on your property, each fall your garden is likely to be flooded with leaves. After cleaning them all up and looking at the big piles of leaves, you’re likely wondering what to do with them, or how to compost fallen leaves. Why not build a composting … Read more

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How to Winterize Your Palm Trees

If you love to grow palm trees in your garden but you’re in a part of the world that gets frost during winter, you will have to take extra precautions to make sure that the cold temperatures will not damage or worse, kill your beautiful palm trees. Here are 4 methods to … Read more

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Top 10 Insect Repelling Plants

Few things are worse than a bunch of buzzing and biting mosquitos ruining those beautiful serene summer nights. The prevalence of mosquitos can be drastically reduced by planting certain insect repelling plants. Here are 10 examples of insect repelling plants that will reduce the amount of insects annoying you. Select a handful … Read more

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Chainsaw Stuck in Tree? Here’s How to Get it Out

Getting your chainsaw stuck in a tree can and will happen to most people who use a chainsaw from time to time. The first time this happens to you, you might panic and not know how to get it unstuck. When you get more experienced you will know how to prevent your … Read more

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How to Winterize Your Lawn Mower

Most people store their lawn mowers during the winter months and then only take them out once spring approaches. The lawn mower has a small engine fitted inside, so if it’s stored in one position for a long period of time, it may require a bit of maintenance before it can be … Read more