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Choosing The Best Plants For Your Garden

Guest writer:  Pamela Kazmierczak Many times we buy plants on impulse then find there is nowhere in the garden that really suits them. Before buying plants carefully examine your garden to see how much sun and shade it gets, whether the soil is well drained or waterlogged and whether your aspect is sheltered or windswept. You’ll then be equipped to go and buy the best plants for your situation; shade-loving plants for the sheltered areas,...

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New uses for old garden tools

When the gardens are dying down and winter is approaching for many of us we find ourselves doing those odd garden chores like sorting through garden tools. I tend to collect old garden tools. You never know when you might need a new handle for you favorite tool or a tool might break. But, many of us have too many tools. If you find yourself in this position you may get inspiration from these useful purposes for old tools: Garden Art! A...

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Sprucing Up The Garden With Artificial Outdoor Plants

The shift to artificial gardens is slowly coming about more prominently. After all, the time required to run a full-scale garden is just out of the question for households tied down with more important things to handle. In addition, required maintenance and expenses won’t be as threatening to gardeners as real plants and flowers. Weathering was once a very real problem to outdoor plants, which made them largely unpopular just decades ago....

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Is Your Garden Ready for Winter?

The success of next year’s garden depends on proper preparation of your vegetable beds this fall. Clearing out dead plants, turning in some nice old compost for soil regeneration, and even planting some early spring crops is the perfect way to ensure the success of next year’s garden. Insect Free: Taking all old leaves and plant debris off of your garden is the best way to prevent insects from overwintering in your garden. Old leaves...

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Effective Gardens Maintenance Can Save Time

Many gardeners get very upset by the large amount of time spent on gardens maintenance, but they should rather work more cleverly than harder. Each season brings its own tasks and this should be done timely. Raking leaves in Autumn is a very good example of this, as gardeners spend days trying to get rid of all the fallen leaves. Your best option is to let the tree drop all of its leaves before you start clearing them up. Rather enjoy the...

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