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Garden Tips

Garden Tips
  • 10236.jpg Planting a Rain Garden

    (Family Features) Storm water runoff can be a big problem during heavy thunderstorms. As the water rushes across roofs and driveways, it picks up oil and other pollutants

    April 18, 2011 1 Photo

  • 10158.jpg What's Eating My Potatoes?

    (Family Features) - Potatoes are a fun crop to grow, especially when it comes time to dig for those buried treasures. Unfortunately, there are numerous pests that are also fond of potatoes. Here are the most common and what to do about them.

    April 15, 2011 1 Photo

  • 10021.jpg Pruning a Shrub Rose

     Many a gardener has stood before a favorite rose shrub with pruners in hand, hesitant to make the first cut. Thorns aside, it can be downright intimidating to cozy up to a shrub rose to try to direct its future growth and flowering.

    April 14, 2011 1 Photo

  • 10507.jpg Using Organic Fertilizers


    (Family Features) Building up the fertility of the soil is one of the most important aspects of gardening.

    April 12, 2011 1 Photo

  • 10560.jpg How to Grow a Tomato

    (Family Features) Tomatoes are far and away the most popular vegetable grown by home gardeners. Who can resist the vast array of sizes, shapes, colors, and flavors of hybrid and heirloom tomato varieties?

    April 11, 2011 1 Photo

  • 10507.jpg Using Organic Fertilizers

    (Family Features) Building up the fertility of the soil is one of the most important aspects of gardening. Synthetic fertilizers are manufactured products, while organic fertilizers are derived from plants, animals, or naturally occurring minerals. While both can go through a manufacturing process, there are advantages to using an organic fertilizer that's in a form close to its natural source.

    April 8, 2011 1 Photo

  • 10408.jpg Lawn Mower Care

    Regular lawn mower maintenance is vital to keeping this tool running well. These tips from the experts at TruGreen will help you take care of the workhorse of lawn care.

    April 6, 2011 1 Photo

  • 10545.jpg Gardening Time Savers

    (Family Features) Taking the DIY approach to lawn and garden care has many advantages, such as saving money and offering some fresh air and exercise, but sometimes it can turn into a timely endeavor. By the time you round up tools and supplies, figure out a plan of action and get working, you could easily lose half of your day to lawn care.

    April 5, 2011 1 Photo

  • 10561.jpg Gardening With Charlie

    Now that the vegetable garden is all planted, not only are your seeded squash, cucumbers, lettuces, beans and carrots coming up, so are the weeds.

    April 1, 2011 1 Photo

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