Summer

Grow Your Own Grilling Herbs

There’s nothing that tastes more like summer than anything grilled – from a prime cut steak to a juicy chicken breast to all your favorite burgers, bratwurst, and garden veggies. But to bring out the fullest flavor of a grilled menu, you need the very best herbs. Why not grow your own herbs for the […]

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Fourth of July Porch Pots

A porch pot can be a beautiful accent to any entryway, and with a bit of patriotic flair, you can easily style a Fourth of July porch pot as a decorative highlight for all your summer festivities. By carefully designing the pot and the plants it showcases, it can burst into festive glory just in […]

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Grow a Calming Container Garden

The soothing benefits of gardening are well known, but you don’t have to have extensive acreage, a large yard, or even any plot of your own to find those benefits. No matter where you live, how much time you have, or how green your thumb may be, you can grow a calming container garden to […]

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Best Scents for a Mindful Garden

Gardening is an immersive, sensory experience. You see the rich colors of the flowers, foliage, and produce you grow, and hear the bees buzzing, birds singing, and wind rustling whenever you work in the garden. You feel the grains of dirt beneath your fingers with planting and weeding, and feel all the textures of your […]

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Working With Your Sandy Soil

Sandy soil may seem like a gardener’s nightmare, but in many coastal areas and desert regions, this loose, well-draining soil is common and widespread. Fortunately, working with your sandy soil doesn’t have to be hopeless. With the right preparation, plant selection, and care, even the sandiest soil can still be nourishing for your landscape and […]

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Know What You’re Eating – Grow It Yourself

With growing concerns over the increased use of chemical pesticides, genetically modified plants, unsafe food handling, and other potentially hazardous agricultural conditions, it can be hard to know what you’re eating when you buy your produce at a large grocery store. If you grow your own herbs, fruits, and vegetables, however, it is much easier […]

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Inorganic Mulches: Are They Right for You?

Mulch is an essential part of any garden or landscape, and an inorganic mulch can be a good option if it meets your gardening needs. But what is an inorganic mulch, and is it right for you and your garden? What Is Inorganic Mulch? By definition, organic materials, including mulches, are derived from living matter, […]

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Great Gifts for Dad

Is your dad a hands-in-the-dirt, let’s-get-sweaty, these-weeds-will-never-win gardener? Whether he gardens with a fierce passion, calculates his harvest, or just enjoys this hands-on hobby, there are many great gifts for Dad to help him enjoy every moment he spends tilling, planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting. Garden Center Gifts for Dad Garden centers have a full […]

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Starting Up With Succulents

Succulents are charming plants and can be a great addition to your household jungle. Learning more about these popular plants can help you give them the best growing environment so they are sure to thrive and show off their unique foliage, amazing colors and fascinating structures. What Are Succulents? If you are familiar with aloe, […]

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Light Up Your Landscape

When the sun goes down, your landscape doesn’t need to go dark with it. There are many energy-efficient, attractive options for landscape lighting that can showcase your favorite specimen plants, prized flowerbeds and unique landscaping features even long after dark. Why We Need Light Plants don’t need light 24 hours a day, so why is […]

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