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5 Tips for Urban Gardening

No backyard? No problem! Use these urban gardening tips to add greenery to even the smallest porch, patio or balcony. 1. Grow Your Plants in Containers Even if you have a backyard, you might not have enough room for a garden. Growing plants in containers and hanging baskets is the perfect solution …

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5 of the Best Annuals for Container Gardening

Container gardening is a great way to exercise your green thumb if you only have a deck or balcony for growing plants. These pretty annuals thrive in planter pots, making them perfect candidates for your container garden. 1. Thunbergia (Black-Eyed Susan Vine) Commonly known as Black-eyed Susan vine, this annual …

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6 Tricks to Grow Your Best Vegetable Garden

Did last year’s crop of home-grown vegetables disappoint? From plant selection to pest management, we’ve got six tricks that will help you grow your best vegetable garden ever. Find a Sunny, Open Site for Your Vegetable Garden Locate your vegetable garden in a sunny, open site as far away as possible from …

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How to Grow Successful Seedlings

If you’re going to grow vegetables indoors in fall, winter and early spring, you’ll be starting your own plants from seeds. For successful sowing, remember these pointers, which are also valuable if you’re starting transplants for your outdoor gardens. Start Small To help keep space requirements down, look for miniature …

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9 Tips to Levelling Your Lawn

If you want the lush, beautiful lawn of your dreams, it’s crucial to catch lawn problems early and to address them properly. Here’s how to levelling the lawn in nine easy steps. Seamlessly Blend in New Grasses Avoid covering a dead patch with a different variety of grass, which isn’t …

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6 Ways To Design Your Perfect Garden

Got a design for the perfect garden floating around in your head? Follow these six simple steps to make it a reality. Perfect Garden Step 1: Make a Plan The first step to creating a perfect garden that’s both easy to maintain and rewarding is to put some simple design ideas in …

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How to Teach Your Kids to Garden

The key to a successful first garden is to keep it manageable. Begin by growing plants indoorsin plastic containers. Give each child their own, and let them pick a flower or vegetable. When you’re ready to take your skills outside, try a 1½ or three-square-metre plot. (You can always size up …

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How to Make an Indoor Window

Dust off your green thumb and try your hand at winter gardening with these fun and easy windowsill planting tips. 1. Let the Sunshine In Locate your brightest window and add a set of grow lights, if needed. 2. Make a Flat Plan Whether you use flowerpots, a seed-starting box …

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5 Ways to Get a Better Lawn

Keep your grass green, help your lawn stay lush and learn how to keep your mower in top condition with this guide to getting a better, healthier lawn. 1. Try Homemade Lawn Tonics Some “my-grass-is-greener-than-yours” lawn growers achieve great success with homemade lawn tonics made from ordinary items. If you …

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5 Secrets to Maintaining the Perfect Lawn

This summer the lawn doesn’t have to be greener on the other side. With these simple secrets you can create a low-care, golf course-green space in your yard. Build Up the Low Yellow Spots The makers and sellers of pest and fungus treatments would love you to believe that every …

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