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Weeds, weeds, weeds — the bane of a gardener's existence. And they aren’t just a spring and summer annoyance. Learn how to control weeds that germinate in the fall to keep them out of your garden come spring.
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The last thing you want to do is break a sweat when maintaining your summer garden. Here are some quick, almost effortless tricks that will make you look like you spent hours gardening.
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What gardeners do in the early spring landscape will have a big impact on the rest of the season. Here is a comprehensive guide to help you start your garden on the right path this spring.
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If you grow vegetables or garden organically, you'll want to learn how organic Preen Vegetable Garden Weed Preventer can keep your garden free of weeds for up to four weeks per application.
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Designed to capture roof runoff of stormwater, rain barrels are a popular, cost-saving alternative to gardening with public water.  These 50 to 60 gallon barrels can be purchased or, with some handiness, built with relatively little investment.
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In this video, we show you how easy it is to have a weed free garden.  We’ll show you how to prevent weeds from growing in the first place.  That’s dealing with weeds the easy way, the Preen way.
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Why pull or kill weeds when you can prevent weeds with Preen? Preen garden weed preventers stop weeds when they're seeds. Here's the short course on getting the jump on weeds.
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Mulch is a first line of defense against weeds. Together, mulch and Preen provide a one-two punch against weeds. Learn how to combine mulch and Preen to stop weeds when they're seeds.
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Pruning is an important and necessary task both for the health and appearance of most woody plants. Many gardeners are reluctant to cut into a healthy tree or shrub, fearful that improper technique will harm or even kill it. Neglect, though, can be worse than incorrect pruning.
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At winter's end, gardening can seem more like a sprint than a marathon. There’s much to be done as the days lengthen and temperatures rise. But by separating the 'must-do ASAP' chores from those that can wait until later in the season, you can enjoy your garden now.
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Most gardeners know about the two main ways to start seeds: either plant them directly into the soil, or start them early indoors to and transplant later. Much less familiar is “winter sowing” – starting seeds early outdoors with just enough protection to allow germination.
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With fall clean up comes a natural urge to prune the shrubs. But cutting back shrubs this of year might do more harm than good.
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At the end of summer, we give little thought to keeping the plants watered. Yet several deep soakings in fall will help trees, shrubs and perennials survive winter and flourish next spring.
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Some gardening habits can be wasteful. Here are ten tips to keep your landscape looking great with the help from mother nature.
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Tips for efficient water use to maximize food production in vegetable gardens.
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Mulched trees, shrubs and beds of annuals and perennials have an eye-pleasing, finished look, but the benefits go much deeper than the surface.
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The best method for controlling weeds organically is with a weed preventer to keep them from sprouting in the first place.
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Save a bundle on plants this season by taking a crack at starting your own seeds inside
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There are three things you should do in the landscape this fall, even if you don't do anything else.
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Northern gardeners can extend the fall vegetable garden with a few blankets or sheets. In the south, gardeners can continue planting seeds for lettuce, spinach, snow peas and cole crops, such as broccoli and Brussels sprouts.
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Each year, emergency rooms treat tens of thousands of injuries caused by power mowers. More than 9,000 involve children under 18. Here are some tips and information about landscape safety.
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Summer heat can take a toll on annuals and perennials, especially if we've been conserving water or forgot to fertilize. Here are some tips to rejuvenate your plants.
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In the heat of summer, supplemental watering may be needed for vegetable and flower beds or the lawn. Here are some landscaping ideas and conservation tips.
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Hot, dry summers can be hard on plants. Be a water-wise gardener with these three heat-tolerant plants.
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In many areas of the upper Midwest, West and Eastern U.S., gardeners have been struggling with drier than normal summers.
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Fall is the ideal time to clean-up the beds and prep them for winter. Removing plant debris exposes the soil surface to sun and cold terperatures, which help destroy any insects or diseases that may spend the winter harbored in leaves or fallen fruit.
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Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and many other spring flowers get their start as bulbs planted in the fall - for enjoyment next year.
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Although they show up in the spring lawn, dandelions and several other perennial broadleaf weeds are best treated in the fall.
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Ice melt products make the sidewalk, driveway and porch steps safe in bad weather, but some may be deadly to landscape plants or damaging to concrete.
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Getting ready to hit the road? Here are some simple steps to take to make sure you don't come home to a jungle of plants and a garden of weeds.
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Each fall, Mother Nature provides us with the perfect ingredient for compost, a.k.a. a gardener's black gold.
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One of the easiest ways to get new plants is to divide the ones you already have.
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If you don't have any bulbs to plant, perennials to divide or new beds to landscape, the only chore left is fall cleanup.
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