What Perennials to Trim and How


Those in warm climates can treat fall, and sometimes even winter, as supplemental growing seasons. But for those who experience hard winters, fall is a great time to get a head start on garden clean-up. We hear a lot about four seasons of interest in the garden, but this rarely applies to perennial plants. Many perennial plants can turn ugly as the temperatures drop.

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Testing the Soil Health of Your Lawn

Winter Lawn Maintenance

Soil is the most important component of any landscape. Keeping soil healthy will make it easier for you to maintain beautiful plants or a green, full lawn. An extremely important part of protecting and restoring your lawn and plants is by maintaining healthy soils and improving disturbed or compacted soils so that they can efficiently absorb storm water.

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Preparing Your Landscape for Winter


With winter just around the corner, fall landscaping chores are your last chance to prepare your landscape for the cold weather, and to protect that curb appeal you’ve worked so hard to create. Neglecting your landscape can increase the risk of damage caused by seasonal changes. So grab your tools and get ready to mulch, prune and plant before its too late.

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Recognizing Plant Stress


Once in a while when plants look debilitated or seem to be under assault by insects, the symptoms are really a sign that the plant is being pushed by natural components. Here are some normal symptoms of plant stress and the conditions that cause them.

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Basics Of Mulching


Making use of mulch in the landscape is by simply no means rocket science, but it calls for sticking to a few basics and a little common sense. Mulch may seem like the almost all innocuous thing in the world, but when used effectively, it can help your garden thrive and provide the environmental benefits for both the gardener in addition to your soil.

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Perks of Healthy Soil For A Healthy Garden


In different areas and climates around the world, people are blessed with perfect soil, however a good chunk of us garden in soil that is not so perfect. If your soil has too much clay in it, is too sandy, too stony, or too acidic, don’t worry. Turning a poor soil into a plant friendly soil is not a difficult task once you understand the components of a healthy soil.

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