Category Archives for Gardening

High Desert Gardening: Fruit and Nuts Can Be Rewarding

The High Desert climate can produce fruit so good it’s memorable: What you need to know about chill-hours, Southwest Injury, variety, planting, irrigation. “That just might be the best peach (or pear, or plum) I’ve ever eaten!” Many high-desert residents can bring to mind specific times they’ve heard or made that statement, and they’ll recognize […]

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Wasp

How to Get Rid of Unwanted Wasp Nests

Discovering a wasp nest in or around your home is the last thing you want over summer. However, getting rid of it is relatively simple. Wasps seldom get a good press, not least because their stings can be painful and in some extreme cases may induce an anaphylactic shock. Because of this the discovery of […]

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Square Foot Gardening

Square Foot Gardening: How to Grow More in Less

Mel Bartholomew radically changed the gardening world when he developed and demonstrated the concept of square foot gardening. In the 1970s a man by the name of Mel Bartholomew radically changed the thought processes of gardeners all across the country when he developed and demonstrated the concept of square foot gardening. The principle behind square […]

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How and When to Reseed or Over-seed Your Lawn

How and When to Reseed or Overseed Your Lawn

Maintain a healthy lawn by reseeding at the right time of year and with the right type of grass, depending on the region in which you live. Grass seed is divided into two broad categories: cold-weather region and warm-weather region. Cold weather regions, or northern regions, are subject to deep freezes and heavy snowfall throughout […]

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Garden Maintenance at Easter: Lawns and General Tasks

Eastertime for gardeners is a time to prepare for the summer. Repairing winter damage and starting lawn maintenance are two key tasks. Planning changes to the garden, pruning shrubs, and preparing the lawn are all essential tasks for the gardener wishing to make the most of the summer. Experienced gardeners will have already done some […]

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Elk-Proof

Elk-Proof Fence for Yard and Garden

This double-fence design keeps elk out of yards and gardens. It’s simple, well designed, environmentally friendly, long-lasting, and attractive. Most elk fencing, used in states like Alaska, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and throughout the Southwest, measures 7-8 feet tall. Past experience stipulated that “going to greater heights” was the best way to elk- and deer-proof […]

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How to make a rain chain

How to Make a Simple Rain Chain

Rain chains are a wonderful way to manage water run-off from the home. They are easy to make and beautiful addition to any garden. For a more pleasing alternative to the traditional unsightly drain spouts, try a rain chain. Rain chains, called kusari-doi in Japanese, are decorative garden accessories designed to divert water run-off from […]

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how to choose the right fertilizer

How to Choose the Right Fertilizer for Lawns and Plants

The brands of fertilizer available are often overwhelming. Information about what works best is often flawed. Knowledge yields the best results. Centipede is a popular grass especially in the southeastern U.S. It is low-maintenance, reasonably shade-tolerant, and makes a lush, attractive lawn when given proper care. When it comes to fertilizing many people tend to […]

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How to Grow a Glorious Garden

How to Grow a Glorious Garden

Surround your patio with easy beds of lush and vibrant Supertunia and Phlox ‘Intensia’. – Proven Winners Plants, with permission. Having gorgeous, fragrant blooms in your yard is easier than you think. Now is the perfect time of year to enjoy a new flower garden and, with a little effort, the results will bring pleasure […]

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How to Stop Slugs from Damaging Your Garden

Slugs are a common garden pest that can prove to be a major risk to young plants. This article aims to help you reduce the number of slugs in your garden. Slugs are one of the biggest threats to your garden when you have young plants. Usually slugs like to eat dead vegetation but they’re […]

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