Tag: Gardening

Posted on 09/04/2023
Gardening to Prevent Erosion & Landslides
Landslides are caused by soil erosion and heavy rainfall. If your property has any slopes, it's important to check for signs of erosion so you can avoid the risk of causing a landslide. Here are three ways you can prevent erosion damage and landslides in your own yard: Plant Densely An abundance of deep-rooted vegetation is the best...
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Posted on 04/03/2023
How to Prevent Erosion & Landslides by Gardening on a Slope
Planting anything on an incline might seem like more trouble than it's worth. However, if your yard has any slopes, you could be at risk for soil erosion and landslides. The best way to avoid them is to plant trees, shrubs or other plants on the slope to strengthen the ground. Here are some tips for gardening on...
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Posted on 01/30/2023
Here Are the Best Outdoor Plants to Grow as Houseplants
If you've dreamt of having a lush and colorful garden but don't have the space or climate to support it, consider keeping houseplants instead. There are many varieties of outdoor plants you can grow inside your home as houseplants if you need or prefer. Here are some of the top garden favorites to grow indoors, no matter where...
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Posted on 01/16/2023
Improving your yard drainage
If your yard is full of puddles, soggy soil and waterlogged plants, it’s time to invest in better yard drainage. Depending on the cause and severity of the issue, there are plenty of DIY options you can handle without spending a fortune. Understanding common causes leading to drainage problems and how they affect your yard will go a...
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Posted on 10/31/2022
The best plants for shade gardens
If your yard or garden space doesn’t get much sun during the day, it’s valuable to know the best plants for shade. There are plenty of plant options with colorful flowers and foliage that make perfect additions to a shady garden. Here is a quick guide to some of the best plants for shade gardens: Hosta Hosta is...
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Posted on 10/10/2022
Conserving water: For garden & yard care
One of the best ways to live more sustainably is by conserving water. For garden and yard care, however, this can sometimes be a challenge. It helps to know exactly when, where and how to water your garden with minimal waste - while still keeping your plants healthy and thriving. If you’re interested in ways to conserve water...
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Posted on 08/29/2022
Coconut coir vs peat moss: A basic comparison
If you’re a gardening or houseplant enthusiast, you may have already pondered the choice of coconut coir vs peat moss. Your choice of growing medium can make an enormous difference in the health and success of your plants, so it’s important to understand the benefits and disadvantages of each option. What is coconut coir? Coconut coir, also called...
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Posted on 04/25/2022
Outdoors: Best Shrubs to Plant for a Living Privacy Fence
Property owners and abutters often want to escape into the backyard to take a break. When landscapes are wide open, even the courtesy of saying hello and briefly chatting with neighbors reduces the peaceful enjoyment of the property. Homeowners who do not want to invest thousands of dollars to stare at blank wooden fences can plant shrub rows...
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Posted on 08/23/2021
4 Ways to Care for Your Flower Garden
To have a thriving flower garden, the work doesn’t stop once you’re done planting. All plants, but especially flowering plants, need ongoing attention and maintenance to get the most bountiful blooms and healthy plants. There are several things you can do to care for your flower garden to make sure it looks beautiful all year round. Here are...
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Posted on 07/05/2021
3 Secrets to a Low-Maintenance Front Yard
Not everyone has extra time to spend taking care of their front yard. While outdoor spaces are important, it’s easy to let yard upkeep fall by the wayside. Luckily there are lots of things you can do to make your yard attractive and inviting without spending hours working on it every week. Here are some of the best...
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