How And When To Prune Raspberries And Blackberries

How And When To Prune Raspberries And Blackberries
Unpruned raspberry bushes won’t yield more berries and can lead to problems and even early die out of the raspberry bushes. Pruning raspberry plants does more than just keep your plants under control. Raspberries can be prone to disease and pruning inhibits the spread of disease throughout your patch. To insure that light and air... 
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11 Best Composting Tips To Create A Perfect Compost

11 Best Composting Tips To Create A Perfect Compost
Composting is certainly by far the main way to naturally enrich your soil and every gardener must do it. So here are 11 best composting tips that will make composting easier. Just add water. If your compost is not broken, add water until the consistency is similar to that of a moist wrung-out sponge. Shred... 
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How To Grow Your Own Cutting Garden

How To Grow Your Own Cutting Garden
It’s such a delight to see flowers blooming in the garden, it’s often hard to cut them to bring indoors. That’s the beauty of a designated cutting garden. Find an out of the way sunny spot in your yard, somewhere that guests won’t notice, and fill it with plants that are grown to be cut.... 
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How To Repair Winter Damage On Cedar Trees

How To Repair Winter Damage On Cedar Trees
Are you seeing dead needles appear on the outer edges of your cedars? This could be symptomatic of winter damage to cedars. Instead of pruning in spring, fertilize the trees with landscape tree food, then apply liquid feeder to the foliage daily during April and May. At some point in June, evaluate any winter damage... 
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How To Harden Off Plants Outdoors

How To Harden Off Plants Outdoors
Young, pampered seedlings that were grown either indoors or in a greenhouse will need a period to adjust and acclimate to outdoor conditions, prior to planting in the garden. This transition period is called “hardening off”. Hardening off gradually exposes the tender plants to wind, sun and rain and toughens them up by thickening the... 
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How And When To Feed Camellias Successfully

How And When To Feed Camellias Successfully
Camellias are popular and beautiful flowers but as all the plants, they need fertilizing. Make sure the soil is moist because you never want to fertilize a dry plant because it could stress it out. Dig a trench around the perimeter of the plant about 1/4 of the way in from the drip line. Make... 
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How To Grow The Earliest Spring Bulbs, Snowdrops

How To Grow The Earliest Spring Bulbs, Snowdrops
In cold climates, snowdrops (Galanthus) are often the first flowers to bloom – and a welcome sight they are. Their tiny, drooping flowers and grass-like foliage give the plant the appearance of delicacy, but snowdrops are hardy plants, often poking up and blooming despite the snow remaining on the ground. Snowdrops may take a while... 
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How To Grow Your Own Moss Outside

How To Grow Your Own Moss Outside
Moss looks wonderful in the garden, especially on rocks and rock walls. It gives any garden a sense of age and weight. How can you grow it yourself? Mosses like moisture, shade and generally prefer an acidic soil (5.0 – 6.0). Partial to full shade is essential. The easiest way to get a patch of... 
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