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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How And When To Prune Roses Right

How And When To Prune Roses Right
While there is a great deal of disagreement among rose experts regarding how and when to prune roses, it is generally agreed that it is better to make a good effort at pruning roses than to let them grow rampant. Pruning roses is good because it encourages new growth and bloom, removes dead wood, improves... 
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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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10 Tips To Get Your Garden Ready For Spring

10 Tips To Get Your Garden Ready For Spring
See what’s missing. Are there areas where you need screening because you suddenly you notice the air conditioning unit that looks horrible? Add trellises, tuteurs, and supports if you need some. Help your hardscape. Get sand to fill the cracks on a brick path or add stone edging if you want some. Plant shrubs and... 
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23 Gardening Tips For Colder And Warmer Regions In February

23 Gardening Tips For Colder And Warmer Regions In February
Here are some regional tips for gardening in February. However since February weather is so unpredictable, you’ll have to use some judgement. Warmer regions: watch out for cold snaps and be ready to protect tender plants. Start to rejuvenate annual flower beds; keep watering, unless there are restrictions. Propagate some new plants from cuttings, continue... 
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How To Use Cinnamon In Your Garden

How To Use Cinnamon In Your Garden
Cinnamon can be used to help root cuttings, to prevent fungus from killing small seedlings and even for keeping pests away from your home. If you have a problem with ants in your home or greenhouse, cinnamon is a good deterrent. Ants don’t like to walk where cinnamon powder lays, so summer ant problems will... 
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How To Grow And When To Harvest Turnips

How To Grow And When To Harvest Turnips
Turnips are a versatile crop. Like beets, they can be grown for greens or for the bulb. They grow fairly quickly, maturing in about 2 months, so you can get more than one harvest in a season. However the bulbs form best in cool weather, around 60 F., so early spring and fall crops are... 
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3 Hardwood Cutting Methods For Propagation

3 Hardwood Cutting Methods For Propagation
Not every plant is a candidate for the hardwood-cutting method of propagation. The ones that do qualify are mostly deciduous trees or shrubs that go through a period of dormancy before pushing significant new growth. Here are several methods to cut them and get good results. Roll the branches in plastic, place the roll in... 
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How To Treat Winter Damage On Yews

How To Treat Winter Damage On Yews
Winter’s chill can harm many types of trees, including yews. Contrary to what you might think, winter injury to yews doesn’t generally follow an extremely cold winter. This winter injury occurs after extreme temperature fluctuations rather than prolonged cold weather. Browning of yews may be caused by many other factors as well. Yew winter damage... 
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How And When To Prune Which Garden Plants

How And When To Prune Which Garden Plants
Most plants benefit from some sort of regular pruning and maintenance. The trick is in know when to prune what. A great many flowering and fruiting plants prefer to be pruned while they are dormant, in late winter through early spring. Some, like spring blooming trees and shrubs, will start setting new buds as soon... 
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