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How to Care for Hostas in the Fall

Woman planting hosta bush plant on flower bed, using shovel tools, spring gardening.

Hostas are popular perennial plants that are incredibly versatile. Their stunning foliage provides a perfect backdrop for other plants and they’re often used for ground cover and borders. But, they can also stand alone as a focal point! These shade-loving plants are low-maintenance, requiring little attention throughout their growing season. In the fall, however, it’s …

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How to Transition Your Plants Indoors for Winter

Houseplant inside on the windowsill during winter time

Leaving temperature-sensitive plants outside during winter can cause irreversible damage and premature death. With that in mind, it’s essential to winterize many plants by bringing them indoors during colder months.  You can’t mimic the ideal outdoor environment for healthy growth, but if you fail to provide your plants with the ideal indoor growing conditions, they might throw …

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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Use Landscape Fabric

Caucasian Men Planting New Plants Inside His Backyard Garden Close Up. Weed Control Fabric Covered Soil.

While landscape fabric is beneficial when used as a row cover or beneath gravel gardens, it isn’t the best thing to secure to the ground of your garden beds. When applying to garden beds, the idea is that landscape fabric controls weeds, maintains soil moisture by reducing evaporation, and offers erosion control. While it’s a …

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How to Care for Your Rose Bush in the Fall

Shelter roses for the winter. Frost protection for garden plants. Autumn garden work. Gloved hands

As one of the most popular flowers, roses are elegant and beautiful additions to home gardens. While old garden rose bush varieties are hardy and can over-winter well, modern roses will need additional care before the cold winter months. Follow these tips to ensure your rose bushes spring back to life after winter! Materials Needed …

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Why Fall is an Important Time to Clean your Gutters

Cleaning the rain gutter during autumn, horizontal

One of the great things about fall is the changing leaves. The colors are so pretty to look at, but they can also be a warning sign that it’s time to clean your gutters. If you don’t keep your gutters clear, all those leaves and other debris can cause some big problems, such as flooding, …

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