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8 Common Container Gardening Mistakes

purple flowers in container garden

Container gardens are a saving grace for those with a green thumb and limited space. That being said, container gardens adorn balconies, patios, and windowsills big and small. They’re a fun way to supercharge any area that needs a bit of foliage. And let’s be honest, all areas need a bit of foliage. For best …

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How To Make Your Own Soil Sifter Box

gardeners sifting soil

You’re forgiven if the act of sifting something makes you think of baking. But did you know that sifting is something experienced gardeners do, too? Removing rocks, debris, and large clumps of soil by hand can be a very time-consuming process. This is why professional landscapers use electric sifters to make short work of the …

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How To Make an Indoor Compost Bin

indoor compost bin

Indoor compost bins are a great way to reduce your impact on the environment and save you money. By composting your food scraps and other organic materials, you can create a nutrient-rich soil amendment that will help your garden flourish. Composting also reduces the amount of methane gas that is released into the atmosphere. It …

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13 Sloping Garden Ideas On A Budget

garden on a slope

Not every home comes with a perfectly flat and level yard, but a gorgeous garden doesn’t necessarily mean a flat one. A sloping garden offers plenty of creative opportunities to design a unique space without breaking the bank, and some of the most beautiful landscaping ideas come from embracing the natural slopes and hills of …

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How To Get Your Hedges in Shape

Hedge Trimming

Shapely hedges have been a hallmark of the elegantly manicured landscape for generations. There are many scenes in popular culture of the eccentric billionaire with animal-shaped hedges punctuating a moat encircling their mansion. Fiction aside, a neatly shaped hedge brings instant sophistication to any outdoor area. Whether you choose to go for the simple, clean …

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