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How to Use Perlite Vs Vermiculite In Soil

pouring vermiculite from a factory package into a pot of soil to prepare a mixed soil for seed germination in the spring, adding granules to improve potting soil for seedlings at home

Soil covers the Earth, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. Maintaining healthy soil involves continuous effort because various factors, including environmental and human activity, weaken its ability to replenish itself. Many people use perlite and vermiculite to restore soil structure and mineral content for healthy plant growth and productive gardening. Read on to …

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Best Time to Start Your Perennial Garden

Flowers - Hollyhocks blooming in Perennial garden

Perennials are flowers, vegetables, herbs, and shrubs that survive more than two years. While the plants die back in the winter, the roots survive underground, and foliage will emerge once the weather warms up again. Because of this, they require an established root system to endure the cool weather. With this knowledge, you may wonder, when …

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8 Alternatives To Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers

Man using electric powered leaf blower to blow autumn leaves from grass lawn. Landscape worker clearing fall leaves from residential yard.

Fall is the perfect time to bring out the leaf blower for a tidier garden in the quickest time possible. Raking has always been the traditional way of getting debris out of your garden and backyard, but let’s face it — it’s tedious! A leaf blower is a powerful and time-saving piece of equipment, allowing you …

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When and How To Add Compost To Perennial Garden Beds

Compost, organic materials that can be added to soil to help plants grow

With the right time, care, attention, and resources, your perennial garden beds can thrive for years to come. And what’s one of the most important factors for growing healthy, lush, blooming plants? Soil health! Unfortunately, as time goes on, soil may compact, lose nutrients, and even change pH. With all that said, there is a …

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6 Ways to Keep Squirrels Out of Potted Plants

Curious red squirrel peeking behind the tree trunk

Are you fed up with torn-up plants, missing crops, and dirt strewn across your patio or yard by those furry rodents? Squirrels may be cute and cuddly-looking creatures, but they can also be pesky vermin when it comes to your garden. Without the proper precautions, your potted herbs and flowers could become susceptible to a …

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6 Perennial Companion Plants for Roses

Rose Garden Path

Roses are beautiful, hardy, and easy-to-grow plants, so no wonder that many writers include them in their poems. Blooming with bright delicate flowers between spring and fall, gardeners from all over the world adore them. For the best results when planting roses, provide them with well-draining soil, full sun, and a companion plant. Companion plants will help your …

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