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How To Prevent Hydrangeas From Cold Injury

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Cold weather tends to affect a hydrangea plant’s ability to bloom, so proper winter protection is crucial. While severe winter weather can do a number on your precious plants, there are plenty of measures you can implement to protect them. With the proper time, tools, and attention, preventing cold injury is incredibly easy! Below, you’ll …

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How to Care for Hostas in the Fall

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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 Protect Fruit Trees From Frost

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If you’ve got fruit trees in your garden, it’s important to properly prepare them for the cool temperatures and frosts of winter. Unprotected fruit trees are vulnerable to frost damage which can affect the health of the tree for years to come. Protecting your fruit trees falls in line with other chores you have do …

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How to Care for New Sod

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Fall is the perfect time to lay new sod, especially if you’re installing cool-season turf grasses. Laying sod in autumn ensures the grass has ample time to grow and develop new roots, and extreme cool or warm temperatures won’t damage it. With that said, it’s crucial to properly care for your new turf so you can …

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How To Grow Zucchini in Pots

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Zucchini is a popular vegetable for home gardeners because it’s easy to grow. With the proper care, you’ll see lengthy vines and plump, mouth-watering fruits. While it’s true that zucchini plants are large, you can grow them in containers. This is perfect if you’re short on space or want to continue growing your plants in …

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How to Care for Your Rose Bush in the Fall

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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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How to Turn Your Home Into a Plant-Filled Haven

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It’s no secret that people spend most of their time inside. So, regardless of the time of year, an indoor garden adds beauty, scent, and mood-lifting magic when you need it most. But it is extra special when the winter doldrums kick in, and your outdoor landscape is withering and fading to gray. If you want to …

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When and How to Harvest Pumpkins

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Soon, pumpkin gardeners everywhere will wait for the perfect moment to harvest those plump pumpkins. Whether they plan to use them for cooking, decoration or carving for Halloween, the time is almost here! For those who did decide to grow pumpkins this year, you probably wonder when it’s the best time to harvest them. Do you cut them …

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