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How To Prune Your Fiddle-leaf Fig

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While fiddle-leaf fig plants (Ficus lyrata) are notoriously difficult to care for, it is incredibly rewarding to successfully grow full and healthy plants. With the right care, your plant’s large, lyre-shaped leaves can reach new heights, adding a luxurious feel to your home, not to mention plenty of greenery. As with many plants, pruning fiddle-leaf …

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How To Prune Common Evergreens To Look Beautiful All Year

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Pruning evergreens regularly can help keep your plants healthy and beautiful. Cutting away dead branches and overgrowth is not only a way to keep them kept, but a good prevention measure for disease. Pruning distressed parts of the plant can help it bounce back, providing strength for new growth. But in order to ensure you …

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When and How to Cut Back Your Butterfly Bush

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The butterfly bush is one of the most popular flowering shrubs around. It’s hard to resist its beautiful blooms that draw in butterflies and other pollinators. However, it’s no secret that butterfly bushes can grow a little out of control. If your bush is starting to look a smidge too thick and unmanageable, it might …

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7 Plants You Should Always Prune in Winter

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Pruning is a great way to improve your plant’s health by cutting off dead, diseased, or weak branches or stems. Unfortunately, one of the most common gardening mistakes is not knowing when to prune your plants. But before you sharpen your pruning shears, know that plants, whether young or mature, living indoors or outdoors, require …

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When and How to Cut Back Ornamental Grass

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Ornamental grasses add unique texture and shape to your garden, whether you place them carefully around an entryway or use them to fill in empty space in your garden beds. These grasses are also perfect for providing shade and privacy, especially when planted around wide open spaces or near windows and doors. Plus, perennial grasses …

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Should You Cut Back Peonies in the Fall?

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Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting, chances are you’ve planted peonies. These beautiful flowers come in shades of pink, white, and red, with blooms that last for about a week. Pruning your peonies will help them grow healthy and strong for years. But, should you cut them back in the fall? Keep reading …

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