Recent Posts in Garden Category

  • Four Ways to Make the Front Yard Fun

    October 1, 2016
    Tailgating and fall outdoor party season is here! Enjoy this time of year with friends and family and enjoy the mild fall weather. The front yard is a great place to enjoy the outdoors without having to go far at all, so we’re sharing some ideas for fun yard games to make your party a blast: 1. Outdoor Pictionary/Chalkboard: For the crafty families out there, you can always make a DIY chalkboard ...
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  • Tree of the Month: Elm

    September 21, 2016
    The Tree of the Month for September is the stately elm. As green summer leaves give way to fall colors, keep an eye out for the elm trees’ beautiful golden leaves. If you’re interested in adding this magnificent tree to your yard, learn more about it first. About Elm Trees Elms are adored for their graceful canopies and stately appearance, with branches that spread like fountains. These trees come ...
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  • Dethatch, Aerate, Seed: Bring Your Lawn Back Next Year!

    September 6, 2016
    With summer winding to a close, it’s time to concentrate on lawn recovery to ensure your grass returns with full force next spring. The best methods to accomplish this include dethatching, aerating and seeding your lawn. Once you learn why these steps are important and how to perform them, you’ll ensure a beautiful yard for years to come. Dethatching Your Lawn Most lawns experience areas where the ...
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  • Tree of the Month: Magnolia

    August 26, 2016
    Magnolias are the quintessential trees of the south. The evergreen broadleaves are hardy, attractive, and can grow more than 60 feet in height and 30 feet in width. Magnolia blossoms are fragrant and iconic and the trees can survive the oppressive heat of the American South with ease. About Magnolias Trees of the genus magnolia have been around for a long time, with fossilized blooms being dated ...
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  • Summer is the Perfect Time for Indoor Plants

    August 22, 2016
    The heat of summer is too much for many plants to bear. They stop flowering, become scorched, or even completely wither and die under the relentless summer sun. If you love growing things and can’t bear to watch your plants suffer in the heat, bring them inside to enjoy some air conditioned comfort. Here are some of the best indoor plants for summer. African Violet These flowers are easy to grow ...
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  • Get Smart About Trees

    August 5, 2016
    Depending on where you live, certain trees work better in your yard than others. If you’re thinking about planting one popular variety or another, it’s best to first learn whether that tree grows well in your region or not. It’s time to get smart about trees and find out which ones you should plant for the best results. Understanding Plant Hardiness Zones The simplest way to figure out where a ...
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  • Tree of the Month: Apple Tree

    July 20, 2016
    Our featured tree for July is the apple tree! Having an apple tree in your backyard is a great way to take advantage of lush summer foliage, ample shade, and fresh fruit for canning, baking and snacking. To get the results you want, you must understand how to care for your apple tree. About Apple Trees Ironically, despite their association with American patriotism, apple trees didn’t originate in ...
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  • Improving Your Outdoor Space

    July 18, 2016
    This is the perfect time of year to improve your outdoor space with additions that may include an irrigation system, outdoor living area, deck and hardscaping features. By acting now, you take advantage of the chance to work in the warm weather while still getting to enjoy the additions you make for the rest of the summer. Looking for some inspiration? Here are four ways to improve your outdoor ...
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  • Which Kinds of Grasses Survive the Heat the Best?

    July 5, 2016
    If you live in a warm climate, you probably understand the importance of selecting a warm-season grass. Unlike their cool-season counterparts, warm-season grass thrives in the heat. In fact, their peak growing season is the middle of summer when temperatures are at their highest. Many, but not all, warm-season grasses are drought tolerant, meaning they can survive periods of high heat and little ...
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  • Keeping Things Green This Summer

    July 3, 2016
    Everyone wants a lush, beautiful yard, but this can be difficult to accomplish during a water shortage. A NASA study on lawns found that grass covers 50,000 square miles of the U.S., and the Safe Drinking Water Foundation adds that between half and three quarters of all municipally treated water in North America is for watering grass. If you’re trying to save time and money by watering less, use ...
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  • Plants That Keep Away Mosquitoes

    June 28, 2016
    Spring and Summer are known for the arrival of blooming flowers, fluttering butterflies and sandal weather. Unfortunately, this is also the time of year when mosquitoes make their return. By including a few strategic plants in your garden to keep mosquitoes away, you can enjoy spending more time outside without having to wear mosquito repellent. Initial Considerations Keep in mind that ...
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  • Patriotic Gardens: Celebrating Freedom with Red, White & Blue

    June 24, 2016
    The Fourth of July is a day that represents American freedom. Our flag’s colors of red, white and blue hold significant meanings as well. White represents purity and innocence. Red signifies hardiness and valor. And the blue stands for vigilance, perseverance and justice. In honor of Independence Day, display your patriotism with a red, white and blue patriotic garden. Below are common red, white ...
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  • The Benefits of a Sprinkler System

    June 22, 2016
    It’s impossible to have a green lawn without water. Some places are lucky enough to receive exactly the right amount of water from rainfall. For the rest of us, sprinklers are the best way to deliver water to the entire lawn. How do you water your grass? If you currently drag a hose out into the yard with a portable sprinkler head attached to it, you may be considering installing an automatic ...
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  • Plants That Attract Hummingbirds and Butterflies

    June 21, 2016
    While you probably maintain a garden because you love plant life, the ability to attract beautiful wildlife is an added benefit. There’s truly nothing like the vibrant colors and fluttering wings of butterflies and hummingbirds to increase the appeal of your garden this summer. Their pollinating habits can even help your flowers bloom more brilliantly. Here are the top four plants you should ...
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  • Irrigation Repair to Prepare for Summer

    June 16, 2016
    Summer is upon us, and that means your irrigation system is working hard to keep your lawn green. Unfortunately, a lot of things can go wrong with an irrigation system. If yours needs repair, take care of the problem before your garden suffers! Here are some common problems you might face and how to tell when you need a professional’s help. Slow Leakage When Sprinklers Are Off If you walk around ...
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  • Tree of the Month: Crepe Myrtles

    June 14, 2016
    If you live in the South and want to add a beautiful, meaningful tree to your garden, crepe myrtles are a great choice. The flowers, which have a crinkled appearance resembling crepe paper, have a rich history behind them. While their meaning differs slightly from culture to culture, myrtle flowers are typically associated with marriage, chastity, good luck and prosperity. About Crepe Myrtles The ...
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  • Smaller Farm Animals You Can Keep in Your Yard

    June 9, 2016
    When you think of farm animals, cows, pigs and horses may come to mind. While these particular farm animals are best left to farmers with plenty of room to graze, there are a handful of smaller farm animals you can keep in your yard. Many of these help with lawn maintenance and also provide useful byproducts such as eggs or milk. Consider Local Zoning Ordinances You may feel it’s your right to own ...
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  • Become a Gardener and Find Your Zen

    June 8, 2016
    Evidence has shown time and time again that exercising your green thumb is good for you. Gardeners live longer, and are far healthier in mind and body than their non-gardening counterparts. Take out your spade and pruning shears and celebrate this National Smile Month with a little tooth-flashing assistance from this uber-beneficial hobby… Gardening is good! It boost helps you stay healthy. Dirt ...
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  • Try the Trend: Succulents

    May 26, 2016
    Looking for a great way to add seasonal color to your landscape? Succulents are all the rage. Just why are these wonders of the plant world so popular? Succulents are beautiful and indestructible The perfect plant to grow in your home, on your patio, or in your yard, succulents are plants offering thick, fleshy (succulent) water storage in the leaves, stems, and roots. More than a cactus, ...
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  • Rainwater Harvesting

    May 16, 2016
    Unique Ways to Save on Your Water Bill For ages, we¹ve used rainwater for a variety of purposes including drinking, washing and irrigation. Although our rainwater may be too polluted to drink, it¹s still very suitable for other uses, like irrigation, washing and some indoor plumbing. The practice of using rainwater, called "rain water harvesting," is becoming more prevalent as water costs rise. It ...
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  • Tree of the Month: Crabapple

    May 12, 2016
    Attractive and fragrant, the crabapple tree is a wonderful addition to any landscaping design . Though the raw fruit is smaller and sourer than their apple cousins, certain varieties also offer a source of fruit for jellies and preserves. Colorful Beginnings Sharing their familial lineage with the common apple tree, crabapple trees are of the Malus genus and also of the rose family ( Rosaceae ). ...
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  • Creating a Beautiful Spring Lawn & Garden

    May 10, 2016
    As the weather warms, you may be excited to revive your dormant lawn and start gardening. Maybe you’ve been envious of your neighbor’s grass and flowers for a few seasons, and now you’re ready to learn the tricks for creating beautiful spring color on your own property. Here’s what your lawn and garden need to look their best this year. Creating a Beautiful Spring Lawn Your grass can look lush and ...
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  • Wedding Flowers That Make a Statement

    May 5, 2016
    Wedding season is upon us, which means flowers are in full bloom and weddings will have beautiful decorations. Weddings throughout time have been a symbol of love and a life ahead. However, many people do not know that flowers have deep meanings and can symbolize much more than just a beautiful decoration for the ceremony and reception following. When choosing the perfect flowers it’s important to ...
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  • Recipe Pairings with Your Herb Garden

    April 19, 2016
    You did the research. You picked your herb plant varieties, found a place in your home and started your own home herb garden. You planted your seeds, watered them, and watched them grow. Now that you have shoots of greenery springing up around you, use them! Herbs are good for more than just their aroma, they’re great cooking ingredients! Here are some herb-filled recipes to get you cookin’: Basil ...
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  • Ultimate Spring Clean Up Guide

    April 15, 2016
    Did winter cause problems to your lawn or damage a few bushes and trees? Spring is the right time to clean up your yard and prepare it for the growing season. This ultimate guide will lead you through every step of the process to help ensure a beautiful lawn and garden this summer. Prune Trees, Shrubs and Other Perennials Heavy snow storms, high winds and frigid temperatures can damage or kill ...
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  • Back to the Roots: Everything You Need To Know About Composting

    April 14, 2016
    Begin by Collecting: Kitchen Scraps vegetable and fruit peelings eggshells coffee grounds tea bags Household Waste paper towels, napkins paper bags cardboard boxes coffee filters Yard Waste raked leaves grass clippings dead (not diseased) plants Use the Secret Recipe Speed up decomposition process by using four times as many “browns”, (such as dead leaves) that are high in carbon and “greens” such ...
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  • Spring Trends

    April 12, 2016
    Spring is in the air, and that means you’re probably thinking about how to prepare your yard for warmer weather. If you’re in search of some inspiration, consider these spring trends and the benefits they provide in your back yard. Landscape Trends Entertainment: If you often have friends and neighbours over on summer evenings, now’s the time to transform your backyard landscape into one designed ...
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  • Tree of the Month: Dogwood

    April 5, 2016
    Due to their manageable 20-to 30-foot height and unrivaled beauty in all four seasons, dogwoods are many homeowners’ ornamental tree of choice. They bloom profusely in late spring through early summer and sport gorgeous red-purple leaves and raspberry-like fruit in autumn. Learn more about dogwood trees to help you properly care for them into maturity. Choosing a Location The ideal location for ...
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  • Weeds: A Love-Hate Relationship

    March 24, 2016
    When it comes to keeping your garden tidy, it often seems as though you’re fighting a constant battle with weeds. These crafty plants often do more harm than good, but not always. In the love hate relationship you maintain with weeds, consider which ones can actually benefit your garden and the varieties you want to keep out at all costs. Weeds You Love Clover: This is one of the most beautiful ...
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  • Start Spring Landscaping Off Right

    March 17, 2016
    The first day of spring this year is March 20! While snow and frost are still threats beyond this date in many climates, it’s nearly time to start thinking about your spring landscaping. Start the season off right with these landscaping tips. Plan Ahead Before you pick up a trowel or purchase a single seed, decide how you plan to tackle your spring garden. You might want to break it up into stages ...
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  • Mulch Madness

    March 8, 2016
    As you prepare your flowerbeds this spring, you may be facing a quandary: to mulch or not to mulch? Consider these pros and cons of this common garden add-on to decide if it belongs in your yard this year. Benefits of Mulch Mulch blocks the sun. This helps protect plant roots from heat damage and prevents weeds from taking hold. Freezing, melting and refreezing water can cause heaving, which is ...
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  • Save Money on Energy Efficient Outdoor Lights

    February 9, 2016
    You have many options for illuminating your property at night, but energy efficiency is an important feature no matter what type of outdoor lights you choose. Consider some outdoor lighting products designed to make your yard look beautiful and save you money on electricity at the same time. Efficient Bulbs It was once a common practice to use traditional incandescent bulbs for both indoor and ...
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  • Preparing for Spring: Planting Annuals & Splitting and Replanting Perennials

    February 4, 2016
    Punxsutawney Phil in Punxsutawney, Pa., has spoken… we can expect an early spring this year! As onlookers witnessed at the annual Groundhog Day event, the beloved groundhog did not see his shadow. Whether Phil was spot on or a little off on his predication, it’s time to start making your preparations to have a beautiful and healthy spring garden. Do you need a little help getting started with your ...
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  • 5 Ways to Effectively Use Your Compost

    October 20, 2015
    By Maggie Saint John Did you know that compost is one of the best materials available to enrich your soil and help you grow healthier plants? Applying finished compost packed with nutrients can help plants resist disease and fight off insects as well as ensure the vitality and growth of plants in the future. What are ways to effectively use your finished compost? Review these five ways to use ...
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  • Put Your Fallen Leaves to Work for You

    October 15, 2015
    When temperatures begin to dip, you know what’s coming: smells of pumpkins, caramel lattes and bright red, yellow and orange fall leaves. While the season is beautiful, autumn brings with it the never-ending battle of your rake versus falling foliage! Here are ways to make your fall leaves work for you. Natural Fertilizer: Do you love to garden? Does your company welcome guests with gorgeous ...
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  • Fall Allergies: The Culprits and Your Survival

    October 14, 2015
    As different plants and microorganisms come out to play this fall, heightened allergy symptoms are common. What’s causing you to sneeze and your eyes to itch? Is there any way to get through the fall without using up the world’s supply of tissues and eye drops? Learn about fall allergy culprits and your keys to survival. Culprits of Fall Allergies Ragweed: When it comes to making your eyes water ...
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  • Grow Your Own Fall Vegetables

    October 9, 2015
    For many people, fall marks the end of the growing season. However, cool temperatures this time of year are ideal for growing fast-maturing cool-season vegetables such as lettuce and spinach. Enjoy a few homegrown late-season salads, even a few weeks past the first frost, by knowing what to plant and how to take care of your fall vegetable garden. Time it Right It’s vital to know when to plant ...
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  • Fall Color: What to Plant

    October 1, 2015
    As the sunny, warm, brightly colored flowers of summer begin to fade, instead of lamenting about the days past, look ahead to the colors of fall! Now is a great time to uncover new blooms that flourish in the cooler, milder days of fall. If you’re looking to add gorgeous fall colors to your property, here are some examples of beauties to plant right now! Some are annuals that will only last for ...
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  • 7 Tips for Choosing Aquatic Flowers & Plants

    September 8, 2015
    Did you know that taking your pond from ordinary to extraordinary can be as simple as selecting the perfect aquatic plants? Colorful flowers or green plants can give your pond that extra bit of spark to catch onlookers’ eyes and improve your curb appeal dramatically. Below are some tips to consider when choosing plants that work best for enhancing your pond: Fake or Real? – This is answered by ...
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  • Enjoy the Health Benefits of Outdoor Water Features

    August 20, 2015
    If you’re in the process of reinventing your outdoor space, you might be considering the addition of a water feature. There’s no denying that fountains, ponds, pools and waterfalls make your outdoor living space more beautiful, but what other benefits do they provide? Is it possible you could improve your mental health and wellbeing by installing an outdoor water feature? You’ll be pleased to ...
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  • Watering: It’s All About the Timing

    July 23, 2015
    As you find ways to cool off this summer, have you ever looked out across the lawn and wondered what the blades of grass are thinking? Probably not, because they don’t actually think! But for grins, one blade may be saying to the other blade, “I sure could use a splash of water on my roots right now!” and the other one is yelling out: “Splash a little of water our way!” Summer is in full force in ...
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  • Grass Diseases: The Fungus Among Us

    July 21, 2015
    It’s a typical morning and you decide to enjoy your cup of coffee out on the patio. After all, you put in a lot of work getting your lawn to look its absolute best and you’d like to enjoy the fruits of your labor, right? But what is that over there? That discolored spot in your grass? Sorry, my friend, but there’s a really good chance that spot is caused by grass fungus. The good news is that you ...
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  • Is Your Backyard A Breeding Ground for Bugs?

    July 14, 2015
    As you sit out under the stars on those warm summer nights, the last thing you want to do is swat at mosquitoes and shoo away bugs. In addition to being a nuisance, bugs can carry diseases harmful to humans, animals and plants. To keep bugs at bay this summer, check for the warning signs inviting to bugs, and take steps to ensure your backyard isn’t a breeding ground for irritating insects. ...
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  • The Ins and Outs of Building a Retaining Wall

    June 23, 2015
    Let’s face it, not every yard is perfect. Nature is uneven, unpredictable and uncontrollable. Sometimes there is a hill where you want it to be flat, and sometimes it’s flat, where you might prefer a hill. Take control by building a retaining wall in your yard. Retaining walls hold many different purposes: Turn a hill into a multi-level landscape Level a yard that was previously on a hill Create a ...
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  • Recognizing Lawn Diseases and What to Do

    June 18, 2015
    If the curb appeal of your home or business is declining because your turf grass is looking a bit puny, you may have to put on your plant detective hat and go to work. To identify lawn diseases, you need to take a systematic approach to diagnose the problem before you can properly treat your grass. The Grounds Guys® can help walk you through a little green detective work so you can restore your ...
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  • Grass Clippings: What to Do with Them

    June 16, 2015
    When you leave grass clippings in the yard, does that make you a lazy groundskeeper? No! It makes you a pro at grasscycling and the king/queen of innovative nutrition for your lawn. The experts at The Grounds Guys have a few tips on how you can be the next “Grasscycling Guru,” protect your lawn, and help the environment all at the same time. All you have to do is leave the grass clippings where ...
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  • What Is Overseeding and Slit Seeding?

    June 10, 2015
    If your lawn looks like a patchwork quilt with some bare spots disrupting its uniform look, you may not need to tear everything out and start over by completely re-seeding it. There’s a simpler fix to restore your yard to its lush beauty -- overseeding. It’s the same lawn seeding technique used by landscapers to sow cool-season grass seeds on top of warm-season turfgrasses to achieve a green lawn ...
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  • Warm or Cool Weather: Finding a Grass That Fits

    June 4, 2015
    With over 10,000 species of grass in the world, it seems a little intimidating trying to decipher which grass is your perfect fit. Different climates, soil, and personal needs add a little more to the confusion to the question: What grass will grow best in my yard? If you look at a map of the U.S. provided by Lowe’s Home Improvement and divide it into three rows, you start to break down the types ...
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  • Seed vs. Sod: Which One to Choose?

    June 2, 2015
    A perfect lawn doesn't just happen. The glimmer of hope for a lush carpet of grass may begin before you even mow it for the first time. Choosing lawn type goes beyond selecting which turf grass is suitable to the growing zone and climate where you live. The Grounds Guys® can help you make another important decision -- whether to seed or sod your lawn. Seeding vs. Sodding -- What's the difference? ...
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  • Soil Analysis: Testing Soil for Optimal Growth

    May 21, 2015
    Just like vitamins and other supplements can help keep you in optimal health, they also benefit your lawn and garden. But you wouldn't take nutrients that you don't need; you'd have the doctor run tests to determine exactly what was best for you. With that example in mind, think of The Grounds Guys® as your on-call "green doctor." We can help with garden and lawn tips that are based on soil ...
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  • How to Prune Tomato Plants Effectively

    February 24, 2015
    Pruning tomato plants is a pretty easy task. Proper pruning helps the foliage get adequate sunlight and grow large, healthy fruit more efficiently. It can also protect the plants against pests and diseases. Not all tomato plants need to be pruned. Determinate plants, also called “bush” plants, should not be pruned because they grow all of their fruit around the same time. Pruning also will not ...
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  • The Basics of Building A Compost Pile

    January 27, 2015
    One of the most valuable additions to your garden is virtually free to produce. But it comes from some surprising sources -- items that are typically thrown away. Compost is the ultimate recyclable, turning kitchen and yard waste into a nutrient-rich soil amendment. By learning the how-to fundamentals, you can boost your garden's health, no matter if you grow vegetables or ornamentals. The Grounds ...
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  • Fertilizer: Fortifying Plants with a Balanced Diet

    January 7, 2015
    Eat your vegetables. Make healthy food choices. Don’t forget to take your vitamins! We’ve all been told these things at some point, whether by our parent, our doctor, or our friends. But did you know that just like people, plants also have certain food groups that they need to ingest to keep them nourished and healthy? It’s a fact! Plants need a healthy diet of food groups that includes carbon, ...
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  • Evaluate and Plan Next Year's Gardens

    December 22, 2014
    The new year is just around the corner, and as you start making your resolutions, don’t forget about adding “grow a beautiful garden in the new year” to your list. And, the time to start planning for your dream garden is now! Here are some great tips for planning next year’s gardens: When planning your garden, it’s important to pick a prime location. Here are some things to look for when choosing ...
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  • Indoor Herb Gardening: Adding Homegrown Flavor to Recipes

    December 10, 2014
    Even if the temperatures are cold outside or the snow is piling up in the yard, you can still grow herbs indoors to add some homegrown flavor to your recipes year-round. All you need is a few pots, good soil, seeds or plants, water and light, and a little TLC. Here’s a list of some of our favorite herbs: Chives: This herb can be tossed onto dishes at the last minute and enhance the flavors in ...
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  • Enjoy the Delicious Flavors of Berries

    November 24, 2014
    The sweet smell of berries is everywhere. The scent can be found in candles, shower gels, lotions, lip-glosses, jams, jellies, and air freshener sprays. But there’s no doubt about it, nothing smells as sweet or tingles the taste buds as much as the aroma of a homemade fruit cobbler or a delicious fruit pie as it’s taken out of the oven. As you read this, think about your favorite fruit cobbler or ...
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  • Best Bloomers for the Fall and Winter

    October 24, 2014
    As the seasons change and the weather shifts from warm, sunny days to cool, or even freezing, fall and winter months, we expect to see barren trees and dull gardens. While the barren trees part might ring true across the country, gardens can, in fact, remain colorful and lively through the cold weather. Try some of these winter-savvy plants in your home landscape. This plant boasts bright ...
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  • Preparing for a Fall Vegetable Garden

    September 25, 2014
    While spring often seems like the typical planting season, fall is the perfect time to start a vegetable garden. With a little preparation, you can have a bountiful autumn harvest that will provide you with tasty fresh vegetables in the fall and even into the early winter months. Catch Up on General Maintenance Don’t worry if your garden has gotten away from you during the summer—there’s still ...
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  • Choosing the Best Mulch for Your Garden

    July 23, 2014
    WACO, Texas (July 9, 2014) – Mulch is a great way to control weed growth, erosion, and moisture retention in your flower beds, but it can be difficult to maintain and care for if the right type isn’t chosen. This advice from The Grounds Guys can help homeowners choose the best mulch for their garden and ensure it is put down efficiently and effectively. Decide between organic and inorganic mulch ...
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  • Be Your Gardener's Best Friend

    June 6, 2014
    June 8, 2014, is National Best Friends Day, but why celebrate with just one friend when you can spread the joy to all those people who make your life better? Who can you count on to revive those perennials, manicure the hedges just perfectly and keep that grass gorgeous? Your lawn’s best friend… your gardener! Gardeners ensure that you are able to enjoy backyard adventures with your family and ...
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  • DIY Outdoor Lighting

    May 15, 2014
    Spending time outside with your friends and family is a wonderful way to celebrate the warmer weather. Since we can spend more time outdoors, our patios, backyards, decks and gardens can serve as an expansion of our outdoor living space. To keep the party going through the evening, The Grounds Guys has found some DIY lighting that you can easily make from items you may already have around your ...
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  • Dandelions

    May 14, 2013
    Dandelions are one of the most persistent weeds gardeners face in their quest for the "perfect lawn." Dandelions are the most common type of weed in the United States and Europe, and they are very hard to deal with because they do not die once the growing season is over and quickly reappear the following spring. Dandelions are green broadleaf weeds that eventually produce a yellow flower. This ...
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  • Natural and Organic Weed Control Methods

    May 3, 2013
    Even though dandelions are one of the most delightful indicators that spring is finally on its way, they can quickly become unsightly. In a similar way, ragweed, Queen Anne’s lace, and crabgrass can all take their turns dominating your lawn as spring and summer progress. Unfortunately, many people believe that the only way to get rid of weeds and fungal infestations is to use harmful herbicides. ...
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  • Aerating and Dethatching

    April 30, 2013
    Fall is the normal time for aeration and dethatching, but if your lawn looks patchy and tightly packed after a harsh winter, performing the process in the spring restores the look of the yard for the rest of the year. Aeration involves driving cores or spikes into the ground to bring submerged soil to the surface and introduce fresh air to the lawn. The process helps to reduce soil compaction. ...
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  • Spring Cleaning for Lawns

    April 26, 2013
    It's time to dust off the dried grass from your work boots and grab your gardening hat to get ready for spring cleaning your lawn. Preparing your lawn for the year isn't nearly as strenuous as giving your home a thorough once-over. Start your spring shake-down by looking for any straggling snow piles. Spread the snow out into a thin layer so that it disintegrates quickly or shovel it off the lawn ...
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  • Common Causes of Brown Spots in Lawns

    April 9, 2012
    Identifying the cause of brown spots and discoloration in your yard is tough to do online, but The Grounds Guys™ have compiled a list of the most common causes to help get your lawn back to a healthy, green color. Brown spots will develop on nearly every lawn, and can be one of the greatest annoyances in lawn care . Even though these spots may look similar, each one may be caused by a different ...
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  • Healthy Benefits to Yard Work

    April 9, 2011
    No one likes to spend their weekends in the yard, but a day out in the yard can have some healthy benefits. So put down that remote and take some time out in the yard to help promote a healthy you. Mowing your lawn once a week is a great way to get aerobic exercise. Try using a push mower for an even better workout. An average adult weighing 150 pounds will burn approximately 300 calories per hour ...
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