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Hows Your Soil? Your WEEDS Will Tell You

Itching to know what type of soil you have??? forget soil tests, look no further than the weeds that grow in your gardens. I just ran across this mega-interesting article explains what the weeds in your garden are telling you. It lists the most common weeds and what type of soil they grow best in. […]

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Protecting Shrubs From Rabbits

protecting shrubs from rabbits

Before winter after fall, that one week before it really gets cold is the week to protect your new or in danger shrubs from them cute rabbits. I use 3′ tall chicken fencing. Burlap can also be used. When protecting shrubs from rabbits, I find it important to use stakes or old utility flags bent […]

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Killer Garden Soil that Grows Plants Like Crazy

Its no secret, good soil grows good plants. You know it, I know it, but the experts in the horticultural trades are learning more… Agriculturists are discovering soil secrets to grow healthy, gargantuan plants that cut fertilizer costs to a minimum. Good soil is all it takes. And you can GROW good garden soil. Thousands […]

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Pruning Burning Bush

Three tools were needed in pruning this burning bush. A lopper, hand pruners and a pruning saw. The first step is to cut out the dead and unhealthy branches. Then work bottom up. Remove the branches from the crown at the bottom to give the bush a nice vase shape. When cutting branches, cut close, but not flush up against the main stem. Look through the bush for branches that are crossing, or areas of growth that are too crowded. You want to make space for air and light to reach all areas of the bush. If you bring the height down a few feet, trim at the nodes. If you want to cut the bush back hard, the general rule of thumb is to prune after at least one hard freeze

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