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Real Estate on the Cheep: Where to Put a Birdhouse

by Teknor Apex Mar 20, 2018 3:27:22 PM


Want to Feather Your Nest with Birdhouses? Here Are Some Cardinal Rules.


Click the TV off, put the phone down and grab a front row seat for the best show of the summer – your birdhouses. What can be sweeter or more calming than watching a feathered family as they feed, forage and fly? Here are some tips to help create the perfect dream home.

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Topics: Landscaping

4 Tips on How to Prepare a Garden Bed this Spring

by Teknor Apex Mar 1, 2018 9:05:03 AM


Whether It’s a Space for Spinach, or a Spot for Snapdragons, It’s Time to Prepare a Proper Garden Bed.


The power of definition can’t be denied. While a lush lawn is beautiful in its uninterrupted greenness, it often begs for an accent – a pop of plantings that command the eye. What a perfect way to sum up the appeal of the garden bed.

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Topics: Flower Gardening

Improve Curb Appeal and Let Your Home Speak for Itself

by Teknor Apex Jan 24, 2018 9:26:13 AM


When It Comes to Your Home’s Curb Appeal, It’s What’s On the Outside That Counts.


If you’re like most homeowners, you spend a lot of time fussing over your home’s interior – wall colors, furniture, lighting and wall art. But what about the view from the street? Unfortunately, the elements that create your home’s “first impression” aren’t always given the importance they deserve. Whether you want to attract buyers or just re-fall in love every time you come home, let’s tackle the challenge.

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Topics: Landscaping

Fresh Herbs Win - Every Thyme! How to Care for Potted Herbs

by Teknor Apex Jan 8, 2018 4:14:52 PM


From Oregano in October, to Mint in March, Indoor Herb Gardening Is Every Cook’s Secret Ingredient


Rosemary, cilantro, dill, lemongrass, chives, basil, parsley. Don’t you agree, these magnificent herbs make any dish better? And picking a fresh sprig is way better than opening a jar? So do we! Here some tips for how to care for potted herbs.


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Topics: House Plants, Container Gardening

Follow these Fall Gardening Tips for a Thriving Cultivation Next Year

by Teknor Apex Sep 19, 2017 3:51:41 PM

If You Think the End of Summer Means the End of Gardening, Let Us Plant a Few Points to Ponder with our Fall Gardening Tips.


It’s autumn – a time to reflect on all your hard work of the past few months. But certainly not a time to hang up your garden gloves, for there is still much to be done – protecting, preparing, pruning and yes, even planting. Cooler temperatures mean higher energy, so let the TLC continue.


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Topics: Landscaping, Lawncare

Smart Gardeners Cultivate Common Sense with Proper Gardening Gear

by Teknor Apex Aug 30, 2017 2:01:27 PM

You Protect Your Petunias and Dote On Your Daisies – But Real Garden TLC Begins Indoors.


It’s a beautiful summer weekend. The hedges need a trim, the lawn needs a mow and there’s pruning to be done. It’s time to put your gardening gear on – but first, this refresher course on “must-haves,” for serious gardeners and yard putterers alike.


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Topics: Landscaping, Flower Gardening

How Often to Water Grass Seed and Vegetables?

by Teknor Apex Jun 28, 2017 2:50:55 PM

Sure, Lawns Need Water. But To Keep Your Grass Green and Growing, You Need to Know When and How Much.


If you’re like most American homeowners, watering the lawn, shrubs, vegetables and flowers falls under the same umbrella: turn on the hose and spray everything, equally and simultaneously. End of story. But does a zucchini growing in dappled shade require the same amount of water as a brand new lawn in full sun? The answer, quite simply, is no.


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Topics: Lawncare

How to Keep Bugs Away With DIY Natural Pesticides

by Teknor Apex May 18, 2017 5:08:14 PM

If Plant Insects Are Driving You Buggy, Squash the Problem with Simple, Safe, Smart Solutions.


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Topics: Landscaping, Lawncare, Flower Gardening

The Inside Dirt on Must Have Gardening Tools

by Teknor Apex May 10, 2017 3:46:45 PM

It’s the day you’ve put aside to get outside. The sky is blue, and you’re armed like a yard warrior: wide-brimmed hat, bug spray and the garden gloves you did not skimp on. The garage doors open, and there they are. The tools you’ve collected through the years. The ones your Uncle Bob gave you. A few that were here when you moved in. The general purpose for must have gardening tools is pretty obvious (or is it?), but there are gray areas when it comes to greening. So what better time than spring to brush up?

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Topics: Landscaping, Lawncare, Water Gardening, Flower Gardening

Get Your Garden in Snip Shape for Spring!

by Teknor Apex Mar 14, 2017 10:45:10 AM

Look! It’s a new branch. A young bud. A bush nearly bursting with blossoms. Who wouldn’t want to sit back, and let the growing take place? Smart gardeners, that’s who. They know that – especially in spring – all plants need routine maintenance, otherwise known as pruning.

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Topics: Flower Gardening

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