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How to Shape Up Your Lawn and Landscaping and Sell Your Home Faster

by Teknor Apex Mar 25, 2021 4:52:04 PM

Prospective home buyers will judge a book by the cover; first impressions are everything when it comes to home selling. If the lawn and landscaping are wanting, that will affect how buyers view the potential of the house and prevent them from envisioning making the house their home. 

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Topics: Landscaping, Lawncare

How to Start a Vegetable Garden: Resources & Tips

by Teknor Apex Sep 10, 2020 11:28:59 AM

If you’ve ever dreamed of having your very own vegetable garden, then you’re in luck! Believe it or not, getting a garden started and keeping it happy has never been easier. You just need the right online resources and tips to guide you through this simple process. Then, you will be harvesting fresh veggies all summer long and maybe even into fall!


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How to Make a DIY Holiday Wreath

by Teknor Apex Dec 10, 2018 2:48:54 PM

Creating a Wreath Is Rich with Tradition, But The Door to Creativity Is Wide Open!


A holiday wreath at the entrance to your home symbolizes welcome, warmth and hospitality, so creating one instead of buying one seems fitting. Give a little thought to the color of your door, the architectural style of your home, and the proper size. Then grab your keys and head to the craft store. 


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Topics: Events

Impress Your Guests With a Festive Holiday Table Setting

by Teknor Apex Nov 15, 2018 2:45:36 PM

Creating a beautiful table is simple and affordable – and should be the first course of your holiday meal.


Everyone’s coming, from Aunt Bev to Uncle Pete to cousin Jay’s new girlfriend. You’ve been fussing over the menu for days, but the first “Wow!” should come when everyone enters the dining room. A stunning holiday table doesn’t have to be fancy, fussy or pricey. With a little planning, you can create a holiday table setting that’s worthy of your celebratory meal – and here are some ideas to make it happen.

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Topics: Events

Have a Great October Experience with Simple Pumpkin Carving

by Teknor Apex Oct 11, 2018 4:23:20 PM

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Cold Weather Gardening: What to Plant in the Fall?

by Teknor Apex Sep 24, 2018 10:39:28 AM


“Seasoned” Gardeners Say “Yes” to All the Benefits of Cold Weather Planting

What a season it’s been. The buds became blossoms that bloomed – but this morning, there’s a chill in the air. While some see it as an end to the growing season, smart gardeners know this is the perfect time to start planting.


Take a walk through your garden center and you’ll hit “pay dirt,” as the prices on shrubs, plants, grasses and trees are drastically reduced! You can bring home a bounty of “rescues” for a fraction of what they cost in spring.


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Topics: Flower Gardening

Wanted Dead and Alive: What is Deadheading Flowers?

by Teknor Apex Aug 20, 2018 9:55:18 AM

Give Your Blooms a Boom with Just a Snip

When a gorgeous blossom starts to fade, is it really the end? Absolutely not! The majority of garden flowers will be grateful for the second chance that deadheading gives them.

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Topics: Flower Gardening

How to Keep Animals Out of Your Garden: Critters, Pests, and Uninvited Guests

by Teknor Apex Aug 10, 2018 9:26:36 AM

Whether large or small, cute or creepy, they see your garden as an open buffet!

They come out to dine as the sun sets, uncaring that the tomatoes you’ve nurtured are meant to be part of your dinner, not theirs. The battle between gardeners and critters is epic one. If you're wondering how to keep animals out of your garden, here are some tips to give you an edge.

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Topics: Water Gardening

You Grew Gorgeous Perennials – Now Follow these Flower Arrangement Tips

by Teknor Apex Aug 2, 2018 3:46:11 PM


A Bouquet of Homegrown Beauty Is The Gardener’s Sweetest Reward.


All the planting, pruning and pampering has led to your perennials in their full glory! So pat yourself on the back, grab some shears and reap what you have grown.


Some of the most popular cutting perennials include lilies, phlox, irises, peonies, aster – the list is boundless. Plant a few showstoppers, like peonies and calla lilies, that deliver dramatic impact as the centerpiece for even a small bouquet. The golden rule when it comes to selecting flowers to cut is, plant what you love.

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Topics: House Plants, Flower Gardening

Ornamental Grasses Care: Frame the View In a Whole New Sway

by Teknor Apex Jul 17, 2018 10:18:34 AM

Texture, Movement and Subtle Color - Savor the Triple Treat of Ornamental Grasses

It’s easy for flowers to steal the show. No gardener would argue the awesome appeal of their gorgeous colors and blossoms. But once you discover the feathery beauty of grasses? Well, there’s no turning back. These beautiful and interesting perennials seem weightless, in a beautiful dance with even the slightest breeze. And the good news is, they’re practically no-maintenance.

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Topics: Flower Gardening

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