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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

5 Ways Raised Garden Beds Can Raise Your Game

by Teknor Apex Mar 16, 2016 3:55:51 PM

You Made Your Bed. Now Plant in It!

It’s almost time. Open the seed catalogs, grab your garden gloves and start thinking. What’ll it be this season? An explosion of vibrant wildflowers, a garden of fresh herbs, or all the makings for fresh summer salads?

For a growing number of gardeners, the raised bed has become the solution to a spectrum of backyard challenges. Whether it’s built from stones or logs, the raised bed offers terrific advantages, like…

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Topics: Flower Gardening

So You Want To Start A Garden?

by Teknor Apex Sep 30, 2015 10:04:00 AM

commercial garden hoseFrom 2013 to the spring of 2014, 113.5 million Americans spent time in their garden, making it one of the most popular ways to spend time outdoors, and a great way to make your home beautiful. When you're thinking about starting a garden, you want to make sure you're prepared with all the materials you'll need to keep it maintained and healthy. Here are just a few things you should invest in if you want to be a successful gardener.

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Topics: Flower Gardening

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