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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

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

How to Prepare Your Existing Bed for Fall Planting

by Laura Bianchi Sep 3, 2014 2:47:00 PM

There's nothing like the fresh fall air to get my blood pumping. I can just taste seasonally fresh apple crisp, squash soup and pumpkin pie, made in part from produce grown in my garden. In the midst of all the feasting, though, I need to nurture my outdoor plant beds and give them a bit of attention as the summer growing season wraps up and fall planting begins. With a little bit of effort, my outdoor beds will be ready in no time for broccoli, cabbage, onions and other delectable produce.

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Topics: Lawncare

Which Pressure is Required for Your Sprinkler System?

by Teknor Apex Sep 3, 2014 2:30:00 PM

Water pressure determines how far apart your sprinkler heads can be spaced to work properly, and it can also determine which type of sprinkler head is a better choice for your application. Here’s a quick explanation of water pressure – what it is and how the effect it can have on the sprinkler system you choose:

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Topics: Lawncare

Grow Fall and Winter Vegetables and Stay Happy and Healthy

by Laura Bianchi Aug 27, 2014 5:57:00 PM

Does the cold, dreary fall and winter weather get you down? Add more vegetables to your diet. Not only are they loaded with nutrients that give you energy and optimize your health, but I've found that playing in the dirt reduces stress and makes me feel happy. You can stay positive and perky too despite the cooler weather when you grow a variety of vegetables this fall and winter.

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Topics: Lawncare

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