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A Beginner’s Guide to Gardening

by Teknor Apex Jun 16, 2022 10:23:51 AM

Gardening is wonderful for the mind, body, and soul. However, starting and maintaining a garden can feel a bit daunting when you’re new to growing plants, flowers, herbs, and vegetables — especially when you live in an area that experiences four seasons. Fortunately, the internet has lots of great information to help you find your green thumb and plan your first garden. Check out these resources to get started!

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Topics: Water Gardening, 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

Pro Garden Tips to Grow and Care for Hydrangeas

by Teknor Apex May 3, 2018 11:25:16 AM

Every Gardener Gets the Blues. And the Pinks. And the Purples....  

If you’re ever asked which color hydrangea is your favorite, beware! It’s a trick question. The truth is, the beauty of this classic perennial – whether blue, pink, purple, lime green or pure white – cannot be denied. The hydrangea was first cultivated in Japan, but ancient fossils have been discovered in North America dating back 40 to 65 million years!

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Topics: Water Gardening, 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

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