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How to Prune Your Trees and Shrubs by lowes: Pruning makes sense when you understand the role and locations of growth buds. Select the bud you want to keep and cut just beyond it. The resulting growth will vary depending on the bud... #Trees #Shrubs #Pruning

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Dividing Perennials

DIY: Dividing Perennials - link lists what plants to divide, how to divide & how often.

Amazing Weed Killer Spray. 1/2 gallon of Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 c table salt 1/2 tsp Dawn liquid dish soap Mix and pour into a spray bottle Spray weeds thoroughly. It makes 1/2 gallon for around $6.40 It worked better than Round Up killed the weeds on first application. The Dawn dish soap strips the weed of its protective oils so the vinegar can work with deadly force. Safe to use a yard used by pets

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How (and When) to Prune Trees

tree pruning

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20 Insanely Clever Gardening Tips and Ideas (with pictures!)

20 Insanely Clever Gardening Tips And Ideas

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How to Compost

How to Make Compost

If you have a hot, baked spot, lantana is your answer. This hardworking plant not only thrives with little moisture and in full, unyielding sun, it does so with ease. In fact, lantana is a flower that seems to have it all: It produces an abundance of brightly colored flowers all summer and fall, and it's a magnet for butterflies (hummingbirds like it, too). It's easy to grow and a great perennial groundcover, as well. Zones 2-11. 4'x4' blooms summer to frost.

Line flower pots with coffee filters to prevent dirt falling through the hole in the bottom of the pot

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Plants & Shrubs That Like Coffee Grounds

Excellent guide to using coffee grounds in your garden. I have been using them for years on hydrangeas but there are other uses and "no nos" I didn't know!

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7 Tips to Start Seeds in the Winter

7 Tips to Start Seeds in the Winter. This would be something cool to do with your kids. It really makes them feel proud when they see something they helped create. When you and the kids harvest the garden, they will be extra proud and excited that they helped to make the food and may make them more likely to eat their creations; win, win. This starts in late Feb to early March!

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Succulent Container Garden Plans

Delightful Dozen

Angelonia -It’s easy to grow and flowers profusely. Great plant for dry spells and heat. Not fussy about soil either. Butterflies love it!