Gardening Tips

Harvesting a Healthier Garden

Spring is here at last! Most of us can't wait to shake off the winter blues, to get out into the sunshine, walk the dog, play catch with the kids or just take a stroll in the park. For homeowners, it's the first chance to work on the yard, restore a lush lawn and, for an increasing number of gardening aficionados, create a home vegetable garden. Inner city urbanites, even those with a postage stamp size yard, have been swept up by the 'grow your own' movement.
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Sunroom Planting Basics

A garden can brighten your mood and be a perfect place in which to relax. Gardens need not be reserved strictly for the outdoors. Creating a sunroom garden can bring the beauty of the landscape inside of your home.

Sunrooms, solariums, all-season rooms, or Florida rooms as they are sometimes called are popular spaces in many homes. They enable the homeowner to bring a touch of the outdoors inside, even when Mother Nature does not cooperate. Sunrooms can serve as a transition between the yard and home or simply be a tranquil place at home in which to retreat.
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Grounds to Go Garden

A cup of coffee enjoyed in the garden can make for a relaxing morning. However, that java can also be a pick-me-up for your landscape.

Coffee and tea byproducts can be used in and around the garden to act as a slow-release fertilizer and a main component of compost.
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Plant Up a Garden with a New Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile

If the thought of growing a lovely vegetable garden is appealing but you're overwhelmed and intimidated by the thought of starting your own garden, set your fears aside and get on the gardening bandwagon.

Coffee and tea byproducts can be used in and around the garden to act as a slow-release fertilizer and a main component of compost.
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Learn the Right Way to Store Produce

It's widely known that fruits and vegetables should be a large part of a healthy diet. Produce can be delicious, but many people shy away from fresh produce because they don't know how to store it properly. For anyone who has bitten into a mushy banana or found a slimy squash inside of the refrigerator, here is a primer on how to properly store produce. Proper storage also can save you money and prevent wasted food.
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Keep Mosquitoes From Ruining Your Barbecue

Few things exude the spirit of summer more than a backyard barbecue. Casual attire is expected, and the a good time is had by all.

One thing that can ruin even the best barbecue, however, is the uninvited guest with a big appetite. And it's not Uncle Frank. Mosquitoes might not ask for a third or fourth hamburger, but they do tend to feast whenever they get the chance. At best, mosquitoes are annoying and pesky. At worst, mosquitoes pose a serious health risk to adults and pets, as mosquitoes can carry viruses that result in illness.
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The 7 Easiest Vegetables to Grow at Home

Rising costs at the supermarket and worries about unhealthy pesticides or preservatives on foods has led many people to start a vegetable garden at home.

Growing vegetables is easier than one would think. Plus, you don't need an expansive plot of land to grow a garden. Many popular varieties can be grown right in containers or in compact spaces.
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