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Top 7 Tips for Growing Your Own Christmas Tree

Growing one’s own Christmas tree is a great way to begin a new family experience. It is particularly fun for children who enjoy taking care of the tree while it is growing outdoors and who love decorating a tree that is truly theirs. These seven tips will help anyone successfully grow their own Christmas tree. […]

Selling a home in today’s financial climate might be easier said than done, since the aftermath of the global financial crisis has turned the real estate market into a predominantly buyers’ market. That being said, selling a home is difficult, yet not impossible. There are a few tips and tricks which any homeowner can apply, […]

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5 Must Have Lawn Tools

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If you’re the kind of person who prefers a hands-on approach to lawn care, you probably understand the need to equip yourself with the right tools. To some degree, the quality of your yard — and, more importantly, it’s appearance — all depend on what equipment you are using to manage your grass. Even if […]

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Keeping plants indoors is a great way to spruce up your décor. They also help improve air quality and keep you close to nature. To thrive and look their best, you need to take good care of them. Fortunately, it is not that difficult to keep your plants healthy as long as you commit to […]

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9 Easy Steps to Soil Testing Your Yard

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All lawn owners should take advantage of the soil tests that can be done by their local county extension sites. Instead of just going by visual observation, you can have a cheat sheet of exactly which nutrients your lawn has and which nutrients it lacks. Soil tests should be referred to whenever you are planting, […]

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12 Keys to Landscaping Your Yard

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Spring is a great time to try something new and fresh for your yard. A well-maintained lawn, as beautiful as it is, can get pretty boring without some additional landscaping. It can also be difficult to maintain. Diverse plants don’t only create visual appeal; they also increase a yard’s overall resistance to pests and disease. […]

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Trees and shrubs that grow in the wild are already prepared for winter, nature’s way. And even though an individual specimen may struggle here and there, the native plants do quite well despite what the weather may bring. But that’s not always the case with the woody plants we grow in our gardens and yards. […]

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Here are the 13 reasons to plant a tree. 1. Trees provide oxygen.  In one season a mature tree produces the same amount of oxygen that 10 people inhale in a year. 2. Trees increase property value. As a tree matures the value of the property increases. On average trees can increase the value of […]

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Creating a beautiful garden on a budget is not as difficult as it may seem at the outset. Since the economy has forced everyone to cut corners, gardeners too have to make some small sacrifices. Nevertheless, you can still have a great looking garden without emptying your pockets. Here are 6 ideas. 1. Share Your […]

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Coffee grounds have been used as a gardening aid for centuries, and groups such as Ground to Ground are out there reintroducing the practice to a new generation. With so much coffee being consumed around the world these days, there is an almost limitless supply available for all types of gardening purposes, and here are […]

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