And You Will Garden

By Sally Robson

Winter, or fall as they say in America, is traditionally the best time to prune back your plants, shrubs and trees. This is best done while they are dormant and by thinning and clearing old dead sections, the plant is at it’s best, to start to new growth and buds in the Spring. For Southern hemisphere gardens, that time is now. For those living in the Northern hemisphere, get ready and learn a few tips.

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By Andrew Caxton

If you are searching for a way to add a touch of color and excitement to your gardens, then you may want to try landscape lighting. They are not only beautiful and stylish. They also help to give your home more security. The good news is that you can add landscape lighting to any kind of landscaping design. They can be easily installed anywhere that you choose, whether it is in your front or back yard.

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By Enid Edginton

It is easy to learn how to make compost. It is just a natural process that when all is said and done needs very little intervention from you. Compost is one of nature’s best mulches and soil amendments, and you can use it instead of commercial fertilizers. Best of all, compost is inexpensive.

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By Robert Gettle

Shovels come in small, large, round, or square, scooped or flat. You’ll have to have one to dig up soil and move it around. Choose a light weight one that has a comfortable hand grip. A small bladed shovel is easier and less tiring to handle.

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By Chris Harrison

Before choosing a grass for your lawn, it’s best if you spend some time understanding your wants, needs, and surroundings. It’s best to choose a grass that will require the right amount of work versus one that will require more than you bargained for. With that being said, there are basically three types of grasses that you can choose from…

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By Bill Prudehome

One of the most common and sometimes costly mistakes that is made when creating a new landscape is not paying attention to or having a drainage plan.

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By Dave Truman

Weeding

Though many gardeners prefers mulching to weeding, there are times when you have to think about weeding anyway. When the plants are very small, and before you apply any summer mulch, you need to get right there and pull out (or snip out) the weeds which may come in to choke your little new perennials or annuals, or the little shrubs you may decide to grow from seeds.

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