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Mulch Helps Prevent Weeds

Safe, Free, and Easy Weed Prevention Techniques

When it comes to weeds, it pays to work smart. Pulling weeds is one of the most tedious and persistent chores of gardening. Spending time on your hands and knees eliminating these little pests is not just unpleasant; it also takes away from time that could be spent gardening. ...

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potted plants on the front porch

The Versatile Pot

Give your yard that extra “Ahh!” factor by decorating it with pots of colorful flowers and interesting plants. Not only is “potting up” a quick way to spread color and cheer throughout your yard, it is also a relatively easy way create a spectacular garden in a short time....

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butterflies in your garden

Birds, Butterflies and Bats: Welcome Them to Your Garden

With the continued growth in population throughout our country, many wildlife species face increasing pressure from lack of natural habitat—the number one threat to wildlife today. So creating welcoming places for these wonderful creatures in your yard—no matter how small—will help......

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Drainage Problems

Good Drainage Could Transform This Disaster Zone

New or neglected lawns can be a problem that’s easy to acknowledge but tough to fix. Sometimes the challenges are so great that homeowners feel helpless to make a difference. These folks want a well landscaped yard but don’t know where to start....

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Picket Fence Garden

On the Fence – Dressing Up Your Boundaries

Your fence says just as much about your yard as the flowers you choose for decoration. Fences are actually critical for setting the tone around which the rest of your landscaping is developed....

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petunias

Give Your Flowers Some Companions, Part 2

There are just too many flowers that help other plants – companion plants, we call them. Either that, or these columns are too short. In any case, I find myself compelled to write about some more helpful flowers that are wonderful companions to their friends....

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marigold

Give Your Flowers Some Companions, Part 1

There are some people I just love to work with. No matter what we're doing, I always do better work when I'm with them. I'm sure you know how that works. And then there are some people who make all my ideas shrivel up and die. Plants are the same way....

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Lavender_Waves

The Lure of Lovely Lavender

Those fortunate enough to have walked in a field of lavender and inhaled the heady aroma emanating from the purple waves of the flowering plants will most likely never forget the experience. It could be the beginning of a passionate love affair with this wonderful herb....

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cutting garden

Cut & Grow: Enjoy the Benefits of a Cutting Garden

Many gardeners grow flowers for the pleasure of having fresh bouquets to decorate their homes or to give away to friends. But they also enjoy the beauty that the flowers provide in their yards; here is the dilemma--to cut or not to cut. The solution may be to plant a separate flower garden just for ...

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front yard flat

Plain & Flat – The Perfect Front Yard Canvas

It’s pretty common for participants here at YardShare to write in asking for help. Here’s an example of a Plain Jane yard posted by Crystal Hebert. The fact that it’s not a sloping lawn is actually a good thing from one perspective. ...

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rock landscaping

Landscaping With Stone

Stones can really add character to a yard and even save you money in the long run while being kind to Mother Earth. For example, stonework can help with watering costs....

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fence garden

Joyful Gardens: Three Easy Gardens To Plant This Spring

Sometimes you want to do things just for the fun of it. Here are three easy gardens to plant this spring and enjoy all summer long. Do this just for the child inside you—or, for the one—or ones—beside you....

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window_box

Dress Up and Show Off! Window Boxes For All Seasons

Make the exterior of your home fashionable for spring—dress it up with window boxes full of colorful flowers and foliage....

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Container Gardening: Not Just for African Violets Any More

Let's face it. There are times when you've just got to have a container for your precious plants. Some of us use them in an attempt to keep invasive (but attractive) alien plants in check; some of us turn to containers from lack of space or ground; and some of us just plain make container gardenin...

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fence

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Robert Frost wasn't crazy about fences, but his neighbor was. Maybe Frost was messy and the neighbor wanted everybody to know where Frost's property ended and his began; maybe Frost's neighbor wanted to keep kids out of his yard. Who knows? In any case, fences are a very popular addition to many yar...

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