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Sioux City

YardShare to the Rescue in Sioux City

YardShare member Masman35 in Sioux City is looking for some ideas to boost the appeal of a very plain yard. This homeowner doesn’t like the rocks or the existing bushes......

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Summer Fun For Teens

Summer Fun for Teens in the Backyard

With summer fast approaching, your teenagers will soon be out of school. This time of year, teens need a place to gather that’s safe and fun. Why not make it your back yard? If you make your yard inviting enough, yours can be the “cool” house where all the neighborhood teens gather. ...

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How To Grow Your Own Cactus

Some Like It Hot! Growing Cacti and Succulents

They’re from the same family; in fact, cacti (plural, cactus, singular)—are part of the larger group of plants known as succulents. The primary difference between the two is the exterior; succulents have smooth skins; cacti have spiny skins. ...

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Community Garden

Giving Back With Community Gardens

Having your own garden is a richly rewarding experience; but there’s something even more enjoyable about introducing your friends and neighbors to the joys of landscaping. In the true spirit of YardSharing, some of our members are involved in creating and maintaining community gardening areas....

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Gardening For Seniors

Gardening for Seniors

Ask gardeners in their golden years why they still garden, and you’ll probably receive a variety of answers. “I love it, and it keeps me going.” “It gives me something to get up for each day.” “My garden is my pride and joy; it’s been with me for many years, and I intend to give it loving and... ...

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Tiki Bar

Tiki Time!

Whether you’re a Jimmy Buffett “Parrothead” or just daydreaming of the warm sands of Waikiki, nothing says “tropical” better than a tiki bar. So tune up the Macaws and Birds of Paradise, mix up some Mai Tais, and join us on our virtual tour of Polynesia as we visit some great tiki bars!...

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Stacked Stone Built In Bench

Benched! Getting Outdoor Seating Right

If you ever feel like taking a time-out outside, you need a place to sit. A very large anthill can be an invigorating seating option, but it’s not one we recommend for long term use. For a more traditional solution, consider adding a bench or two to your landscape....

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Blue Garden

Give Your Garden The Blues

Blue (and shades of blue) is one of the most restful colors in the garden. Imagine fields of bluebonnets or the purple haze of lavender (another shade of blue) in bloom. You can have the same calming effect in your yard through the growing seasons by planting flowers of pure blue and shades of blue....

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What is Mulch

What is Mulch?

Mulching is one of the easiest and most beneficial gardening practices. Mulching can help you conserve water, prevent weed growth, and return nutrients to your soil. It can also serve as a nice landscaping tool....

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Passion Flower

The Not-So-Subtle Tropical Plant

Tropical plants are prized for their lush foliage, brilliant flowers and bold, exotic appearance. Typically grown outdoors where winters are mild and humidity is high, their ideal climate and growing conditions can be duplicated almost anywhere by moving them inside near a......

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Trees Near Outdoor Kitchen

Pros and Cons of Trees Near Your Outdoor Kitchen

One of the most pleasant aspects of having an outdoor kitchen is being able to spend time in the fresh air. On cool days, it’s also nice to have the sun shining down on you. But most people want some shade over their cooking area to help beat the heat during the prime BBQ season of summer....

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colonial front yard

From Old Colonial to Nouveau Colonial – Yard Makeover Time!

Here at YardShare, we look at some pretty disastrous yards and offer advice on how to turn them around. This time, the starting point isn’t quite so dreary. The landscaping around this colonial style home isn’t horrid, it’s just somewhat unimaginative....

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tree transplant

Chop or Transplant - How Much are Your Trees Worth?

Trees are a long term landscaping investment. There’s no hardscape feature that can fully replace the natural beauty and shade of a living, “breathing” tree. Unfortunately, the decision about where to plant a tree is often made by the builders or original owners of a home....

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Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)

Gardening and Cooking with Lemon-Scented and Lemon-Flavored Herbs

You don’t have to live in a tropical or semi-tropical climate or pay big bucks at the grocery store to enjoy the freshness of lemons. Grow your own lemons this season—lemon-scented and lemon-flavored herbs, that is!...

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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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