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Video: July Gardening Tips – Pruning in Summer

Mitch Baker from American Plant shares some great tips on pruning your trees and shrubs this summer.

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Peering Into The Void – Landscaping Large Spaces

Questions about how to make the most of a small space are pretty common. But it can be just as hard – and much more expensive – to landscape a large yard. If you are staring out at a great, yawning expanse of lawn, here are some ways to fill in the blanks.

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Outdoor Kitchens: Cooking Up Some Ideas

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and create your own outdoor kitchen? Good for you. Let’s face it, wheeling out that dusty grill every time you want to fire up some dogs and burgers is pretty lame. Permanent, built-in structures dedicated to outdoor cooking are all the rage, and it’s not a fad that’s going anywhere anytime soon. So strike while the grill is hot!

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Be a Cottage Garden Renegade

It is easy to be intimidated by all the gardening and landscaping information out there. Books, magazines, websites, and how-to TV shows promise to teach you all the fundamentals of good design in one fell swoop and leave you ready to give your yard a full makeover in the time it takes to turn a page, click a link, or sit through to the next commercial break.

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Video: July Gardening Tips – Selecting Flowering Tropicals

Mitch Baker from American Plant teaches you how to grow flowering tropicals to add a little “island life” to your yard.

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Three Ways To Avoid Pergola Purgatory

A pergola is more than four posts and a roof. This “hardscaping” feature only works if it’s done right. Here are tips to keep in mind when you are constructing yours…

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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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Entertaining Outdoors

Some of us create our outdoor spaces to suit our needs for a private sanctuary. While others, like myself, design our yards specifically for entertaining. If you entertain often, you might keep this in mind while constructing your yard or making improvements.

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