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9 Strategies to Help Combat Common Edible Garden Problems

Do you find it too hot, cold, wet or dry to grow a food garden? Do you have poor soil, pests or...

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3 Inexpensive Ways To Feed Your Garden Soil This Fall For A Great...

There are no two ways about it. Your garden soil is tired and hungry! It has been using it’s...

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Epsom Salt for Your Plants - Inside and Out

Did you know you could use Epsom salt for your outdoor plants and your houseplants? It says so right...

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3 Steps to Prepare Your Garden for Planting

Are your plants THRIVING or just SURVIVING? If your garden is not growing well, try these 3 simple...

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10 Tips for preparing your Pond for the winter

Here are a few suggestions to help get your Fish Pond or Water Garden ready for the months ahead....

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Fertilizer Tips & Tricks That Work For Me.

With a 3 to 3 1/2 month growing season here in northern Minnesota, I have to help my blooms with a...

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Using Coffee Grounds for Gardening | Guide on Correct Uses

The next time you finish your morning coffee, think twice before you dump the grounds. Coffee...

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OK, all of you seasoned gardeners, it’s time to look away. This secret to perfect, easy to work...

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When we moved into our house many years ago we had a nice lawn in the back yard but we also had dogs...

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Composting Leaves - 4 Simple Tips To Making Great Compost With Leaves

The leaves have begun to turn to brilliant shades of red and orange. Each day – a few more start...

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Cheap & Safe Homemade Lawn Food

I am excited to share this post with you today! This is a cheap, easy and very effective homemade...

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If you have a garden, it’s likely you’ve at least thought about composting. But do you know all you...

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DIY Trash Can Compost Bin

Composting is a great way to reduce the amount of waste that goes into trash fills each day and it...

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Preparing The Garden For Next Year – 4 Almost Free Steps To Take Now...

Instead of thinking about the cold winter months ahead, stay positive and think instead of next...

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Garden Tip: Good Soil for Beautiful Gardens

Gardening experts at Longfield Gardens help us understand why soil is so important.
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How to Build a Composting System from Pallets

After seeing countless photos of these systems on Pinterest and in the blogosphere, we finally got...

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Compost Bin With Repurposed Fence Panels

Building a compost bin is the first real step to composting. Up until now, you’ve probably studied...

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Make your own Potting Mix

I rarely buy bags of potting soil from the garden center...I just make my own using a few simple...

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Totally Repair Dead Grass Spots Damaged By Dog Urine In 3 Easy Steps

Where I live now it is springtime! The snow has disappeared from the yard and the lawn is starting...

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Landscape Lessons Learned and Pitfalls to Avoid

If you're contemplating a new landscape, adding to or altering an existing one, you need to read...

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SPRING GARDEN CLEANUP

How exciting is it? I have many friends who love to garden as much as I. Do you like to garden? ...

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How to Build a Wooden Pallet Compost Bin in 6 Easy Steps

Making a compost bin for your yard is much easier than you think. This Wooden Pallet Compost Bin...

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DIY Project ~ Vermicomposting in a tub in a few easy steps!

Plant matter is a resource we should be keeping out of the landfills. But what do you do if you...

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Cheap DIY Compost Tumbler

We created our Compost Tumblers for about less than $20 per bin. It's an easy DIY project that can...