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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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8 Great Tips For Finding FREE Compost Materials

Compost is a necessity if you want to have great soil and healthy, productive plants. Along with...

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5 Fun Ways to Use Coffee Grounds in the Garden

Back in the day, when I used to run a coffee shop, we used to bag up all of our used coffee grounds...

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6 Tips To A Great Lawn – Without Using Chemicals

Mary and I both love to mow. In fact, we have a friendly ongoing competition to see whose “stripes”...

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The Dirty Truth About Composting

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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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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Use Pallets To Build Your Own Double Compost Bin for under $15!

There are few things that can make your garden more successful than compost. Compost, or "Black...

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Water Feature, Fountain or Pond Pump: Winter Storage Tip

It is a good idea to remove your Water Feature or Pond Pump for the winter. It is possible that...

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How to Recycle, Re-purpose and Reuse Everything!

If you really think about it – we all have a little repurpose in us.
After all – didn't we all
...

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Got Snow Mold on Your Grass? Here's How to Repair It!

Does your after winter lawn look like this? That is snow mold, (or snow rot) a fungus that can...

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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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Tips for Applying Mulch!

We will have 3 yards of mushroom compost delivered this week. When I begin filling my first...

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Fix Burnt Grass & Dog Urine Spots With This Easy Solution!

Summer is a beautiful time of year to sit out and relax in your yard. But the suns rays can do some...

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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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Epsom Salt for Your Plants - Inside and Out

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Filling A Keyhole Garden

Have terrible soil? Living in the middle of a drought but still want fresh vegetables? Then you need...

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How to Make Grass Grow Fast & Fix Bald Spots

Here's a video and simple how-to instructions showing you how to make grass grow fast and fix bald...

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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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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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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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Saving a Frozen Worm Composting Bin and Everything You Need to Know...

One of the great things about my husband being a locksmith is that he gets to drive around, see...

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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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Lasagna Composting: Jump-Start Your Garden With Ease!

Lasagna composting is one of the easiest composting techniques around, and it can be successfully...