Gardening Tips

How To Fight Fall Allergies the Natural Way

Pumpkin for allergies

Are you one of the many Americans struggling with fall allergies?

Do you hate the way the decongestants make you feel?

Many Americans all over the county find themselves year after year, fall after fall staying inside and struggling with fall allergies. I am one of those Americans. Not too long ago, I started researching how to fight my fall allergies naturally.

Sometimes when I take a decongestant, I find myself extra sleepy and a little out of it all day long. Like other allergy sufferers out there, I have a busy life and I can’t be in a fog all day. So, how do we fight our allergies naturally? By eating food. Yes, eating certain foods can help you fight your fall allergies.

You may be wondering what allergies have to do with gardening. Please stay with me and you will see.

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How to Make Your Home Stand Out with Perennials

Curb appeal

Are you considering moving in the next few months?

Are you wondering how to give your home that edge over the neighbors?

Have you ever wanted to invest into your home’s landscape, but you weren’t sure if it was worth it? Today, we going to share with you why investing into your home’s landscape, especially in the front yard, is more than worth the money that you invest.

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How to Plant Black-eyed Susans

Black eyed susans

Did you know that Black-eyed Susans are actually wildflowers?

There are not many other flowers that represent the American golden-yellow beauty in an open field quite like the Black-eyed Susan. This flower is native to North America and is member of the sunflower family. Black-eyed Susans are great for attracting butterflies and look wonderful on a kitchen table.

On this beautiful fall Monday, we will be sharing with you how to plant these great American wildflowers.

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Gardening Tips and Tricks for the October Gardener

October Gardening Tips

What is a weed? A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

While you and I may not always see a weed as a plant with virtues, I am glad Ralph Waldo Emerson did. Every month, we post gardening tips and tricks specially designed to that particular month. This month we will do this same. So get out your calendars and let’s start preparing for this month.

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How to Plant an American Hornbeam

American hornbeam

American hornbeam

Are you looking for a small tree that offers beautiful fall colors?

We all know that fall is the perfect time to plant trees and shrubs. Planting in the fall verses the spring allows for your trees to soak up all the wonderful fall rain while establishing roots. Today, we are looking at a classic fall tree, the American hornbeam and how to plant it.

The Perfect Fall Tree

The American hornbeam tree is a perfect fall tree as the leaves offer colors of yellow, red, and orange. In addition, the American hornbeam is native to North America. Even with this tree being native to this area, transferring a tree from the nursery is a traumatic event.

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How to Successfully Pollinate Apple Trees

How to Pollinate Apple Trees

Do you have an apple tree in your back yard?

Apples are number 1 on the annual dirty dozen list for 3 years in a row. The dirty dozen is a list of fruits and vegetables put together by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) every year. The list is complied by testing the pesticides levels on over 50 fruits and vegetables. Then, they are put together a list each year based on how high the pesticide levels are.

Purchasing Apples Organically

The last few years haven’t been great for apples. Typically, it is recommended that you purchase organic fruit and vegetables that are on the dirty dozen. However, purchasing organic is not always friendly to everyone’s budget.

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How to Prepare Garden Soil for Spring in the Fall

How to Prepare Garden Soil for Spring in the Fall

Would you looking to improve the health of your garden soil?

Did you know that good soil preparation for spring starts now in the fall?

As fall comes to cities all across the U.S. you may be thinking that your gardening is all done. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Today, we are looking at what we can do right now to prepare our soil for the next spring.

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Why You Should Plant Swiss Chard and How to Plant It

Swiss chard

Swiss chard

Are you looking for a healthy green to plant this fall?

Are you bored with spinach and kale?

You may have never even heard of Swiss chard, but this green or reddish leafy vegetable with a variety of stem colors is not only great tasting, it is also packed with nutrients. Today, we are going to look at why you want to plant Swiss chard and how to do it.

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What You Need to Know About Growing Crape Myrtles

Crape myrtle

Are you looking to add that something extra to your yard?

Have you had a difficult time growing trees in the past?

Growing trees can be difficult depending on the environment. The soil, sun, and amount of rain your area gets all plays a role in how well your tree will do. Today, we are sharing some great tips and tricks about growing crape myrtles. Whether you call them crape myrtles or crepe myrtles, these trees are gorgeous additions to any landscape.

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