Gardening Tips

Will Talking To Your Plants Help Them Grow?

Talking to plantsWe have all heard that plants are social and talking to them helps them grow, but is that true?

The weather is hot and we are all looking for ways to keep our plants happy and healthy. Price Charles of England said, “I just come and talk to the plants, really. Very important to talk to them; they respond.”

Could talking to your plants help them to them to grow? Penn State and The Discovery Channel had set out to answer that question.

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5 Steps to Plant Container Roses

How to Plant Container RosesWelcome back to Rose Friday. We hope you had a wonderful 4th of July. Rose Friday is our weekly series where we discuss how to care for roses. Last week we talked how to plant bare root roses in 7 Steps to Planting Bare-Root Roses.

Are you trying to plant container roses?

On this hot summer Friday, we are taking a close look at how to plant container roses and we are going to show you how to plant container roses in just 5 steps.

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6 Tips to Help Your Landscape Survive Scorching Heat

6 Tips to Help Your Landscape Survive Scorching HeatHave you been wondering how your landscape will make it through this summer?

With temperatures above 90 degrees, we are all watching our landscapes struggling to stay alive. With yellow spots on our lawns and our plants withering, we may wonder if all our hard work gone to waste. Today, we are going to discuss how to help your landscape survive this scorching heat. Your hard work does not have to be wasted and with a little help your landscape will be back to looking as beautiful as ever.

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Solutions to Common Vegetable Garden Problems

Vegetable Garden SolutionsAre you having problems growing your vegetables?

Every gardener at one point or another faces a few common problems when growing vegetables. These problems include tomato plants that look misshapen and rough or when snap bean flowers do not succeed to even develop. Along with the help from Cornell University, on this beautiful summer Monday we are going to review some of those common problems and help to find solutions.

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How to Choose the Right Mulch for Your Landscaping – Part 2

How to Choose the Right Mulch for Your Landscaping - Part 2This is the second post in a two part series on mulch. On Monday, we discussed two different types of mulch, inorganic and organic, in How To Choose The Right Mulch For Your Landscaping Part 1.  Today, we will be taking a more in depth look into how choose the right mulch for your landscaping.

Are you trying to decide what type of mulch is best for your landscape?

Designing your landscape can be very exciting from picking out trees and stones, to selecting flowers and of course, mulch. Mulch is becoming more and more prominent. So how do you know what type of mulch is right for your landscape?

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How to Choose the Right Mulch for Your Landscaping – Part 1

Landscaping mulchThis is the beginning of a two part series on mulch. During this series, we will be taking a deeper look at mulch and how to determine the best mulch for your landscape.

Having a difficult time picking out mulch for your landscape?

Mulch. It is rare to see a landscape without mulch these days. The use of mulch is growing and is becoming a popular accent to many yards. Not only can mulch improve the aesthetics of your yard, it can also cut down weeding, increase the fertility of your soil and help to conserve the soil’s moisture.

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How to Care For Roses

How to care for rosesDo you love roses?

Roses are one of the most beautiful flowers. They are romantic, apologetic and welcoming. Roses can brighten someone’s day and communicate love.  It is one flower that is truly powerful. However, having a rose garden can be a bit challenging.  Different types of roses require different types of care.

Today is the start of our new series, Rose Fridays. Rose Fridays is a series where we will discuss tips on growing and caring for roses.

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7 Tremendous Tips and Tricks for Gardening

7 Tremendous Tips and Tricks for GardeningLooking to enhance your gardening skills and become a green thumb?

Whether you are a novice or veteran gardener, the season of gardening is here.  How do you minimize your time outdoors, so you can maximize your time indoors?

Here are 7 tips and tricks to make your green thumb greener from preventing dirt from getting under your fingernails to drying herbs and finding practical uses for discarded coffee and tea grounds.

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4 Ways to Save Money Watering Your Lawn and Trees

Money Saving TipAre you looking to save money?

These days everyone wants to cut back on their spending. Water use for most homeowners increases dramatically during the summer months. While we all love the way lush green lawns look, the money it costs to get there can make your head spin. Let’s talk about 4 ways to water you lawn and trees while not completely emptying your wallet.

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How to Grow Terrific Tomatoes

How to Grow Terrific TomatoesGrowing terrific tomatoes does not happen overnight. There are many theories about the proper way to grow tomatoes from using the correct soil preparation to proper planting techniques followed by regular maintenance of the tender plants. It may get overwhelming, but when you bite into that delicious, sweet tomato, you know that all your hard work was well worth it.

Here are 7 tips to help you grow terrific tomatoes:

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