Spring Lawn and Garden 2016

12 Stories • Available February 2016
Still Smelling The Roses

Still Smelling The Roses

If you live in an apartment or don't have any garden space in your yard, don't worry: You're not doomed to live without greenery. You can still enjoy a veritable garden of flowers, plants and her

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Low-water Lawns

Low-water Lawns

It takes preparation to keep your lawn healthy and looking good during a drought, especially if you want to keep costs and water use under control. In some drought-declared areas, you can incur a

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A Greener View

A Greener View

Q: One of my hosta plants has holes in the leaves. What can I do? A: Hosta leaves are a favorite food of slugs, which are also common pests (with snails) on many perennials, vegetables and tree

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Keep Cut Flowers Fresh And Lovely

Keep Cut Flowers Fresh And Lovely

Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or just want to bring nature indoors, flowers are a sure way to brighten your -- or someone else's -- day. But if you want those beauties to last,

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Grow Your Own Restaurant

Grow Your Own Restaurant

Farm-to-table isn't just a trend. It's an incredibly satisfying way to create a meal with the produce that you've worked so hard on and waited so patiently for. Here, you will find some recipe id

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Gone But Not Forgotten

Gone But Not Forgotten

If you're planning a vacation but are worried about how your garden will fare during your absence -- especially during a summer heatwave or a dry spell -- there are some steps you can take to hel

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Lettuce Hope

Lettuce Hope

Are you into gardening? Please say yes. It's a kind of miracle. Food you grow tastes better, costs less, has greater nutritional value AND it leaves a carbon footprint the size of a grape. Gard

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Keeping Cool In The Shade

Keeping Cool In The Shade

There are many ways to enjoy a shady retreat on a warm day. Apartment dwellers and homeowners: Transform your outdoor space no matter your budget or lifestyle. Creative possibilities abound! T

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Beneficial Bugs

Beneficial Bugs

Wait! That bug or larva you're about to spray may be a beneficial contributor to your lawn and garden. Veteran garden center manager Cara Knepler offers encouragement and caution for beginners wi

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Flowers For Fido

Flowers For Fido

Yes, you can have beauty and variety in your garden and still keep your dog and cat healthy. Here's how, and why, to make sure your plants are safe for pets. Depending on the animal's breed, si

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 From Garden To Bottle

From Garden To Bottle

Growing your own signature fragrance is easy. If you have a garden -- or even just a pot of flowers -- a square of cheesecloth, a small saucepan and an airtight bottle, you can make an expensive-

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Hybrid Seeds

Hybrid Seeds

Q: I see that some seeds in my vegetable catalogs are listed as F1 hybrids. They are usually more expensive than other seeds and other hybrids. Is it worth the money to get F1 hybrids? Is there an

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