Spring Lawn and Garden 2011

15 Stories • Available February 2011
Budget Gardening

Budget Gardening

It's easy to spend a lot of money at the garden center this time of year, but it's not necessary. In fact, if you get clever, you'll be able to keep your yard and garden looking beautiful on a shoe

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Planting For Fall Color

Planting For Fall Color

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Rock Gardens

Rock Gardens

A rock garden creates visual interest along a garden pathway and also might "rescue" a section of your lawn that is a dead zone -- an area, perhaps root-bound, devoid of plant growth -- or just a b

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Water-wise

Water-wise

Water is one of our most precious resources, and one of the places we use it most is our lawns. "Lawn care makes up anywhere from 30 to 60 percent of water use in a typical American family," says

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Herpetofauna

Herpetofauna

Reptiles and amphibians have a way of giving even the most levelheaded gardener the willies, but those slimy, slithering critters in your garden are actually a good thing. From frogs and toads to

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Invaders!

Invaders!

Asian ladybird beetles originally were released in the U.S. as a means of pest control for crops, but they quickly spread in distance and numbers and now threaten their native look-alikes by out-co

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How Does Your Organic Garden Grow?

How Does Your Organic Garden Grow?

With Americans battling bulges and anemic wages, they are seeking one-size-fits-all solutions. What is a sustainable yet cost-effective method to combating hunger and obesity? Many recommend lookin

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A Bath For The Birds

A Bath For The Birds

When you add a birdbath to your garden d?cor, you invite colorful, winged songbirds to your property. They delight you with their songs and flitting play. You can delight them with a fresh, clean w

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Refreshing Container Soil

Refreshing Container Soil

A beautiful container plant is shiny, strong and healthy, with flawless leaves and a sturdy stem -- the picture of plant health. The foundation of any healthy container plant is the soil in which i

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Goodbye, Weeds

Goodbye, Weeds

Your front garden beds and vegetable gardens are often your first targets for removing unsightly and unwelcome weeds, but those persistent little weeds that pop up between your walkway stones and i

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Creating A Kitchen Herb Garden

Creating A Kitchen Herb Garden

In today's economy, with frugal households looking for ways to save money on groceries and many people's eco-consciousness and wanting to eat organic foods, lots of Americans are planning and plant

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Dwarf Plants

Dwarf Plants

The air is warmer; the sun is shining longer and longer each day. No doubt about it, spring is here. Time to get out and get dirty! So what if you don't have a manor's grounds to maintain? Even a s

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Vines

Vines

When it comes to home landscaping, most people think of such traditional things as grass, bushes, flowers and trees. But have you ever considered vines? They can add a unique look to property. Vin

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Splash!

Splash!

A pool can be the perfect addition to your backyard. It is great for entertaining guests and for keeping cool during the summer. But homeowners must research several elements before pool constructi

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Hiding The Key

Hiding The Key

Forget about the old tricks of leaving your house key above the door or under a lawn ornament. Though it's easy for you to find, it's also easy for thieves to locate. The RocLok is a product that

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Lawn Info 1

Lawn Info 1

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Lawn Info 2

Lawn Info 2

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Lawn Info 3

Lawn Info 3

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