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Trench Composting In The Winter – How To Compost Without A Pile!

One of the easiest ways to still compost in the winter is by using a method called trench composting – even if you don’t have a compost pile or bin! Trench composting is one of the oldest tried and true ways of enriching and giving power back to the soil. In fact, it has been …

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How To Best Feed Birds In The Winter – Our Top Winter Bird Feeding Tips

When it comes to helping birds survive the long, harsh conditions winter can bring, nothing can be more helpful that supplying them with the feed they need to fuel their bodies Winter is tough on birds. Not only can it be hard to find adequate shelter from the cold and precipitation, they have to be …

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How To Save Your Ferns! Bringing Ferns Indoors For The Winter

Bringing your ferns indoors this fall and saving them through the cold winter months is not only simple and easy, but a great way to save big money on your gardening budget next spring too! Ferns are an excellent way to decorate porches and outdoor living spaces with gorgeous greenery. Whether growing in containers or …

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How To Protect Perennial Plants For Winter – 3 Simple Keys To Success!

One of the best ways to keep your perennial plants healthy, strong and vibrant year after year is to help protect them from the harsh conditions winter can hit them with. Unfortunately, although many gardeners worry about subfreezing temperatures harming their plants, it is the additional perils of winter that can cause just as much …

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How To Use A Cold Frame – Grow Fresh Vegetables All Winter Long!

Using a cold frame is an excellent way to extend your growing season well past the traditional garden season. Depending on the style and type used, a cold frame can extend a growing season by a few weeks in the fall or spring, or throughout an entire winter. In fact, in some locations with extremely …

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How To Melt Snow And Ice Safely – Avoid Damaging Plants, Lawns & Pets!

Is it really possible to melt snow and ice safely from sidewalks and driveways without harming perennials, shrubs, trees, lawns – and pets too? When winter arrives with all of its fury, it can certainly make for dangerous and slippery conditions. Especially when it comes to the driveways and sidewalks right outside of our home. …

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5 Great Christmas Garden Gifts For The Gardener In Your Life!

With gardening becoming more popular than ever, this holiday season is a great time to fill your favorite gardener’s stocking with the perfect Christmas gift! Finding the “perfect” present for a gardener can be a tough task. Especially when it comes to finding something they really want to use – or something they don’t already …

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How To Store Vegetable And Flower Seeds – Storing Seeds Over Winter

When it comes to storing vegetable and flower seeds safely through winter, a few simple tips go a long way in keeping them fresh and viable. Let’s face it, buying seeds every year is expensive. Moreover, it can be difficult finding the seeds you love most. And that is exactly why saving seeds, or holding …

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The 5 Best Cut Christmas Tree Varieties To Select For Your Home!

When it comes to selecting the best cut Christmas tree for the home, there are a few varieties that are peak performers. And that includes everything from great shape, color and size, to how well they hold up indoors. One thing is for sure, real Christmas trees are a hot commodity again. After many years …

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