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Add Structure To Your Garden With Heath And Heather Shrubs

Heaths and heathers are shrubs everyday gardeners may not know about. Heaths and heathers are a hardy plant that once established is drought tolerant and is an easy care shrub, providing color and shape to your garden. A mass planting of blooming heaths and heathers is a beautiful addition to any garden. The Difference Between [...]
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Fun Ways to “Summer-up” Your Home

Every summer tends to bring with it a sense of excitement. It seems like this summer “energy” started when we were young. I’m sure we can all recall getting out of school for two and a half months of freedom. As a kid there was nothing more exciting than summer vacation. As adults we may [...]
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Urban Gardening and the Effects it Has on Communities

Growing up in middle Tennessee in the late 1960s and early 1970s, I went to school with kids whose families farmed, grew tobacco or operated a dairy farm. These kids regularly missed school because they were turning tobacco leaves during curing, harvesting a crop or transporting said crop to market. Other families had a small [...]
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Suitable Railing Construction Materials for Your Home

A railing installation adds style and a personal stamp of customization to your home which adds to the curb appeal. They are also going to play a serious role in enhancing the security of your property, and in the case of railings used around a swimming pool, they must be effective in stopping unescorted children [...]
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Compost Tumblers Make Composting Easy

Organic gardening has been around since the beginning of the gardening experience. When you are looking into turning your garbage into something that will that will produce dividends, you might want to look into compost tumblers. Most people who are true organic gardeners have already begun their own compost bin, taking time out now and [...]
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Create Perfect Ambience with a Beautiful Outdoor Fireplace

We all are familiar with indoor fireplaces as most of us have a fireplace in our living rooms and, in some cases, bedrooms as well. However, here are some ideas about how you can go about creating that outdoor fireplace in your back garden or yard. Consider Zoning The first thing you want to consider [...]
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Get Your Garden Ready for Summer!

As the days start lengthening and the weather warms we realize that summer is beckoning and the garden is starting to call. That’s why it’s time to get out our boots and spades and get the gardening project commenced. Evaluate the Topsoil One of the first things to think about when preparing your garden for [...]
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A Summer Vegetable Garden Yields Fun and Fresh Foods

Planting a garden used to be something that only those who were short on money wanted to do. In days past it was the epitome of admitting that you could not afford to shop for your fresh produce. Today, fortunately, we all know better. Planting a summer vegetable garden is not only a great way [...]
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Outdoor Decorating That Is Attractive and Functional

When spring is in the air and the snow is melting, we can look outside and see the first signs of green life and birds returning north. We can also see how much yard work needs to be done. While many people love gardening, landscaping and outdoor decorating many others find it a chore. But [...]
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Organic Gardening Tips

Starting your own garden is becoming much more than a popular trend as people around the country are reaping the rewards of fresh, healthy produce from their own backyards. Whether you live in a rural community with lots of acreage or you are a land-strapped urbanite, there are countless options for starting your own organic [...]