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Festuca Grass Gardening

Forget a typical turf grass when you hear someone mention Festuca grass. Festuca grass is an ornamental grass that grows in a clean, rounded clump, looking a great deal like a sea urchin covered in long spines made of blue-green grass. I purchased three “Elijah Blue” Festuca grasses for a bit of blue/green contrast in ...

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How to Grow Delphiniums

Delphiniums are beautiful flowers that attract bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies to the garden. The flowers come in a wide variety of colors and people often pick them for cut flower arrangements. I personally love Delphiniums. Whenever I see them growing in the garden, I am reminded of English gardens. They have an elegant and stately ...

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Lawn Care Tips – How to Lay Sod

Sod is generally commercially-grown turf cut into strips, with a thin layer of soil and roots installed in a yard much like laying a carpet. There are several advantages to sodding. A sodded lawn will give you faster results than seeding. The sodded lawn can be functional in as little as two weeks. In today’s ...

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Five Simple Tips for Starting Your First Vegetable Garden

I thought about putting in a garden many seasons before I actually planted one. What stopped me for so long is the reason I wrote this article. I complicated the process in my mind to the point where I was frustrated with gardening before I ever started. When I finally took action and planted my ...

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How to Choose a Rotary Tiller

When it comes to garden tools, a rotary tiller is one of the biggest investments you can make for your garden. The cost of a tiller can range from $40 to several hundred dollars, depending on the type you choose. Tillers are essential for making light work of soil preparation. Anyone who has ever prepared ...

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How to Grow Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar snap peas fresh from the garden are crisp and tender ready for eating straight from the vine or in your favorite recipe. Although I wouldn’t trade them for regular peas, these tender morsels are bursting with flavor and add distinctive color and texture to stir-fried vegetables. Location: Choose a sunny location with humus-rich, well-drained ...

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Use Moon Signs and Phases for Garden Success

The signs of the moon, or moon phases, have long been successfully used as guide to determine the best times to plant, cultivate, fertilize, water and harvest garden crops. The moon signs are easy to understand, and by knowing which sign is the best time to perform garden tasks, you will help ensure the success ...

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How to Grow Purple Coneflower in the Garden

Purple coneflowers are hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 3 through 10. The happy daisy-type flowers, blooms July to September. The flower colors come in a wide variety like pink, purple, yellow, cream, and orange. Depending on the variety, they grow from 24 to 38 inches tall with a spread of 18 inches. Purple ...

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How to Choose, Plant, and Grow a Shade Tree for Your Garden

For shading gardens, you will want a shade tree that grows quite speedily and to provide plenty of shade. There are a multitude of shade trees available. With this wide variety, finding a shade tree for your garden should be quite easy and fast. You will want to choose a variety that will grow extremely ...