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Pruning Hydrangeas-It depends!

Hydrangeas to illustrate the plant the article is about

When is the best time to prune hydrangeas? It depends on whether they are a type that blooms on old wood or on new wood. Old wood or new wood? What does that mean? If your garden has hydrangeas, then you need to know that there are distinct types of…
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Make Seed Tape and Get Gardening!

Making seed tapes are a good project for doing with children and those that have physical limitations that can keep them from spending much time in the garden. The seed tapes can be made in your home and be ready for planting when Spring comes. Seed tapes are an easy…
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Seed Balls to Get Kids Interested in Gardening!

Seed balls are a good activity to do with children in late winter when it is not easy to do other outdoor activities or school is virtual. Seed balls are a great way to reseed your landscape and add flowers in barren spots in your flower beds or lawn. Clay…
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Reuse Your Trash To Start Seeds!

Using Toilet or Paper Towel Rolls for Seed Starting An easy way to start your seeds indoors is to use empty toilet paper, gift wrap or paper towel rolls. Toilet paper pots are a good planting method to use with children. You can use bigger seed in these pots – corn, beans, cucumbers. Some plants do not…
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Get a Head Start on Summer Lawn Weed Control

Why should you worry about weeds right now?  Now is the best time to prevent big weed infestations and reduce your use of herbicides in the summer.  You will get better control and more bang for your buck with pre-emergence weed control products than you will if you wait until…
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Blueberries are Successful Plants for Home Gardeners

What better time than the bleak days of winter to think ahead to a brimming bowl of blueberries freshly harvested and still warmed from the sun right out of your home garden? Blueberries are a successful cash crop for Georgia farmers and an easily grown fruit for the home gardener,…
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Rules for Pruning

Pruning in the correct manner and at the proper time can help to maintain the size and shape of your woody shrubs, improving their appearance and appealing to the artist in every gardener.  Pruning also plays an important role in the health, productivity and well-being of woody plants.  Three techniques…
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Jump Start Your Spring Garden by Starting Your Seeds Indoors

Does winter weather have you anxious for spring? Are you ready to start digging in the dirt and growing tomatoes, peppers, squash and other warm season veggies? Even though we still have chilly days ahead, seasoned gardeners can plan now for their spring vegetable gardens. On a quest to learn how,…
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Soil Testing- A Recipe for Success

If you are a new gardener who has never done a soil test, you may think that soil testing is not very important. Maybe you never really thought about it because your seeds always germinate in spite of a lack of testing. It is true that most seeds will germinate…
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