How To Prune Dwarf Bougainvillea Plants

5 Steps to Pruning your Dwarf Bougainvillea Plants

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Butterfly sucking nectar from bougainvillea

The bougainvillea plant is a tropical-subtropical perennial that is native to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chubut, and Peru, this garden beauty will produce an abundance of flower blooms during the spring and summer months. The dwarf bougainvillea once established is drought and salt tolerant making the bougainvillea a low-maintenance plant that can also be planted in coastal areas.

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How To Grow Blue Daze Indoors

Successfully Growing Blue Daze Indoors

How To Grow Blue Daze Indoors-a-blue-daze-flowering-plant
Blue daze flowers

With spring just ahead of us, we can get into our gardens once again working the soil as we work with some of our favorite garden plants not to mention planting those fruit trees or installing a herb or vegetable garden. Springtime is the time of the year when our garden plants are bursting with beautiful colorful flower blooms. This time of the year is greatly anticipated by the weekend warriors as we leave the colder months behind and look forward as the warmer months approaches.

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How To Use Food Scraps In The Garden

9 Effective Ways to Use Food Scraps in the Garden

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Watermelon Rind

There is a popular saying that” one man’s junk is another man’s treasure” but what if I tell you that your junk can also be your treasure? Don’t trash the treasure use it, kitchen scraps is a gold mine but too often this gold mine heads straight towards the trash bin when it could have been used to do so much good, in fact, kitchen scraps are one of the safest ways to provide nutrients to our garden plants because these scraps are natural organics that is beneficial for our plants, soil microbes and for us as well.

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How To Get Rid Of White Mould On Indoor Plants

4 Proven Methods to Get Rid of White Mould

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And indoor plant

The presence of indoor plants can beautify any indoor living area, I have had the pleasure over the years of being involved with many indoor garden projects that brought a restful pleasing and beautiful transformation that just breathed taking. It’s amazing how an indoor living space can be transformed into a thing of beauty with the presence of plants.

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How To Keep Flies Out Of Your House

Steps to Control House Flies

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House flies

House Flies are at the top of the list when spreading disease, It’s believed that house flies are responsible for transmitting more than 60 disease some of which includes leprosy, yaws, tuberculosis, tularemia, typhoid fever, cholera, poliomyelitis, dysentery, Escherichia coli, etc… house flies measures 6 to 7 mm. The female is usually larger than the male.

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How to Get Rid of Dust Mites in a Mattress

5 Ways to Get Rid of Dust Mites

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A bed sheet

Dust mites are tiny microscopic mites that cause skin irritation, asthma symptoms, stuffy nose, and watery eyes, it’s believed that these mites contribute to or influence allergies. Dust mites feed on dead human skin cells which is why they invade our bedrooms causing many health issues, below we will be looking at steps that can be taken to rid your bedroom and lives of these pesky pests.

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How To Get Rid Of Pantry Bugs

6 Easy Methods to Get Rid of Pantry Bugs

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A Weevil

The last thing we what to see is bugs in our pantry, these pests can become a nuisance causing us to discard food items. The invasion of these uninvited guess can cause us to spend those hard-earned dollars that could have gone to something else or placed in our savings. Are you having issues with pantry bugs and it seems almost impossible to clear your pantry of them?

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Cleaning Out Your Pantry

Simple Pantry Cleaning Tips

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A Pantry

A pantry is a great storage area where we can stock up on and place our canned and dry food goods, but over time our pantries can become so overstocked that food items that were there for a while can get pushed to the back meeting their expiration date. An unorganized pantry can also make it difficult to find what we need at the time we need it and can cause us to spend money on items that we may have purchased but are hidden among other food items causing needless spending.

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How To Organize And Declutter A Bathroom

10 Tips to Organize and Declutter a Bathroom

How To Organize And Declutter A Bathroom-a-bathroom
A bathroom

I believe that at some point and time, we have all been there when it came to making our bathroom feel free and inviting, no matter the shape or the size the bathroom is one of those areas of our homes where we come to after a long hard day to catch that cold or warm shower or laying back and soaking in bubble bath that’s both relaxing and refreshing.

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The Best Tiny Houses For Sale On Amazon

Beautiful Tiny Houses on Amazon

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Small house barn

There are many famous adages that are “a man’s home is his castle”, “home is where the heart is” or how about, “home sweet home”, whatever adage appeals to your senses we all want that private oasis where we are the king or the queen so to speak. Whether it’s that mansion that we always desired, that middle-size home, or that cottage-style setting, etc… there is just something about owning our own home where we can sit back, unwind and enjoy the comforts of our private kingdom.

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How To Fix A Homes Low Water Pressure

Guide to Increase Water Pressure in Your Home

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A faucet

Low water pressure can become annoying especially if this is a common issue that you face, there are many reasons for this, and what makes matters worse is depending on why you are having issues with your water pressure can cause an increase in your monthly water bill. Finding the reason why may mean doing your homework,  once the issue is found can be corrected so you can once again have good water pressure in your home. Below is a list of measures that can be taken, this guide will help you to resolve your water pressure issue.

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How To Increase Your Shower Water Pressure

How to Increase Low Shower Pressure

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A shower head

A good working shower is so soothing after a long day but in some cases our shower may lose the amount of pressure that it had, leaving many people wondering what they should do or how to solve this issue that is all too common. There are many reasons why this happens which we will be looking at, the good news is whatever the problem, can be fixed and you can DIY it yourself. If you are having these issues then continue reading as w take a closer at how to increase your shower water pressure.

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How to Clean a Dryer Vent Duct

6 Steps to Cleaning a Dryer Vent Duct

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A wash-dryer machine

The convenience of having a home dryer can make life pretty simple especially if there is a lot of laundries that must be done in a large household. Because of this, you want to ensure at all times that your dryer is in tip-top shape or working at a high performance. To keep your dryer performing like new, follow this guide that has proven to be effective when cleaning a dryer vent duct.

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How To Repair A Leaky Faucet

Tips for Fixing a Faucet that’s Leaking

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A bathroom faucet

A leaky faucet has the potential of racking up hundreds of dollars over time if the problem is not addressed, I had to deal with this issue numerous times in my home. A leaky faucet can also become annoying because of the drip, drip, dripping sound. I am sure that I am not the only one that have had to deal with a faucet that leaks and continues to leak until a plumber had to be called in or you may have done the job yourself.

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How To Unclog A kitchen Sink That Drains Slowly

Methods for Unclogging a Kitchen Sink

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Kitchen sinks

The kitchen is one of the most occupied places in the home, this is where we delight our taste buds by cooking some of our most delicious food dishes. However, because of the amount of time that is spent in the kitchen at any given time, the kitchen sink is one of those areas that are mostly used to wash our hands and clean meats, fruits, and vegetables besides washing kitchenware.

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Cleaning A Garbage Disposal The Right Way

How to Clean a Garbage Disposal

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Yellow Gloves

A garbage disposal can make our lives easier but in order to keep our disposal functioning properly there are some dos and don’ts to follow. A garbage disposal that’s not properly maintained will not only run badly but food particles that are not ground properly will get trapped and over time will cause your garbage disposal to emanate a foul odor. If this is your experience continue reading as we discuss cleaning garbage disposal the right way.

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How To Do A Home Plumbing Inspection

Household Plumbing Inspection Checklist

How To Do A Home Plumbing Inspection-a-plumber
A Plumber

Buying a home is one of our greatest investments therefore we should be very cautious when it comes to this type of investing because of the amount of money that is spent. It’s said that “a man’s home is his castle” of cause women as well, therefore we don’t want our dream home to become our nightmare. There are so many things to consider to ensure that we are getting a great deal for what (money) we invested.

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Draining Your Home’s Plumbing System

How to Drain your Home’s Plumbing System

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Tub plumbing water system

If you were ever thinking of DIYing your home plumbing system which can help to cut costs you have come to the right place to see how this process is done. There are many reasons to drain your home plumbing system which include, making some upgrades or doing some repairs such as extending or replacing the main plumbing lines, water hammering issues, or shutting down your system (seasonal) during the winter months. If these were your thoughts and you were wondering how this is done then continue reading as we take a closer look at draining your home’s plumbing system.

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How To Thaw Frozen Water Pipes

How to Unfreeze Frozen Water Pipes?

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A frozen water pipe

There are many challenges the cold temperatures present one of them being frozen pipes which can become damaging to a home water system. Water that’s frozen in a water pipeline not only stops the free flow of water but frozen water can cause the pipes to expand exerting a tremendous amount of pressure that can cause the pipes to burst. This damaging effect from the freezing weather can cause hundreds if not thousands of dollars in damage.

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What’s The Best Way To Remove Wallpaper

How to Remove Wallpaper Easily

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A wallpaper picture

What I love about wallpaper is it can give that instant look bringing a real quick and easy transformation to an area that needs a facelift or upgrades, the challenge that so many people face however is the removal of this paper once the decision is made to go with a different look. The good news is the removal of wallpaper doesn’t have to be difficult these proven methods which we will be discussing will take the hassle out of wallpaper removal making your job easy. With that said let’s take a closer look at what’s the best way to remove wallpaper.

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How to Winterize Outdoor Faucets

Waterproofing your Outdoor Faucet

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A frozen faucet

During the winter months, freezing temperatures can cause much damage to our water lines but there is hope, by taking action we can ensure that our water lines are protected from the cold harsh winter. Below we will be discussing a few steps that are effective and have proven to give good results during this time of the year so continue reading as we take a closer look at how to winterize outdoor faucets.

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How To Design A Bathroom On A Budget

9 Step by Step Ideas to design a Bathroom on a Budget

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A bathroom design

A popular indoor living space for finding peace, relaxation, and comfort while reconnecting after a long day at the office or getting through that busy day where we can unwind is our bathroom, this private oasis can be so refreshing as we are rejuvenated in serenity and comfort. However in order to take advantage of this indoor living area we should do what we can to make this part of our home restful.

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How To Design A Room On A Small Budget

12 Tips for a Room Makeover on a Small Budget

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A living room

You don’t have to break the piggy bank to design or redesign your indoor living space all it takes is a little creativity and a few extra bucks to get the job done, with the rise in the cost of living it can be challenging to achieve our desires. The good news, however, is we can “have our cake and eat it too” over the Christmas holidays both my wife and I did just that.

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How To Prune Indoor Herbs

How to Trim Herbs to Keep Their Freshness

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Growing herbs in containers

Garden herbs are popular and are used for medical purposes and for flavoring food recipes, in fact, herb use has been dated back as far as 13,000 B. C. and 25,000 B.C. The traditional method for growing garden herbs is outdoors in a garden setting but herbs can also be grown in an indoor environment or living space. Once these herbs reach maturity how can we help them to keep their natural forms that will encourage more healthy growth and freshness? Below we will be discussing this along with how to dry and store herbs and the benefits of pruning herbs. So let’s take a closer look at how to prune indoor herbs.

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How To know If I am Overwatering My Houseplants

Signs of Overwatering Indoor Plants

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Container Plants

All plants need water to survive based on their watering needs, in an outdoor garden setting plants require water more often because of direct exposure to the sun and there may be the challenge of the wrong soil type (sandy soils) where high-maintenance plants may be involved. Because a plant’s natural habitat is outdoors bringing them indoors to a more controlled environment requires some know-how of how to care for them so it can grow just as healthy and thrive as if it was in an outdoor garden setting.

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How to Care for Fiddle Leaf Fig in the Winter

Fiddle Leaf Fig Winter Care

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Fiddle leaf fig in a container

Fiddle leaf fig also known as ficus lyrata is a broad-leaf evergreen that grows along the Western  African coast, this garden beauty belongs to the mulberry and fig family Moraceae. The fiddle leaf fig can reach heights of  60-100’tall in its native habitat and can also be grown as a popular indoor plant growing from 2-10′ tall. Many years ago I worked as an interior plantscape technician for a 5-star resort and one plant that was used on many projects was the fiddle leaf fig.

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How To Get Poinsettias To Rebloom

Tips to get your Poinsettias to Rebloom

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A Poinsettia

Poinsettias are a favorite at Christmas time because of their beautiful colors and soft texture, but what happens once the colder months have passed and your poinsettias begin to lose their luster and beautiful color? While it may be a challenge to help your poinsettias regain their colors it’s possible for your poinsettias to rebloom by following this method that has proven to give the results you’re

looking for.

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How Poinsettia Plants Are Propagated

How Propagated Poinsettias from Cuttings

How Poinsettia Plants Are Propagated-poinsettias

Poinsettias are beautiful plants with colorful showy bracts or leaves that can add much flavor to any indoor or outdoor living space, and while it’s true that care must go into these garden beauties for them to maintain their beauty there are several methods that’s been used to increase their numbers which will not cause you much except for your time. Below we will be discussing such methods that have proven to give much success, so let’s take a closer look at how poinsettia plants are propagated.

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How To Prune Poinsettias

The Right Way to Prune Poinsettias

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Poinsettias Plants

One of the key components to growing healthy poinsettias is carrying out pruning procedures, for the beginner garden however this may seem to be a bit of a daunting task of fear of damaging or killing the plant. However, there is no need to fear because the knowledge we’re about to share will give you the confidence to prune your poinsettias to ensure that they stay healthy and vibrant.

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How To Control Poinsettias Insect Pests And Diseases

Poinsettias Insect Pests and Disease Management

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Although the Christmas holidays come to an end and the warmer months arrive you can still keep your poinsettias growing healthy and thriving, one of the many challenges however is knowing how to continue to care for these garden beauties once the colder months have passed. Besides providing adequate moisture the proper lighting and the right amount of fertilizer there other maintenance practices that must be carried out which include insect pests and disease issues that may arise.

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The Growth And Care Of Poinsettias Indoors

How to Care for Poinsettias Indoors

The Growth And The Care Of Poinsettias Indoors-red-poinsettia
Red Poinsettia

A Plant that’s a favorite at Christmas time is poinsettias, these garden beauties have been a part of the Christmas tradition for centuries, in fact, history records that the tradition of poinsettias being used at Christmas time began ” in southern Mexico in the 1600s when Franciscan monks or priest used the colorful leaves and bracts to adorn extravagant nativity scenes”.

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How To Grow An Indoor Vegetable Garden

6 Easy Vegetables to Grow Indoors

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Tomatoes growing on a vine

The cold months have finally arrived but you shouldn’t let that stop you from extending the season, why not move your outdoor garden indoors by gardening in containers, this method of gardening can have you connecting indoors with nature amid the freezing outdoor temperatures. What I also love about growing foods indoors is having an almost endless supply of fresh healthy veggies grown by my very own hands.

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What To Do In My Winter Garden In South Florida

South Florida Winter Garden Guide

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A bird eating berries

The colder months of the year are not the time to hang up our garden gloves and put away the tools until the warmer season arrives, there is still much that can be done during this time of the year and even though nature is taking that long-awaited rest, nature will still lend a hand to those of us who see the many opportunities of working in our winter gardens.

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How To Remove Snow From Your Yard

Snow Saftey Removal Tips

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Shoveling the snow

The colder months have finally arrived which means that much of our garden chores have basically come to a standstill even though there may be a few tasks that can still be carried out. However one of the challenges that we have to deal with is the removal of snow which can become a daunting and challenging task, many homeowners prefer to call a professional company but for the homeowner who may be thinking of DIY your yard ( do it yourself) here are a few helpful tips that will guarantee success on how to remove snow from your yard.

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Winterizing Fruit Trees in South Florida

Preparing your Fruits Trees for the Winter Months

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An apple tree in the snow

The cooler months are finally here and as the temperatures continue to dip it’s not too late to winterize or prepare your fruit trees to survive the colder months as it sets in. Making preparations now will ensure that your fruit trees are healthy and in top shape, once the warmer seasons return. The steps that we are about to discuss have proven to be effective in fruit tree winter protection.  Let’s continue our discussion below as we take a closer look at winterizing fruit trees in South Florida.

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Winter Garden Decoration Ideas For South Florida

Brighten Up your Garden for Winter

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Winter Decoration

For most of us, spending time in our gardens is a great way to unwind and relax as we connect with nature, allowing the creativity of our minds to come forth in our garden oasis that says home sweet home. The spring through the summer months and even autumn offer us the opportunity to plant our favorite veggies, fruits, herbs, ornamentals, and flowering plants that paints our gardens and landscapes with an array of beautiful colors.

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Applying Mulch To Fall Vegetable Gardens in South Florida

The Benefits of Mulching Your Vegetable Garden in the Fall

Applying Mulch To Fall Vegetable Garden In South Florida
Plant Mulch

Mulches are natural organics that can benefit our gardens and landscapes in so many ways however although mulches are popular their use is limited by many homeowners simply because of not knowing how important mulches are to plant life, soil, and soil microbes. I have used mulches over the years both on outdoor garden projects as well as interior plantscape and have seen how these natural organics do not only transform (aesthetics) those garden projects but the nutrients that were added as mulches break down or decompose over time.

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How To Grow Cucumbers In A Garden

Easy Steps to Growing Cucumbers

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Cucumbers are scientifically known as Cucumis sativus this veggie/fruit belongs to the same family ( Cucurbitaceae family) as squash, cantaloupe, and watermelon. Cucumbers have many benefits and can be eaten raw in salads, alone, and on sandwiches, and can also be fermented or pickled. Cucumbers are mostly water 95% making this veggie a good food for hydration.

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Blue Daze Care

How to Successfully Grow Blue Daze Evolvulus

Blue daze is so amazing filling your garden with its amazing colors while bringing that much-needed flavor.

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Blue Daze Flowering Plant

How would you love to have blue daze? not blue days but blue daze as a part of your garden and landscapes, these garden beauties can brighten your day with their beautiful flowers though small which can be an eye-catcher adding to the overall design of your landscape and gardens.

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Indoor Fall Gardening In South Florida

Extending the Season with Your Indoor Edible Garden

Indoor Fall Gardening In south Florida-aerogarden-harvest
Areogarden Harvest

Although we’re in the fall months now is not the time to stop gardening as the winter months approach, there is much more that can be done to extend the season for a fall and winter crop. We can continue to eat fresh through the fall and winter months by shifting our focus on gardening indoors, this time of the year presents us with so many opportunities to connect with nature indoors. The Aerogarden system can help us to achieve this goal.

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Gardening Gifts For Men

20 Gardening Gifts He Will Love

Give that special man in your life that gift that will help to make those garden projects easier, gardening can be such a rewarding experience as we connect with nature in our outdoor living space making a positive contribution to our environment and ecosystem. There is just something about working the soil and cultivating our gardens. Whether it’s planting and nurturing vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, etc…

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Gardening Gifts For Women

20 Best Garden Gifts for Women

There is a place in the garden for everyone, as men, we work the soil seeking to bring change to our environment by beautifying or giving our gardens a facelift or even growing edible foods which have so many rewards. Equally important is the presence of women as well, I have watched many gardens shows where women were at the helm as they created many garden designs which brought that WOW.

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Amazon Garden Tools

10 Best Garden Tools to Buy on Amazon 2022

Drought Tolerant garden Ideas-walking path-way
A walking pathway

Working outdoors Whether planting a vegetable, flower, or herb garden or installing or maintaining your lawn, weekend warriors and garden enthusiasts alike are connecting with nature seeking to reap a good harvest from their time spent working outdoors during the spring and summer months.

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How To Use Corona Professional Pruning Saw

Make those Fall Pruning Jobs Easy and Simple

Corona Professional Pruning Saw

We are now in the fall months so it’s time to get out into our gardens and begin that fall cleanup but one of the requirements of doing a fall garden cleanup is ensuring that our garden plants are nicely manicured. In order to accomplish this or make those pruning jobs easy and simple, we need the right tool especially if the branch size is too thick for a hand pruner or a lopper shear.

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The Best Lawn Mowers For St Augustine Grass

The 5 Best Lawn Mowers for St Augustine Grass

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Once properly maintained St Augustine grass is a real show stopper, I have worked with this grass type over the years and on many garden projects and have seen what can happen with this grass gets the attention that it needs.

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Can You Grow Duranta from Cuttings?

Tips to Grow Duranta from Cuttings

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Golden Duranta flower bloom

Durants are beautiful shrubs that can bring that need color into your landscapes and gardens, you can populate your gardens with as many as you want that will not cause you a dime.

The question has been asked, can you grow Duranta from cuttings? the answer to that question is Yes. The golden Duranta or golden Dewdrop is a tropical to sub-tropical plant or ornamental shrub which includes about 30 species.

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Growing Hibiscus Indoors

Hibiscus Indoor Care Guide

Growing Hibiscus Indoors-hibiscus-flowers
Hibiscus Flowers

Hibiscus is a tropical shrub that is grown on a wide scale because of its beauty, ease of growth, and its low maintenance. I have worked with many species on garden and landscape project and have seen the flavor these plants brings once use as a part of your garden design. Although hibiscus is popular for being grown outdoors the question is can hibiscus be grown indoors or as a house plant?

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Plants That Cause Fall Allergies

Common Fall Plants that Cause Allergies

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Siberian Cocklebur

Fall allergies are common in the U S, in fact, it’s estimated that “50 thousand people have fall allergies”, it’s said that” one in five” has allergies issues. It’s believed that “allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness”. There are many culprits that are responsible for allergies some of which include dust, mold, dust mites, certain foods such as peanuts, milk, eggs, shellfish, some fruits and vegetables, soy, wheat, etc...

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Fall Lawn Care Tips For South Florida

Lawn Care Tips for Fall

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A sprinkler watering a lawn

A part of our fall garden maintenance care does not only involve our edible and ornamental gardens but taking care of our lawns as well, in the previous discussion we have touched a bit on fall garden maintenance care but in this guide, we will be going more in-depth into taking care of our lawns during the fall months and the reason for this is to prepare and to keep our lawns healthy during this time of the year as the winter months approach.

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