Gardening

Gardens come in all shapes and sizes, but each can have their own purpose. From vegetable producing gardens to peaceful escapes, here are planting tips, tricks…
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Amazon Prime Day 2022: The Best Patio and Garden Deals
The deals are in full swing for Amazon Prime Day 2022. You can save big on patio, garden and outdoor items right now.
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How to Store Fresh Herbs so They Don't Become a Gross Mess
The best way to store fresh herbs requires simple methods and supplies. Ahead, learn how to store all of your favorite herbs, according to experts. #hunkerhome #freshherbs #freshherbideas #freshherbrecipes
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9 Perfect Target Gardening Essentials Under $20
If your summer bucket list includes any kind of planting, potting, or tending to a backyard garden, look no further than Target. #hunkerhome #target #targetessentials #targetgardening #targetfinds
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How to Propagate Ficus Pumila
Creeping fig care requires little time, and these vines are great as a ground cover and for covering walls. They are propagated through stems with water or a perlite/peat moss mix. Keep them away from children and pets.
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DIY Soda Bottle Sprinkler
Learn how to make a simple DIY sprinkler from an empty 2-liter soda bottle to get a free lawn sprinkler and teach your kids how to reuse something they might otherwise throw away.
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How to Remove Junipers
Removing overgrown juniper bushes and trees can be expensive, but if they're not too large, you can do it yourself with a saw, garden clippers and a shovel. Never trim them in the fall or if it's freezing and don't use a truck.
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Parts of a Cactus
What is a cactus? A cactus is a perennial plant with absorbent, vascular tissue inside it that stores water and nutrients the roots provide. They can reproduce through seeds, vegetatively and through fragmentation.
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Facts About a Yellow Jacket's Life Span
How long do yellow jackets live? Do yellow jackets die in the winter? It's helpful to learn these facts about yellow jackets, including their life span, information about the yellow jacket queen and more.
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How to Grow Seeds in a Plastic Bag
The best thing about germinating seeds in a paper towel or pre-sprouting seeds in plastic bags is that you get to observe the seed growing process during all its phases. It's fun and easy even for very young children.
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How to Harvest & Store Holy Basil
The process of harvesting and storing holy basil plants (Ocimum tenuiflorum) is relatively basic and is best done early in the day and once picked, you can use the basil fresh or you can also dry or freeze it and it will last for around a year.
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Worms in Pumpkins
Pumpkin pests include cucumber worms, which are larval stages of moths and beetles. The squash vine borer and striped cucumber beetle are two primary pests whose larvae eat pumpkin roots, stems, leaves, and fruits.
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Little Gem Magnolia Problems
The Little Gem dwarf magnolia is relatively free of pest and disease problems. Occasional pests include aphids, scale insects, and spider mites. Potential diseases include blight, canker, and leaf spot.
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How to Water a Newly Planted Leyland Cypress Tree
Properly watering a Leyland cypress (Cupressus × leylandii, USDA zones 6 to 10) is important for the tree to produce healthy, vigorous growth as well as making sure the tree grows in fertile soil that drains well to prevent problems, such as root rot.
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Greek Native Plants
There are many types of plants from Greece. Learn to appreciate Greek ecology and discover which Greek plants also commonly grow in the United States.
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The Best Rain Barrels in 2022
Rain barrels save water but they can also help you save money on your water bill. Whether you're looking for a model that’s compact, large-capacity or aesthetically pleasing, there's a rain barrel that fulfills your requirements.