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Hardscaping 101: Design Guide for Patio Pavers

Are you agonizing over which patio pavers to pick? Good. You should. The hardscape material you put underfoot will set the tone for your garden …

4 Super-Easy Curb Appeal Projects to Max Out Your Home’s Value

You’ve been spending so much time on projects inside your home (like that new shower you have to drag yourself out of), that your front yard is …

Landscaping

The Causes of Winter Kill on Turf Grass Lawns

Winter kill (or winterkill) refers to any severe damage or death sustained by turf grass lawns during the winter months. Its symptoms include patches …

8 New Ways to Garden This Year

Another year is upon us — I can tell because just yesterday I had half a dozen plant catalogs in my mailbox (and probably another half-dozen in my …

6 Small Space Gardening Ideas

Size really doesn’t matter in gardening. Even the tiniest urban garden designs can be beautiful. With a few tips, you can create a little garden with …

5 Must-Visit Botanical Gardens Across The Country

Nature meets nurture at these five otherworldly botanical gardens<p>Mother Nature saves some of her most spectacular creations for this time of year, and these five botanical gardens offer up a bounty crop of flowers and inspiring landscapes. This piece originally appeared on countryliving.com

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Garden jobs for Fall/Autumn

[caption id="attachment_9366" align="alignleft" width="550"] <i>Fly Agaric</i>[/caption]<p>There’s plenty to do in the garden as summer comes to a close and the …

Gardening

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Belgium

There is a painterly quality to nearly everything that comes from Belgium. It’s a region that for centuries has felt the influence of its opinionated …

End of season gardening? How to prepare for next spring

Already the nights are drawing in and there is a distinct freshness in the morning air. These early signs of autumn lead many of us to think about the forthcoming winter and what it will bring, especially after the extraordinarily wild and wet weather of last winter. But whatever comes our way in …

Spring ahead: Prep your garden now for a glorious tulip display next year

<b>WHY YOU SHOULD PLANT THEM</b><p>Bulb mixes aren't usually high on my plant wish list. But the combination of these two Fosteriana tulips – 'Flaming Purissima' (the white ones) and 'Exotic Emperor' (the pink) – make it easy to create a splendid spring display. Fosteriana tulips are early and they may …

Gardens: collecting seeds | Dan Pearson

Letting plants go to seed is not a sign of lazy gardening. It’s one way of laying the foundations for the next season<p>I’m letting some plants bolt to provide seed for next year. The garden looks ragged as a result, with leaf beet sprawling under its own weight and the starry blue flowers of chicory …

Challenges for gardeners in an unforgiving season

My calendar says my summer vegetables should be harvested by now. It's time for cool season crops to go into the ground.<p>But it feels weird gearing up for winter while we're coming off a blistering week of triple-digit heat. And it's disappointing to give up on a summer garden that, for all my good …

Home gardeners may have to do the work of bees to get cucumbers, squash, watermelons this year

<b>ALLEGAN, MI--</b> Many home gardeners have noticed their summer squash and zucchini are noticeably lacking of fruit this season.<p>They will need to grab a …

Top tips for arranging flowers at home

Florists Mark Welford and Stephen Wicks advise on how to keep flowers in tip-top condition<p>The owners of London's Bloomsbury Flowers, Mark Welford and Stephen Wicks, have many years of experience in flower arranging<p>Here, they share tops tips for keeping flowers at home, whether they're fresh from …

How to plant summer flower containers

Our 90 second gardener shows you how to plant a colourful container of pelargoniums<p>1. The end of May is a good time to start planting your containers for the summer. I like to use an old galvanished trough - knock some holes with a hammer through the bottom, so there's some drainage.<p>2. Put in a …

Recommendations for Flowers to Plant Around a Mailbox

Readers often ask about the best flowers for landscaping around a mailbox. On the one hand, they realize the importance of adorning this part of the …

Hardscaping 101: Landscape Uplighting

Make your garden an evening event. Landscape lighting not only extends the hours you can use outdoor living space, it also improves safety (you can …

Landscapes and plants in drought: Finding the best options for your garden

<b>Drought-tolerant trees: Grevillea, an Australian protea relative</b><p>Jose Manzo, manager of Seaside Gardens Nursery in Carpinteria, is a big proponent of Mediterranean-zoned trees, shrubs and perennials, which are less thirsty than other non-natives or exotic plants. One of his favorite choices is the …

Landscape Maintenance - a Groundskeeping Checklist

What is "landscape maintenance"? The term can be used in the narrow sense of maintaining items that are already in a yard in good condition. Examples …