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12 Yard Tips for Spring

Believe it or not, spring has already arrived in most areas of the country. And for gardeners dealing with mounds of snow in the colder zones up North, hang in there because spring is just around the corner.

Regardless of where you live, here’s a little incentive to kick spring in gear with a plan of action to get your yard ready for the growing season ahead.

1. Begin your spring yard prep by taking a walking survey of your outdoor space. Winter may have left its mark with broken branches,… See More

How to Start an Indoor Vegetable Garden

Don’t let a lack of outdoor space or inclement weather stop you from growing tasty vegetables indoors. With the right materials and know-how, you can harvest your own indoor veggies. Try the following tips for successful indoor vegetable gardening.
Choose your plants wisely
To have the best luck with indoor gardening, choose vegetable plants designed for containers. Seed packets will indicate when this is the case. Also, opt for dwarf veggie varieties, such as baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, baby-leaf… See More

Preparing Your New Garden

Planting a garden is an enjoyable undertaking that can result in a tasty, bountiful harvest. To have success growing a garden, it’s important to follow a few steps when preparing a new garden bed. Consider these tips on how to start your garden.
Plan a vegetable garden design
An important part of your garden preparation is deciding on a design. Doing so helps you choose vegetables for your garden for successful growth and harvest.

Keep in mind when planning your vegetable garden design the… See More

Early Spring Flowers

For me there’s no better way to kick off the spring season than with the warmth of sunshine and colorful spring flowers. Whether you’re shaking off the doldrums of winter snow or dealing with a lackluster landscape, there’s something uplifting about a season that signals new life. Even while growing up in southern California where the winters are mild, I always looked forward to the parade of spring blooms that signaled the beginning of my favorite season.

I will be heading out to my local… See More

Get Your Yard Ready for Spring in the North

Trusting in the promise of warmer temperatures, Northern gardeners would do well to follow these tips to help them enjoy a lush lawn and beautiful, healthy plants come spring.
Start vegetables and flowers indoors
Get a jump on establishing your spring garden by growing vegetable and flower seedlings inside. Eight or 10 weeks before the last projected frost, plan what you want growing in your yard during the summer months, order the appropriate seeds and begin the plants in pots and trays filled… See More

Starting Seeds Indoors

One of the most cost-effective ways of filling your garden with annual flowers, fresh vegetables and herbs is start your own seeds indoors. Not only will you save money, but you’ll also get a head start on the growing season while experiencing the seeds as they develop up close. From seed packet to seedling, the entire process is fun, educational and quite satisfying.

In the last 20 years I’ve started at least 30,000 seeds indoors and have learned quite a few tricks along the way. But the… See More

Get Your Yard Ready for Spring in the South

Having a lush Southern lawn and growing garden during the spring requires fighting cabin fever during late winter. Follow these tips to prepare grass, flowers, vegetables, trees and shrubs to thrive when the weather warms.
Clean up
Clear fallen branches, stems and leaves from garden plots and flower beds. Use a rake and, to prevent packing down the dirt too much, avoid walking on wet soil. Place collected organic debris in a compost bin. It takes very little time to clean up your plots in spring…. See More

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