Simple solutions to common landscaping issues

(ARA) – There’s one in every neighborhood – the house with the bright green grass, perfectly trimmed shrubs, and flowers in full bloom. As you look at your own lawn, plagued with weeds and sparse patches, you wonder how your neighbor is able to achieve such a beautiful outdoor space. The secret isn’t in how […]

Easy lawn and garden tips for summer

(ARA) – Having a beautiful lawn and garden doesn’t mean the work has to be difficult or complicated. With a little planning and the right tools, you’ll spend less time working and more time hosting cookouts, lounging in the sun, and watching the kids play in the backyard. “Selecting the best tools for your outdoor […]

Save time and energy with tips for smart home improvement

(ARA) – The weather is warm and the sun is shining, making it the perfect time to start your home improvement projects. Whether it’s a little tidying up, or a full-on home repair, some tips will help you complete your projects without a lot of headaches. Winning the battle against rustAs the sun begins to shine brighter, imperfections around the house begin to appear. Metal products that haven’t been properly winterized or have simply been out in the elements too long can begin to show signs of wear and tear, and worst of all, rust. Combating rust can be a …

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Plantswatch by color and hardiness zone

Whenever I go to the local nursery for flowers and plants, I always seem to bug the staff asking questions about different zones and planting.  I’m never sure if what I’m picking out is right for where I want to plant it.  This is was before I heard about Plantswatch! This PlantSwatch™ video shows you how easy it is to select plants by color and hardiness zone to grow your garden.  It is truly an invaluable garden guide with over 230 popular plants from almost every variety in North America.  It retails for a mere $19.95 and helps you plan …

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Gardens Alive

Gardens alive is a company that is dedicated to gardeners’ needs. The company is one of America’s leading mail-orders companies that is dedicated to the biological control of garden pests!  They strive to keep the environment as the number one priority when it comes to pest control. They sell a variety of fertilizers, fungicides, and insect sprays, among other products as well.  They even specialize in specific products, such as fertilizers for growing tomatoes or insect sprays for strawberries.  They care about what you are growing and what is the perfect product to make it a bountiful crop!  From flowers, …

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Hirt’s Gardens

Hirt’s Garden is a company that sells plants, seeds, bulbs, garden products, and more.  This company was established in 1915 by Samuel Hirt and is one of Ohio’s oldest horticultural establishments.  They specialize in the hard-to-find garden goodies that many of us are looking for today! Everything from hard-to-find perennials, unusual and exotic house plants, and seeds and bulbs from around the world are available through Hirt’s Gardens.   They have a retail greenhouse and garden store located in Ohio as well as an online site for people to purchase from any time of day or night. If you are …

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Garden Supplies

One of the very first steps in starting a garden is to pick up the necessary garden supplies!  This can be a few things, or quite a few things, depending on what you are looking to achieve.  Gardening is a long process that takes time to figure out what you want your garden to look like!  After you have figured it out, getting there is more than half the fun. Here are some basic supplies that can get your garden growing: Seeds – things like seed starting kits, soil mixes for seeds and even mature plants are a great place …

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