Now store this!

(NC)—Christmas lights still up because there’s nowhere to put them? Bikes and kid toys scattered in the backyard? Can’t find (or get to) your essential gardening tools in the garage? Start the season off on the right foot with a quick reorganization of your outdoor space with these storage ideas from The Home Depot Canada: […]

Help kids learn by growing a windowsill garden

(ARA) – A child’s awe while watching a seed germinate and grow into a healthy plant with beautiful flowers or a delicious vegetable is something very special. Their sense of accomplishment expands when the flowers they grew are arranged in a beautiful bouquet or their vegetables are shared in a family dinner. This accomplishment illustrates […]

Prepare for the Spring with Bulbs in the Fall

As you prepare your garden for the chilly winter months ahead don’t forget to plant some bulbs –nothing sends the welcoming signal of spring better than beautiful blooming flowers. Gardeners can select a variety of bulbs including crocuses, snowdrops, daffodils, grape hyacinths, and tulips, depending on the desire for an early-, middle-, or late-bloomer. Or plant them all for a changing garden and color palette all springtime long. “It’s best to plant different combinations of flowers and colors and to plant in groups of three, five, or seven as this is how bulbs grow in their natural state.” Says Scott’s …

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Tips for fall lawns and garden care

The cool, wet months of the fall are ideal conditions to prepare your lawn and garden for the cold months ahead. Here are a few tips to help your garden survive the winter and thrive in the spring: • Remove any debris, leaves, and diseased foliage from your lawn and garden. • Continue to mow your lawn at a height of around 2.5 inches as long as it is actively growing. • Overseed and aerate your lawn. The cool and wet conditions of fall make it the perfect time to overseed your lawn with a pure premium grass seed for …

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Winter Lights: Creating a Glowing Winter Garden

I’m not sure about you, but I live in a place where snow in winter is not an uncommon thing. In fact, it is so common that backyard ice rinks are common and so are winter tires and antifreeze.  For a few months of the year, my little piece of earth can safely be called the Great White North without any tongue in cheek. Although I love snow and winter, I find that it can be a bit disheartening at times when I think of all the gardening that I am missing out on.  I can’t get out and plant, …

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