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Gardening is an all-year hobby for some and a year-round livelihood for others. Seasoned landscapers don’t park the van up the drive when the cold snap hits. The only thing that changes is they put a coat on. Here’s a great tip to give you a 12-month gardening schedule: stalk your local landscapers on social media. The services they’re offering are what you can be doing. You’ll know in advance, because as summer comes to an…

Succulents are desert plants so they do not need to be watered often. They still need watering though and the amount of watering they get is a delicate balance. Too much or too little will cause problems to set in. They are fairly responsive plants though so when you adjust the watering, many of the problems can be rectified within just a few hours. Don’t believe the myth that it’s extremely hard to kill these…

Are you constantly reaching for a fly swatter in your house? You’re not alone. Having flies buzzing around your head can be endlessly annoying, and it can be any time of year when they decide to make themselves at home. Why not put your houseplants to work? Choose some that are known to repel flies and send them right back outside. Types of Flies We’re not just talking about the usual houseflies here. Though they…

Nobody’s home is 100% insect free and having a few bugs around is to be expected. That doesn’t mean we all don’t look for ways to get rid of them, and to keep them out of the house in the first place. Ants are a particularly annoying pest that no one wants around. You can use your love of houseplants to your advantage, and choose a few varieties that can repel ants for you. Plants…

Having lots of sun is always an important part of raising houseplants or outdoor plants in containers. Most people struggle with choosing plants that will thrive in low-light or shade because that can be a bit of a challenge. The truth is that it is just as difficult finding the right plants for very sunny spots too. You’ll find that most of these sun-loving plants are flowers, because plants that put out blooms need the…

Succulents are a popular group of indoor houseplants due to their easy care requirements and interesting shapes. Some of the strangest plants are in the succulent family, and they can be quite a conversation piece. They come across as being almost artificial due to how slowly they grow. Find out more, including just how fast these slow-poke plants can grow. What are Succulents? Before we can start talking about how fast succulents grow, you need…

After a busy summer of gardening and yard work, the cooler weather of fall can bring a pleasant break from outside chores. But don’t let your garden space get neglected in the fall. You still need to plan ahead so you can take care of your vegetables, flowers and shrubs over the coming winter. In warmer climates, winters aren’t that dramatic and probably won’t require a huge amount of work. But if you get snow…

Have you tried your hand at growing plants or herbs only to find it hasn’t quite turned out to be the successful project you had hoped it would? It happens. It’s awful when it does, but if you’ve spotted the problem early enough, you can intervene using this guide listing all the things a plant needs to survive and grow, healthy and strong. The fact is, there are only four main ingredients a plant needs…

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