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Setting Up Edging in Your Lanscape

Posted: 03/16/2009 - Edging in your landscape serves the purposes of confining mulch, dividing different landscape designs and reduces maintenance time.

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Pruning Advice for Your Shrubs and Trees

Posted: 03/10/2009 - When to prune shrubs and trees depends on the time of year and temperature outdoors. In addition, pruning should be done to improve the plants shape and flower production.

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Caring for Your Backyard Apple

Posted: 02/27/2009 - In order to receive the apple harvest you expect from your backyard orchard, you need to manage those trees for optimum production.

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Tree Wound Dressing Not Recommended

Posted: 02/26/2009 - The use of tree wound material to cover a pruning cut will actually speed up decay and insect damage, not cure it.

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Growing Vegetable Transplants

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Rather than buying your vegetable transplants at your favorite garden center, why not grow your own? Peppers can be started from seed around the end of February and tomatoes around March 15.

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Bird Feeding Projects for Youth

Posted: 02/05/2009 - Sooner or later, youth will get bored during the winter months and look for something to do. Why not give them some fun bird feeding projects that will also help our feathered friends at the same time?

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Tree Pruning in the Winter

Posted: 02/02/2009 - Sooner or later, some of your landscape trees will need pruning. The time of year and type of cuts you make will determine the final health of your trees.

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Apple Tree Selection

Posted: 02/02/2009 - Homeowners need to consider what rootstock their new apple tree is grafted onto. Rootstocks control not only the height of the tree, but when it starts producing is first harvest of apples.

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Growing Tomatoes in your Garden

Posted: 12/31/2008 - Tomato varieties are classified as to how they they grow, produce, as well as how they are consumed. Tomatoes need to be ordered now and seeded in late February and early March.

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Taking a Soil Test in your Landscape

Posted: 12/31/2008 - Taking a soil test in your landscape is the most important 15 minutes you will ever spend in your landscape.

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Apple Trees in your Landscape

Posted: 12/31/2008 - Apple trees can offer a dual purpose in your landscape. They can offer beauty as well as providing juicy delicious apples.

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Burning Wood in a Fireplace

Posted: 12/18/2008 - The safety factor in using a wood burner is in reducing the buildup of creosote in the wall of the chimney. It's much better to have a short hot fire than a long cooler fire to reduce creosote buildup.

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The History of Mistletoe

Posted: 12/18/2008 - Mistletoe is one of those plants that is surrounded in tradition especially during the Christmas holidays. Actually, it's a parasite and grows mainly in maple trees along the many streets in Huntington, West Virginia.

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Repotting House Plants

Posted: 12/11/2008 - Most plants need repotted every few years. When you do need to repot, it's best to use a soil-less mix that's easy to make at home.

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