Gardening in Wet Regions

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I’ve done several blogs about how to maintain a garden oasis even when you are short on water. Drought, no doubt, is prevalent across much of the country at any given time. Not all of us have that problem though. Sometimes, it’s the exact opposite. How do you create and maintain a garden when you receive a lot of rainfall throughout the year?

Irrigation? I don’t think so!

While many areas receive rainfall during fall and spring, there are ...

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Watering Tips for your Vegetable Garden

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Water is priceless. We forget that sometimes, especially when our water bill arrives! Watering your lawn and vegetable garden in the summer can make those water bills skyrocket! What can you do to cut those costs? By watering effectively! So, let’s take a glance at some common watering tips. I’ve mentioned several times that in-ground or soaker hoses are the ideal way to water, so I won’t go into that again since you know where I stand.

Indicator Plant ...

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Lawn: more than just watering! Tips for maintaining green grass.

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Up until about 2 years ago, I didn’t know much about growing grass. In my previous residence we had a landscape business come out every 2 weeks to mow the grass, trim trees, and fertilize the lawn as needed.

That changed though when we moved further out of town onto a little bit of acreage. I decided if we owned some land, I could do my part to keep the grass looking good. My dad gave me the tip of ...

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How many more weeks of winter, Punxsutawney Phil?

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It’s gross outside: bits of brownish gray chunks create mushy ruts in the roads. It’s cold. My usually-hyperactive dogs roll their eyes and nuzzle into their beds when I inquire about taking a walk. The snow has been here a while: so long that it hasn’t been white for many days. Chunks of ice on the sidewalk are dyed a light cerulean. My guess is a teaspoon of de-icer on a sheet of 2 inches of snow-turned-ice isn’t sufficient. ...

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A Winter Garden for any climate!

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On my way to work today, the car’s thermometer read 29 degrees. Just below freezing. Guess that explains why when I walked out to the garden this morning everything looked a little sad. Okay. Things looked a little dead. It’s hard for me to imagine gardening at this time of year without cover rows; I won’t start my greenhouse seedlings for another month. So I daydreamed a little and checked the temperature in a couple other places across the country ...

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