Flower Beds or Gardens Articles


Designing the perfect flower garden

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A flower garden is a great addition to any home. Once you have planted the flowers of your choice, you can enjoy the smells and colors as they grow into mature plants. Designing a flower bed is the beginning of your adventure. Take a look around your home and find the perfect location or locations for your perfect flower bed. Many homeowners place their flower beds in the front of their home, yet also have a flower bed in the back of their home for their own personal enjoyment. Once you have the location, you are ready to start on your perfect flower garden.

"Designing the perfect flower garden" »

Gearing Up For The Spring

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How can you get your home ready for the spring? With every season comes new challenges that homeowners need to deal with. In the winter you have many different issues to worry about but you have just as many issues in the spring that you need to watch out for such as flooding concerns. How can you focus on maintain your home in the right way? Here are some tips that will help you out so you don't have floods and huge expenses to worry about.

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Making Beautiful Flower Beds

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Adding flower beds to your yard can boost your curb appeal but it can easily make you appreciate the way that your home looks. Flowers have so many unique elements to them with their colors and smells and they are a wonderful addition to any home. How can you create beautiful flower beds around your home that will look nice? Here are some tips that will be able to help you create beautiful flower beds that you can easily enjoy.

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Adding Beautiful Flowers To Your Home

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Want to make your home stand out and look great? What should you do in order to increase the curb appeal? One of the easiest ways to go about improving the home is by turning to flowers. Using flowers you can create an impressive outdoor ambiance for your home. There are so many different types of flowers to use that it can be easy for you to find a look that fits your style and makes your home look great.

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Creating A Flower Garden

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A flower garden can be a great addition to the home. Flowers are beautiful, colorful and they smell nice. The neighbors will come over to view what a beautiful front or back garden the home has and it can become the conversation of the town. Even though flower gardens are beautiful and smell nice they require a lot of work to begin them and maintain them. Some people plan before they garden, but most don't they just jump into it.

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When is it time to bring your flowers inside and how to care for them

blossoms19171094.jpgAs fall approaches your area, the sign of frost will also start to approach. When the fall and winter months approach, you know it is time to start preparing your home and the plants you have outside for the move indoors. Many plants and flowers that you have placed outside during the spring and summer months can continue to grow during the fall and winter, all you have to do is move them into your home.

"When is it time to bring your flowers inside and how to care for them" »

Organic lawn care

bench30334537.jpgYour yard is a reflection of you. You work hard in your yard to make sure your flower beds look great with a multitude of flowers, shrubs and trees that add greenery, your lawn that you sit on and play on with your kids and a vegetable garden that you may have to help save money and feed your family. As you create the yard of your dreams and the yard that reflects you, treat your lawn with organic treatments. The organic lawn care that is available for you to use is family friendly, pet friendly and your lawn will last longer and look greener than ever.

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Flower arranging and beautiful centerpieces

blossoms19171094.jpgAs you decorate for holidays or you decorate your home for seasons, find simple flower arrangements that you can use throughout your home and as centerpieces. Flowers can make your home "pop" in different ways and will add color to each room. Flower arrangements can be made with fake flowers or you can have fresh cut flowers in your home. Using fresh cut flowers out of your flower bed is a great source for you to save money and have the fresh smell in your home.

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Container gardening

basil60503575.jpgContainer gardening is one of the newest trends in gardening. It is contained, easier to deal with weeds, and gives you ideal growth conditions. The following are some of the biggest benefits of container gardening:

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When to plant your summer garden

blossoms30360657.jpgWhen you plant your summer garden, it is important to do it at the right time and place. If you plant too early, frost may get your plants. If you plant too late, frost may get your harvest. The key to a fruitful and plentiful garden is getting the timing right. Consider the following when planting your summer garden:

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Your Pest Control Options

bettles63552695.jpgWe all have basic needs for air, water, food and shelter. When your home is invaded by pests, one of your basic needs are being violated, but the pest is fulfilling one of its basic needs. Before you reach for a chemical to exterminate household pests, you should explore all you options, especially the ones that aren't potentially harmful to you and your family like a pest control chemicals can be. If other avenues don't work, you can always call the exterminators.

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Fencing your yard or garden

walkway30364872.jpgFencing your yard and garden are a wonderful idea. They serve several purposes and can add value and beauty to your home. The thing with fencing is that your options are numerous. Wood, vinyl, metal? Tall, short? Privacy or decorative? The choices are many. So, the following is a look at a few things to consider when fencing your yard or garden.

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Buying flowers for your garden

children30344134.jpgWhen you plant a flower garden, the most important part of the flower garden is buying the flowers to put in your garden. There are two types of flowers that you can buy for your flower garden, annuals and perennials. Your annuals are flowers that will grow and die in one season, while your perennials are will grow and bloom for many years. To buy the best flowers for your garden you will need to know how to buy both types of flowers.

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Where to find do-it yourself landscaping advice

flowers30342442.jpgNot everyone is blesses with a natural ability to have a green thumb. There are many of us who think that we know the basics of gardening and landscaping, but when it comes down to it, we draw a blank. Of course, we can explore many options. There are plenty of qualified landscapers and outdoor designers that you can hire to make your landscaping vision a reality. However, most of us do not have the resources to hire out all that work and there are many who enjoy the process of landscaping and the resulting satisfaction of doing a job themselves. So where can you find do-it yourself landscaping advice that will help you to stay on track as you improve your home? Here are some of the more popular options...

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Vegetable gardening in small spaces

plants41844189.jpgThe biggest reason that people grow a vegetable garden is because the vegetables that the garden produces can help save money on grocery bills. The biggest mistake that people make is that they think they can only have a vegetable garden if they have a big space. Vegetable gardens do not have to be done in big spaces; they can be grown in any space that you have available.

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Tips on gardening in small spaces

carrots15619446.jpgJust because you have limited space doesn't mean that you can't have a great garden. Even if you only have access to a deck, patio or a porch you can still enjoy a beautiful garden during the spring, summer, and fall months. All it is going to take is a little planning and a creative mind.

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Tips on choosing plants for a small garden

boquet30716336.jpgWhen you are planting a garden in a small space one of the most important considerations you will need to make is what plants you will have in your garden. This is an important decision because you have a limited space to work with, so you must choose a few essential plants from the large varieties that are out there.

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Tips for trimming hedges

cuttingflower41826353.jpgTrimming your hedges may not be the most entertaining chore you have around the yard, but it is necessary for a well-manicured landscape. Hedges that are even and neatly trimmed make your yard and home look well-taken care of and put together.

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Setting up automatic watering for your garden

architect36832024.jpgWatering for your garden is essential for providing a healthy, blooming garden. But when you water your garden also has an effect on the health and longevity of your garden as well.

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Preventing pests in your garden

blossoms19171094.jpgNo matter what size of garden you have, you will experience pests in your garden at one point. The types of plants that you have in your garden will determine what types of pests you have. In some cases, the types of pests that you have will determine what you need to do about getting rid of them, but in most cases, you can do the same thing for each type of pest. Something else that will determine how you get rid of pests in your garden is going to depend on your individual circumstances.

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Ideas for gardening in small spaces

bushes71728656.jpgIf you want to grow any kind of plant, including fruits and vegetables, you do not need to have a large backyard. There are numerous things that you can do to grow a successful garden in a small space. In order to grow a successful garden in a small space you will need to have a little ingenuity and a lot of creativity.

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Getting ready for summer

bettles63552695.jpgIn order to get your yard ready for summer you are going to need to begin doing yard work in the spring. The reason for this is that once summer comes all you will want to do for your yard is maintain your yard so that it looks nice. Getting your yard nice, including planting flowers and new grass, is something that needs to be done in the spring. The best thing that you can do to prepare your yard for summer is to begin preparing it for spring and the work you plan on doing.

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Fertile lawns, fertile soil, the trick to a beautiful yard

pansies31190389.jpgThe trick to a beautiful yard is to have fertile soil. But there is actually a delicate balance that a person has to reach to make sure that their soil is just fertile enough for their grass and plants to grow without adding the pollutants in the earth's water system. This article discusses fertile lawns and soil for a beautiful yard.

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Don't break your back weeding

walkway30364872.jpgEveryone wants a beautifully landscaped yard. However, not everyone wants to put the work that goes into caring for it. Keeping your landscaping looking nice means watering, trimming, edging, fertilizing, and weeding it regularly.

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Containers for small space gardening

boquet30716336.jpgJust because you have a small space for your garden that doesn't mean that, you can't create a garden. One way to take advantage of gardening in small spaces is to use containers in the small spaces. Containers actually give you the chance to experiment and try different plants. With containers if you are not happy with how the plant is, doing you can simply remove it and try something else.

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Challenge of gardening in small spaces

blossoms30360657.jpgWhen it comes to gardening in small spaces, the hardest challenge that you are going to face is creating the illusion of space in your small area. It can also be a challenge trying to find plants for your garden; in most cases, you can find dwarf versions of your favorite plants though.

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Benefits of hydroseeding

hedge30715652.jpgFor a person who has just built a house or needs to do some landscaping in their current yard, there are a couple choices that they have to help them create a beautiful lawn. And one of the great ways to create a beautiful lawn is hydroseeding. Hydroseeding is a mixture of tackifer, mulch, and fertilizer that is mixed with water in a tank. This seed mixture, which is very rich in nutrients, is then sprayed onto soil that has been prepared for a lawn. This article discusses the benefits of hydroseeding.

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Outdoor flower beds

children30344134.jpgMany people take for granted the front of their homes during a large part of the year, but now is the time when people start thinking about outdoor spaces and making them look better. Having outdoor flower beds is a great way to increase the curb appeal of your home and also to make using outdoor spaces more comfortable and enjoyable.

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Keep plants happy in hot weather

blossoms19171094.jpgSummer time is a great time to enjoy the outdoors. The outdoors just wouldn't be the same without flowers and plants, but not everyone is comfortable with their gardening skills. Gardening in the summer time presents its own challenges. All plants need special attention in hot weather and no one wants to be slaving away in a hot garden all summer long. Take steps necessary to stay safe in the sun; because the less time you spend in the garden the better. Fortunately, there are a number of different hot weather gardening tips that will not only help you keep your garden and lawn looking great, but will also minimize the amount of time you spend out weeding and caring for your garden.

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Controlling weeds naturally

daisies31190141.jpgWeeds definitely have a bad reputation. The term "weed" is even used as an insult! A weed is another word for something that is unwanted, uninvited, and that needs to be dealt with. Weeds are the last thing that we want to introduce to our lawns and gardens, but how terrible is it really if they find their way there on their own? Experts suggest that weeds may have been unfairly labeled too harshly and that weeds are actually good things, in small amounts, because they provide good nesting locations for beneficial insects, a mix of weeds may be more aesthetically appealing. A wide range of weeds in your yard strengthens its defenses against insect attacks as each different weed presents its own unique type of defenses much like the body creates antibodies that are able to battle specific components of a cold.

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Building a unique flower bed

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Building a unique flower bed is fun and interesting, but can also mean a lot of time. It's a great way to add some extra beauty to your home. To start your flower bed, you need to choose a location that you want to place your flower bed. Take some time to check out the areas around your house. When looking at your locations, think of how you can make your flower bed unique with a different shape. When you have narrowed down the locations that you like, ask yourself a few questions before you begin planting. Is there to little or too much sunlight that hits this area, is there a water source available to keep your flower bed hydrated with water and will the size I want be able to fit? Once you have determined that this is the place, get yourself started.

After you have chosen the location you are going to put your flower bed, draw out the size and shape you want.

Use marking paint or a hose to make out your flower bed. To make your flower bed unique, try different shapes and consider building your flower bed above ground in flower boxes or some homemade wooden boxes. Once you have decided what your flower bed is going to look like, get to work on clearing the area for your flower bed.

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Secrets for a beautiful rose garden

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Roses are a very beautiful flower. They come in a variety of colors and have a delicious fragrance. Many people like to have a specific place for their roses to grow in their yard. Having a rose garden is a great idea. Some people choose to have a small rose garden and others choose to have a large rose garden. Either way, a nice rose garden can really add beauty to any home.

Even though it may take a lot of work, walking through a rose garden when all the roses are in bloom is a wonderful and peaceful experience. Sometimes growing a beautiful rose garden can be a little difficult. This article will offer some secrets for a beautiful rose garden of any size.

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How to prune rose bushes

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Although people have loved many different flowers for thousands of years, there are few flowering plants that inspire more awe and love than the rose. Roses have been a major part of world culture for a long time. Poets and artists attempt to capture the beauty of the rose, and every Valentine's day people know that someone likes them if they give them a rose. Roses seem to be a symbol of pure, delicate beauty wherever they are found. If you are an avid rose lover you have probably tried to grow some wherever you live. Roses thrive in many different environments but they all require some delicate care to keep them healthy and beautiful. You may have seen a rose bush without any pruning-not what anyone would call a thing of beauty! An overgrown rose bush is not only ugly, they can be annoying and even dangerous. They grow thick, sharp thorns and tend to overtake the other plants around them. If your roses are starting to grow too much you need to learn how to prune them. However, pruning your rose bushes is not something you should do only once in a while. To learn more about pruning rose bushes read the following tips:

An important part of pruning rose bushes is to cut away dead or sick wood. This can be done whenever you would like-there is no special time for trimming dead wood. Besides this type of pruning, you need to do standard pruning near the end of winter or when spring begins. The key is to catch the roses as they are sprouting new growth. Look for the buds that point out away from the plant rather than straight up into the air. Cut just above these buds at a forty five degree angle to allow upward growth. Look for spots where the plant is touching itself-where branches rub against each other. Cut out these spots so that the plant is not weakend by disease.

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Tips for making your flower gardens beautiful

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Who doesn't love a gorgeous flower garden? Flower gardens are unlike vegetable gardens or herb gardens. We don't grow flowers so that we can eat or make our meals more delicious; the entire purpose of a flower garden is to be beautiful and for us to enjoy looking at, smelling, and working with our flowers. Whether you are thinking about starting a new flower garden, or if you are dismayed by the state of your current flower garden, by following just a few simple tips and rules, you can have the most beautiful flower garden in your neighborhood.

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Flower gardening tips

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Flower gardening is a very popular hobby in the United States, and you can hardly go through an area in rural America without seeing flowers in people's yards. Flower gardening is quite fun, and it is relatively easy to do. Even the people who feel like they don't have a "green thumb" have been able to have success with flower gardening. Here are a couple of tips for flower gardening, so that you can have a beautiful flower garden which continually grows all spring and summer:

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How to force bulbs for blossoms in February

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It's that time of year again. It's the dead of winter, with no end in sight. Christmas is over and with it all the excitement and magic of a cold and snowy winter; the New Year has come and gone, and now you've moved on into February-that colorless, sunless month of cold. Seasonal depression seems to be sneaking up on you, and in attempts to keep it away, you've been buying house plants like crazy. Having something alive, inside your house at least, seems to make things more bearable. But here's an idea for next year: take your tulip, hyacinth crocus, etc. bulbs that you planted last year (or even buy some new ones) and force them into blooming in February!

This is not a terribly difficult process, but does take some know-how and understanding of how plants grow. This six step process will teach you the quick and simple way to force bulbs for blossoms in February.

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How to take care of tulip bulbs

tulips67930548.jpg The unique thing about tulip bulbs is that they need little water. Bulbs have a self-contained food-storage that has adapted itself to life underground. Other plants can live in strange habitats, but bulbs are able to provide nourishment for themselves in very different kinds of soil. Even after bulbs sit for months, endure drought, frost or extreme heat, bulbs can spring back to life when conditions improve. For the most part, tulip bulbs are easy to take care of and need little care. Here is how to take care of tulip bulbs:

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Tips for keeping rose bushes healthy


If you want to keep your rose bushes healthy, you need to start from the beginning. How to plant your rose bush is a big part of the outcome. Also, it increases your chances of thick healthy roses. Here is how it is done.

Step 1:

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Tips for a colorful flower garden year round.


Tips for a colorful flower garden year round. Everyone wants a colorful garden and this is how. If you are having problems keeping your garden healthy and colorful it might not be you it could be something else, such as lack of nutrients in the soil, a pest, etc. Try the following tips:

Tip one:

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Winter gardening tips, for beautiful yards


Your garden might be the highlight of your summer and fall. Guess what, your garden is important in winter too. You do more in the summer, but that does not mean you should neglect your garden in the winter. The following are some great winter gardening tips:

You should spend your winter getting ready for spring. There are so many things you should do during the fall and winter to prepare for spring. These things are what give your garden a head start. Let's take a look at the things that should be done:

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How to grow in a rocky soil

How to grow in rocky soil? No matter what your yard looks like, as you garden you could find you are working with a rocky soil. When you do find you are going to be working your gardening wonders in the rocky soil. You will find you have a bit of a challenge on your hands.

The soil can either be covered with a rocky surface, or it can be mixed with a hard crusted layer of rocks and hard dirt. Both of these instances would cover for rocky soil. You will find that if you live in the more mountainous regions there is more rocky soil.
They also cover for a real pain when you want to till and plant in your yard or garden.

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Choosing the most appropriate ground cover for your climate and region

Choosing the most appropriate ground cover for your climate or region. This is hard because the market of homes and garden are full of different types of ground cover. However, there are certain types of groundcover that work better in some areas, than in others. Here is some information you can use to help you choose what will work best for your area.

Ground covers come in over 250 different types. The key is finding out what ground cover will work best in the areas and climates you have to offer them. Here are some different options and where you can place them. See what will work for your garden needs.

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Tips for keeping the birds and bugs away from your fruit trees


There are a few simple ways that you can keep birds, pesky rodents, and other unwanted visitors away from your fruit trees and out of your garden.
1. Do not purposely feed birds or animals, such as raccoons, squirrels, etc. If you begin to feed them they will continue to return for meals. And once you start feeding them, many times it can be difficult to stop them from returning and hanging around. So it is best not to ever start.

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What you should know about fertilizers for your vegetable garden


There are so many things you want to know when you are planting a vegetable garden. You have to make sure that you water your crops enough and that you keep your garden weeded so your crops don't end up getting choked out by the weeds. The other thing that you have to make sure of is that you fertilize your vegetable garden. You just have to make sure that you use the right kind of fertilizer. There is fertilizer you want to use for your grass but then there is fertilizer that you should use for your garden. The fertilizer that you use for your lawn might have harmful chemicals that you do not want in your vegetable garden. Here are some tips on what you should know about fertilizers for your vegetable garden.

The first tip on what you should know about fertilizers for your vegetable gardens is to make sure that they do not have pesticides or other harmful chemicals that might get into your food and end up making you and everyone that eats the food sick. The best thing to do when you are buying fertilizers for your vegetable garden is to check the back of the fertilizer bag and make sure that it says that it is ok to use in your vegetable gardens.

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Keeping your vegetable garden free of pests


There are so many different things that you need to do to make sure that your vegetable garden stays healthy and does not get over run by pests. If you are thinking about growing a vegetable garden or have grown a vegetable garden in the past just to have it over ran with pests here are some tips to keeping your vegetable garden free of pests.

The first tip to keeping your vegetable garden free of pests is to plant flowers around your vegetable garden. Flowers can have very potent scents that attract bugs to them instead of the vegetable garden. Some of the best flowers are merigolds. Merigolds are big and put of a scent that attracts pest that might other wise be attracted to your vegetable gardens.

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How to protect your plants from frost or heat exposure


There are so many different things that you have to do to insure that you protect your plants from frost or heat exposure. If you are worried about your plants either being exposed to frost or heat there are some things you should look into doing. Here are some tips on how to protect your plants from frost or heat exposure.

The first tip on how to protect your plants from frost exposure is to make sure that your plants are not left out in the cold when it is going to be freezing temperatures. If your plants are out in the freezing temperatures it will cause your plants to freeze which as a result ends up killing them. The best way to ensure that your plants are not left out in the cold is to bring them inside. If your plants are in pots all you have to do is bring them inside.

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How to pot plants


There are a lot of different ways to take care of plants. One way to take care of plants is to make sure that they have enough space in their pots to grow. If you have just bought a plant or are needing to re pot a plant there are some things you will want to know. Here are some tips on how to pot plants.

The first tip on how to pot plants is to first decide how big of a pot you are going to need. Depending on the plant and how big the plat is going to get will depend on the size of pot you will want.

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Tips for beautiful flower bed design


A beautiful flower garden can turn a plain yard into a work of art. Knowing exactly where to place your flowers when designing a garden or flower bed is an important part of making it all look good.

If you are planning on planting new flower beds or would like to design a beautiful flower bed, keep the following tips in mind.

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