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May
06

Self Watering Planters – How To Make Them Yourself!

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Do you want to have a beautiful garden, but don’t have all the time for watering? Have no fear – we’ll show you how to make your own self watering planters. Making Planters Yourself A Self watering planter automatically water themselves, saving you time and energy. But the best thing about these planters is that […]

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May
05

How To Make A Tire Planter – For A Garden That Won’t Go Flat!

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Tire planters are a great choice for any gardener that wants to give their yard an old-fashioned feeling. If you’re looking to rev up your garden by learning how to make a tire planter, we’ve got all of the information that you need. Making Your Own Tire Planter The first thing that you need to […]

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May
04

Gardening Tips for Growing Tomatoes in Containers

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Growing tomatoes in containers doesn’t require a big vegetable garden or even a small garden bed. Tomatoes are perfectly happy growing in a pot on the patio or in a few containers on a sunny deck. All you need to grow delicious tomatoes successfully on a porch is a big pot, the right tomato plant, […]

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May
04

How to Choose the Best Garden Hose Reel

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A tangled hose lying smashed up against the front or back of a house is not very attractive, and what’s worse, it’s hard on the hose. Garden hoses are not inexpensive. Even cheap hoses will set you back quite a bit if you have a large yard. It makes sense to buy a good retractable […]

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Most kinds of roses can be successfully grown in containers with a little planning and special effort. Growing roses in containers has become very popular, especially for patios and decks and for people with not much gardening space and people with limited mobility. Choosing the right varieties of roses, the best type of container, and […]

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May
02

Growing Herbs in Pots is Easy and Fun

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If you’ve never done much gardening but you love to cook, growing herbs in pots is a great way to get acquainted with the plant kingdom, have some fun, and save money on dried herbs and garnishes. Seasoned gardeners who have never grown their own seasonings will also find the process relaxing and delicious. Herb […]

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May
01

Slow Release Granular Fertilizers Save Time and Last Longer

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Granular fertilizer is dry plant food that is formulated to dissolve over a long period of time, providing a steady source of nutrients to your plant without the need for frequent applications. Some types of slow release granular fertilizer are sprinkled on top of the soil, and some are worked into the soil with a […]

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Growing vegetables in containers is easier than you might think. All you need is a sunny patio or deck, good rich potting soil, a few plastic planters, water, and a minute or two each day to check in on your plants. With only a little effort, before you know it you’ll have fresh, home grown […]

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Apr
30

Growing Strawberries in Containers for Patios, Porches, and Gardens

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If you’ve seen those cute clay strawberry pots with the pouches on the sides in garden centers in the spring and you’ve always wanted to try one but balk at the possibility of failure, fear not. Growing strawberries in containers is not that hard, and there’s nothing quite as wonderful as picking your own sweet […]

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Apr
29

Caring for your Garden Planters and Pots

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Caring for your garden planters doesn’t have to be daunting or overwhelming. In fact, many people find caring for ceramic planters, window boxes, hanging planters, and potted vegetables and roses to be one of the most relaxing gardening practices around. In the course of keeping your container gardens happy you will be feeding and fertilizing […]

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