Gardening

Winter Plant
A Guide to Winter Plant Protection
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There are several tactics you can employ to help protect your plants from winter weather and ensure they survive this season so that you can continue to enjoy them the following spring.

Growing zones
Growing Zone Map - Find Your Plant Hardiness Zone
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The most widely used growing zone map in North America is the USDA hardiness zone map, which breaks down all areas of the United States into zones, according to the lowest and highest temperatures of their climate. Using this growing zone map can be very useful to help understand that plants are best suited for your local region.

Crepe Myrtle Pests and Diseases
Crepe Myrtle Pests and Diseases (with Solution and Prevention Tips)
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Crepe myrtle (Lagerstroemia) is a very popular shrub, with spectacular blooms that last for an extended period. This drought-resistant and heat-tolerant plant comes in many sizes and can be grown in most climates. If you want to grow crepe myrtles as trees, low shrubs or container plants, you should know about all the common diseases and pests that can plague these plants.

Fruit Harvest Guide
Fruit Harvest Guide - Our Best Tips
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Harvesting fresh fruit that you have grown yourself is one of the most rewarding parts of gardening. There is an uncomplicated joy in tasting fruit picked straight from the tree or gathering a plate of produce to feed your family. But knowing when to harvest your fruits is key if you’re going to enjoy them in their best condition.

Coffee Grounds for Gardening
Coffee Grounds for Gardening - Pros, Cons, and How to Use Them
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Coffee grounds are often used to remove odors, prevent insects & pests, and scrub the body. But did you know that gardeners also use the waste of the coffee to fertilize the garden, improve the soil quality, and so on? So keep reading to learn into details about the coffee grounds and how to use them properly in the garden. 

Creeping Thyme
Creeping Thyme - Growing, Care Tips, and Photos
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Creeping thyme is one of the many types of thyme available, which is a herb commonly cultivated for culinary use. Though creeping thyme is edible, it is not usually grown for this use, and instead is considered to be an ornamental plant that works well as ground cover. Creeping thyme has small, decorative oval leaves covering wiry stems, and when crushed, they will emit a pleasant fragrance similar to common thyme.

Mushroom Compost
Mushroom Compost - What it is, and How to Use it
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The name ‘mushroom compost’ implies that this type of compost is made with mushrooms, but actually, it does not contain mushrooms and instead is developed specifically for growing mushrooms. However, mushroom compost can be beneficial to a whole host of plants and vegetables, not just mushrooms. To find out all about mushroom compost, what it is, how to make it, and what to use it for, read on.

What Can You Compost?
What Can You Compost? And What Cannot Be Composted?
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Making your own compost is a great way to save money, improve the quality of your soil, help the environment and make use of things that would otherwise have gone to waste and ended up in a landfill. But what exactly can you add to your compost, and what should you avoid? Materials that can be composted are those that are organic, though not all organic materials are suitable. Things you can add to your compost pile include the following.

Types of Weeds
9 Types of Weeds - Facts, Identification, and Control Tips
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Weeds are wild plants that grow in areas they are not wanted, typically competing with other cultivated plants and stealing their moisture and nutrients, and often looking unsightly. In some cases, though, weeds are cultivated, generally as a food source for humans or wildlife. This list of types of weeds will help you learn how to identify a particular weed and understand how to control it, eradicate it, or grow it.