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    Soil, Mulch, and Planting Tips
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    Bed Planting

    Overview One should do bed planting whenever possible. This is particularly true of foundation planting around the house,...

    Cheap Mulch

    There are lots of other ways you can be resourceful and trim down the cost of everything from starting seeds to mulching...

    Clay Or Sandy Soil?

    Clay Soil There is no easy way to prepare clay soil for growing plants. However, if well prepared,...

    Climatic Factors in Gardening

    The most common climatic factor governing the ability to grow is the depth of cold. Other limiting factors are rainfall, length of...

    Companion Planting

    Companions are plants that have compatible growth habits and share space well; allies are plants that enhance growth and ward off insects.

    Enhancing Garden Soil

    There are several major ways of making your soil highly productive and supportive of good plant growth. Humus

    Evaluating Garden Soil

    Soil Analysis Most of our homes are on land which has either just been graded, or has been...

    Garden Spray Recipes

    All of these recipes for garden spray call for ingredients you probably already have on your shelves and will cost you only...

    How to Plant Balled and Burlapped Trees

    Overview Very large plants like evergreens, which do not go into true dormancy, survive much better if they...

    How To Plant Bare Root Plants

    Shipping Process Trees and shrubs which have been dug without soil around the roots, or bare-root, require the...

    Plant Nutrients

    Overview To make choosing a fertilizer easier, let's look first at the label. This label must give you...

    Planting Container-Grown Plants

    Plants grown in containers have definite advantages over balled and burlapped or bare-root plants. The roots of a container-grown plant remain undisturbed...