How to Keep Outdoor Potted Plants Alive in Winter

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When the temperature drops in winter, keeping potted plants alive is a concern for many.  All you have to do is give them some extra care to withstand the cold temperatures. One reason potted plants need extra TLC (tender loving care) in winter is that there is not much of a shield between the roots …

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Daisies vs. Asters: What is the Difference?

black foot daisy

If you’ve got an eye for beautiful flowers, you’ve no doubt noticed that the well-loved daisy has a striking resemblance to her “weed” cousin, the aster. So what is the difference, and who much does it matter for lawn lovers who wish for a lovely landscape without intrusive species? The predominant plants found in the …

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How To Prepare Grass for Texas Winters

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If you are wondering about the ways in which you can support your lawn during the winter, we’ve got you covered. The most important thing is taking good care of the grass and plants you’ve already got. Winters can be harsh on the plants in your garden. The temperature can halt the growth of seedlings, …

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How Do I Kill Winter Weeds in My Yard?

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Weed growth doesn’t stop in the winter. Many of them germinate in the fall, grow in the winter, develop flowers and seeds in the spring, and then die off in the hotter months. The seeds then start to germinate again in the next fall. It’s important to stop this cycle so winter weeds don’t take …

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How to Apply Fertilizer to Shrubs

Lawn Fertilization granules

Healthy plants often need additional nutrient help to thrive in a natural environment. Shrubs in your yard or garden may benefit from regular fertilization. Plants need many different nutrients. Some are available in the soil they grow in or in the air around them. Some of the main nutrients needed are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. …

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How Often to Water Grass in the Winter

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As colder weather approaches, your lawn care routine needs to change but it doesn’t come to a complete stop for the season. Lawns still need maintenance and water in the winter, albeit far less than they do in the middle of summer. How Much to Water In the summer months, water is vital to keep …

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Wild Aster Control, How to Get Rid Of

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Wild Aster The wild aster is a broad-leaf annual that typically grows all over the US. The plant goes by several different names including the lawn American aster or just the annual aster. It typically does well in warm climates and even though it produces some beautiful white flowers, the plant also gets very weedy. …

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Fall Flowers to Plant in Texas

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Many people think that when fall comes, the yard work is done until spring. However, here is the truth. You should choose to fall in love with fall by incorporating bright, lively colors to your landscape. I’m here today to share about fabulous fall flowers that will most definitely increase your property value and add …

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Planting a Vegetable Garden in the Fall

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If you are trying to plant a vegetable garden that will thrive in the fall, it’s good to consider your choices and strategy before you begin the planting procedure. Some think that fall is not a season to plant crops, since winter is just around the corner. This simply is not the case. One of …

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