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Budget-wise and Eco-friendly Seed Starting
Don’t let a tight budget stop you from starting seeds indoors. Get creative and involve the whole family in the process.
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Cleaning and Storing Plant Pots
Piles of plastic pots fill the sheds and garages of gardeners across the country. Don’t throw these in the trash. Rather look for ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle plant pots.
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Convert Mailbox into In-garden Tool Storage
Decrease wasted time and increase your gardening efficiency by keeping your tools and gloves handy whenever gardening.
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Creative Plant Labels
Tired of trying to read faded plastic labels or having them turn brittle and break into pieces? Try creating something new and longer lasting.
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Easy and Free Homemade Berry Harvest Basket
Whether harvesting from your own garden or visiting a Pick-Your-Own Farm, nothing beats the fresh flavor of homegrown berries. And managing the harvest as you work your way down each row does not have to be messy and cumbersome or result in a pile of mushy fruit.
Edging Garden Beds
Boost your landscape’s looks and reduce maintenance with the help of a straight edge shovel and a bit of your time.
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Fall and Winter Care for Groundcovers
Falling leaves make a great mulch in the woods, but can spell death for groundcovers and the lawn. Make clean up easy for you and good for the environment.
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Family Fun Feeding the Birds
Plants are the easiest way to bring birds into your landscape, but you may want to increase the number and diversity of winged visitors by supplementing with a few feeders.
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Fold Your Own Origami Paper Pots
Recycle your old newspapers into biodegradable pots for starting seeds this year. It is a money-saving activity the whole family will enjoy.
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Gardening on a Budget
We are all looking for ways to make our dollars go further. And that includes landscaping and gardening projects.
Green Thumb Award Winner Biomarkers
It’s that time of year when your mailbox or inbox is filled with garden catalogs. Take advantage of the beautiful pictures and great ideas to help plan additions and changes to this year’s garden.
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Making and Using a Cold Frame
Get a jump on the growing season by using a cold frame. Build your own and be kind to the environment and your budget by using reclaimed wood and old window sashes or storm doors.
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Pallets Add Function and Beauty to the Landscape
Upcycle old pallets into fences, compost bins, planters and even sheds.
Plastic Lumber for the Landscape
While “milk does a body good,” its’ recycled cartons can also do some good in the garden.
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Recycle Wrapping Paper into Decorative Pots
Don't throw away that wrapping paper. Give it and other scrap paper a second life in creating decoupage pots for your garden.
Recycle, Don't Bag or Burn, Fall Leaves
Think of fall leaves as fertilizer falling from the sky, not an annoyance to be raked and removed. Recycle these nutrient-rich packets back into your landscape.
Tree leaves contain 50 to 80 percent of the nutrients the plants absorb from the air and soil throughout the growing season. Recycle these nutrients back into the soil to benefit future plantings.
Recycling Coffee Grounds
Put coffee grounds and filters to work improving your garden’s beauty and productivity.
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Sealed Lid Seed Sprouting
Increase seed starting success and fun with the sealed lid method my friend and horticulturist Bob Polomski learned from his father.
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Skip the Rubber Mulch
Gardeners are always searching for better looking, longer lasting and less expensive mulches. Rubber mulch has been advertised as an attractive and permanent alternative. Think twice before using rubber mulch in the landscape.
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Upcycle Pool Noodles into the Garden
Don't throw away those worn out or forgotten pool noodles. Put them to work in the garden.
Weed Control in the Garden
No matter the time of the season, weeds seem to grow and thrive. Keeping them under control will give you a healthier, more productive and attractive garden.
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