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Use Paint Stir Sticks as Plant Tags

Use Paint Stir Sticks as Plant Tags

Use paint stir sticks as a a cheap an easy way to add a decorative plant tag to the plants in your garden. Why Use Paint Stir Sticks as Plant Tags When looking for that extra touch for your garden or your indoor herb garden can be as simple as adding a decorative plant tag to the container or throughout the garden. But the thing is, most decorative plant tags are not cheap. For small plantings, this may not be a big deal, but for those with a large garden, then this a big deal. Although I do...

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Battle of the Bottle Brush

Battle of the Bottle Brush

Native to Australia the Bottle Brush makes a striking shrub/tree if cared for correctly. As soon as you mention Australia when talking about plant life you immediately put this one to the way side if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, but wait, this shrub works, I literally have the living proof. The photo is from my very own Bottle Brush, the genus Callistemon which belongs to the family Myrtaceae and is grown throughout Australia. They love water, again if you live in Texas or other dry...

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The Five Most Popular Types of Mulches

The Five Most Popular Types of Mulches

Recently I wrote an article about mulch but, I didn’t go into detail about the different types of mulches and which ones were the most popular types of mulch. Today, I want to go more into detail about the more popular types of mulch. Image Source: Flickr The Most Popular Types of Mulch In the garden center, you will come across a large variety of mulches, everything from wood mulches to rubber mulches. But I find that the most popular mulches change with the season. But what doesn’t change is...

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32-0-8 – What Do these Fertilizer Numbers Mean?

32-0-8 – What Do these Fertilizer Numbers Mean?

Ever wondered what the three numbers represent on a bag of fertilizer for your lawn and landscaping plants mean? Choosing the correct fertilizer can be a challenge. Three of the elements necessary for lawn and plant growth are oxygen, hydrogen and carbon. These are all available from the environment free of charge! Image Source: Hedera helix seedling However, plants also need nutrients that aren’t always available. Nutrients don’t stay long in the soil and have to be replenished...

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Flame Acanthus, Hummingbird Bush ( Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii )

Flame Acanthus, Hummingbird Bush ( Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii )

The Flame Acanthus (Hummingbird Bush) is a Texas native that can handle the Texas heat once its established. It’s a late bloomer and will start to bloom in late summer through fall until first frost. The Hummingbird bush, during the blooming months, its covered with long slender, tubular, orange to red flowers. In the wild, it can be found in south-central Texas and West Texas and parts of Northern and Southern Mexico. Growing Flame Acanthus in Dallas and the Rest of DFW The Flame Acanthus...

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Lawn Aerating: The Benefits of Aerating Your Lawn

Lawn Aerating: The Benefits of Aerating Your Lawn

Often heard friends, acquaintances or lawn professionals talk about the benefits of lawn aeration? British Lawns will give you a more in-depth explanation on what this process actually does for your lawn and also explain the do’s and don’ts that some industry leaders ignore. What is Lawn Aerating? Aerating is the process of punching holes into your lawn to allow air flow, enable fertilizers to work better and allow water to reach the roots more easily. Image Source: Originally found here,...

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