Toro Summer of Stripes Mower and Trimmer

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The wet and rainy winter this year in California has made my backyard greener than ever. It also means my lawn has grown into a miniature jungle. The kids from “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” wouldn’t stand a chance out there! Luckily, Toro kindly sent me their new 60V Max Stripe™ Dual-Blades Self-Propelled Mower and 60V …

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How to Create a Garden That Helps You Relax and Unwind

How to create a garden that helps you relax and unwind

With our lives busy nowadays, few people pay much attention to their gardens, their size, and their decor. Yet, it can be a relaxing and intimate sanctuary where we can spend our free time reading or simply drinking coffee and listening to our favorite music. It depends on you, your personal taste, and what you …

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Follow These Smart Guidelines For Proper Garden Maintenance

Follow these smart guidelines for proper garden maintenance

As the days get longer, it’s time to start thinking about taking care of our gardens. Whether you’re a novice gardener or an experienced green thumb, proper garden maintenance requires dedication and effort to ensure your plants remain healthy throughout the growing season. Taking steps like pruning and mulching are essential for providing your plants …

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Types of Maple Trees

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Many types of maple trees will add interest to your yard year-round. Here is a list of some beautiful native and non-native maple species. A common choice for the art of bonsai and the focal point of Canada’s national flag, Maple trees belong to the genus Acer and are available in more than 125 varieties. …

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Trimming Crepe Myrtle Trees

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Before you run outside with tools in hand to trim your beautiful Crepe Myrtle tree, please read this article as it will save you time and a potentially malformed tree. First, you must understand that just because you can buy tree trimming tools at Home Depot or ACE Hardware doesn’t mean you are qualified in …

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Meanings and Symbolism of Trees

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What stories do the trees around you tell? Many are unaware of the symbolism that cultures around the world have associated with the trees we see around us every day.  Over the centuries, forests have held mystery and enchantment to different cultures and faiths. Myths, legends, folklore and fairy tales included the woods and specific …

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How to Grow Roses Indoors

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Here’s how to grow roses indoors! When most people picture a rose bush, they usually picture colorful roses growing outdoors in a garden. It’s hard to picture roses growing inside because most are unaware that growing roses indoors is even possible. Turns out, growing roses inside your home is completely doable with the right type …

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How to Trim Roses For Winter

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Read on to discover how to trim roses for winter and save your rose bushes during the cold weather seasons! Snow and cold weather pose many hazards to roses, including freezing growth and damaging the plant. During winter, roses go dormant and grow poorly. As such, they should be given extra attention and care if …

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How to Grow Roses From Seeds

How to grow roses from seeds, roses and buds

Read on to discover how to grow roses from seeds! Although not the easiest method, growing roses from seeds is arguably more rewarding when they begin to sprout. Growing roses isn’t nearly as complicated as growing vegetables from seeds, but a little bit of patience is required nonetheless. If you are up for the challenge, …

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How To Protect Your Trees From Frost

Cold weather can cause many types of problems for trees, the number one issue being frost. Here’s how to protect your trees from frost. There are a variety of things that you can do to protect your trees and saplings from frost damage this winter. Read on to discover the most common methods people use …

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