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3 Year Update for Raised Bed Gardening

3 Year Update for Raised Bed Gardening

This raised bed update is sponsored by Miracle-Gro. Three years ago, I decided to build three really cool looking raised beds for my garden. These would be unlike anything I have ever done before. I went for not only function, but style. You can check out my original post and DIY guide here for my┬áMetal …

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How To Build a Metal Raised Garden Bed

Corrugated Metal Raised Beds for the Garden

Growing food in metal raised garden bed is a crucial step in one of my house goals. I love the zen of combining beauty and function. I was able to turn a pretty ugly portion of the yard into a thing of beauty. After days of deliberation over logistics, size, aesthetics, and cost between the …

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Cycads – Prehistoric Plants for Your Garden

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Cycads are easy to take care of, fun to look at, and will surely add interest to your backyard landscape. Over two hundred million years ago, cycads could be found in every continent and made up about 20% of the world’s plants. Because they are so ancient, they are known as “living fossils.” These mighty …

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Sweetgum Liquidambar Trees: What to Know Before Planting

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The Liquidambar styraciflua, or Sweetgum tree, is a beautiful tree that comes with a few notable downsides. Keep reading to determine whether one of these trees is right for your yard. You can recognize this tree by its five-pointed, star-shaped leaves and green or brown fruit balls. The sweetgum tree produces a full canopy in …

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How To Care For Olive Trees

How to Care for Olive Trees

If allowed to grow and flourish, olive trees make a great addition to any Californian yard. As it reaches maturity, the thin, sage-colored foliage, grows into a wonderfully full canopy, supported by a thick, ridged trunk. These stately trees prefer well-drained soil and, like most fruit trees, need at least six hours of full sun …

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6 Great Trees For A Small Yard

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Having a small backyard doesn’t have to mean giving up on your dreams of a lush, colorful backyard sanctuary. It just requires a little more forethought in your choice of foliage. The solution to your small-yard is as simple as remembering that small yards require small trees. Here are six petite tree varieties that will …

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When to Fertilize Fruit Trees

When to Fertilize Fruit Trees 2 In order to stay healthy and grow, all plants need to absorb certain chemical elements from the soil.

In order to stay healthy and grow, all plants need to absorb certain chemical elements from the soil. Some of these elements can become permanently removed from soil over time by plants, while some are removed each season. Those elements removed each season tend to be returned to the soil in the form of dropped …

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Planting Bare-Root Trees

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Planting trees with bare, exposed roots can be somewhat tricky business. Here is a guide to help you successfully plant and grow your young tree. When to Plant Bare root trees should be planted during the dormant season. This can either be in the fall after the leaves have dropped or in early spring before …

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