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Rejuvenate Your Lawn with 7 Spring Musts
Reviving your lawn after a cold winter can be a challenging task. From seeding and aerating, proper spring lawn care encompasses a range of responsibilities. In o...
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5 Great Ways to Garden in Comfort
Growing a beautiful garden is no small feat. Not only does it take regular attention, watering, and cooperative weath...
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Homemade Fertilizer Makes the Grass Always Greener
Spring is near, and for many that means coaxing the lawn back into shape. Growing grass can be frustrating and reward...
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Pro Tips: 5 Easy Ways to a Better Lawn
A green, good-looking lawn adds serious curb appeal and can even increase a home’s value. Thanks to major improvement...
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7 Things to Do in Spring for a Healthy, Gorgeous Lawn Year-Round
At the tail end of the winter season, homeowners face the sometimes daunting but always exciting prospect of readying...
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Bob Vila's Guide to Lawn Care
Americans are not bashful when it comes to expressing their love of lawns—it has been estimated that there are more t...
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How To: Install an Underground Sprinkler System
Lawn care can be especially demanding these days, with wacky weather throwing homeowners around the country for a loo...
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Bob Vila Radio: Hot Weather Tree Care
Hot weather can really take a lot out of a person. . . and out of a tree as well. That’s why it’s important to take s...
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6 Pro Tips for Successful Container Gardening
When she's not sharing her knowledge of container gardening as a guide on About. com or photographing New England gar...
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Managing 3 Common Problems Faced by Roses
The rewards of roses are not easily earned. These universally prized flowers behave temperamentally whenever they are...
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The Plight of the Impatiens
This year, many are struggling to find a beloved mainstay of the American garden: impatiens. Sought for the vibrant c...
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Ditch the Hose with a Drip Irrigation System
Tired of standing next to your planting beds, garden hose in hand? Concerned about getting too much water where you d...
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Growing a Bamboo Garden
Clumping and Running BambooBamboo is a member of the grass family, with more than 200 species available in the U. S. ...
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Bob Vila Radio: Clover
If you want to spark a raging debate among gardeners, ask them how they feel about clover. Some homeowners will give ...
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Dividing Perennials in the Spring
One of the pleasures of spring is taking stock in your garden: Which perennials are ready to be doubled (or even trip...
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Bob Vila Radio: Watering the Lawn
A beautiful green lawn requires regular watering to keep it looking great. The trick is to use enough water to keep y...
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Bob Vila Radio: Pruning Azaleas
Late spring is the time to sit back and admire those azaleas as they bloom; azaleas add a veritable explosion of colo...
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Top Tips for Watering Your Lawn
Now that spring has arrived, it’s time to think about lawn maintenance again. Go ahead and tune up your mower and sta...
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Bob Vila Radio: Spring Lawn Preparation
There’s nothing like a beautiful green lawn to make your house look great. Now that spring is here, it’s time to get ...
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Top Tips for Growing Azaleas
Azaleas are getting ready to set gardens on fire. The fluorescent shades of this plant's hallmark blooms tend to make...
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To Fertilize or Not to Fertilize?
As the growing season picks up, so does the drive to fertilize. Surely, your lawn could use a little help as it gets ...
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Amaryllis, Year After Year
The amaryllis is usually thought of as a one-off winter bulb that makes for a great holiday accent. But with very lit...
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Bob Vila Radio: Winterize Your Lawn
If you haven’t done it already, this is the time to winterize your yard!  Make a list of the things you need to do to...
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How and When to Plant Garlic
Now is the perfect time to get garlic into the ground. The cloves get a head start on the growing season so that by l...
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Bob Vila Radio: Lawn Prep
Fall lawn care is as important as what you do in the spring, because encouraging deep roots will help your lawn resis...
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Bob Vila Radio: Shrub Success
Fall is a great time to upgrade your landscaping. Plants, trees, and shrubs are slowing down from the hot summer and ...
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3 Essential Fall Lawn Maintenance Tasks
As you start putting your lawn to bed, you must take care of three fall lawn maintenance tasks now to secure healthy ...
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Bob Vila Radio: Fall Lawn Care
Summer is a tough time for lawns, and this summer was especially tough on some. But every year we get a do-over in th...
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Zen and the Art of Weed Whacking
Since moving from the city to the 'burbs, I’ve gotten reacquainted with one of my weekly teenage chores (for which I ...
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Bob Vila Radio: Irrigating Sustainably
Irrigating your yard can really be wasteful and expensive; clean water is a precious commodity, and not just in deser...
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Bob Vila Radio: Gardening Greener
"What goes around comes around. " The old adage is especially true in your garden.  Because plants aren’t the only th...
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Bob Vila Radio: Lawn Care Hell
It’s the great American obsession, and we spend about twenty-five billion dollars a year on it, but if lawn care is e...
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How To: Mow Your Lawn Properly
When it comes to your landscape, one of the most time-consuming summer chores is mowing. At this time of year, under ...
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Lawn Care Tips from Pennington Seed
Pennington Seed has been cultivating and improving lawn seed for more than 60 years, so I was delighted to have the o...
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Light, Water, Warmth: Tips on Germinating Mail-Order Seeds
With the last frost imminent in most parts of the country, you can begin working on your garden today. Instead of buy...
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Reblooming Amaryllis
Far from a one-time treat, forced amaryllis bulbs in a pot, with their big trumpet flowers, are one of the bright spo...
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Quick Tip: Tree Care
Contrary to what we used to believe, we now know that the vast majority of tree roots are in the top foot of soil. Al...
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The Winter Garden: Hedge Your Bets
“Don’t stop gardening just because it’s winter,” says Cindy Baker, Manager of Grounds at the Chicago Botanic Garden. ...
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