May 31st, 2016

Southern People

udget-friendly home landscaping

By Sulz, Dave on May 10th, 2016

It’s possible to jazz up your yard economically METRO NEWS SERVICE Homeowners understandably envy the award-worthy photo spreads in lawn and garden magazines, wanting to emulate those same looks on their own properties. Scores of designers and landscape architects are involved in the process of creating those... Read More »

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Teaching kids the fun of gardening

By Sulz, Dave on May 10th, 2016

METRO NEWS SERVICE Many adults understand the joy of gardening, but gardening can be equally fun for children as well. While some adults may feel that certain children do not have the patience or perseverance to see plants grow from seeds to adulthood, selecting plants that are hardy... Read More »

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Propagate new plants by grafting

By Sulz, Dave on May 10th, 2016

Plant grafting a technique even novice gardeners can use METRO NEWS SERVICE Plants can be propagated in various ways, including grafting. Grafting involves slicing off a piece from one plant and connecting it to another to create a new plant. Grafting can be an interesting hobby,... Read More »

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Growing an indoor herb garden

By Sulz, Dave on May 10th, 2016

You can have fresh herbs ready for use even without a backyard garden METRO NEWS SERVICE Fresh herbs and recently picked ingredients can add flavour to any meal. A home chef can even improve the flavour of store-bought or prepared foods with an herb garnish that can... Read More »

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‘MUMS’ THE WORD

By Sulz, Dave on May 10th, 2016

By planting chrysanthemums in spring, gardeners can enjoy them year after year METRO NEWS SERVICE Chrysanthemums, often referred to as “mums,” are among the most popular flowers for autumn plantings and landscape decor. But these hardy, often vividly coloured plants are worthy of attention as early... Read More »

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Limit weed growth in your garden

By Sulz, Dave on May 10th, 2016

METRO NEWS SERVICE Weed growth in a garden cannot only prove unsightly, but also ultimately harmful to plants and vegetables. When weeds appear in a garden, they have already begun to steal nutrients and water from surrounding plants, and if allowed to grow tall, they can also block... Read More »

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Maintaining bird feeders, bird baths crucial to avian health

By Sulz, Dave on May 10th, 2016

METRO NEWS SERVICE Bird watching is a pastime enjoyed by people of all ages. While many people trek into the woods to see their favorite birds, homeowners can take steps to entice these fascinating and feathered friends right to their backyards. Homeowners who want to attract birds to... Read More »

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How to repair dead grass in your lawn

By Sulz, Dave on May 10th, 2016

METRO NEWS SERVICE A patch of dead grass on an otherwise lush lawn can be a frustrating eyesore for homeowners. Whether lawn care is your passion or just something you do to maintain the value of your home, dead grass can be exasperating. But as unsightly as dead... Read More »

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Stop weeds before they take over

By Sulz, Dave on May 10th, 2016

It’s easier to prevent weeds than to control them once they’re established METRO NEWS SERVICE Few things can be as troublesome to gardeners and landscapers as weeds. Weeds seemingly spring up overnight and quickly can overrun lawns and/or garden beds. Landscaping enthusiasts may spend countless hours and... Read More »

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Water effectively for a healthy lawn

By Sulz, Dave on May 10th, 2016

How and when you water are important considerations METRO NEWS SERVICE Summer is a season for landscaping, and homeowners who live in regions that get especially hot in the summertime often worry that their lawns won’t make it through the dog days of summer looking lush... Read More »

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How to repot a plant

By Sulz, Dave on May 10th, 2016

Growing plants in containers offers versatility METRO NEWS SERVICE Gardening time is here, with people enjoying plants both inside and outside of their homes. Container gardening, which is a planting method in which flowers and other plants are grown in pots and other containers, is quite popular... Read More »

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