5 Spring Garden Preparation Tasks!

Spring is officially here!  Spring's arrival means it is really time to be thinking about the garden (as if we haven't been since fall).  It's always important to get the spring gardening season off to a great start.  Today let's look at a few garden tasks that need done to help get your garden…

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5 Natural Weed Killing Tips

Weeds are one of the most troubling elements of gardening that gardeners face.  A gardener's definition of a a weed is simply a plant you don't want in a place you don't want it!  Which means that even desirable plants can become a weed pest in the wrong place.  Gardener's want simple and easy…

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5 Situations that Call for Raised Beds

If you've followed Growing The Home Garden for any length of time you probably know that I'm a proponent of raised bed gardening.  Raised beds can be made of all sorts of materials and have all kinds of advantages for growing a garden.  Raised beds are great solution for many tricky situations in the…

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5 Reasons to Love Your Leaves

The number one thing people think of when the fall season comes is the leaves.  Thoughts of harvests, festivals, and cooler weather come too but when the fall season comes to mind its the leaves that get the attention.  Everybody loves the leaves!  Here's why: 5 Reasons to Love Your Leaves The colors.  Mother…

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5 Fallish Things To Do!

The weather is changing, the shadows are getting longer, and of course the leaves are beginning to become more colorful which opens the door to a new season of gardening.  Every season has it's own specific chores and things to do.  Winter is for planning, spring is for starting, summer is for maintenance and…

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5 Common Garden Insect Pests

Every garden experiences pest issues form time to time.  Insect pest can be frustrating and sometimes when you discover what is damaging your plants it's already too late to do anything about it.  Here are five common insect pests that you may see in your garden for today's Friday Five post!   Pest #1:…

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5 Favorite Perennials for the Garden

Perennials are the work horse of just about every garden.  Trees and shrubs provide structure, but perennials provide a consistent impact.  Annuals are great for an instant punch but perennials give you a repeat performance year after year.  Some perennials bloom consistently through the season while others give a nice show for a short…

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