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Leaf Hauler – Handy Helper for Fall Leaves

Leaf Hauler – Handy Helper for Fall Leaves

Raking leaves in the fall can be a back-breaking task. Raking, bending over to pick up the leaves, then bagging them is an extremely tiring job.  Anyone who has ever raked leaves knows how much time and energy it takes.  For those of us who have a lot of trees, it is a job that […]

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Feeding Birds in the Winter

Feeding Birds in the Winter

During the fall and winter, birds are not as visibly active as they are during the spring and summer.  You can encourage birds to frequent your yard by providing food and water for them.  If you have shrubs or trees in you backyard, they may well take up residence.  After all, they need protection from […]

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Crepe Myrtles are Easy and Beautiful Bushes & Trees

Crepe Myrtles are Easy and Beautiful Bushes & Trees

Crepe Myrtles are one of the easiest care summer flowering bushes or trees available, which may explain why so many cities use them in public places. Crepe Myrtles can often sustain extreme pruning and come back strong with beautiful blooms. They also come in a variety of colors. One of my favorite bushes is the […]

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Gardeners Need to Avoid Dehydration – Carry a Water Bottle

Gardeners Need to Avoid Dehydration – Carry a Water Bottle

We frequently water our gardens.  We need to make sure we “water” the gardener too.  Both are about life preservation! Let’s face it gardeners!  We get out in our yard or gardens and we want to work.  No one really likes to stop in the middle of a project to get water.  If we feel […]

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Utility Garden Cart for Moving Flowers, Supplies & More

Utility Garden Cart for Moving Flowers, Supplies & More

I’ll be the first to admit that having a garden utility cart makes a world of difference when working in the backyard. Up until a few years ago, I did not own a garden utility cart. In the past, I grabbed my children’s wagon when I really needed help moving supplies. Due to the debris […]

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The Zero-G Expandable Hose

The Zero-G Expandable Hose

I really hate fighting a hose, but I really need to water my plants and flowers.  While selecting my flowers last spring, I came across a fabulous invention.  The Zero-G Expandable Hose!  I love this convenient garden hose.  I no longer have to drag a heavy hose, or even the big reel cart, from bed […]

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Winterize with Styrofoam Outdoor Faucet Covers

Winterize with Styrofoam Outdoor Faucet Covers

There are several styles of faucet covers available to insulate and winterize your outdoor faucets.  Anyone who has ever had a pipe burst, or a outdoor faucet freeze, knows these inexpensive faucet covers can save a ton of money and prevent extreme anguish.  It is an awful lesson to learn the hard way. We have […]

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Mums – Hardy Chrysanthemums for Beautiful Fall Color

Mums – Hardy Chrysanthemums for Beautiful Fall Color

Chrysanthemums are among the leading flowers for our backyard gardens in fall.  It is no surprise that everyone loves mums and their large, beautiful blooms in autumn.  They are great for container gardening or planted in the ground. Some hardy chrysanthemums will come back every year if you simply snap them back before the winter […]

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The Glorious Appearance of the Sugar Maple Tree

The Glorious Appearance of the Sugar Maple Tree

One of the most spectacular visions in fall is the gorgeous Sugar Maple tree!  Throughout most of the year, this hardy tree is green.  However, in fall, the leaves turn such a brilliant color of yellow and orange that no one can ignore it beauty.  This is one tree you simply cannot take for granted.  […]

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Garden Journals – A Gardeners Best Tool for Gardening Success

Garden Journals – A Gardeners Best Tool for Gardening Success

There are several styles of garden journals available today.  Many years ago, when we bought our first house and I started my first “garden journal”, it was simply a composition book with notes.  I did add those old school tabs on the edges of the paper to easily find certain notes and sections. However, that […]

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