Garden Care Tips

Find tons of simple garden care tips and ideas, like how to stop weeds from growing, or getting rid of insects on plants. From mulches to soil, fertilizer…
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In this garden care and pest control guide, you’ll learn all you need to know about them. I’ll go through everything from what they eat, their life cycle, where they come from, the damage they cause, and whether you should worry about getting rid of them or not. Plus you’ll find lots of easy and non-toxic ways to prevent grapevine beetles from eating your plants, if they ever do become a pest in your garden.
The Ultimate Guide to Grapevine Beetles: Organic Pest Control Tips
In this garden care and pest control guide, you’ll learn all you need to know about them. I’ll go through everything from what they eat, their life cycle, where they come from, the damage they cause, and whether you should worry about getting rid of them or not. Plus you’ll find lots of easy and non-toxic ways to prevent grapevine beetles from eating your plants, if they ever do become a pest in your garden.
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How to Prune Pepper Plants for Maximum Production (5 easy steps!)
If your pepper plants look overgrown or hasn’t been flowering or fruiting, then you should definitely trim your pepper plants back. It’s especially important if you have a short growing season. Learn everything you need to know, with tips for choosing the right time to trim them, and the pruning tools you’ll need for the job. I’ll also give you step-by-step instructions for how to prune peppers like a pro, and share my expert tips for success and maximum production.
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How to Use Japanese Beetle Traps (nontoxic garden pest control method!)
In this pest control guide, you’ll learn all about using them to trap Japanese beetles, including the pros and cons, how they work, when to put them out, where and how to hang them, and what to do with the dead beetles. Japanese beetle traps are safe, non-toxic, and very effective at capturing these nasty pests. I'll answer all of your questions, and give you the information you need in order to decide if Japanese beetle traps are right for you.
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How to Use a Rain Barrel (how they work and how to install a rain barrel!)
The purpose of a rain barrel is to capture and store rainwater as it runs off a roof and flows through the gutters on your house, garage, shed, or other structure. Rain barrels are a great way to capture the best type of water you can give your plants and gardens, but how do they work? I’ll tell you what their purpose is, how they work, and how to use a rain barrel, so you’ll know exactly what to expect. Plus I’ll give you plenty of tips, as well as other great uses for the water you capture.
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How to Water Vegetables the Right Way: The Ultimate Guide
In this garden watering guide, you’ll learn everything there is to know, including when, how much, and how often to water your vegetable garden. I’ll also show you exactly how to water vegetable plants, the right way! If your veggies aren’t producing as much food as you would like, or you struggle with other problems, it might be a sign that you’re not watering properly.
How to Get Rid of Garden Slugs and How to Prevent Them (organic garden pest control made easy!)
Getting rid of slugs in the garden may seem like an impossible task, but it can be done! In this post, you’ll learn all about slugs: their life cycle, feeding habits and damage, where they come from, and more. Then, I’ll give you tons of garden care tips to help you control slugs and repel slugs in your vegetable garden, flower garden or container garden so you can ultimately eliminate them, for good.
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A Guide to the BEST Vegetable Fertilizers to Use in Your Garden (garden fertilizer made easy!)
Selecting the best fertilizers for a vegetable garden can seem complex and overwhelming, especially for gardening beginners. What are those three numbers? This handy fertilizer guide answers those questions and helps new gardeners choose the best organic and natural plant food for their veggies. The differences in the many forms of vegetable fertilizers, and a handy list of my top recommendations. I’ll provide helpful tips to determine the best fertilizer for the types of crops you want to grow.
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How and When to Fertilize Vegetables in the Organic Garden (for the best yields!)
How to Fertilize Your Vegetable Garden! Discover everything you need to know, including when, how often, and how much fertilizer to give them, as well as how to apply fertilizer to your vegetable garden. Many types of vegetable plants are heavy feeders and will perform their best when they’re fed regularly throughout the summer. It’s especially important to feed veggies in pots since they solely rely on us to provide the nutrients they need to survive.
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Pruning Russian Sage Step-By-Step (3 easy pruning techniques to master!)
When it comes to pruning plants, Russian sage is one of the easiest to do. Plus there are three pruning techniques you can choose from. Follow these step-by-step instructions to learn how to prune Russian sage plants. Learn when to prune Russian Sage and the 3 different pruning methods. then follow my step-by-step instructions for how to prune Russian sage in the spring.
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How to Choose the Best Spider Plant Soil (plus, my DIY soil mix recipe and how to store leftovers!)
Using the right kind of soil for your spider plant is important to keep it happy and healthy. Spider plants prefer a nutrient-rich mix that drains well. I'll explain all you need to know about spider plant soil. I’ll also share my simple soil mix recipe recipe and step-by-step instructions for making your own mix. Plus you’ll learn how to choose the best type to use, the properties that make it suitable, and how to properly store the leftover soil for later.
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How to Prepare Your Garden for Planting Vegetables (5 easy steps!)
I'll show you how to prepare last years garden for this year. So, if you have an existing garden bed that’s not completely overgrown with weeds or grass, this is the guide for you. Learn how to prepare a garden bed for planting vegetables, including details about building the best soil for garden beds, and tips for adding organic soil amendments for vegetables. Follow these 5 simple steps and your garden will be ready for planting!
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The Ultimate Sun Exposure Guide (how much sunlight does your garden actually get?)
Understanding sun exposure is a critical step in garden care. So, how do you determine how much sunlight an area gets? The best way to figure it out is to measure hours of sunlight in your garden and create a garden sun chart. Don’t worry, it’s easy. In this guide, I’m going to show you exactly how to determine the sun exposure in your garden. I'll also show you how to create your very own, custom garden sun chart which will be invaluable in gardening design, layout and overall plant care.
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How to Prune Money Trees to Keep Them Bushy (when and how to do it the right way!)
In this plant care guide, you'll learn why and when to prune a money tree with a list of the tools you’ll need for the job. I’ll show you how to do it the right way, with clear, step-by-step instructions. Pruning a money tree helps maintain its size and shape while encouraging healthy growth.
The Ultimate Aloe Vera Plant Care Guide (as a houseplant or in the garden!)
Ultimate Aloe Plant Care Guide! Aloe vera plants are easy to care for. They make wonderful houseplants, or you can grow them outside in the garden. In this detailed guide, I will show you everything you need to know to successfully care for your aloe vera, from watering, light, and soil, to pest control, fertilizer, and much more!
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How to Water Bromeliads (Complete Guide!)
Properly watering bromeliads isn’t as straightforward as it is for other plants, so it can be tricky to get the hang of for beginners. In this bromeliad care guide, I’ve shared essential tips on how to water a bromeliad correctly. Even a beginner will feel confident that they know how to keep them hydrated and healthy.