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How to Prune Fruit Trees

You have some fruit trees that are in desperate need of pruning, and you're not sure how to prune fruit trees.

How to Pick Ripe Fruit

You'd like to go to the market and buy some fruit, but don't know how to pick ripe fruit.

How to Plant Watermelon

Wouldn't it be fun if you could plant your own watermelons? Learn about how to plant watermelon in this article.

How to Grow a Mock Orange Shrub

You'd like to learn how to grow mock orange shrubs because of their beauty and their fragrance. Learn about how to grow a mock orange shrub in this article.

How to Care For Petunias

You'd like to plant some petunias, but don't know how to care for them. Learn about how to care for petunias in this article.

How to Plant And Care For Hibiscus

You'd like to plant some hibiscus, but don't know how to care for them. Here's a guide of how to plant and care for hibiscus.

How to Keep Rabbits Out of Your Garden

Keep rabbits out of your garden with fencing, tree guards, aromatic repellents or human hair. Learn how to keep rabbits out of your garden in this article.

How to Kill Stinkbugs In the Garden

You can kill stinkbugs in your garden with insecticides, nicotine water or soapy water, or have predators do the job for you.

How to Cut Down a Tree

There is a dying maple tree in your back yard and you'd love to cut it down. Learn about how to cut down a tree from this article.

How to Care For Mums

You'd like to plant some mums in your garden, but are not sure how to care for them.

How to Care for an Elephant Ear Plant

Elephant ear plants lend an exotic touch to any setting.

How to Care for Knockout Roses

Create a knockout garden with gorgeous, lush Knockout roses.

How To Care For a Gardenia Bush

Your gardenia bush is sure to thrive if you care for it correctly.

How to Care For a Gerbera Daisy Plant

The gerbera daisy adds color and brightness to any room.

How to Plant Corn Seeds

You have an urge to plant sweet corn, but don't know what to do. This article will tell you how to plant corn seeds.

Should you use limestone in my hardscape design?

You need to consider a variety of factors when designing your hardscape and deciding which type of stone to use. Learn about using limestone in your hardscape design in this article.

How should you apply fertilizer to your lawn?

You can't just apply fertilizer to your lawn any old way, whenever you want.

Should you buy a reel mower?

As people have become increasingly environmentally conscious, the eco-friendly reel mower has once again become popular. You can learn more about the reel mower from this article.

Are there benefits to using native plants in landscape design?

One reason for the growing popularity of using native plants in landscape design is that it’s a way to offset the effects of bio-invasion.

What grass should you plant in your yard?

Factors, such as climate, watering, fertilizing and other maintenance-related tasks, go into deciding which grass to plant in a yard.

What type of grass is used on putting greens?

If you’ve always wanted to have a lawn that looks like something you’d see on an elegant golf course, bent grass is for you.

What type of grass do horses eat?

Horses need grass, both to play on and to eat, so what sort of grass is best?

What do you need to know about utility tractors?

Utility tractors can perform many tasks, including digging post holes, tilling soil and spreading manure. You can learn more about utility tractors from reading this article.

When should you use silt soil?

One of the chief benefits of using silt soil is that it’s able to be compacted easily. You can learn more about when you should use silt soil from reading this article.

What are hardiness zones?

Hardiness zones divide the map of the U.S. into temperature zones to give you a guideline of what plants might thrive in your area. Learn about the zones and how they're divided in this article.

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