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Getting Rid of Ants Around Hummingbird Feeders 
My hummingbirds would not return because of the trails of ants up the pole. I bought some sidewalk chalk and vaseline. I put the chalk around the base …

Coffee Grounds 
We live in a part of the country where snails can be a problem. One of my neighbors used to put beer in a pie-tin for the snails and they would meet their …

For great growth of plants in pots 
Two table spoons of uria mixed in a bucket of water and added to the pots every once a month on the same date of the month produces fantastic results.

Dawn Dish Soap and Roses 
Mix a couple of tablespoons Dawn in 6-8 ounces of water place in a spray bottle and spray on roses leaves. Insects will stay away!

Turn the soil over every week 
Turn the soil over every week. It helps to circulate the nutrients in the soil especially if you add some miracle grow.

Newspaper for weeds 
If you are starting a new garden or if you already have one, put a few layers of newspaper down around your plants underneath the mulch and dapen a little …

Reuse Plastic Kitty Litter Boxes 
Reuse plastic kitty litter boxes for flower boxes. Paint or adorn as desired.

plant aloe vera 
Plant some aloe vera. They are very easy to plant: stick them in the ground, snip off any brown tips, and let them go. They need very little water. …

The Key to a great garden 
the key is regularity. maintain your garden regularly and keep inspecting all the flowers ,plants at regular intervals.

Keep Your Garden Happy 
Never overcrowd your garden, make sure everything has room to thrive. Knowing your abilities as a gardener and getting advice and doing research are key. …

organic gardening 
For effective organic gardening, you need to visually inspect all the plant leaves in the morning, evening and especially after a rainfall to remove any …

How To Keep Deer Out of Your Garden 
I live in the country and have always had a huge problem with deer getting into my garden. On a hunch, I placed mothballs around the edge of the whole …

Planting Bulbs 
I have tried, over the past few years, planting plants in several different ways. I have tried transplated after they were fulling grown, tried planting …

Growing flowers 
In the past year I have learned some of the plants that you can just break off and replant instead of doing what I have been doing for years which is buying …

Buy the right soil 
The kind of soil you buy can really make a difference in how fast your flowers or vegetables grow. It might be expensive at first, but it'll pay off. Make …

Adding Tea bags to garden soil 
I add my used tea bags to my garden soil. I open the tea bag and mix it in the soil or spread it around my plants. This helps build up the soil by …

Keep the rabbits away 
Placing dog or cat hair around your garden helps keep rabbits/chipmunks away. I read about this online and didn't really believe it. But after trying …

Grub control 
I was faced with ugly brown patches on my lawn..was told it was the dreaded grubs which help feed the mole population or leads to AAAAH Japanese beetle …

Collect Rain Water For Your Plants! 
For the past two years, I have been collecting rain water to water my garden plants with instead of using city what from the garden hose. Not only is …

Plant geraniums outdoors in their pots. 
If you plant the whole pot with the geraniums, it is easier to remove them at the end of the season. Just cut them back and put inside- sunny location! …

Too much of a good thing can be bad for your plants 
When a friend of mine helped me to transplant a small tree we found older soil with way too much fertilizer. It is really important to read and follow …

Save those grass clippings 
At this time of year you could get lost under a mountain of grass clippings. I use the clippings on my veg patch as mulch, especially on the potatoes which …

cold weather 
I live in up state NY where we have very cold winters so I have found that putting water remover in the gas tank and taking the spark plug out and covering …

Growing Great Tomatoes 
When planting tomato plants, place a generous handful of epsom salts at the bottom of the hole and plant them low - the soil line should be just below …

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How to get deer out of your flowers! 
Use skunk juice. It really isn't the most appealing smell in the world, but boy does it keep those deer from eating all your plants!!

Plant Dusk or Dawn! 
It is better to plant in the early morning hours or late in the evening just before dark. Not only does it keep harmful sun rays away from you, it is …

Tulip planting tip 
You can plant your tulips without squirrels and such digging them up before spring by coating them in Gold Bond powder.

weed, weeed, WEED! 
Weed everyday couple days, tending your garden can be hard work. However the more you put into it the more you will get out. weed your garden all the time …

weed free garden 
remove all sod put down plastic plant plants by cutting holesin plastic. Cover plastic with mulch or rock. You should get a few years weed free. After …

Have a good gardening library 
I find myself going to my gardening reference books year after year for ideas, to identify plants, to drool over pictures of others gardens, and for transplanting …

Wear Gloves When Gardening 
Women, always wear gardening gloves when gardening, especially if you have artificial nails. This will protect your nails from breakage and most of all, …

Egg Shells, Coffee Grounds and Potato Water In The Garden 
Sprinkle egg shells or coffee grounds on the soil of your garden or houseplants. You can also pour the water that you used to boil eggs or potatoes, after …

Working around Rose Bushes-safely! 
Getting ready to mulch around roses, or maybe trimming them or weeding? Tired of getting poked, scratched and your clothes hung up on them? I have a simple, …

Vinegar as Weed Whacker 
Having problems with wily weeds? Use full-strength vinegar. Just put the vinegar in a sprayer bottle and make sure you thoroughly saturate them. …

Planting in clay soil 
If you have clay soil and can't get plants to grow easily, try this... When planting, dig hole and then fill the very bottom of the hole with gravel, …

Proper Irrigation Tale of Terror 
I started out my garden this year with a real complicated irrigation system involving timers, multiple hoses, and soaker hoses. Unfortunetly, the pressure …

Knee saver! 
Rather than purchase an expensive pad to cushion your knees while gardening, I find that folding a large towel is a great solution to protect your knees. …

Rubber Mulch 
Replace your cypress or pine mulch with rubber mulch made from recycled tires. This mulch comes in a multitude of colors and it does not float. Before …

Easy garden compost 
Keep a compost pile right in your garden to have it readily available. Put a wooden box about 3'x3'x 18"high in the middle of your garden. Put stakes on …

Recycling newspaper in the garden 
I collect my news paper through out the winter months so I will be ready for the spring and summer. As soon as it is warm enough to work outside I rake …

Banana Peelings for Rose Bushes 
We all know bananas are good for our bodies, but maybe you didn't know that the part we usually discard into the trash is great for our rose bushes. The …

Eco-Friendly Weed Killer 
One of the best way to kill weeds, without hurting the environment, or the critters in your garden or yard, is to use boiling (or hot) water. Just …

Water the Soil 
Water the soil instead of the plant. Excessive water can promote rot. It's the roots that will benefit from the watering, not the leaves.

Owl Helps 
I like to plant the garden in a borders toward center. For example the outer boarder would have marigolds. The next border would have peppers. The inner …

Spray Your Potted Plants During Hot Weather 
I do not have a green thumb. In fact, it is probably pretty brown, as in the color of my previously dead plants. Living in southern Virginia we have …

Pesky bugs on Plants 
A little dish soap with water in a spray bottle kills little bugs on your plants.

Keep the Garden Safe 
I have two dogs who absolutely love to dig. I started to put used coffee grinds in my garden to make it more fertile, and it has kept the dogs out! I …

newspaper before mulch 
Before I spread the cedar mulch in my flower beds I lay about 10 layers of newspaper. This helps keep the nutrients in the ground and kills off the weeds …

Dealing with black flies 
I live in Massachusetts where the black flies can really be a nuisance while I'm out gardening. A neighbor told me to put a dab of Vicks Vaporub behind …

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Get Rid of Pest Naturally!  
I love to garden, and at times attempt to grow vegetables. Since I have tried to grow organic only I was searching for a way to get rid of pests on plants …

Got Out of Control Growing Palm Trees? Not rated yet
I have four palm trees in my back yard. From that, the seeds constantly plant new palm trees in my back yard, which makes it time consuming to keep digging …

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