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    8 Tips for Backyard Composting

    Many people want natural fertilizer to create a healthy yard or to help grow fresh vegetables without pesticides. Making compost yourself is an easy way to do it, but if you’ve never tried, or you’ve been a city dweller for too long and need help, here are 8 Tips for Backyard Composting. Buying a Composter. Before you buy a composter, ...
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    Common Garden Pests and Problems: How to Deal with Them

    Avid gardeners take pride in their work. No one wants to find mold growth, chewed leaves, or distortion wreaking havoc on plants, fruits, and vegetable gardens. Fortunately, there are ways to get rid of the bad bugs without harming those beneficial to plants. Here are 5 common garden pests and problems and how you can deal with them. Caterpillars Before ...
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    Green Thumb Tips: What is Organic Farming?

    The word “organic” has become somewhat of a buzzword for everything from snacks to skin care. But how does organic farming differ from mass-produced agricultural methods? We’re here to explain what organic farming really means and how you can utilize these methods for a safer and healthier operation. What is Organic Farming? Organic farming involves utilizing eco-friendly and all-natural practices ...
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    5 Fall Vegetables to Start Planting Now

    Don’t let summer’s end stop you from growing fresh produce from home. Now’s the perfect time to start another round of crops! Extend your growing season and plant these X fall vegetables for a delicious harvest just in time for the holiday season. To start, we recommend you know at least a little bit about fall gardening and what it ...
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    Container Gardening for Beginners: The 10 Best Container Plants

    What is Container Gardening? Whether in mini-greenhouse beds or pots and planters, container gardening is a planting method that provides plenty of benefits for anyone. Not only do you get portable and easy-to-maneuver greenery, but container gardening allows you to place plants in more controllable soil that eliminates or minimizes the hassles of pests, weeds, and frozen ground. Read on ...
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    5 Eco-Friendly Ideas for the Garden

    Your garden offers a fun pastime, rewarding harvests, and…a way to help the environment? Yes! Using a few eco-friendly products and ideas, you can utilize your garden to help reduce waste, take advantage of natural resources, and more! Try these tips and ideas for a truly “green” backyard. 1. Grow the Right Plants. In order to spend less time and ...
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    The Basics of Cold Frame Gardening

    Interested in utilizing a cold frame garden bed for planting? Find out everything you need to know about cold frame gardening in order to benefit from these backyard structures. What is a cold frame? A cold frame garden bed is an unheated structure used to house, protect, and harden off seedlings and small plants. Whether glass or plastic, these units ...
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    10 Stunning Summer Garden Ideas

    Gardens are spaces that can provide a stunning scenery as well as useful greenery. With plants and flowers in practically every color to utilize, it’s no wonder gardens are a priority for any homeowner wanting to create their own outdoor oasis. From small spaces to lavish landscapes, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorites that will inspire you to create ...
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    Gardening 101: The Very First Steps when Prepping for Planting

    Here at Sheds.com, our DIY blog offers helpful tips, tools, and creative ideas for both casual gardening hobbyists and plant professionals. But what about first timers? With so many techniques, gardening trends, and plants to choose from, sometimes you just need to bring it back to the basics. How do you actually get started gardening? While it all can seem ...
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    The Best Soil for Planting Fruits

    What is the best soil for planting fruits? The truth is, different fruits may require different types of soil. When growing fresh fruits and veggies in your backyard garden, your planting practices greatly impact the success of your harvest. By supplying seedlings with the right amount of sunlight, clean water, and beneficial soil, you help ensure healthy plants that grow ...