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How to Recreate Famous Gardens in Your Own Backyard

Whether we’re gardening fanatics or can’t tell a daisy from a dahlia the fact is that gardens throughout time and from around the world have played a huge role in our lives. From priceless works of art to blockbuster films and the settings of popular books, gardens and the beauty that surrounds them have fascinated people for centuries, especially [...]

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It's Rodent Awareness Week - Here's How to Keep Critters Away

“Although rodents are a year-round problem, we do find that consumers report an uptick in rodent infestations occurring in the fall and winter months,” PPMA Executive Director Cindy Mannes says in a news release. “In fact, rodents invade about 21 million homes in the U.S. each winter, making them one of the most common pests."Designated [...]

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October Gardening Tips

Prepare yourselves, Fall is a busy time of year in the garden. Between frost protection, fallen leaves, mulching, and weed prevention, October is all about landscape maintenance before it really gets chilly. Here are some things you need to think about this season:1) Frost ProtectionIf the first frost hasn't yet hit, just know it's coming. [...]

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October is National Animal Safety and Prevention Month

October is National Animal Safety and Prevention Month (NASPM), a time for pet owners to practice safe handling and preventative measures for domestic pets. Our pets are not just animals; they become members of our family, our confidants and our best friends."National Animal Safety and Prevention Month was created by the PALS Foundation. PALS is [...]

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October Gardening Tip: Manage Deer Control

Once the leaves fall from the trees, and the temperatures drop, deer will become desperate for food. They will surely learn that there aren't opportunities in the forest to satisfy their cravings and thus, will wander over to your garden. This month is the time to install deer management solutions such as deer fencing to [...]

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Fall Into Gardening: Helpful Fall Gardening Tips

We are a few days shy of the fall season. We know you are worn out from summertime gardening; but there is a lot to do in the garden as the weather cools down such as preparing a cold frame and raking leaves. Here are five expert tips to get you prepared for fall gardening:1) [...]

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September is National Preparedness Month

If you're from the South like me, you know that September is storm season. Hurricanes are brewing in the Atlantic; there are potential threats of tornadoes and power outages are occurring from strong winds. This National Preparedness Month, Mastergardening.com advises homeowners to take action - be prepared with long-term and emergency supplies. Disasters can strike [...]

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September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month

Fact: Dogs need a minimum of 30 minutes of daily activity. Without it, dogs face a number of health issues and complications as they age including diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and respiratory disease. Dogs that do not exercise are often unhappy and overweight. Their moods can change from happy to destructive. Just like humans, dogs [...]

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Recap of August Gardening Tips

If you have been following the Mastergardening.com blog, you know that we gave you numerous August gardening tips to get you through the warm weather and prepare for cooler temperatures ahead. Here, you will find a recap of our August gardening tips:1) Gardening Tip #1: Water your plants thoroughly but not heavilyWater your vegetables 2-3 [...]

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August Gardening Tip #4: Composting

For our final August gardening tip, we want to discuss composting. Composting is not only a good practice for your garden, but it is also a good practice for the Earth.Creating nutrient-rich compost for gardens will save you money on purchasing pricey soil amendments, but it will also save perfectly compostable materials from rotting in [...]

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