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Soils

Gro-Max® Premium Garden Soil for Planting & Sodding

Gro-Max® was designed as a planting soil or as an amendment for existing garden beds. It is an all-purpose soil for use with a variety of plants including annuals, perennials, wildflowers and small shrubs. As with any soil, it is highly recommended that plants are...

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Organic Gardening With Mushroom Compost

Mushroom compost is a wonderful addition to your gardening efforts and a great addition to the garden soil. It makes your plants strong, healthy and protected from disease. Mushroom compost is a slow-release, organic plant fertilizer. It is made by mushroom growers...

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Vegetable Gardening For Beginners

Three basic requirements for success: Full sun -  Most warm-season vegetables need at least six to eight hours of direct sun. The soil temperature depends on the sun to keep the vegetables going and resistant of insects and disease. Plant your raised bed vegetable...

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How To Sow Grass Seed

Apart from warmth you need three things when seeding a lawn: Good seed to soil contact Even distribution of seed Constant moisture Good Soil Contact Start by raking the surface to open it up ready for seeding. A good soil like Gro-Turf Top Dress is a dark, rich...

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Keeping Deer Away From Your Garden Buffet

To the average deer your flower beds, vegetable gardens, trees, and shrubs are like a 24-hour salad bar. These creatures of habit can eat from 2-4.5 kg of vegetation a day and cause extensive damage. The key to keeping Deer off your property is to give them the...

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4 Good Grass Alternatives For The Cottage

There are a whole slew of reasons for being anti-grass at the cottage: the upkeep can be a hassle (and use up a lot of precious water), especially if your lawn gets a lot of pet and foot traffic; if you’re by a lake, chemical fertilizers and pesticides—not to...

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5 Common Landscaping Mistakes Cottagers Make

If you like gardening in the city, chances are you’ll like gardening at the cottage. But there are definitely additional factors to take into consideration—not only are you in a more rural area, but you’re also not likely to be around to tend to things all summer...