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How to Make Pansies Bloom

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Small, colorful and friendly, pansies (Viola X Wittrockiana) are a common sight in containers and gardens when spring arrives. Pansies are often planted in the spring as bedding plants and grown as annuals. If you plant them in the fall, however, they will survive winters in US Department of Agricul

Blue & Yellow Eyed Grasses

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Small but graceful, blue and yellow-eyed grasses are plants to use in rock gardens, at the edges of beds and in pots where their beauty can be enjoyed nearby. Not grasses at all but members of the iris family, their clumps of narrow leaves have a grass-like effect but the 1/2-inch wide flowers look

How to Fertilize a New Sod Lawn

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Sod is grass that has already been seeded and grown to maturity on a farm. Sod is usually heavily fertilized at the farm so that when it is transplanted it takes to the soil better. Sod is in shock when it arrives at its new home, having just been ripped from the soil it grew up in. Keeping it wet a

Hot Composting Method

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Making a compost pile is a good way to recycle kitchen and yards scraps while providing a nutrient-rich source for your garden soil. Compost piles are commonly distinguished based on their collection receptacle, such as bins, piles or trenches, as well as their method, which can be either hot or col

How to Pour Ornamental Concrete

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Ornamental concrete is used to add a personal touch to gardens, entrances and patios. You can make or purchase molds to form ornamental stepping stones or simple blocks embellished with sea shells or small unique trinkets. Pouring your own concrete blocks gives you creative freedom to add a colorful

Building an Attached Patio

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An attached patio lies directly against your home or other buildings so that you immediately step out of your home and onto the patio and do not have to walk across muddy ground or a narrow path to get to the patio. An attached patio allows you to enjoy the outdoors while being directly next to your

How to Green Yellow Grass

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Yellowing grass is a sign that your lawn is in need of some tender loving care. Water, food, pests and pH levels all need to be monitored carefully to keep your grass in tip-top shape. Disease, pests, a lack of nutrients and exposure to pet urine can all contribute to a lackluster yard. Diagnosing a