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April Lawn & Garden To-Do List

In April the weather is warming, trees and spring bulbs are showing off blooms, yet cold weather threatens the eager gardener who starts too early. As plants and gardeners awaken, the mad rush of planting, pruning, and plowing descends.

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March Lawn & Garden To-Do List

March marks the arrival of spring, but depending on where you live, freezing weather can persist well past the official start of spring. Read more to find out how to get your lawn and garden ready for the upcoming growing season.

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January Lawn & Garden To-Do List

The January garden hunkers down to wait out the winter, but there’s still plenty to do when the weather cooperates. This is a great month for evaluating, planning, and placing orders. It’s also a good time to work on plants during dormancy before they begin their spring growing season. Read on for more.

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October Lawn & Garden To-Do List

In October, gardeners have a color show unequaled in any other season. While many summer annuals are still blooming, trees begin their yearly show of fall color, and fall-blooming perennials explode into bloom.

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July Lawn & Garden To-Do List

Rainfall can be scarce in July, and soaring temperatures can cause your garden and lawn to slow down to conserve energy. Vegetable gardens kick into high gear and need some extra attention while other plants can benefit from special treatment as well.

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How to Spring Clean Your Houseplants

Once warmer weather arrives, I can’t wait to get my plants outside for a nice spring cleaning. Here’s what you need to know to get your plants in tip-top shape for the growing season.

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Seedlings growing in garden.

Five Easy Garden Plants to Grow from Seed

One of the most economical ways to garden is to grow your plants from seeds. Read for tips on how to plant five easy to grow flowers, herbs, and vegetables in your garden.

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Danny Lipford and Tricia Craven Worley next to newly planted tree.

Tips for Planting a Tree in Your Yard

Watch this video to find out how to plant and care for a newly planted tree in your yard.

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