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Mulching is a natural way to build up soil and add nutrients, but if you let your leaves stay where they fall they can create a natural habitat for pests and some diseases. If you put your leaves in a compost pile you may notice that many are still intact while the vegetable matter is broken down.
Ground layering is an easy way to propagate hydrangeas. First, cut a notch in one of the branches of the main plant or scrape a little bark off the underside. Take the same branch, bend it over, and bury it in the ground. Make sure at least one leaf node will be underground.
Adequate moisture is essential for healthy plants. Before you plant your pots, try putting used wet tea bags in the bottom of the container to absorb and release water slowly. Watch this video to find out more.
Sanding isn’t typically that difficult when you’ve got a flat surface because the sanding pad or sandpaper you’re using is also flat. It becomes a little more difficult when you’re working with a round surface. Slightly modify your technique and it’s no problem.