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Strawberry Plant Irrigation

Strawberry pots may be attractive, but they’re inefficient for the growth and health of the plants. To make sure the plant is properly watered, take a section of PVC pipe and put it in the center of the planter.

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Low Maintenance Lawn

Lawns by nature require some work, but you can reduce the amount of work and time spent by following a few simple guidelines. Good soil is the start, so aerate the lawn.

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Repair Loose Chair Rungs

Loose chair rungs are a fairly common problem but the solution can be simple. These joints (usually dowels) can be completely repaired. Begin by cleaning the old dried glue and any debris from the dowel hole.

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Planting Bulbs

Tulips and Daffodils are great for early spring color, but to see them you’ll have to plant your bulbs in the fall. A great way to plant these is to dig a trench the depth your bulbs need (about 6″ for Daffodils) and as long as you want.

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Controlling Groundcover

Groundcovers are a great solution for hard-to-grow areas of the yard, but they are often hard to contain once they take off. Many of these plants spread by runners and roots, so you have to create a barrier both above and below the soil to adequately control them.

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Raised Bed Gardening

More and more people are using raised beds in their gardens. The main advantage is you can completely control the quality of the soil you have to work with. It is suggested you scar the existing ground before you build a raised bed.

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Soda Bottle Seed Starter

Looking for a place to start your seeds? How about in 2-liter plastic bottles? To keep the roots from being exposed to direct sunlight use colored bottles. Measure up 6-inches from the bottom of a 2-liter bottle and make a mark.

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Safety Glasses Tips

Protect a pair of safety glasses or eye goggles from scratches and smudges by storing them in an old cotton sock, and outfit your safety glasses with an inexpensive nylon cord to allow you to hang the glasses from around your neck and keep you from losing them. Watch this video to find out more.

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