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The Benefits of Organic Gardening

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Making since of fertilizer labels:

Understanding fertilizer numbers: The first number is the % of nitrogen (makes plant get good color and stimulates foliage growth).2nd number is the % of phosphorous (helps produce abundance of fruit/flowers), 3rd number is potassium (also in epson salts and banana skins) which helps build strong root systems. Garden fertilizer should be 14-14-14 while lawn fertilizer should be more like 26-5-5. Fast growing plants and lawns require larger amounts of nitrogen and shrubs/trees low amounts.

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10-Ways to Create a Pretty Lawn by The Everyday Home / www.everydayhomeblog.com #10Waysto...

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Lawn winterization: / is an important part of lawn care, especially for cool season grasses. Warm season grasses can be winterized, but not in the traditional sense. Unfortunately, many lawn fertilizer companies offer a "one lawn winterizing formula for all grasses" solution that can actually harm some grass species. Here is a quick look at how the two major grass groups and how they should be winterized. Nutrients Plus Organic Fertilizer

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20 Must Save Gardening Tips

Place one uncracked raw egg in the pot on top of a few inches of soil - as it decomposes, it will serve as a natural fertilizer. Use this tip for container vegetables such as peppers and tomatoes. Eggs are filled with important nutrients that your veggie plants need to thrive!

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How to Make Your Lawn Healthy and Green

Make Your Lawn Healthy and Green

Medium Crape Myrtles > CATAWBA (18ft Darkest Violet-Purple) (I'm hoping this would be good for a front south-facing yard; however we're in zone 7.)

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How to Make Your Lawn Healthy and Green

Lawns are much simpler than many fertilizer companies would have you believe. Using some common household items, you can grow an incredibly green and healthy lawn.

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