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How to Mulch Like a Pro

  Tips We recommend wood or bark mulch. Mulching should be done at least once a year. The proper depth of mulch is 2-4 inches with no more than 3 inches against the base of the plant. Avoid mulch volcanoes.

How to Prune Perennials

Tips A perennial is a plant that blooms more than 2 years. Dead heading means removing spent blooms. Trim the plant back a little to promote new spring growth. Trimmings with roots still attached can be started as new plants. Clean dead leaves from underneath the ground plants. The best place to cut is above… Read more »

Why to Use Spreader Sticker

Step 1 Prepare and add your solution to the sprayer. Step 2 Add two to four tablespoons of spreader sticker. Step 3 Spray like normal. Tips Water soluble control solutions (pesticides) aren’t nearly as effective as they could be. They aren’t really connecting with the leaves’ surfaces. Adding a spreader sticker to the solution is… Read more »

How to Create Perfect Combination Pots

  Step 1 Put a small amount of drainage rock in the bottom of the planter, and fill the planter most of the way up with good potting mix. Then mix in the appropriate amount of Good Earth brand Jump Start. Step 2 Choose a plant that has height to add vertical drama. This is… Read more »

How to Create a Living Topiary

Step 1 Gather your succulent cuttings. Step 2 Soak the topiary form for at least 2-3 hours or as long as over night. Step 3 Pick a starting point depending on which form you are using. Use a pen or pencil to make a hole for the cutting. Step 4 Secure the cutting by inserting… Read more »

How to Build a Terrarium or Miniature Garden

Step 1 Add a layer of gravel and dirt to the bottom of the container. The best way is to use a funnel. Step 2 Use a bamboo stick to dig and place the little terrarium plants. Secure the plants as you go – firming the soil and tucking in the moss. Step 3 Add… Read more »