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Basics of Pruning Trees and Shrubs

Trees and shrubs are naturally beautiful, growing as they wish with each passing season. When you incorporate large plants in your garden, including trees and shrubs, it’s imperative that you prune them when needed. This will not only improve the look of your garden but support overall health as well. The truth is, pruning is often misunderstood, increasing the risk of damage. If done incorrectly, you can actually ruin your garden. No need to panic, however, because we would like to provide you with the essential basics, allowing you to prune your trees and shrubs like a pro.   Why Should You Care About Pruning Trees and Shrubs? Before you understand how to properly prune, you may be wondering why it’s so important to...

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Design Your Own Planter This Season

Anyone can purchase a planter — it’s what you do with that planter that makes all the difference. Sure a few pink begonias are beautiful, but you can take your design to the next level. This spring, create planter designs that showcase your individual sense of style, as well as your own personality.   Remember, it’s your planter to enjoy. With thousands of possible plant combinations, the sky’s the limit. When you see gardening displays that leave you wanting more, know that these individuals are probably visiting the same nurseries as you. Sourcing stunning plants and garden accents isn’t hard — it’s what you do with them that allows you to push your creativity. Have a Planter? Create Your Own...

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How to make Corten Steel rust faster?

What is Corten Steel? Corten is a trade name for a steel alloy material originally produced by US Steel. Corten is a weathering steel. The material is corrosion resistant steel and if left uncoated develops an outer layer patina. This patina protects the steel from additional corrosion. Our Corten Steel Planters are made to rust and will start showing the signs of rusting if you just put them outside for a couple of weeks and let mother nature take its course. If you want to initiate the rusting quickly, first wash the planter with warm water and soap. This will remove any remnants of oil and the water will react with the metal initiating oxidation (rusting). Next, mix together the following ingredients into a spray bottle, or a fertilizer pump...

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Increase Your House Value with a Small Outdoor Garden

When aiming to increase the value of a home, we often think of interior renovations — new flooring, an updated kitchen, a finished basement, and the list goes on and on. Although these additions will most certainly increase house value, your outdoor space has the ability to make an excellent first and lasting impression.  You do not need to be a pro gardener in order to create something beautiful. In fact, garden planters do most of the work for you. Whether you’re looking for a large concrete urn or rustic cedar garden box, these options allow you to make a bold statement, without the fuss. Why Add a Small Garden? Whether you’re looking to sell your house in the near future, or are...

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Sturdy Planters for Year-Round Climates

  If you would like a year-round garden, but are space-limited and live in an area that experiences significant changes in climate, there are planters available to meet your needs. Not only will you require a planter — you’ll also need to select the right type of plants, soil, and an appropriately sized planter made from a material that can withstand year-round conditions. How to Choose a Container If you aim to have a year-round garden, it’s important to understand the most effective planters, as well as the most appropriate plants. Depending on the area you live in, you may experience harsh, cold winters. Even if the climate isn’t bitter, any water that freezes and thaws can cause certain planters to crack...

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