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10 Common Gardening Terms — and What They Mean
Every discipline has its own lingo and gardening is no different. While gardeners are a friendly bunch, many beginners are a little daunted by the terms they hear tossed around by veterans and may be afraid to ask for a definition

 

Try Composting

Compost is decomposed organic matter that has been allowed to reach a rich, dark state so that it can be added to soil to improve and enrich it. Good compost helps keep the soil balanced and aerated, encourages earthworm activity, loosens clay soil and lets sandy soil hold water.


 

Poinsettias for the Holidays
Most poinsettias are sold during December, when their red, pink, and white hues speak to the season. The showy parts of the plant are not flowers, as most of us think, but are modified leaves called bracts. The actual flowers are in the center of the colorful bracts.

 

To Mulch in the Autumn
All gardens benefit from mulch. Chances are you mulched in the spring, but it's time to do so again to get the garden ready to face the cooler months to come.


 

Watering the Garden

Lawns and gardens require water to thrive. The trick is knowing when to water and how much.


 

6 Things Every Beginner Gardener Should Know

Even with only a small plot of land, you can have a garden. A garden beautifies your property and brings tranquility to your life. Plus, it provides an outlet for creativity and energy.


 








 
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