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Instructions for Cleaning a Birdhouse

Instructions for Cleaning a Birdhouse - clean it at least once per year -

Make sure your birdhouse is move-in ready!

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Use Fallen Leaves as Mulch

Use Fallen Leaves as Mulch - reduce weeds & watering -

Leaves are great for protecting plants over winter, plus they break down and enrich the soil in garden beds.

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How to Winterize a Bird Bath

How to Winterize a Bird Bath - keep your bird bath in good repair -

Follow these guidelines to prepare your bird bath for cooler weather.

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When and How to Divide Iris

When and How to Divide Iris

Bearded, Siberian, and Japanese iris plants should be divided 6 weeks before the first hard frost every 3-5 years. Follow these step-by-step instructions to keep your iris at their best.

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Drying, Pressing and Preserving Flowers

Drying, Pressing and Preserving Flowers - simple DIY steps to preserving blooms -

With minimal effort and a perfectly timed snip, an ephemeral flower may be transformed into an eternal flower.

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How to Evaluate Your Soil Type

How to Evaluate Your Soil Type - do you have clay, silt, sand or loam soil -

Believe it or not, plants in the garden do better if the soil is healthy. Focus on a single aspect of soil health and perform this simple jar test to determine the composition of your garden soil.

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Living Succulent Wreath Tutorial

Living Succulent Wreath Tutorial

Add modern style to your entryway or outdoor table with this easy-to-make living succulent wreath. This project will take about an hour and a half to complete, requires minimal care afterward, and can be used again next year.

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Pickling for Beginners

Pickling for Beginners - how to pickle in 5 steps -

It's surprisingly simple and inexpensive to make sour, crunchy pickles at home. Follow these five simple steps to prepare your own fresh pickles.

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How to Change the Flower Color of Bigleaf Hydrangea

How to Change the Flower Color of Bigleaf Hydrangea - hydrangeas of a different color -

If you purchased a bigleaf hydrangea with pink flowers, planted it in your garden, and were surprised when next year the flowers were blue, you're not alone. You have the power to change the color from bright pink to deep blue, or vice versa.

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Plant a Salsa Garden

Plant a Salsa Garden - #1 must-have condiment -

Plant a salsa garden in a garden bed or containers and you'll have the basics on-hand to prepare and eat your favorite recipe on a regular basis.

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