Caring For Your Hedge

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Hedges provide a wonderful living screen that gives you privacy and protects your boundaries. They also make a green backdrop for the rest of the garden. But hedges must be maintained or they can become an eyesore. Trimming Formal hedges – i.e. rectangular shapes – should be pruned twice a year using shears or a hedge cutter. It is useful …

Controlling Weeds

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Weeds are one of the major problems faced by gardeners. If not controlled properly, newly planted areas can soon become a morass of green weeds which can seriously weaken new plants or reduce your crop of vegetables. Weed seeds in the soil can remain viable for many years and some need literally only a flash of daylight to start them …

Pest Control

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Controlling pests used to be a matter of which chemical to spray or dust over your plants – but in many cases these chemicals have now been withdrawn from sale. Gardeners today must find pest control methods that don’t cause damage to people or the environment. Here are some popular and useful methods to try. Insects and other pests evolved …

The Best Organic Weedkiller

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Weeds are a real pest for gardeners and when it comes to tackling them organically there is a few viable options, by the end of this guide you should be able to decide which is the best organic weedkiller for you and how to make sure those pesky weeds don’t return in the future. Avoiding the use of the harshest …