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an Autumn Garden

THEN THEY RESEED THE LAWN. Once the soil is tested — and any deficiencies are corrected — it’s time to aerate and seed the parts that are stressed from the summer’s sun or trampled from foot traffic. It depends on the condition of the lawn, but you typically need about ...

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Prepare Your Garden

There’s more to autumn gardening than just raking leaves. In fact, many outdoor chores should be completed now, in the weeks before winter officially begins, so you’ll be ready for planting when the weather warms next spring. Here’s what you can do before it’s too chilly to work outdoors or ...

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Garden

Feng shui is defined as “a system of laws considered to govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to the flow of energy (chi), and whose favorable or unfavorable effects are taken into account when siting and designing buildings.” Applying this concept to the design of our gardens can optimize ...

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Indoor plants

In fact, indoor plants not only help clean the environment around them, but they act as a quick decorating tool. We found 15 hardy indoor house plants that anyone can keep alive and thriving. If you’ve got kids or pets, do note before you buy: some may be toxic Why ...

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the crew was serious and laid back at the same time. Mostly interior fast ground planters. It wasn’t one of those flaky rookie mill companies that my website from the nineties had solely existed to discredit. Kids in their twenties with three to five years of experience. I felt ancient. ...

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Tree Planting After a 19 Year Break

19 years in a cube doing software development. Training guys from India to replace me. Typical corporate nonsense. Layoffs everywhere, crappy economy. Top of my chosen field, a one percenter on paper. Happily married and busy raising three young kids. But at the end of my rope and fed right ...

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A Typical Tree Planting Day

(Wake Up Time (Early You wake up, hopefully ready to go for the next day, in either a bush camp or a hotel room. Breakfast You go get breakfast and make your lunch in the cook shack. The Commute You catch a ride to work. Sometimes it takes an hour ...

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The Basics of Tree Planting

Here is a quick and dirty introduction to tree planting. What Gets Cut, Gets Reforested Every year, some 500 million trees are planted in Canada to establish new forests where trees have been harvested. Typically, the responsibility for successful re-establishment of the trees rests with the company that had the ...

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Guide to planting

Guide to planting Remove plants from containers or fabric wrapping (some specimen trees specify that the wrapping be left on under the terms of their guarantee, but normally fabric wrappings should be taken off). With the exception of magnolia and eucalyptus which resent root disturbance, trim potbound roots and spread ...

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How to Plant Containerized Trees

Instructions 1. Dig a hole 3 to 4 times wider than the container. The hole should have sloping sides like a saucer to allow for proper root growth. 2. Carefully remove the tree from the container keeping the soil around the roots intact. It helps to tap the outside of ...

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