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Fixing An Overwatered Lawn – What To Do About Overwatered Grass

Enough but not too much, that’s a good rule for many things, including watering your lawn. You know the poor results of too little irrigation, but overwatered grass is unhappy grass too. Overwatering the lawn drowns the grass plants and can cause yellow or bare spots. If you were overly generous with water, start fixing an overwatered lawn as soon as possible. Read on for information on overwatered grass, including tips on how to repair an overwatered lawn. Can Grass Be Overwatered? Many gardeners don’t realize that water can be both good and bad for their lawns. Can grass be overwatered? Yes, it can, and the consequences for that smooth carpet of green are not pleasant. Overwatered grass is not just the result of too-eager homeowners. Water on the lawn can come from humidity and showers, as well as sprinkler hoses. And hot, wet summers are not an occasional happenstance

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What Is True Indigo – Tinctoria Indigo Info And Care

Indigofera tinctoria, often called true indigo or simply just indigo, is probably the most famous and widespread dye plant in the world. In cultivation for millennia, it has fallen somewhat out of favor recently due to the invention of synthetic dyes. It’s still a wonderfully useful plant, however, and very much worth growing for the adventurous gardener and home dyer. Keep reading to learn more about growing indigo plants in your garden. What is True Indigo? Indigofera is a genus of over 750 species of plants, many of which go by the common name “indigo.” It’s Indigofera tinctoria, however, that gives indigo color, so named for the deep blue dye it produces, which has been used for thousands of years. The plant is thought to be native to Asia or northern Africa, but it’s difficult to be sure, since it’s been in cultivation since at least 4,000 BCE, long before

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Stem To Root Gardening – Learn About Gardening Without Waste

When prepping our homegrown vegetables, most folks trim their produce removing the leaves, greens and skins. In some cases, that is a whole lot of waste. Using the whole plant can practically double your harvest. The practice of using every part of a plant is called stem to root gardening and results in gardening without waste. So what wasteless vegetables can be used in their entirety? Read on to learn more. What is Stem to Root Gardening? Those who compost are utilizing the remnants of plants to nourish next year’s crop, but if you really want to maximize your yield, think twice before lopping off those turnip or beet tops and tossing them into the compost pile. Turnips and beets are just some of the virtually wasteless vegetables available. The practice of using every part of a plant isn’t a new one. Most ancient cultures utilized the entirety of not

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GARDENING WITH KIDS

 Gardening is a great activity to share with kids, and instilling a love of gardening and the world of nature doesn’t need to be time-consuming or complicated. Kids love to get their hands in the dirt, but they may need a little guidance and a lot of patience. Here are five quick and easy tips for busy moms to share the love of gardening with kids. Learn more on our blog!

top 10 q&a

Many people enjoy the serenity that a backyard garden pond provides. And while these garden areas offer peaceful sanctuaries to those that have them, they can also create frustration when gardeners come across issues with which they’re unfamiliar. Here are some answers to the 10 most commonly asked questions about water gardening.  Learn more on our blog.

GARDENER’S SUPPLY

New to composting? All you need is a Gardener’s Supply Company cedar compost bin, a compost crock and this primer on how to compost with greens, browns, water and air! Learn more on our blog!

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