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Pet Waste Management for Water Quality

U. ARKANSAS EXTENSION Learn more at the Arkansas Extension website and Youtube channel.

Moving Houseplants Outdoors for the Season

WHEATON, MARYLAND From Brookside Gardens, Kathy Stevens talks about the process for successfully moving plants from growing indoors to growing outdoors

How to Protect your Plants from Frost

SUNSET MAGAZINE Sunset’s garden department breaks down the easiest ways to protect plants from frost. Do you have any good tips on plant protection? Let us know in the comments section below! Subscribe to Sunset’s channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Follow @SunsetMag on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SunsetMag Find Sunset on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SunsetMagazine

How to Transplant Bare-Root Native Plants

AUSTIN, TX From the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Wendy Redding, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center horticulturist shares her tips for having success when planting bare-root natives in six easy steps. Find these 6 steps highlighted in the Spring 2011 Wildflower Magazine.

How to Fold a Newspaper Container for Plants

MARYLAND By the University of Maryland Extension’s Home and Garden Information Center. Thanks to Allegheny and Garrett Counties. Step by step directions can be found at http://go.umd.edu/paperpot.

Mail Order Plants

NEBRASKA From the University of Nebraska at Lincoln’s Backyard Farmer: Extension Landscape Horticulture Specialist Kim Todd guides us through ordering plants from mail order catalogs.

Managing Weeds in the Landscape

MIDWEST By horticulturist Melinda Myers for Pasquesi Home and Gardens in the Chicago area. Weeds – seems like they’re everywhere. Taking over the garden, growing through the shrubs and crowding out the grass in the lawn. There are so many you haven’t a clue where to begin. Manage them like any big task, one small step at …Read more »

The Difference between Annuals and Perennials

CLAYTON, NC Published on Apr 26, 2017 The Difference Between Annuals and Perennials. In this video I talk about the differences between Annual and Perennial Plants. Annual are plants that only last one year in your area. Perennials are plants that are hardy in your area year after year. HortTube Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/HortTube/ HortTube Instagram …Read more »

How to Read a Plant Tag

OREGON By Laura (Garden Answer) for Proven Winners You rely on plant labels to give you the information you need to be successful in choosing and growing your new plants. But do you really know what everything on those labels mean? Here’s a quick visual guide to decoding plant labels.

Why You Need Mulch

CONNECTICUT By John W. Holden , owner of Land Designs.com: Every spring homeowners around the world flock to the local home improvement store to buy bags of mulch. Here’s a great example of why you should buy mulch and what happens if you don’t apply it.

Spring Clean-Up

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS A little spring cleaning will increase the beauty and reduce ongoing maintenance of your landscape throughout the season.  By nationally known gardening expert, author & TV/radio host Melinda Myers for Pasquesi Home and Gardens.

Preventing Tick Bites and Lyme Disease

JOHNS HOPKINS U. IN BALTIMORE Visit the links below to read additional information on preventing Lyme Disease, as well as what you should do after you get a tick bite. https://www.hopkinsrheumatology.org/s… https://www.hopkinsrheumatology.org/s… Each year, roughly 300,000 cases of Lyme Disease are reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; it is estimated that this …Read more »