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Autumn brings the advent of colorful, hardy mums

Autumn brings the advent of colorful, hardy mums
Spring is often thought of as the prettiest time of the year for flowers—but fall and winter are full of beauties too, including the hardy chrysanthemum.



Fall gardeners can easily extend growing season

Fall gardeners can easily extend growing season
There’s good news for those currently cultivating a garden: they can extend their growing season into late fall with a few helpful tips.



Tips for planting your own tomatoes

Tips for planting your own tomatoes
Like any produce, tomatoes grow best with proper care. The following are some tomato-growing tips:



Cooking with tomatoes? Bust out the basil!

Cooking with tomatoes? Bust out the basil!
A container or garden-corner for growing basil will complement your tomatoes—in the landscape and in the kitchen.



Fall maintenance pays off with lush spring lawn

Fall maintenance pays off with lush spring lawn
Fall is the best time to grow or manage a cool-season lawn to ensure a beautiful yard in the spring.



Fall maintenance can pay off with a lush spring lawn

Fall maintenance can pay off with a lush spring lawn
Fall is the best time to grow or manage a cool-season lawn to ensure a beautiful yard in the spring, according to Michael Goatley, a Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension turfgrass specialist.



Extra attention helps cut flowers stay vibrant longer

Extra attention helps cut flowers stay vibrant longer
Cut flowers can brighten up your day—and your home. If you received fresh flowers this holiday season and want to keep them fresher longer, a little extra attention can go a long way.



Gardeners advised to toughen up seedlings for spring planting

Gardeners advised to toughen up seedlings for spring planting
Now that it’s officially spring, gardeners who started their own transplants from seed over the winter are thinking about putting them in the ground.



Accessorize your garden with statuary, bird baths this spring

Accessorize your garden with statuary, bird baths this spring
Whether you are designing a formal or informal garden space, consider adding statuary, bird baths and large planters for year-round appeal. And for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, consider gifting one of these beautiful items.



Don’t let moles and voles destroy your luscious lawn

Don’t let moles and voles destroy your luscious lawn
If you’ve recently discovered tunnels or uprooted plants in your yard, you may have a mole or vole problem.



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