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Mid-Summer Classics

There are many very attractive bloomers that thrive in the mid-summer heat. Add vibrant reds and yellows for that weekend garden party. Place some softer pastels around your front door and back patio. And remember, summer color is not restricted to just the flower's bloom.

Build a Brick Barbecue

The benefits of building a brick barbecue are multifold. A brick barbecue can accent your patio beautifully, and the brick design blends well with any garden setting. Not only does it look great, but it can give any ordinary food a delicious flavor.

Fertilizing Your Lawn brought to you by the Scotts Company

There are four major considerations in selecting a lawn fertilizer. 1. The Analysis 2. The Nitrogen Release Rate 3. Granule Content 4. Results How to Select a Lawn Fertilizer1. The Analysis This indicates the percentage (by weight) of the three major nutrients in a fertilizer: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. The analysis is printed on the front of every fertilizer package, as shown here.

Choosing & Using Spreaders

No matter what kind of lawn products you use, their performance depends in large measure on the quality of the spreader that you use to apply them. A poor-quality spreader often leaves missed streaks or patches in the lawn where the material is either not applied, or is applied at the wrong rate.

Forcing Bulbs for Winter Color

You can add color to your indoor garden during the drab days of winter by forcing bulbs into bloom. Forcing causes bulbs to flower before they normally would outdoors. Start the process in autumn. Buy the best-quality bulbs you can find. When you pick out bulbs, examine them thoroughly.

Wintertime Green Thumb

Do you miss the great taste of fresh-from-the-garden spices and veggies? Then start a little mini-garden in your kitchen by planting some fresh herbs and vegetables. It's really pretty easy. All you need are some planters, soil, seeds and light.

Come In From the Cold

Before it gets too cold, bring your house plants back indoors. Check the leaves for diseases. If you bring a suffering plant indoors you run the risk of infecting your other plants. Hard as it may be, the solution may be to just throw them away.