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Fall Gardening To Do List

Fall is the time when last year’s clean up meets next year’s preparation. But don’t let fall garden chores get overwhelming–use this handy checklist to remind you of what needs to be done and why. 1- Remove diseased or pest infested Continue Reading….

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Natural Pest Control Guide

Summer is wonderful, but sometimes it seems like every pest in the world is lunching in your garden. Not to worry–American Natural has got your back. Next time you discover that your backyard has become Nature’s Dining Commons, consult this Continue Reading….

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How to Harden Off Seedlings

This time of year a lot of gardeners are beginning to harden off seedlings. If you’ve never done it before you may be wondering how to harden off plants and why you need to do it. Let’s start with defining Continue Reading….

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DIY Newspaper Pots for Starting Seeds

Newspaper pots are easy to make and one of the least expensive containers you can use for starting seeds. Newspaper is a great pot making material because it is easy to find,  the size is good, and when it is Continue Reading….

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Plan Now for Garden Success!

The best gardens don’t happen by accident. Good planning can make the difference between a garden that delights you with food and flowers and one that becomes an unsightly pile of weeds and debris before the season ends. Read on Continue Reading….

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How to Control Disease in Plants — Naturally

Controlling disease in plants requires a two-pronged approach. First, make the plants strong so they resist disease using their own natural defenses. Second, if disease does set in, diagnose the disease accurately and then take appropriate remediation measures. At American Continue Reading….

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Controlling Post-Emergent Weeds

Post-emergent weed control refers to practices to manage weeds once they have sprouted and are growing. Weeds take over naked soil very easily, so they are an annual problem in vegetable gardens, in poorly established lawns and along walkways, driveways Continue Reading….

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How to Reduce Transplant Stress

Transplant stress or transplant shock is a typical plant response to a change in environment. Plants are living beings, and like any living being, they are acclimatized to the habitat where they initially take root. When this habitat is changed, Continue Reading….

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How to Make Compost Break Down Quickly

Composting is a great way to enhance your soil with “black gold”–nutrient-rich finished compost that makes it easy to grow great plants. Made from food scraps, dead leaves, wood chips, and the like, compost reduces waste and enhances soil without Continue Reading….

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How to Improve the Soil Condition of a Garden or Lawn

The condition of your soil is crucial to a healthy vegetable garden, lawn or ornamental garden. There are several things you can do to give your plants the best chance of growing strong and producing. What does soil condition mean, Continue Reading….

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