Maintaining a moss-free roof takes some effort

After cleaning the shingles, low-toxicity products can be used to kill the moss. But shedding more sun on the roof works more permanently.

Time to perform winter maintenance on apple trees

Dormant sprays help control diseases and insect pests; purning keeps your tree in good shape for producing apples.

Save some bucks by gardening frugally

Saving money in the garden doesn't mean you have to sacrifice what you want -- it just takes a little thought.

Study shows some urban gardens contain too much organic matter

Most gardeners are given the advice to add compost, but that's not always a good idea. Get a test to be sure.

Light exposure key for growing successful houseplants

A fundamental rule of gardening is to give houseplant the conditions they need to thrive.

Snip some stems and have new plants in spring

Whether you plant the results of your “snip and stick” project or give them away, propagating by cuttings can be a rewarding process.

 

 

Put out the welcome mat for birds in winter

If you are feeding backyard birds, be sure to continue through winter when they need the nutrition.

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