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How to Get Rid of English Ivy in the Landscape

English ivy

English ivy, or Hedera helix, is a quick-spreading vine that can invade large areas, often smothering trees and other groundcovers, consuming all the nutrients and blocking sunlight. Tips for removing it including wearing proper clothes to protect your skin and what not to do with ivy growing overhead.

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Mythbusting: Do You Really Need Grow Lights?

grow lights

A gardening friend asked: Do I really need grow lights to start seeds indoors or is the sunlight from a western-facing window enough? He was on a budget and wondered if the cost of an indoor system was worth the investment. Depending on what you hope to achieve, you’ve got some options.

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Increasing Shrubs by Division

fothergilla major shrub

Dividing your existing plants is a great way to control their size and keep them healthy and beautiful. It can also help you enlarge your garden and create a cohesive design through repeated plants. With that being said, you should …

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