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Sharp Garden Tips


Short cuts and sound advice; making the most of the money in your pocket, the time on your hands, and the space in your yard to have the garden you desire.



Article Author Date Posted
Scale On Houseplants: How To Recognize And Eliminate: yucky little scale insects can harm or even kill your desirable plants [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 3/20/2016 12:21
Drip Irrigation For Your Houseplants: an easy way to water houseplants using ice cubes to imitate a soaker hose! [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 12/14/2015 16:28
Recipe For Deer Repellant: easy and inexpensive homemade mixture to deter deer from your desirable vegetation [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 8/23/2015 12:22
Stink Bugs: How To Identify & Eliminate Them: safe and easy way to eliminate these pests from your home [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 1/12/2014 13:50
Boxelder Bugs: How To Identify & Eliminate Them: boxelder bugs don't bite--their presence is just a nuisance around your home [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 11/26/2013 17:27
Return Of The Cicadas: VIDEO tutorial on the environmental and personal effects of cicadas [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 7/21/2013 09:34
Crabgrass: Identifying and Removing It: VIDEO tutorial on identifying, preventing, and removing this pesky lawn weed [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 5/27/2013 10:45
How To Divide Liriope: VIDEO demonstration of how to easily divide one clump of liriope into many plants, and add them back into your home landscape [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 5/19/2013 08:33
Care and Pruning of Rhododendrons: VIDEO demonstration of when and how to properly prune rhododendrons for best shape and blooms [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 5/12/2013 19:18
Do I Need To Stake My Lilies?: healthy lilies, planted in areas of full sun, should not need staking [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 12/9/2012 13:58
Do I Need To Replace Container Soil Every Year?: what factors influence swapping out the soil in your pots? [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 12/2/2012 12:02
What Kind Of Soil Should I Use In Containers?: think organic--and always buy reliable brand names of soil mixtures [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 11/25/2012 12:08
When Should I Cut Back My Rhododendrons?: This is the most commonly asked question about the maintenance of rhododendron plants. [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 11/17/2012 12:42
What Type Of Fertilizer Is Best For Vegetable Gardens?: a specialty fertilizer with a good balance of N-P-K along with minerals and other nutrients [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 10/24/2012 15:26
When Can I Cut Back Leaves Of Daffodils And Tulips?: finding a balance between the need to restore food to the bulbs and the desire to keep your garden neat [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 10/21/2012 11:08
Saving Tomato Seeds: can I save seed from my tomatoes and start my own plants next year? [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 10/14/2012 13:42
Should I Cut Back Perennials In The Spring Or The Fall?: keeping up appearances is important, but here are some specifics on cutting back perennials [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 10/9/2012 09:18
Do Tulips Come Back Every Year?: pretty springtime show, but can you expect a repeat performance every year? [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 10/7/2012 11:41
Severe Pruning Of Crape Myrtle Is Okay : tree or shrub? you get to decide--then prune accordingly [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 6/30/2012 11:57
Cedar Apple Rust: Disease Disguised As "Decoration": two separate host plants (apple trees and eastern red cedar trees) are needed for this disease to carry on its life cycle. [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 5/6/2012 08:41
Sodding Vs. Seeding: time vs. money--sod is instant grass while seed is a lesson in the patience of gardening [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 5/2/2012 19:32
How To Start Ivy From Cuttings : if you want to increase your supply of this trailing evergreen (especially useful in low-light indoor settings), here's how to do it [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 4/15/2012 12:35
Crabgrass: How To Get Rid Of It : every weed in your lawn is not crabgrass--here's how to identify the real thing, remove it, and prevent its re-emergence [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 10/24/2011 15:37
Seed Tag: The "Nutrition Facts" On Your Bag Of Grass Seed : read and understand the seed tag to be sure you're getting all the "good stuff" you're paying for [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 10/22/2011 09:40
Where, When, and How To Plant Bulbs : easy tips for ensuring the best spring and summer flowering bulbs [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 10/12/2011 14:41
How To Seed A Lawn: a few basic reminders to make establishing or renewing your lawn an easy and rewarding experience [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 10/3/2011 16:37
Bigger Blooms For Your Dogwood Trees: VIDEO tutorial on how to use super phosphate fertilizer to produce larger dogwood blossoms [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 8/28/2011 12:16
Numbers On The Fertilizer Bag--What Do They Mean?: how to use the fertilizer analysis to become a better gardener [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 6/18/2011 16:21
How To Grow Grass In Rocks: less-than-ideal growing conditions shouldn't prevent you from establishing a stand of grass [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 6/9/2011 11:55
Cicadas: Singers Not Stingers: these insects won't hurt you, so just relax and enjoy their mating song [Read more...]
Douglas L. Bishop 6/6/2011 15:44

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