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What Is Vermicomposting?
What Is Vermicomposting?

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. Organic gardening is very popular and with it, compost. But multiple, large compost bins are not an option for apartment dwellers or people living in communities with strict HOA rules.

How to Get Rid of Cutworms
How to Get Rid of Cutworms

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. You just planted all those vegetable plants that you purchased at a local nursery or plant sale, and the next day, a number of them have been sliced off at ground level and killed.

How to Grow Scarlet Runner Beans, an Edible Ornamental Plant
How to Grow Scarlet Runner Beans, an Edible Ornamental Plant

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. One of my favorite flowers to grow in my vegetable garden is scarlet runner beans. They bloom profusely, attracting both hummingbirds and bees. Like most American gardeners, I grow them for their ornamental value.

Choosing an Area Rug by Construction Method
Choosing an Area Rug by Construction Method

Linda is a seasoned writer and home-decorating authority. She loves sharing design trends, decor ideas, and useful tips with her readers. What is the first thing you notice when shopping for an area rug? As you flip through dozens of rugs in the store, the initial draw tends to be color and pattern, how it suits your taste and works with other elements in the room.

Sherwin Williams vs Benjamin Moore: Which Paint Is Better?
Sherwin Williams vs Benjamin Moore: Which Paint Is Better?

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. Benjamin Moore vs Sherwin Williams PaintBenjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams, two of the leading paint brands in the United States, offer some of the best products for interior and exterior painting.

How to Plant and Care for Winter-Blooming Pansies
How to Plant and Care for Winter-Blooming Pansies

Dorothy is a Master Gardener, former newspaper reporter, and the author of several books. Michael is a landscape/nature photographer in NM. Somewhere, right now, there are pansies blooming, as they are truly a flower for all seasons. They flourish in the winter in the far South and are gorgeous in the summer in the North.

Hand-Pollinating Your Tomato Plants
Hand-Pollinating Your Tomato Plants

Susan enjoys taking care of her tomato plants and has a lot of tips and trick for taking care of them. Tomato Plants Are Usually Self-SufficientSince tomatoes are self-pollinating flowers that are equipped with both male and female parts, just one tomato plant is capable of producing a crop. They are normally wind, and occasionally, bee-pollinated, but if not, they could use a little help.

Brilliant Bathroom Lighting Ideas
Brilliant Bathroom Lighting Ideas

Linda is hands-on involved in home improvement projects, organization, storage and house cleaning tips and ideas. Are you in the dark or do you know how to properly light your bathroom? Whether you’re looking to improve vanity lighting or want to create a calming spa-like atmosphere it’s pretty easy to achieve.

Do You Really Need to Change the Water Filter in Your Refrigerator?
Do You Really Need to Change the Water Filter in Your Refrigerator?

Tom Lohr loves holidays, just not Christmas. He is still bitter about not getting the GI Joe Gemini capsule as a present in the mid-60s Why Do Manufacturers Recommend Changing Your Filter Every Six Months?Water filters are the real cash cow of the appliance industry. Like clockwork, the “change filter” light comes on every six months prompting you to change your water filter.

Open Your In-Ground Swimming Pool for Summer the Right Way
Open Your In-Ground Swimming Pool for Summer the Right Way

Barack is an expert pool chemistry guy and experienced online-based pool maintenance assistant via in-depth articles that top search results Opening a swimming pool after closing it for winter should not be a problem to anyone who closed their pool the right way. In this article, we are going to cover things you need to perform when opening your swimming pool for summer to avoid more pool problems.

How to Care for Succulents During the Winter
How to Care for Succulents During the Winter

Linda enjoys tending her plants and flowers. I have written a variety of gardening articles that are about flowers, arid plants, and trees. Just like the snowbirds that winter in warmer climates, your succulents need to escape the cold too. If you live in a region where temperatures drop near freezing, you definitely need to keep those little plants warm and give them a comfy environment to wait out the frigid months.

Plants That Need Acid Soil Conditions Exclusively
Plants That Need Acid Soil Conditions Exclusively

Plants that Require Acid Soil Conditions ExclusivelyAcid Soils OnlyMany plants are listed that thrive on acid soils, but on closer inspection can also cope with neutral or even alkaline conditions. This is not particularly helpful if you& 39;re looking for plants that require an acid soil exclusively.