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Old 07-19-2012, 12:26 AM
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Cool Re: Gardening Tips

With the recent heat waves and drought conditions in some parts of the country, you may be tempted to water plants every day for a few minutes at a time. Don't!

Frequent, light watering encourages the growth of shallow roots which will dry out in hot, dry conditions. And if you water during the heat of the day (like midday), you could be "cooking" your plants with the combination of cold water hitting hot plants and/or soil.

It is best to water before 10 a.m., and allow plenty of time to allow the water to soak in. (If you're watering a lawn, use a small flat can--like a tuna or cat food can--to judge how much you've watered. The typical 5-ounce tuna can is about an inch deep. When you fill the can in that section, move your sprinkler to the next location!)
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Lightbulb Be a "deadhead" and enjoy the grateful life in your flowers!

In this case, "deadheading" is what we mean. That is, removing spent blossoms before they get faded and unsightly--or in some cases go to seed. Deadheading roses, for instance, will encourage more and livelier blooms during the growing season! ...like wow, man...
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Old 05-27-2014, 01:29 AM
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Lightbulb Another thing a tuna pouch just can't do!

In an earlier post, I recommended using a tuna can or cat food can to measuring the amount of water your lawn receives.

These handy little cans can also help you clear out little circular areas for planting sunflower seeds for a pop of color in your yard. Just turn the can upside down and use it as a "sod cutter."
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