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Fertilizing Your Lawn brought to you by the Scotts Company

There are four major considerations in selecting a lawn fertilizer. 1. The Analysis 2. The Nitrogen Release Rate 3. Granule Content 4. Results How to Select a Lawn Fertilizer1. The Analysis This indicates the percentage (by weight) of the three major nutrients in a fertilizer: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. The analysis is printed on the front of every fertilizer package, as shown here.

Cutting Comments

With spring's bloom just weeks away, take a look at your shrubs and consider pruning them. To encourage strong growth, cut away dead, damaged or spindly branches. And if you want to reshape the plant, do it now rather than when foliage starts masking the underlying branch structure.

Wintertime Green Thumb

Do you miss the great taste of fresh-from-the-garden spices and veggies? Then start a little mini-garden in your kitchen by planting some fresh herbs and vegetables. It's really pretty easy. All you need are some planters, soil, seeds and light.

Getting Canned

Obviously, a huge vegetable harvest is better than a sparse yield, but overabundance does pose its own problem. Namely, what do you do with all those vegetables? You could hand them out to neighbors--and wait in vain for them to repay the favor.

Light This Way

Greet your holiday guests in a unique way. On a cold winter night, ice luminaries (or lanterns) are a beautiful way to light a path, entrance way, patio or steps. They're excellent outdoor decorations for parties and celebrations and, best of all, they're easy to make.

Forcing Bulbs for Winter Color

You can add color to your indoor garden during the drab days of winter by forcing bulbs into bloom. Forcing causes bulbs to flower before they normally would outdoors. Start the process in autumn. Buy the best-quality bulbs you can find. When you pick out bulbs, examine them thoroughly.