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Bush Babying

Though shrubs are fairly hardy, low-maintenance plants, they're not immune to scorching weather so keep an eye on them during August's dry heat.

Getting soaked

Tired of standing around, spending your valuable time just watering your garden? Then look into "soaker" hoses. Specially designed to deliver a slow trickle of water to every plant along the length of the hose, soakers are perfect for shrubbery and vegetable or flower gardens.

Thoughtful Watering

Unseasonably hot weather can make your flowers and vegetable plants start to look peaked. Although rainfall does help, you should remember to water thoughtfully. To determine if you have watered sufficiently, dig down into the soil to see if more moisture is needed.

Now that you're mowing the lawn about once a week it's important that you're also making sure it will be healthy for your weekly meeting. Here are a few tips to make sure it's in tip-top shape: Have your lawn mower blades sharpened before the mowing season begins (Did you?

Is It Time To Fertilize?

Once the early signs of spring arrive, rake the leaves and debris off your lawn and check it for signs of new growth. Most grass carries a bit of green color through the winter. But when you start to see a bit more green apply a fertilizer to help the lawn grow faster.

For The Birds

Ahh spring, when a birds' attention turns towards mating. Which means nesting and, if you supply an attractive site for them, you'll end up with a backyard brood that provides constant entertainment. There's plenty of room for creativity in the design of a birdhouse, from pseudo-Victorian styles to zestier models that can echo an alien space ship.