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Bats: Our Nocturnal Garden Helpers

Bats: Our Nocturnal Garden Helpers

When it comes to insects most gardeners can use all the help they can get fending off these unwanted insects. One great garden helper that most never think about is bats! Bats can eat 1000 mosquitoes in 1 hour! That’s great news for any outdoor enthusiast. In addition to mosquitoes a bats diet consists of [...]

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Grasshopper Wars

Grasshopper Wars

Wordless Wednesday Your days are numbered my friend. Meet your maker –  

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RESCUE!® Stink Bug Trap Review

RESCUE!® Stink Bug Trap Review

Last week I told you all about our new product the RESCUE!® Stink Bug Trap, well this week I put the trap to the test. We have an apple tree at MasterGardening Headquarters which was showing signs of stink bug damage, sunken dark spots under the skin of the fruit. I had also spotted the [...]

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Stink Bug

A Stink Bug Solution Has Arrived!

If you live in the Mid-Atlantic States then in the last year you have discovered a new pest wrecking havoc on your home and garden. The stink bug all but unknown to the United States until a few short years ago has spread its mass population from coast to coast with severe infestation levels throughout [...]

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Growing My Way? Digging Time

Our company garden is really taking shape, last week we installed our raised beds and finished installing our 20′ x 30′ deer fence. We used a DeerBusters deer fence and you can find tons of helpful information including installation videos on their site- DeerBusters.com. Once all the beds were prepared it was time to plant [...]

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Gardener’s Agenda: February

Feeling the itch to sink your hands in the dirt? Well lucky for you spring is not far off and it’s time to get back in the garden. Here is a helpful list of gardening tasks to do this month. •  Keep bird feeders full until spring. You are their source of food while the ground is [...]

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Featured Product: Elevated Cedar Garden Bed by Gronomics®

New for 2011, MasterGardening.com has a full line of garden beds, planters and even a pergola all from Gronomics®. Handcrafted in the USA and made of 100% Western Red Cedar these garden planters offer tool-free assembly so you can be gardening in minutes instead of hours. Beds come with custom-cut landscape fabric to make set [...]

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Intercropping

Maximize Growing Space with Intercropping

Gardening in small spaces can be a challenge and often gardeners result in choosing just a few plants to grow because of space limitations. This however does not need to be the case; a gardener can plant twice the plants in the same space using intercropping. Intercropping is when two or more crops are growing [...]

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Start Seeds Now for Spring Planting

Now’s the time to get a jump start on your spring planting by germinating your seeds indoors while it is still too cold for outdoor planting. Planting your garden from seed is economical, environmentally friendly and rewarding, according to MasterGardening.com. “Starting seeds indoors allows them to start life in a controlled environment, greatly increasing their [...]

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Top 10 Most Wanted Garden Pests

by Teresa Odle Each year, American gardeners face frustrating problems with their edible or ornamental gardens. Many of these are caused by likable critters and others by creepy crawlers. Controlling pests requires a little knowledge and attention. Here are MasterGardening.com’s Top 10 garden pests and a few control tips: 1.Deer- Sorry, but these lovely, peaceful [...]

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