Gardening

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Do you need a new hose for your yard? They can range from 10 to 100 feet long. A hose that’s a ½ an inch thick delivers 9 gallons of water a minute. A thicker hose delivers more. Rubber hoses are heaviest, but stand up best to extreme weather. You should always keep your garden hose rolled up. You can use a wall hanger like this or keep it coiled in a hose pot. To help your hose last longer, store it out of direct sunlight. Remember to drain your hose completely before freezing temperatures set it. 

Supplies
  • Varying Hoses
  • Hose Wall Hang
  • Drill for Wall Hang
  • Hose Pot
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Do you know what kind of lawn seed to use for great looking grass? It depends on whether you’re filling bare spots or planting a whole new lawn. There’s warm season grass, like Bermuda, that grows best in hot weather. It turns brown when it’s cool. You should reseed during winter. Cool seasoned lawns, like Kentucky Blue Grass, turn brown in the summer. Seed them in early fall. If pests are causing spots in your lawn, you could patch that will pretty fertilized lawn seed. You’ll need to water your lawn everyday until it’s about three inches high. Then, cut back to every other day and enjoy your lush green grass. 

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Antonio Sabato Jr. once overlooked Time Square from a 90-foot billboard dressed only in his Calvin Klein underwear.  The iconic fashion designer hired the actor to be the company’s first celebrity model since Mark Wahlberg and it was shot by famed photographer, Herb Ritts.  That combination caused a sensation when the photos appeared in every magazine and hundreds of billboards throughout the world. 

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Do you know what kind of lawn seed to use for great looking grass? It depends on whether you’re filling bare spots or planting a whole new lawn. There’s warm season grass, like Bermuda, that grows best in hot weather. It turns brown when it’s cool. You should reseed during winter. Cool seasoned lawns, like Kentucky Blue Grass, turn brown in the summer. Seed them in early fall. If pests are causing spots in your lawn, you could patch that will pretty fertilized lawn seed. You’ll need to water your lawn everyday until it’s about three inches high. Then, cut back to every other day and enjoy your lush green grass. 

Supplies
  • Selections of Lawn Seed
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Strawberry pots can be tricky to plant. First, measure the height of your pot. Cut a piece of PVC pipe about 2 inches shorter and drill some small holes. Add rocks, then fill the pot with soil up to the first plant pocket. Center your pipe, and anchor it. Then plant the lower pockets, like this. Add soil to the next level and don’t get any inside the pipe. Keep going, then add plants to the top of your pot. Pour water directly into the pipe and around it to keep your soil moist. 

Meet the Guest Stars
Antonio Sabato, Jr. | @Antoniosabatojr

Antonio Sabato Jr. once overlooked Time Square from a 90-foot billboard dressed only in his Calvin Klein underwear.  The iconic fashion designer hired the actor to be the company’s first celebrity model since Mark Wahlberg and it was shot by famed photographer, Herb Ritts.  That combination caused a sensation when the photos appeared in every magazine and hundreds of billboards throughout the world. 

Since then, Antonio has had a long and varied career which most... (full profile)

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Here’s how to turn terra cotta planters into instant antiques for your garden. Get a foam brush and plastic mixing bowl, sand paper, lime powder and a terra cotta pot. Mix lime powder and water like this. Brush it on to coat the entire pot, then let it dry. Sand your pot so it’s lightly coated in some areas and heavier in others. Spray on sealant so your sprinklers don’t rinse off your handy work. Then stand back and admire your antique planter.

Supplies
  • Terra Cotta Planter
  • Foam Brush
  • Plastic Mixing Bowl
  • Sand Paper
  • Lime Powder
  • Water
  • Spray Sealant
Instructions

Here’s a kitchen project you will enjoy outside and inside your house. Almost every kitchen has a window, so why not hang a window box to grow fresh kitchen herbs? You can buy a ready-made box, and you’ll have fresh herbs like rosemary, basil, and sage right at your fingertips. Before you hang your box, make sure you measure and mark both sides so your box will be level. Then, plant your herbs and let nature do the rest. Whenever you paint inside your house, you can roast sage leaves to neutralize the smell of fresh paint.

Supplies
  • Ready Made Box
  • Herbs (Rosemary, Basil, Sage)
  • Potting Mix
  • Measuring Tape
  • Pencil
  • Potting Mix
  • Drill
  • Screws
Instructions

Is it time for a garden tool tune up? Start with a careful cleaning. This is especially true for pruning shears. Use a nailbrush, then a drop or two of oil for lubrication. You can keep garden tools in a bucket of sand with a bit of linseed oil. The oil also works to wipe down wooden handles. Store garden tools in a covered area and don’t let them sit out overnight. Look for tools with bright handles or paint them yourself so you can easily see where you left them in the garden. 

Supplies
  • Nail Bristle Brush
  • Lubrication Oil
  • Boiled Linseed Oil
  • Bright Colored Garden Tools
  • Bucket with Sand
Instructions

If you love to garden here’s how to keep you’re favorite gardening tools together all year long. First, get a sturdy plastic pale like the kind your hardware store carries. Fill it with a canvas insert with pockets that will hold small tools and supplies that often get misplaced. Then add a trowel for planting flowers. And a cultivator, that’s great for weeding. And a pruner for a dead heading and shaping your plants. You probably want a pair of garden gloves to protect your hands, a comfortable kneepad, and a bandana to wipe your tools with. Don’t forget a wide-brim hat and some good sunscreen so you don’t get burned.

Supplies
  • Plastic Pale
  • Bucket Canvas Insert
  • Trowel
  • Cultivator
  • Gloves
  • Pruner
  • Knee Pad
Instructions

Gardening isn’t just for people with backyards. Here’s how to create a mini garden inside your home. Pick out your favorite clear glass container. This could be a vase, a bowl, or a glass pitcher. Layer your ingredients starting with stones on the bottom. Add crushed charcoal to keep your soil fresh. Top it off with sand and then a thick layer of potted soil. Next, add moss. Poke holes in the moss and soil. Plant your largest plants first. Don’t forget to water and mist once a week, and trim dead foliage so it won’t rot. There it is, your garden oasis in a jar.

Supplies
  • Glass Container
  • Stones
  • Crushed Charcoal
  • Sand
  • Potted Soil
  • Moss
  • Plants of Your Choice
Instructions

How do you water the plants in your garden? Most folks use sprinklers, but I like drip irrigation. Drip systems are more efficient because they save water. They can use up to fifty-percent less than sprinklers by delivering moisture directly to your plants roots. Your soil surface stays dry, so less weeds. Try a drip irrigation starter kit with soaker hoses. You place them around the plants you want to water and you just connect the open end of the soaker to your garden hose and turn it on. Remember to look for a drip irrigation kit you can add on to, so you can expand your system as your garden grows.

Supplies
  • Drip Irrigation Starter Kit
  • Water Hose

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