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    Posted: January 21 2006 at 5:30pm

Horticulturist says beat those trees.

Great lawn tips.

Beat your trees to wake them up, and start growing good. If ya don't they'll have their way, and sleep all year. Don't spare that rod. Striking a tree trunk with a stick stimulates growth in early spring.

To get rid of pests, leave no leaf unsprayed. To get rid of those pests, spray plants thoroughly - especially under the leaves where most disease starts, and most bugs hide.

Good Luck- evergreens are planted in the yards of newly - weds to symbolize health and long life. This the English believe.

An easy way to trim a row of evergreens even. Use an inexpensive wooden guide rail. It's easy, fast, and accurate.

To dye carnations. Cut the stems, and place them in hot water, with food coloring. Let them set up for one hour.

For a curved perrenial bed, mark the shape you desire with a garden hose.

Picking flowers frequently, encourages most annuals to flower more abundantly.

To help your summer flowering bulbs survive the winter, dust them with medicated baby powder. Now store them in an old onion sack for the winter.

Keep birds out of your garden, by hanging tin can lids by fruit plants.

Start up 12 plants at a time. Use your styrofoam egg carton. Punch holes in the bottom. Now fill with professional potting soil. Insert those seeds.

Protect those baby seedlings, from varmits, and weather. Cut the bottom or side, out of a gallon milk jug. Now place it over the tender little guy.

To help you find out where you planted your carrots. Mix some radish seeds in with them. The radishes sprout faster than carrots. So you will know much sooner.

A layer of granulated charcoal on top of potting soil, filters out any unwanted additives in the water.

Let a few ice cubes melt in your hanging plants. You'll have less mess.

Ferns like 1 tbsp castor oil and 1 tbsp children's shampoo to a quart of warm water. Best to leave a pail of water outside all night. Water in the morning. Reason being to many impurities in the water. Now give each plant only 1 / 4 cup of the mixture.

When your transplanting a plant with wooden stems. Take a hammer and smash the ends of the stems. ONLY THE STEMS. Now when you water they'll take up more.

Acid plants like vinegar. So give them a little with each watering.

House plants like milk.

Eggshells are great calcium for plants. Dry them in an oven, or mic. Now crush them as fine as possible. Add them to the soil.

Keep an pan of water close to a radiator, when plants are growing. It will moisten the atmosphere which is necessary if you want those plants to survive.

Next time you have a stray beer, feed the soil. It will uncompact it. They love beer anyway. It's a great enzyme for them. Great kick starter.

Always mix your plants with very warm water. Plants will take it up better. Go catch some rain water. Works on your plants like it does on your hair.

Put a golf ball in your hose end sprayer, when watering, or feeding. You'll have better coverage.

To circulate the air, that your plants are screaming for. Take an hide a small oscillating fan on top of a high cabinet. Plug it into a timer so it automatically goes, off and on at selected times. It will also hold down that heat bill.

Keep bugs out of house plants. Just sprinkle some pencil shavings all around on top of the soil.

Torn leaves on houseplants, can be mended. Use a clear nail polish applied to both sides of the leaf.

If you notice some brown around outside of leaves. Just cut that off with house scissors. Just follow around the leaf's shape.

Save your money. Take those packing peanuts, and put them in the bottom of your clay pots when repotting. They are lighter than pieces of clay, and are great for hanging plants.

Out side plants. Put a bunch of soda cans in the bottom of a big planter. Then finish filling with soil. also a money saver.

When planting vegetables. Save the pop cycle sticks. Mark the name of the vegetable you just planted on it. Now insert it into the ground, at the top of that row.

The best indoor insect repellent for house plants, is pieces of moth crystals. Apply directly to the surface of the soil.

The fumes from new carpets, can cause death to your plants. If you decide to carpet, put your plants outside for a year, or in another room.

Kill slugs and snails with beer. Fill an old pie tin with beer, and three drops of vinegar. Bury it at ground level. The little stinkers will drown them selves.

Best mouse trap food, is pumpkin seeds. They can't resist.

Use a mixture of coffee grounds, and cut up orange peels. Scatter them around your favoite plants. This keeps cats from using your garden as a litter box.

Pests eating the leaves on your plants. Take an put a few drops of tobasco in a spray bottle. Now add a cup of water. Shake up. Tackle the tops and bottoms of leaves.

Keep the deer out of the corn patch. Tell your barber you need some hair.  Now place these clippings on the corn blades next to the stalk. They do not like anything to do with human odor.

 

 

 

 

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Also if you exercise your evergreens. You'll keep them growing, tall, full and wide. Just shake them gently from time to time. Gets rid of dandruff and older needles. Then when you water, water out to the drip line.

To keep those cats and squirrels from climbing trees. Place a 12'' wide piece of sheet metal around the trunk. Go 6 - 7 '' off the ground.

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