The Best Time to Prune Ivy

The Best Time to Prune Ivy Ivy can climb walls and other structures up to 30 feet high.  Ivy is recognized as an evergreen plant often found trailing the ground or clinging to buildings and fences. The plant grows aggressively given fertile soil, light and enough water. It is often necessary to prune the plant to keep it from taking

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Cutting the grass when it is really long

Cutting the grass when it is really long. When a lawn has been left unattended for some time, it is often necessary to deal with an overgrown mess. You’ll need a bit more patience than someone cutting a well-maintained lawn. Getting it into perfect shape is a little more difficult. Commercial lawn companies have equipment that will cut such a

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Hedge Trimming

Hedge Trimming Formal hedges A formal hedge is one that is clipped regularly. Choose a dense, fine-leaved plant, such as privet or a conifer. Trim regularly to a square, or preferably to a wedge shape with the base wider than the top. This allows maximum light to reach the base and looks more solid. Try to keep the top no

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How often should you water plants in containers

How often should you water plants in containers? The only answer that can be given to “How often should you water plants in containers?” is as and when required. It will very much depend on the type of plant, compost, size and type of container, position, time of year and weather conditions. All these factors will determine how often you

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