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All Seasons Blog

Let There be Light: A Plants and Light Guide

Knowing how much light a plant needs to thrive seems like a relatively simple issue, but the numerous descriptions for sun exposure found on plant labels can sometimes be perplexing. Luckily, industry standards are bringing consistency to plant labeling, so understanding a few key terms will assist in selecting the right plant for your landscape conditions. Let’s

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Controlling Weeds in Flowerbeds

  Note: We are sharing this article directly from the LSU AgCenter, intended for homeowners and professionals alike. If you think you have a weed in the “uncontrollable weeds” category, you might want to hire a professional lawn care company or pesticide applicator to use some of the commercial products referenced in the article! Visit

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How to Plant a Hanging Basket

Use baskets to display spots of color around your home and garden. Looking for some fun and creative ways to display a lot of color in a little space? Hanging gardens give you the chance to put color right where you want it, plus spotlight certain plants. Choosing Your Materials With the wide variety of

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Shade Gardening

Shade is a lovely place to be during the hot Louisiana summers. Gardening in the shade can be a nice relief not only for ourselves, but for our plants. We are all aware of how intense the summer sun can be here in Southeast Louisiana, so take advantage of those pockets of shade you might

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Edibles in the Landscape

Don’t just plant a back yard veggie garden, create your landscape with edible plants! The following are just a few ideas to start with, but planning and consideration can create a beautiful landscape that is largely, or possibly even completely, edible! Many of us gardeners have a vegetable bed in the back yard, or a

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Tips & Tricks when Landscaping

Get a Tarp Use a tarp to move lightweight bulky debris like leaves, weeds, and even brush. Use it to hold soil when digging a hole, to keep the grass clean. Use it to cover plants in the back of the truck when driving home from buying your plants. Use Weed Fabric Strategically Landscape fabric

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10 Flowers That Give You Bloom for Your Buck

Want a showy garden but on a budget? Check out these impressive and inexpensive blooms. Celosia This classic cutting-garden annual comes in shapes and sizes that most people have never even tried. Growing from seed will allow you to experiment with more than the usual suspects you see in garden centers: there are the brainy-looking

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Lucky 13 Can’t-Kill Flowers for Beginners

Don’t say you have a brown thumb! Try these easy-to-grow, can’t-kill beauties and watch your beginner’s thumb turn green. Sunflowers Sunflower seeds are large and easy to handle, so they’re great for children or beginner gardeners. Mammoth Russian Sunflowers get to a staggering 12-14 feet tall. You can find sunflowers in many different sizes and

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20 Flower Choices to Attract Butterflies

Start planting now to make sure butterflies have your garden on their radar! Butterfly Bush (Buddleia) Butterfly bushes (Buddleia or Buddleja) are large, fast-growing shrubs whose flowers are irresistible to butterflies. Buddleias are easy-care plants and have a fragrant scent, making them delightful for an outdoor gathering. Phlox Phlox is a low-growing, spreading plant that

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Top 3 Organic Garden Tips

In today’s society organic gardening is more popular than ever as gardeners attempt to avoid artificial fertilizers and the sometimes-harmful chemicals in pest control. People are more conscious about what they eat, and want the freshest and healthiest food possible.  Organic gardening is not like conventional gardening. It does not use chemical pesticides and chemical

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