There are several different steps that home gardeners can take to prepare their flower beds for spring planting. These steps involve preparing the area, assessing the gardening equipment and turning the soil. More »

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According to Jamie McIntosh, when grass invades flower beds, a selective herbicide is the best product for killing it without harming the flowers. Grass Beater and Grass-B-Gon are the most popular herbicides for targetin... More »

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To edge a flower bed, use a garden hose to outline the garden, and then use a spade to cut away the dirt and grass along the perimeter of the flower bed. Add mulch after edging the flower bed to repress grass and weed gr... More »

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Southern Living magazine suggests planting crepe myrtles between late fall and early spring, while the plant is largely dormant. This timing allows for more growth once warmer springtime weather reactivates the tree. More »

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To add acidity to rhododendrons' soil, apply Holly-Tone during the initial planting, prior to the flowering season in the spring and again in autumn before the plant enters its winter dormancy. Home Guides explains that ... More »

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Lime is most effective when it is applied to a lawn being prepared for planting in the fall, winter or early spring, states West Virginia University. Lime may be applied at any time of the year on lawns that are already ... More »

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Dogwoods are deciduous trees native to the eastern United States that flower abundantly in the spring, and typically range from 20 to 30 feet tall, though they can sometimes reach upwards of 40 feet in height. Some varie... More »

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