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Home-Grown Vegetables and Fruit

We all know that homegrown vegetables and fruit are tastier, healthier and are much cheaper than store-bought ones. Here at Gulf Coast Gardening we answer

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Lawn Care and Landscaping

Learn how to avoid lawn diseases and pest infestations in your lawn. Develop sound lawn practices that will give you a healthy lawn for years

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Garden Chores and Charts

Here you will find month-to-month guides on what to do and when to do it for vegetables, fruit, native and adapted plants, trees, soil care,

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The world under our feet

Living in our urban and suburban world, we most often think of the ground under our feet as a surface to put buildings and roads

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Your Lawn Loves Low Nitrogen Fertilizer

Your lawn loves low nitrogen (N), low phosphorus (P), and low potassium (K) fertilizer. It also likes organic fertilizer or urea-based fertilizers, not nitrate-based fertilizers.

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BT Which turf grass is best

There are over 5,000,000 acres of turf grass grown along the Gulf Coast. All are warm-season turf grass, each with its own characteristics and its

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Five lawn watering myths debunked!

There’s nothing like sitting in the backyard, cool drink in hand, smelling the sweet aroma of freshly mowed grass. Through the years, gardeners learn about

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Building your own vegetable garden

Building your own vegetable garden doesn’t have to be a major chore. Use these simple steps to have a bountiful crop this year. First step

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Try “No-Till” in your vegetable garden

Soil scientists now realize that tilling interferes with the soil’s complicated relationship and the micro-organisms that keep the ground healthy and productive. Tilling also compacts

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Are gardeners happier than most?

You betcha! And there are scientific reasons why. If you’re feeling  the winter blahs, here’s a suggestion: instead of reaching for that glass of wine,

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November Garden Chores

  If your November garden chores include bulbs, roses, shrubs and woody vines this month, then get your soil ready. Bring in some compost to

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September Gardening Chores

  August is finally gone and it’s now time to start thinking about September gardening chores. Not that the hot and dry days are gone

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July Garden Chores

  Planting summer vegetables, taking care of parched perennial and annual flowers, paying special attention to your lawn and taking care of yourself during the

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Gardening Chores For February

  It’s February, and time for mulching, pruning, fertilizing and just one more month until spring here on the Gulf Coast. Although it hasn’t been

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December Garden Chores

  Take care when pruning freeze-damaged plants Although we expect this winter to be dryer and warmer than usual, this doesn’t preclude an occasional freeze.

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Natural Organic Mulch

Natural organic mulch, as opposed to dyed or synthetic mulch, has essential properties that positively influence the growth and health of your plants, whether they

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What the heck is pH?

The pH of soil may be one of the most important markers in the existence of all living things. If you’re a gardener, the pH

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It’s time to plant wildflowers

Wildflowers often appear in spring, sprouting in abandoned or fallow fields, pastures, along railroad tracks or country roads. The seeds initially brought there by birds,

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Where have all the fireflies gone?

Hunting frogs at night along dark waterways, edged by cypress swamps is an interesting pastime, especially if the nearest town with streetlights is 10 miles

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