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How Do You Know When to Harvest Elephant Garlic?

Harvest garlic when most of the leaves on have turned yellowish-brown and begin to flop over. Going by the standard guidelines, elephant garlic is usually planted in early fall and ready to pick between May and July the following year. For fall-planted garlic, this time is enough to split into cloves. However, spring-planted elephant garlic can be harvested after 90 days but will most likely be a single bulb.

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12 Groups of Plants Perfect for Borders

The 12 groups of plants below will make up the border structure; They will provide a full border that will give constant blooms during the summer months and great architectural foliage throughout the colder months.

Ground Covers
Shrubs
Flowering Plants
Vines
Foilage
Trees
Evergreens
Grasses
Herbaceous Perennials
Annuals
Ornamentals
Bulbs and Corms

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Am I Overwatering My Plants? A Practical Guide!

A sure sign that you are maybe overwatering your plants is when growth stops, leaves turn yellow in color, and the plant starts to wilt. You can see this; what you cannot see is that the root system will start rotting, which prevents the plant from taking up the feed and green mold that grows across the soil surface.

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How Well Does Artificial Grass Drain?

Unlike real grass that can puddle due to clay, a sub-base layer of varying sized aggregate is laid during the installation of artificial grass. This provides excellent drainage taking all water that the elements can throw at it and allowing it to pass through the grass and drain below the aggregate. This keeps the surface of the grass dry and puddle-free.

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How to Take Care of Your Aloe Vera Plant

Aloe Vera prefers dry conditions with well-draining soil. Such as cactus mix, or add plenty of perlite to normal potting soil to achieve this. Aloe Vera requires a minimum of 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day. When watering, water deeply and saturate the soil, and do not water again until the soil has completely dried out. When feeding, select a feed high in phosphorus, something like 10-40-12.

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How to Kill Japanese Knotweed?

Japanese Knotweed can be killed by using a multi pronged approach of the following 5 methods.

Digging out the rhizomes. This removes the food source for the plant to continue to grow.
Smother The Plant. Laying tarps over the plant removes the light. The plant cannot photosynthesize.
Cut the plant regularly. Each time you cut the plant, it has to use energy to produce top growth. This weakens the root system.
Inject herbicide directly into the rhizome. This will help destroy the plant’s root system; a licensed company should perform it.
Burn all clippings of Japanese Knotweed. The smallest piece of this plant has the ability to infest new locations.

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