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How to Water a Lawn

How to Water a Lawn

If you’re a new homeowner or you’ve just started taking an interest in caring for your lawn and garden, you’re sure to have a million questions.
How to Water a Lawn

How to Water a Lawn

If you’re a new homeowner or you’ve just started taking an interest in caring for your lawn and garden, you’re sure to have a million questions.
Guidelines for Watering Newly Planted Trees and Shrubs

Guidelines for Watering Newly Planted Trees and Shrubs

Beautiful trees and shrubs are a nice addition to a home landscape. The problem is that these flora can be more challenging to establish than smaller plants. Watering a new tree and water uptake for shrubs is especially important.
How Water Affects Plant Growth

How Water Affects Plant Growth

It probably seems like common sense. Plants need water to survive, grow and reproduce or bear fruit. What may seem simple is more complex than you might imagine. Here's a brief look at the importance of water to plant life.

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Winterizing Your Garden

Winterizing Your Garden

Gardening
With autumn upon us, it’s that time of year to start preparing your vegetable garden, flower beds and the landscaping around your home for the colder-weather months ahead.
Guide to Gardening During a Texas Winter

Guide to Gardening During a Texas Winter

Gardening
Most homeowners or outdoor enthusiasts have, at some point in their lives, taken on the daunting task of bringing new life into their garden.
How to Protect Your Garden Beds

How to Protect Your Garden Beds

Gardening
Protecting and preserving the plants in your garden bed can be the difference between them flourishing or slowly falling victim to the elements.

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How to Choose a Garden Irrigation System

How to Choose a Garden Irrigation System

Watering
No two gardens are exactly alike. Any homeowner will tell you that a garden is as unique as the person who tends it.
Garden Watering Made Easy with These Top Tips

Garden Watering Made Easy with These Top Tips

Watering

Keeping your garden in top shape involves watering plants. Proper watering is more efficient and effective, and it's also environmentally responsible. Before you grab the hose and go, check out these tips that will help you water like a pro.

Everything You Should Know About Deep Watering

Everything You Should Know About Deep Watering

Watering
Watering your garden may seem like a simple chore, but there's an entire science behind nourishing those plants.

Hoses

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Garden Hose Buying Guide

Garden Hose Buying Guide

Hoses

Garden hoses are an important part of maintaining your home and garden, but before you buy a new hose, there are some important things you need to know. Swan has all the information you need to make a good decision.

Get to Know Garden Hose Layers Before You Buy

Get to Know Garden Hose Layers Before You Buy

Hoses
Most everyone is familiar with a garden hose. Using one is the best way to transport water around outside.
Drinking From a Hose

Drinking From a Hose

Hoses
You may remember back to the days when you were a kid, and your parents would tell you not to drink out of the hose.

Soaker Hoses

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How to Install a Soaker Hose

How to Install a Soaker Hose

Soaker Hose
Step 1. Unravel the soaker hose and remove the end cap. Connect the opposite end of the soaker hose (the female connector) to a water source. Run t...
How to Use Soaker Hoses in a Vegetable Garden

How to Use Soaker Hoses in a Vegetable Garden

Soaker Hose
Whether you’re a subsistence gardener or you raise a vegetable garden for fun and to add variety to your summer menu, chances are you will need to...
Soaker Hose Flow Rate and Water Usage

Soaker Hose Flow Rate and Water Usage

Soaker Hose
Many homeowners who maintain a garden are aware of the benefits of using a soaker hose. 

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How to Choose the Best Water Hose Nozzle

How to Choose the Best Water Hose Nozzle

Accessories
There’s nothing like walking into a well-kept garden that is as beautiful and peaceful as an oasis.
6 Must-Have Tools for the Home Gardener

6 Must-Have Tools for the Home Gardener

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Few things are more satisfying than growing your own vegetables.