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The hibiscus is an elegant blooming plant whose popularity is growing, whether container cultivated around decks, porches, and patios or used in landscape settings as annual color.

While individual flowers may last only a day or so, especially in the hot summer, many new buds form daily for a spectacular flower show from spring through fall.

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Bromeliads are ideally suited for home decoration. They can be displayed in pots, hanging baskets, dish gardens, or on bark or driftwood. They are relatively easy to care for, and do not need to be in large pots or containers.

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To understand fertilizer and what it does, you have to know the roles that plant nutrients play in a plant’s growth and development.

In this blog, we list the primary and secondary nutrients required by most plants. Required amounts differ from plant to plant. Plants need nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium in the largest amounts.

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The best kept secret for lawn care is to adjust the height up to the highest setting and leave the clippings.

The lawn has been the foundation of suburban landscapes in the USA. However, many gardeners complain that a lawn wastes water, fertilizers, chemicals and time that could be spent with more enjoyable activities.

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Hot peppers are used worldwide more than any other spice. Salsa is now consumed more than ketchup, and peppers are one of the main ingredients in it. They’re favored for many ethnic dishes. In the USA, they’re increasingly popular in Cajun, Creole, and Southwestern cuisines.

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Learn how to plant trees effectively, from hole preparation to watering and fertilizing. Expert tips from the Anawalt Garden Center.

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Perfect for people with limited gardening space, container gardening is a wonderful way to beautify your surroundings or grow your own organic produce.

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Citrus makes a beautiful tree with fragrant flowers that appear over a period of several months. Most citrus will grow in Southern California; however, Anawalt Garden Center recommends those varieties that show mature fruit faster, tolerate cold weather better, and adapt to most types of soil.

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A long-time favorite for interior foliage, ficus comes in many varieties, from large specimens to accent plants available in various sizes.

The ficus genus contains 800 species of tropical and subtropical plants. Growth habits vary significantly between varieties.

From weeping, small-leaved trees to large-leaved, erect bushes, we list below the ficus varieties we consider best for indoor use.

Diagnosing Plant Problems

Plants and shrubs are vulnerable to attack insects and diseases (primarily fungi). It can be hard to diagnose the source of the problem when the results are similar: damage to leaves, bark, or other parts of the plant. Guessing wrong can make the problem worse. If we use the wrong treatment products, not only are […]

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Different plant species have different water needs. It’s easy to over-water or under-water a garden, whether you’re growing flowers, shrubs, or vegetables. Over-watering can harm your plants as much as under-watering. Plants that prefer dryer soil will wilt in saturated soil, just like water-needy plants in dry soil. At Anawalt Lumber, Hardware, and Nursery, we […]

Harvest Lettuce All Summer

A recent survey shows that the average American eats about four salads weekly. 62% of Americans claim that salad is part of their regular diet. Lettuce may be one of the cheaper items in the produce section, but at $3 a head (and prices keep rising), lettuce alone for that salad could cost a family […]

What Is An HVAC Technician?

HVAC stands for “heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.” HVAC technicians work with central heating and cooling systems, furnaces, boilers, air conditioners, heat pumps, ventilation systems, and commercial refrigeration units. They understand the principles of thermodynamics, refrigeration, electrical circuits, and airflow dynamics. They apply their knowledge to install, maintain, and repair complex HVAC systems that regulate […]

Air Filters: The Unsung Heros of HVAC

When it comes to HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems, one component goes unnoticed but plays a crucial role in maintaining indoor air quality and system efficiency. Air filters work silently to trap pollutants, allergens, and contaminants, ensuring that the air we breathe is clean and healthy. In this blog, we’ll explore the importance […]

What Is the Difference Between Paint Qualities?

Painting your house can breathe new life into its appearance, protect it from the elements, and increase its value. The quality of the paint you paint can make a big difference in the look and longevity of painted surfaces, whether walls or tabletops. Quality paint provides better coverage and color retention and offers enhanced protection […]

Home Painting Checklist for DIYers

Applying a fresh coat of paint to your home is one of the easiest ways to give it new life. This supply checklist will ensure you have everything you need for your DIY home painting project. Spackle Spackle is a patching compound to fill in cracks, holes, and other imperfections in your walls and ceiling. […]

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Picking a paint color can certainly be an overwhelming task. . . even for a designer. What seems like a simple process, in reality is actually a lot more complicated. Through years of trial and error, we’ve created a foolproof process when it comes to picking paint colors. We’re sharing what we’ve learned along the […]

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Learn the essentials of starting a vegetable garden and growing your own food with Anawalt gardening blog. Get your green thumbs now!