Rail City Garden Center: Blog Channelhttp://railcitygardencenter.comCompany blogs, tips and how-toshttp://assets.newmediaretailer.com/0/183/thumb_rail_city_logo_final.jpgRail City Garden Centerhttp://railcitygardencenter.comen-USCopyright 2014, Rail City Garden CenterSat, 30 Aug 2014 04:09:40 -0400Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:09:40 -0400http://www.newmediaretailer.comAre You Testing the Soil for Your Plants and Vegetables?blog_226931406876400http://railcitygardencenter.com/blog/article/22693/are-you-testing-the-soil-for-your-plants-and-vegetablesIf you are planning on starting a new garden, it is highly recommended that you test your soil. By doing so, you'll know what the levels of pH and nutrients you'll be working with are.BlogsFri, 01 Aug 2014 03:00:00 -0400Four steps for seeding bare spots in your lawnblog_226921406876400http://railcitygardencenter.com/blog/article/22692/four-steps-for-seeding-bare-spots-in-your-lawnSometimes lawns can have bare spots and unfortunately toupees aren't intended for that purpose too. Here are the steps you need to take to re-seed those areas to get your lawn looking like new again: 1) Dig in For the grass to take hold, it first needs a place to stick.BlogsFri, 01 Aug 2014 03:00:00 -0400Window Boxes Can Dress up Your Houseblog_215731404201600http://railcitygardencenter.com/blog/article/21573/window-boxes-can-dress-up-your-houseWhen it comes to curb appeal, window boxes provide a lot of bang for the buck. With basic tools, materials and just a few hours of effort, you can make a huge positive impact on the look of your home's exterior. Though making one is relatively easy, they can also be purchased.BlogsTue, 01 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0400Garden Ideas to Keep Kids Busyblog_215721404201600http://railcitygardencenter.com/blog/article/21572/garden-ideas-to-keep-kids-busyWhile you're outside getting things done around the house this summer, get your kids started with gardening early. Kids are very impressionable when it comes to deciding upon what is a valuable endeavor and what is lame. Make gardening seem cool.BlogsTue, 01 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0400Being efficient while watering your lawnblog_208271401609600http://railcitygardencenter.com/blog/article/20827/being-efficient-while-watering-your-lawnWhen your lawn is looking brown in the summer and you prefer that it didn't die, having good watering habits can usually ease your problem. However, many times during the hot weather there are periods of droughts and imposed water restrictions.BlogsSun, 01 Jun 2014 04:00:00 -0400When Ants Go Marching Inblog_82891401609600http://railcitygardencenter.com/blog/article/8289/when-ants-go-marching-inThey love warm weather, travel in groups, they're always hungry and overstay their welcome. Teenagers on summer vacation? Relatives from out of town? No, summer's here and that means picnics, barbeques and (oh no) ants! That's right, they're pests indeed.BlogsSun, 01 Jun 2014 04:00:00 -0400Top 10 Tips for New Gardeners blog_62861398931200http://railcitygardencenter.com/blog/article/6286/top-10-tips-for-new-gardeners-It seems everyone's into gardening, but if you're a novice (or an old green thumb) it may seem a little intimidating. So here are some suggestions to help you grow a bountiful harvest and remember.BlogsThu, 01 May 2014 04:00:00 -0400Build a Brick Barbecueblog_134531398931200http://railcitygardencenter.com/blog/article/13453/build-a-brick-barbecueThe benefits of building a brick barbecue are multifold. A brick barbecue can accent your patio beautifully, and the brick design blends well with any garden setting. Not only does it look great, but it can give any ordinary food a delicious flavor.BlogsThu, 01 May 2014 04:00:00 -0400Organic Gardening Tipsblog_199381396339200http://railcitygardencenter.com/blog/article/19938/organic-gardening-tipsIn today's society organic gardening is more popular than ever as gardeners attempt to avoid artificial fertilizers and the sometimes-harmful chemicals in pest control. People are more conscious about what they eat, and want the freshest and healthiest food possible.BlogsTue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 -0400Tips For Planting Your Gardenblog_199371396339200http://railcitygardencenter.com/blog/article/19937/tips-for-planting-your-gardenChances are, if you haven't started planting already, you're at least thinking about getting your hands dirty. We've assembled a few tips for you to consider before coming in and picking up your supplies.BlogsTue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 -0400