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Backyard Fire Pits

 

CobraCo™ is home to the finest fire pits in the market. Here is a list of instructions that will help you prepare for your next family night. We cover everything from woods to use, local ordinances and fire pit safety. Throw a hassle free fire pit party today!

 

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Planning Your Garden

 

Planning saves money, saves time, and prepares us for what is to come, so why not apply these same principles to gardening? Planning your garden is a relatively easy task and will spare you some big headaches when it’s time to put your summer garden in motion!

 

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Poisonous Houseplants

 

Although beautiful and beneficial due to their air purification qualities, houseplants can create problematic side effects when improperly handled by your kids and pets. Popular houseplants, and the risks associated with keeping these plants in your home, have been listed below for your reference.

 

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Health & House Plants

 

Benefits of houseplants in your home include increased air quality, herbs for cooking, and educational moments for your kids. Numerous studies show that live plants can make a person happier!

 

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Houseplant Care

 

Gardening isn't just an outdoor activity. With these quick tips and tricks, you can turn your house into a year-round garden. Add the beauty and a little green with house plants to your indoor decor.

 

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Flower Gardening 101

Learn some quick and easy tips to get started with a flower garden. Even if you don't have a green thumb, we can have your flower beds and baskets looking like you have a professional gardening taking care of them in no time!

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Tomato Planting

Growing these delicious and healthy summertime treat is easy with these helpful planting tips.

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Azalea

Showy flowers and lush foliage make this stately shrub an excellent garden addition.

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Pansy

Break through the winter blahs with this bright, colorful beauty.

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Indoor Winter Gardening

When it's too cold to garden outdoors, bring the garden inside with these fun and creative ideas.

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Paperwhite

A beautifully fragrant flower that is the perfect choice for an indoor winter-time treat.

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Pointsettia

This stunning and showy holiday season classic is more than just another red flower.

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Chrysanthemum

A beautiful, hardy, flowering plant that will add color to your garden in the fall.

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Butterfly Bush

Add some natural privacy to your backyard with this tall and beautiful plant variety. Attract colorful butterflies and hummingbirds.

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Grow Eggplants!

Try your hand at growing these delicious purple botanical fruits. Grow in large areas or in a container - there are several varieties to choose from.

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Verbena

This plant comes in a variety of blues, but also is available in white and pinks. It does well in full or partial sun and needs little care.

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Top 10 Mistakes Gardeners Make

Learn the top ten mistakes make by gardeners each year and how you might avoid them.

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Moss Rose

This annual flower is perfect for hot and dry areas. It makes the perfect ground covering plant as well.

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Celebrate Your Garden with National Gardening Month!

Here are some great ways to stay green and start your garden off right this season.

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Cool Weather Veggie Container Gardens

Although some parts of the U.S. are still experiencing winter, other parts are seeing signs of cool spring weather on its way! So what are some suitable vegetables to start planting first?

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Easy To Grow Indoor Herbs

Growing herbs indoors should not only be fun, but easy!

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The Top 10 Indoor Plants

Need some green in your life during these cold winter months? Here is a list of the top ten indoor plants that will brighten your day!

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Container Gardening

What’s the best thing about gardening using containers? The answer? Anybody can do do it!.

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Bulbs, Fall Gardening
Not ready to abandon the pleasures of gardening just because fall is approaching? Here are a few ideas to keep your hand in and to make sure your green thumb stays green.

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Growing Herbs
Herbs are easy to grow, indoors and out, winter and summer, for decoration, aroma or for cooking. The biggest problem you may face in growing herbs is deciding what you want to grow.

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Starting With Seeds
Want to really begin your gardening experience from the ground up? Then you might want to start with seeds. 

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How to Grow Climbing Plants
If you want to add a truly unique touch to the outdoor landscaping of your home, think about adding in some climbing plants.

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Growing Flowers Outdoors
Want to give the outside of your home a truly one-of-a kind appearance and make a statement of your own personal taste and style? Then plant flowers to add splashes of color throughout the growing season.

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Suggested Plantings for Sun and Shade
Typically, when most of us think about gardening, we’re thinking about plants and flowers planted, cultivated and grown in full sunlight. But there are abundant opportunities that can produce pleasant results when we expand our planting to partial sun and shade.

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Gardening and the Environment
You’d don’t need to become an eco-warrior to get on friendly terms with the environment. In fact, you can start small…literally in your own backyard. Here are a few suggestions.

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Planting Bulbs
With Fall soon approaching, it’s actually time for gardeners to Think Spring! Why think of Spring now, you may ask? Because as Summer fades, Fall is the time to plant your bulbs.

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Raised Planting Beds Raise Your Gardening Prowess
Would you like to make growing your own fresh vegetables easier? Then give a thought to raised bed gardening. Gardening in contained soil higher than surface soil provides a number of advantages over growing plants in level ground.

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Vegetable Garden Tips
These days, many households are growing their their own fresh, seasonal vegetables in their very own gardens. If you’re contemplating starting your own vegetable garden, here are some basic tips you ought to know.

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Tomato Planting Made Easy
Even gardeners who aren’t gardeners love to plant tomatoes! Seeds and seedlings are readily available. Tomatoes are easy to grow in large and small backyard plots, or in a pot on a balcony.

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Tips for Growing Tomato Plants
It’s probably no stretch to assert that the most popular vegetable to grow is the tomato. There must be literally tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of tomatoes grown at home across the US every year… 

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How to Plant a Vegetable Garden
You’ve decided you want to try your hand at vegetable gardening. Probably, your first instinct is to grow something you like to eat, something that tastes best when it’s fresh, and something you’d like to have in abundance.

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When to Water
For the casual gardener, knowing how to care for plants can be a source of frustration. In no case is this more true than on the question of watering. As too many folks have learned, plants are more likely to be killed by watering too much than too little.

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Vegetable Garden Design
So, you’d like to start a vegetables garden. Where do you begin?  It’s probably best to figure out what you want to plant, how much you want to plant, and where to plant it before you do anything. 

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