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  1. Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Seasonal Essentials for Mom

    Mother's Day Gift Guide
    Not sure what to get mom this holiday?

    Find gardening gadgets, shade solutions, and more outdoor items with our Mother's Day Gift Ideas.
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  2. Creative Garden Ideas for Spring

    Creative Garden Ideas for Spring

    The spring season almost always inspires a fresh start. Whether you plan to clean out the attic or get your front lawn healthy again after a long winter, everyone feels motivated to revitalize their space this time of year. Rejuvenate your garden this spring and make it a space you’ll never want to escape. Find out how to include some eye-catching new plants, incorporate attractive outdoor décor, and utilize useful tools with these creative garden ideas.

    Try New Seedlings in a Greenhouse

    With a backyard greenhouse, you greatly expand your options for what to grow regardless of your planting zone. You can get creative with your planting efforts by trying out some new seedlings for the season! Utilizing a GrowIT Backyard Greenhouse for efficient backyard gardening can help extend the season and better accommodate your unique plants. Thanks to its 4 ft. shelving, it makes organizing the interior of your greenhouse easy. Temperature regulation is simplified thanks to screen vents for ventilation, and our unique Luminate fabric improves plant growth by evenly diffusing the light. Grow better, stronger plants – faster. Also, you can use a greenhouse to get a head start on your summer plants. You can plant new summer bulbs, or the bulbs that you dug up in the fall to keep safe from the winter frost. Additionally, you can get a head start on warm weather vegetables that are not very frost-tolerant, like tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers. A greenhouse can be used to try out trendy new annuals like beacon impatiens, silver strand didelta, or I’Conia hybrid begonias or perennials like the firefly amethyst, dicentra “pink diamonda,” or “orange you awesome” echinacea before you move them to your garden. If you like how they look, you can transplant them into a garden or a planter. If you don’t like them, you can give them to neighbors, or bring them to a local plant swap event.

    Add Beautiful Low Maintenance Plants

    Do you consider landscaping to be a must-do chore and not a fun hobby? Then you should think about planting some shrubs or perennials along your house, driveway, sidewalk, fence, wall, or ...
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  3. Portable Building Kits: From Garages to Greenhouses and More

    Portable Building Kits: From Garages to Greenhouses and More
    Looking for a low-maintenance, multi-purpose, and mobile backyard structure? Check out our selection of portable building kits for convenient and reliable storage, shelter, and more solutions to satisfy your needs.

    Why Choose a Portable Building?

    When searching for a shelter or storage structure, it’s important to consider a few factors to determine the best option for your needs – one of those factors being portability vs. permanence.

    Portable building kits provide a convenient and versatile space for a wide range of purposes. These structures typically consist of an easy-to-assemble frame with a fabric or tarp cover. Compared to permanent structures, portable solutions offer these benefits and more:
    • Both short-term and long-term usage capabilities.
    • Typically no building permits, added property taxes, or on-site renovations are required.
    • Portable buildings offer an affordable and low-maintenance investment.
    • Units are easy to assemble, disassemble, and move to repurpose when desired.

    While permanent structures have their advantages too, these are just a few benefits when you opt for a portable building. For more reasons to choose portable over permanent, check out our 6 benefits to using a temporary storage solution.
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  4. Grower's Guide: What to Grow in a Greenhouse All Year Long

    Grower's Guide: What to Grow in a Greenhouse All Year Long
    Whether you want to extend your growing season for a few months...
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  5. Grower's Guide: What is Intensive Gardening?

    Grower's Guide: What is Intensive Gardening?

    Want to get the most out of your garden this year? Find out more about intensive gardening for a highly efficient, productive, and manageable growing season.

    What’s Intensive Gardening?

    Intensive gardening requires implementing time-saving and space-saving gardening techniques in order to maximize growing results. This includes planting in more manageable spaces, utilizing organic matter, distinct plant organization, and more that we’ll get into soon. With intensive gardening, you can grow more food in less space while protecting and increasing the quality of your plants. You also potentially decrease weeds, minimize resources, and allow for a non-stop growing season from start to finish.

    Intensive Gardening Layouts

    Typically, gardeners plant in long, single rows in order to maintain crops and keep produce organized. However, these single lines don’t necessarily optimize your gardening space. Dispersed plant rows take up more room, often produce more weeds, and cause the soil to dry out faster. Instead of placing seedlings in rows, intensive gardening involves utilizing space-saving techniques in order to efficiently grow in a concentrated area. See more on these intensive gardening methods: intensive gardening Companion planting example: plant flowers and vegetables in one compact area in order to save space and resources. (Source: HouzBuzz)

    Companion Planting.

    Certain seedling combinations either promote (or diminish) plant growth. Companion planting, or interplanting, allows you to maximize results by pairing certain crops together in your smaller space. By planting certain vegetables, fruits, or herbs side by side, you can effectively repel unwanted pests, minimize weeds, and even enhance the flavor of your produce! When choosing plant pairs, thoroughly understand which companion planting combos work best. Understand both plants' optimal growing season, duration, pattern (tall, short, above or below ground), as well as light, nutrient, and moisture requirements. Alternate between long-season and short-season crops and try to plant small shade-tolerant species under taller crops. Ultimately, choose plants that protect and enhance each other’s growth in order to maximize time, space, and results.

    Succession Planting.

    Succession planting offers a non-stop harvest as long as possible. After one crop is ready, another is planted in the same place. This requires a little extra planning in order to accommodate for every plant’s peak growing season. However, it greatly maximizes your yield for the year. Create a planting schedule, choose the right varieties (this relates back to companion planting), and strategically utilize your designated planting space to amplify results throughout the entire season. By utilizing all available soil space in your garden at all times, you guarantee a more productive and fruitful harvest.

    Tools and Necessities

    Intensive Gardening

    Arrow Sheds 4 ft. x 4 ft. SpaceMaker Raised Garden Bed 

    Raised Garden Beds.

    When intensive gardening, you must ensure your soil contains sufficient nutrients and water for competing plants to get what they need. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to make soil amendments when planting in the deep and compacted ground. Raised garden beds provide the ideal growing environment for plants, especially when incorporating intensive gardening. These compact units allow you to effectively adjust your soil to ensure plants maintain the right pH and contain all the basic nutrients needed for a flourishing garden. Focus on directly providing plants with quality water and specific organic materials so you never waste resources on unplanted ground space. Raised beds help also avoid the hassles of soil compaction, frozen ground, weeds, and more.
    PRO TIP:Want more temperature control over plants to achieve even faster results? Attach a ...
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  6. Holiday Gift Guide: Get the Perfect Shade, Shelter and Storage Items for the Holidays

    Holiday Gift Guide: Get the Perfect Shade, Shelter and Storage Items for the Holidays

    ShelterLogic and Arrow's Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide...

    Drawing a blank when it comes to choosing the perfect holiday gift for outdoor lovers in your family? At ShelterLogic Corp. we manufacture practical and affordable shade, shelter and storage solutions for the whole family. To give you an inside look at our
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  7. The ShelterLogic Grower's Guide: Greenhouse Kits, March Growing Season and More

    The ShelterLogic Grower's Guide: Greenhouse Kits, March Growing Season and More

    What is the Grower's Guide Series and Why Choose Greenhouse Kits?

    At ShelterLogic, we aim to do more than bring you great products like greenhouse kits, garage kitsall-steel sheds and more at an affordable price. We also want to share innovative ideas with you about how to use our products in interesting and innovative ways. That's why we've developed the ShelterLogic Growers Guide series. Throughout the year, we'll be bringing you great ideas on what to grow no matter what the season.

    Spring Into the March Growing Season

    This month, we'll cover greenhouse kits and offer advice on what to grow in March. We'll offer you some advice on what you should focus on growing for the month of March, and create a chart with many of the different types of vegetables.

    greenhouse kitsWhy Choose Greenhouse Kits

    Whether you're an expert grower or a novice gardener, having a great set-up in your backyard is important to grow vegetables, herbs and flowers. So, how do you choose the best growing system? Greenhouse kits come in a variety of different sizes, and at ShelterLogic we have many different types that'll likely meet your individual needs. Many of our greenhouse kits are perfect for hobbyists and expert growers, but we also manufacture high tunnel greenhouses perfect for commercial use: you can learn more about them here. Backyard greenhouses and greenhouse kits are great for growing vegetables earlier in the season, and can create a stable, well regulated and warm environment for plants to grow and thrive. They are also practical solutions for those of us who want to start planting veggies and herbs earlier. With a greenhouse kit or raised bed it's easy to get a jump start on the spring harvest. There are many different styles and types of greenhouse kits available, such as our  Grow-IT Greenhouse-in-a-Box - great for controlled gardening virtually anywhere.
    Green Thumb Pro Tip: Protect Seedlings From Hard FrostsEarly seedlings can be vulnerable to hard frosts that typically set in overnight. When temperatures drop, it can become difficult for plants to survive the cold weather. Use a raised bed greenhouse to cover raised beds, or use a grow house or greenhouse kits to get a start growing seedlings in the early season.

    early growing raised bed greenhouse

    What can you grow in March...

    So the question remains, what can you actually grow in the month of march? It may be hard to believe, but gardening before
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