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Lee Reich

  • How-To

    How to Sharpen Pruners

    There are a few good reasons to keep your pruning tools sharp. For one thing, it's easier to prune with a sharp blade than a dull one. But more important,…

  • How-To

    A Survey of Pruning Tools

    Whether you are pruning hedges, shrubs, or fruit trees, the right tool makes all the difference. In this clip from the Fine Gardening Pruning DVD-ROM, horticulturist Lee Reich, Ph.D., of New…

  • How-To

    Testing Soil Drainage

  • How-To

    Making Compost

    What you put into your compost pile determines what you get out. Lee Reich, Ph.D., author of The Pruning Book and "hands-in-the-dirt" gardener, advises to take the time to get the…

  • How-To

    How to Make Leaf Mold

    Leaf mold is something gardeners can never have too much of. It is useful in container plantings, in the ground, and on the ground. You can use it as an…

  • How-To

    Soil Testing

    Depending on your soil's native fertility, your plants may perform for years without needing additional fertilizer. But sooner or later, they'll show their unhappiness by displaying stunted growth and/or off-color…

  • How-To

    Deadheading Annuals and Perennials

    Deadheading improves a plant's appearance, controls reseeding, and redirects a plant's energy from seed production to root and vegetative growth. It also prolongs the bloom period of some plants, and…

  • How-To

    How to Prune Tomatoes

    The rapid growth of a healthy tomato plant can sometimes lead to problems. To learn how to prune your tomatoes for better health and better fruit, check out this video…

  • How-To

    Pinching Stem Tips

    Pinching stem tips can make plants look neat, as well as encourage branching and bushier growth. To learn how to pinch your plants, check out this video with Lee Reich, a horticultural consultant and the author…

  • How-To

    Removing Root Suckers

    Root suckers are vigorous vertical stems that ruin a tree's appearance. They also compete with, and eventually overgrow, tree trunks. In this video, Lee Reich, author of The Pruning Book,…