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Deadheading has many benefits

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Deadheading is the secret to long-lasting color and healthier plants. While deadheading may not be very enjoyable, it is an important task in maintaining a healthy well-kept garden which will reward you in the future. There are four good reasons to deadhead. First, it will prolong the bloom period of most perennials and annuals, and in some cases perennials will send up a second batch of flowers. Second, it prevents seeding of perennials from spreading.

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