Deadheading flowers is simply the process of removing faded or dead flower blooms. In many plants such as day lilies, roses and azaleas removing these blooms promotes new flower growth by preventing the plant from putting its energy into the setting of the seed. This energy is then used to produce more flowers.

Snap off any faded flowers between your fingers and thumb, breaking the stem cleanly (for tougher stems use a pair of scissors or pruners). While certain plants may respond differently at the very least you will spruce up the appearance of your flowerbed by eliminating any dry ugly flowers.

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Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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