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3 Common Items For Getting Rid Of Ants

ants
Ants can be the bane of our existence. They come into our gardens and protect nasty plant-killing bugs, and they find any possible crack...

Keeping Your Potted Plants Healthy

clay pots
Potted plants can be both a blessing and curse depending on their care. On one hand, it’s very easy to care for your potted...

Installing The Best Fence Posts For Your Garden

fence sunrise lane
Fencing is very functional. It can be used as a barrier to keep things out or keep things, like a dog or other people,...

Top 10 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

plants that repel mosquitos
We all know that mosquitoes can be a great nuisance, especially with this warm weather. The good news, however, is that apart from chemicals,...

Top 10 Healing Herbs You Should Grow

healing herbs
For thousands of years, people have been using different healing herbs to alleviate pain and heal themselves. Modern scientists have even come forward to...

Tips for Planting Succulents

succulents
Succulents are one of Mother Nature's perfect works of art. With their variety of exquisite shapes and unique leaf forms resembling rosettes and teardrops,...

Japanese Gardens in Your Own Backyard

rock garden
People all over the world are quickly adopting traditional Japanese garden designs for their backyard. It’s no wonder that this is becoming the new...

Protect Your Fruit From Moth Infestations

codling moth
It's one of the most frustrating situations to encounter: You work hard in your garden to yield a crop that will feed you and...

Three Types of Edible Weeds

dandelions edible weeds
We've all dealt with those annoying weeds in our yards that just don’t seem to go away. Don’t be so quick to get rid...

How to Attract Hummingbirds in Your Garden

hummingbirds
In late August the hummingbirds will be starting their migration. Some of us will be sad to see them going, and others will be...

Five Steps to Killing Mushrooms

mushrooms
Most of the time, mushrooms aren't dangerous. While there are cases where mushrooms caused lawn diseases, these are few and far between. However, a...

The Most Fragrant Garden Flowers

lilac
We plant certain flowers in our gardens and around our yards to experience their glorious beauty. But one of the most enjoyable aspects of...

How to Grow Strawberries Out of a Jar

strawberries
  Strawberries are one of our favorite fruits to eat all year long. They’re sweet and juicy, leaving us constantly craving more. Now using a...

Gardening with Goldmounds: 3 Simple Tricks to Sprucing Up

Spiraea Japonica Goldflame
The goldmound spirea is a small shrub with gold leaves that would add a splash of color and elegance to any garden. Its small...

How To Keep Rats Out Of Your Yard and Garden

Garden rat
April 4th is World Rat Day, which is a perfectly fine day for promoting the idea of keeping rats in a cage and enjoying...

How To Plant Potted Roses

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Spring is finally here, and it's time to think about planting potted rose bushes. They make a beautiful addition to all backyards. They're also...

Why is Peat Moss Important In Vegetable Gardens?

peat moss
Treading lightly with peat moss Peat or peat moss has to be the most controversial wild growing moss in the world. Its reputation is known...

How to Use and Extract Aloe Vera Gel

How to Extract Aloe Vera Juice
What would we do without aloe vera? We rely very much on this plant in the medical and beauty industries. However, when most people...

DIY: 3 Steps to Building a Living Fence

living fence
  One of the most popular landscaping trends out right now is the living wall. For those unfamiliar with this term, it’s essentially when you...

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