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Get Rid Of Moles Without Hurting Them

Moles are pesky little creatures that can wreak havoc on your well-manicured and expensive lawn. Moles inhabit all of the United States and there are as many as seven varieties of the small, burrowing...
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Landscaping To Attract Birds: Create A Bird Sanctuary

If you’re thinking of creating a bird sanctuary, then thank you. Really, using your spare space in the backyard can help save birds every year and provide threatened birds with a safe stopping point....
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How To Safely Keep Rabbits Out Of The Garden

Have you been wondering what’s been happening to some of your leafier produce that you planted this year in your garden? Perhaps you are already aware of rabbits in or around your property and...
bats

Bats In Your Garden? That’s A Good Thing!

Those creepy looking creatures that you see flying in the night are not looking to suck your blood. Actually, they are looking for food and will happily eat every insect in sight. What a...
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Invite Birds to Your Garden

Our feathered friends bring beauty, movement, color and sweet chirps of music to any garden or yard. But they also provide the additional and functional benefit of controlling the destructive insect population, as they...
Honeybee

Five Steps to Attracting Honey Bees to Your Garden

While it may not always seem like it, there are a lot of perks to having honey bees buzzing around your garden. They act as pollinators, bringing your entire yard to life. There are...
Butterfly Garden

Creating a Beautiful Butterfly Garden

Who doesn't love butterflies? Butterflies are some of the most gorgeous and unique creatures that inhabit the earth, and having them fluttering around your yard is a beautiful sight to behold. You can welcome...
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How to Keep Spiders Out of Garden Boots

One of the downsides to working in the garden is having to deal with spiders, especially when they're crawling in your boots. Yikes! It's no wonder, though, that this happens when the apparel is...
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Dealing with Kudzu Bugs in the Winter

Like many other insects, when the weather starts getting colder, the kudzu bug searches for an escape from the outdoors. This can prove extremely difficult for gardeners. No worries though. Here at Gracious Gardening,...

Mite Control! How to Spray off Ornamentals and (Most) Vegetables

Spider mites are one of the most common pests that attack ornamental plants and vegetables around your home. Even though some people think they are insects, they are closely related to ticks and spiders....

Which Insects to Buy and Let Loose in your Garden

They let 72,000 ladybugs loose in the Mall of America! That was a pretty good idea. We let about 300 loose in our own backyard last weekend. After all, insects are an inevitable presence...

The Animals (and Other Things) That You Want In Your Garden

April 10th, 2013 is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Day, in honor of the 147th anniversary of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals--which was founded by a man in New York...
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How To Keep Rats Out Of Your Yard and Garden

April 4th is World Rat Day, which is a perfectly fine day for promoting the idea of keeping rats in a cage and enjoying them as charming pets. But no one wants them running...
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April is National Frog Month And Your Garden Will Love Them!

You can spend a lot of time communing with nature in your garden. Hours can pass as you enjoy all the beauty and life that exists there. If you’re like most people, though, you...
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How to Build a Butterfly Garden

If you’re looking to get more out of your garden this year, you may want to think about adding flowers and plants that attract wildlife. One species of wildlife that adds stunning beauty to...

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