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NATURAL INSECT CONTROL

NATURAL INSECT CONTROL Insects are a natural part of any garden. Most insects are beneficial, but some are not desirable and can cause harm to your flowers and vegetables. Using pesticides and herbicides will usually kill all insects, not just the harmful ones and...

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WATER CONSERVATION

WATER CONSERVATION

Because over 70% of the Earth is covered in water, it is often a resource that we take for granted, especially in this part of the world. But, only 2% of this water is suitable for drinking. With water consumption rates rising, water conservation is something we can...

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RABBIT REPELLANTS

RABBIT REPELLANTS

  Although rabbits can be cute and interesting to watch, they can also wreck havoc on your garden. There are several varying methods you may try to discourage these little mammals from visiting your garden. You may find that you have to change methods...

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SUMMER GARDENING CHECKLIST

SUMMER GARDENING CHECKLIST

SUMMER GARDENING CHECKLIST Now is the time to really enjoy your garden and all the hard work you put in- use this summer gardening checklist to keep your garden looking its best the whole season! To encourage fresh growth, clean up browning daylily foliage by plucking...

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MULCHING

MULCHING

Mulching is putting a layer of material on the surface of the soil around plants. Types Organic mulch, such as bark, adds nutrients, retains moisture, reduces runoff, reduces soil erosion, and prevents weeds. Inorganic mulch, such as stone, can be used as well, but it...

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COMPOSTING

COMPOSTING

Compost is what you get when yard and garden debris, kitchen scraps and other organic materials have completely broken down into a rich, dark, crumbly material. Composting is simply the process of changing raw, organic materials, such as grass clippings, sod, leaves,...

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HOW TO PLANT A TREE OR SHRUB

HOW TO PLANT A TREE OR SHRUB

Planting trees on your property can have several benefits. They provide shade and cooling in summer, block the wind in winter, are natural shelters for birds and small animals, and can even increase your property value. To ensure the tree you plant does well and...

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RAIN GARDENS

RAIN GARDENS

RAIN GARDENS A rain garden is a natural or man-made depression that has been planted with native plants that are able to gradually absorb and filter storm water. Rain water from roofs, driveways, and other hard surfaces drains into the depression and then has time to...

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