Anthracnose: Preventing Leaf Spots and Blights On Your Plants

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We all know when leaves begin to get spotted, there’s a problem. While there’s a lot of causes, today we’ll focus in on one particular one: anthracnose. This fungal disease is widespread, affecting all sorts of plants from fruits and vegetables through grains, trees (both fruiting and non-fruiting) and ornamental plants. It is not generally … Read more

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Geraniums: Grow These Prolific & Colorful Flowers In Your Garden

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Brightly-colored in shades ranging from common pinks and reds through deep dusky blues and violets, geraniums are a common sight in most gardens today. The term “geranium” itself is a bit misleading, because there’s actually two separate genuses that are considered geraniums. But we’ll go into that in more detail shortly! Whether you are simply … Read more

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Best Food Dehydrator: Picking The Right One For Your Needs

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I remember my delight when I found a roadside fruit stand that was just overloaded with fresh, rich peaches. All of them were perfectly ripe and ready to eat right now. But peaches spoil quickly, and that’s why you need the best food dehydrator you can get. We all love fruit and vegetables in season!  … Read more

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Squash Vine Borer: Protecting Your Food Crops From These Pests

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The squash vine borer is not common along the west coast, but for the majority of the United States it’s a common pest. The larvae burrow deep into the soft vines of zucchini or summer squash and kill off the plant. Today I’ll tell you everything you need to know about the lifecycle of these … Read more

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Best Hummingbird Feeder: Enticing Hummingbirds To Stay In Your Garden

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Hummingbirds are wonderful garden-dwellers. Not only are they adorably cute with their super-fast blur of wings and tiny bodies, but they can be great pollinators. Often, we want to encourage them to stay by buying the best hummingbird feeder we can find and providing extra food. But what really works to draw hummingbirds? Do you … Read more

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Espalier Fruit Trees: Ideas To Pack Big Fruit Harvests Into Small Spaces

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Have you ever wanted to grow fruit, but didn’t want to give up space in the yard for one of those heirloom apple trees? Even a crab apple might be too large? Then you will want to know about espalier fruit trees and how they’re grown! This old technique has been used on grape vines, … Read more

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Heated Bird Bath: Give Wildlife Access To Water All Winter Long

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It’s never too early to think about upcoming needs, and for many of us, a heated bird bath is on that list. Some are stylish and have tons of visual appeal. Others are a bit more sedate and merely do exactly as advertised: they keep the water from freezing. Let’s explore all of the important … Read more

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Clay Soil Got You Down? Top Tips For Amending Clay Soil

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When I was growing up my Mom always complained to my Dad about her garden and flower beds.  She would say things like “Nothing grows in this red dirt!”, or “I’m not planting anything this year, it never grows!” I always thought Mom just didn’t have a green thumb. Fast forward about twenty years, and now … Read more

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Growing Tomatillos: Enjoy Salsa Verde All Summer Long

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Have you ever tried growing tomatillos? Often used as part of salsa or Mexican cuisine, this relative of the cape gooseberry is a popular fruit. But what are tomatillos, really? The Mexican husk tomato, sometimes called jamberry but more commonly called tomatillo, is a strange little plant. Its fruit grows within a natural papery lantern-like … Read more

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Fusarium Wilt, Blight, And Rot: How To Handle These Fungal Problems

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Anyone who’s been gardening for a while is familiar with the dreaded fusarium wilt. Also called damping off, this fungal disease causes newly-sprouted seedling stems to collapse. It’s frustrating, but it’s certainly not unknown. But did you know that fusarium itself is a widespread genus of multiple species which can also cause a number of … Read more

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Best Dandelion Killer: Destroying Weeds Quickly And Painlessly

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Dandelions may be delightful when they’re no more than pretty yellow flowers, but once the flowers mature, the seeds fly everywhere. We all get them on occasion, but eventually you need to find the best dandelion killer to take care of the job. Determining what that is, though, is a bit more complex. Those of … Read more

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Calathea: Caring For The Rattlesnake Plant, Zebra Plant and More

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Have you ever grown a rattlesnake plant? How about a peacock plant? A zebra plant? All of these are forms of calathea! Let’s explore the delightful and fun world of this gorgeous and popular houseplant. With many vivid variations, this leafy plant can be a perfect addition to your living space. In some areas of … Read more

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Downy Mildew: How To Stop This Plant Disease Before It Starts

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Downy mildew and powdery mildew are often confused. If you’re looking for how to get rid of powdery mildew, check here. But downy mildew is a completely separate problem, even if it might look similar. Both are common issues in the garden. Today, we’ll go over everything there is to know about downy mildew. I’ll … Read more

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Downy Mildew: How To Stop This Plant Disease Before It Starts

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Downy mildew and powdery mildew are often confused. If you’re looking for how to get rid of powdery mildew, check here. But downy mildew is a completely separate problem, even if it might look similar. Both are common issues in the garden. Today, we’ll go over everything there is to know about downy mildew. I’ll … Read more

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Growing Kale: The Ultimate Guide To Growing Your Own Superfood

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In recent years, it’s gotten a reputation as a superfood. Leaf cabbage, also called kale, is a brassica species which really packs a punch. But growing kale isn’t something a lot of people consider doing. They should! Vitamin-packed kale (Brassica oleracea) is considered to be among the world’s healthiest foods. Rich in Vitamins A, C, … Read more

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Best Roach Killer: The Complete Guide To Eliminating Cockroaches

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What is the best roach killer on the market? We’re going to take on that question today, and I know it’s a difficult one! Nobody wants to discover cockroaches have infested their home. They’re everywhere in the urban sprawl. Garages, pantries, cupboards, behind kitchen equipment… nowhere is safe. And they’re disgusting. Whether you use the … Read more

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Best Mouse Trap: The Most Effective Ones Available Right Now

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Do you have a mouse in your house? Many of us do. But excepting the ones that are famous and found at theme parks, or the cute ones that outsmart cartoon cats, nobody wants these little rodentiae to live with them. That’s when you search for the best mouse trap you can find. From humane … Read more

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Ecotherapy: How Trees Make You Healthier & How You Can Help Them

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Arbor Day is celebrated nationally in the United States on the last Friday of April each year, although individual states celebrate it at different times. So in honor of National Arbor Day, I figured I’d share some fascinating information about ecotherapy as it relates to trees, and at the same time discuss some important aspects … Read more

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Separating Onions: Getting The Most Out Of Your Nursery Pack

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Today I’ll show you how to go about separating onions and maximizing the value of your store-bought seedlings! When you go to purchase onions, leeks, or other alliums at a nursery or garden center, they often come in a six-pack container that’s just crowded. Even if you started your seed at home, this can become … Read more

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Best Pruning Shears: Different Snips For Your Pruning Needs

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Getting the best pruning shears is a necessity. Your pruning shears are one of your best tools as a gardener. How else do you get rid of excess growth or keep your plants trimmed to an appropriate size? But choosing the best pruning shears for your task can be a matter of personal preference, or … Read more

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Mealybugs: Making Pseudococcidae Pests Go Away For Good

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Only a tenth to a quarter of an inch long, tiny mealybugs don’t look particularly dangerous. However, these voracious plant-suckers can literally suck the life out of your plants if you’re not careful. Today, I plan on helping you to stop the mealybug manifestation on your plants forever. Once you’ve read the information below, you … Read more

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Growing Cucumbers: The Ultimate Guide To Cucumis Sativus

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Once the warmth of summer comes on, cucumbers are a favorite addition to summer salads and sandwiches. Growing cucumbers at home is surprisingly easy, and you’ll find that the ones you grow are far superior to anything you can buy at the store. Whether used to make pickles, eaten fresh from the garden, or used … Read more

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Elderly Gardening: Grow Gracefully Into Your Golden Years

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As you become older, you may feel inclined to give up your beloved gardening past time as physical activity becomes more difficult. Elderly gardening may seem to be too much effort. But don’t give up! With the help of some very helpful tools and tips, you can continue to garden well into your golden years. … Read more

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Best String Trimmer: Finding The Right Weed Whacker For You

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You’ve gotten the lawn mowed wherever the mower would fit. You’ve used your lawn edger to clean up along the sidewalk and driveway. But you still need to get around the garden beds, and then there’s a narrow path where the lawn mower just wouldn’t fit. Now you need the best string trimmer you can … Read more

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Bottle Brush Tree: How To Grow And Care For Callistemons & Melaleucas

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Named for their bottle brush-shaped flowers, this plant can grow as a bottle brush tree or a shrub. Originating in Australia, there are around 50 species of bottle brush plants, each one with a slightly different growth pattern. Great attractors of pollinators, the bottle brush tree is a close relative of the paperbark melaleuca. It’s such … Read more

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How To Raise Mealworms For Feed, Fishing, Or Fun

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It may seem a bit odd to learn how to raise mealworms at first. Why would you ever want to have a supply of worms? Mealworms are not like the redworms you have in your worm composter. They won’t produce valuable worm castings for use in your garden. But they do have other benefits, and … Read more

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Best Grass Shears: Easy Solutions For Your Edging Dilemma

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Have you ever been using your string trimmer to trim your edging and nicked your prize peach tree? Found yourself in a position where you just didn’t have the right mower or trimmer to get into a tight spot? Then you need the best grass shears you can find, and you need them quickly. Thankfully, … Read more

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Hoya Plant: How To Grow And Care For The Wax Plant

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Epiphytic hoya plant, also known as the wax plant, is a popular houseplant. With clusters of star-shaped flowers adorning it, this waxy-looking species survives with only the bare minimum of care. But what does that care entail? Today we’ll delve into the sweetly-scented world of the hoya plant to learn all about the best way … Read more

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Tomato Fertilizer: How To Feed Your Plants For Ultimate Harvests

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If you want a bumper crop of tomatoes, you’re going to need a good tomato fertilizer. But the best forms of fertilizer may not be readily apparent. Tomatoes are heavy feeders, and they’ll want all kinds of stuff to promote both plant and fruit growth. So to clear up all this confusion, I’m going to … Read more

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Tomato Fertilizer: How To Feed Your Plants For Ultimate Harvests

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If you want a bumper crop of tomatoes, you’re going to need a good tomato fertilizer. But the best forms of fertilizer may not be readily apparent. Tomatoes are heavy feeders, and they’ll want all kinds of stuff to promote both plant and fruit growth. So to clear up all this confusion, I’m going to … Read more

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Rat Proof Garden: How To Get Rid Of Rodents In Garden Spaces

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Your garden is your pride and joy, and you put a lot of time and effort into making it flourish. So you’re going to want a rat proof garden. As a gardener, rodents are one of your biggest nightmares. They eat your crops, leave droppings everywhere, spread disease, and hide in the most inconspicuous places. … Read more

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Best Snow Shovel: Our Top Picks To Clear Your Drifts

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If you only have a little area to clear, you don’t necessarily need a snow blower. At that point, it’s time to find a quality shovel. But what’s the best snow shovel for your needs? Are there actually any differences, and is any type better than all the rest? Today we’ll go over everything you … Read more

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Staghorn Fern: How To Grow And Care For Platyceriums

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An unusual tropical plant, the staghorn fern is grown often as a houseplant or hanging plant. These fascinating plants often have multiple kinds of leaves which serve different purposes, some of which are antler-like in shape. And the shape gives this unusual type of plant its name, as if there were many green pairs of … Read more

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Mushroom Compost: What It Is, What It Does, And How To Make It

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Mushroom compost is a wonderful addition to your gardening efforts. A great soil builder, it’s also really useful for keeping the soil moist, and it helps to break down dense clay. But what is mushroom compost? How do you use it? Can you make it yourself? Let’s answer these questions and more! What Is Mushroom … Read more

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Gardening Shoes: Which Are The Best For You? (2018 Edition)

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When you’re working in the garden this spring, you’re going to want the highest quality gardening shoes you can find. After all, you’ll be spending long hours out there preparing for spring planting, dividing your perennials, and more. You’ll want comfortable shoes that can be easily cleaned off! Here’s my checklist of some of the … Read more

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Tiger Lily: How To Grow & Care For Lilium Lancifolium

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The showy and stunning blooms of the tiger lilly flower are well worth the effort, and for good reason. Originating in Asia, tiger lily (Lilium lancifolium, also called Lilium tigrinum) is a popular ornamental plant that’s become widespread internationally. It’s even become naturalized in parts of the United States, and can be widely seen throughout … Read more

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Tiger Lily: How To Grow & Care For Lilium Lancifolium

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The showy and stunning blooms of the tiger lilly flower are well worth the effort, and for good reason. Originating in Asia, tiger lily (Lilium lancifolium, also called Lilium tigrinum) is a popular ornamental plant that’s become widespread internationally. It’s even become naturalized in parts of the United States, and can be widely seen throughout … Read more

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Indoor Gardening For Beginners: Basics You Should Know

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If you are blessed with a natural green thumb, then continue doing what you’re doing. But if you’re like the rest of us mere humans, it takes time and a lot of trial and error to figure things out. It’s important to know some indoor gardening basics to give you the best chance to grow … Read more

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Spring Garden Prep: What You Need To Do To Get Ready To Grow

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It’s the tail end of winter and the beginning of spring, and in most areas, people are preparing their gardens for spring planting. But what is necessary to prepare your spring garden? Are there specific steps you really should take every year? No matter if you’re a beginner or an old hand, you’ll probably find … Read more

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Fence Planters: Fantastic & Free Plans To Get More Growing Space

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Does it feel as though you’ve filled your yard, and yet you still want to grow more? Now is the time to aspire to vertical garden options, or to use up those weird spots at the base of your fenceline. This is the perfect time to incorporate the use of fence planters of all sorts, … Read more

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Best Work Gloves: Getting The Right Gloves For Your Job

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No matter what kind of work you’re doing, you’re going to need work gloves. And of course, you want the best work gloves for your specific task. But it can be difficult to determine what kinds of gloves you need to get, because there’s thousands of variations out there depending on the job that needs … Read more

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Crabgrass: How To Get Rid Of This Weed For Good

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Crabgrass can invade and conquer your lawn if you give it a chance. Little tufts of quick-growing wild grasses can create trip hazards, and it’ll spread like wildfire wherever there’s any open space. So what’s the best way to get rid of crabgrass? Is there a good crabgrass treatment? Today, I’ll tell you everything that … Read more

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Lawn Edger List: 2018’s Top Rated Manual, Electric, And Gas Edgers

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The quest for the perfect lawn is endless. We invest in high-quality lawn mowers, in new grass seed, aerators, and lawn sprinklers. But there’s something that many people new to lawn maintenance forget: a lawn edger. Lawn edgers can produce clean lines of separation between your grass and the driveway, sidewalk, or garden beds. They … Read more

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Creeping Phlox, Mounding Phlox: Easy To Grow Perennial Plants

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In shades of white, pink, red, purple and blue, phlox is an incredibly popular, brilliantly-flowered ornamental plant. Whether it’s creeping phlox spreading out to become a beautiful ground cover, or a mounding phlox plant in the garden, these delicate flowers are definitely a sight to behold. The term “phlox” originates with the Greek word for … Read more

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Best Mosquito Killer: Which Is Best For Your Yard In 2018?

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Nobody likes mosquitos. Not only are they carriers of disease, but they’re little bloodsucking pests that leave behind itchy bumps that drive you nuts. But what’s the best mosquito killer, and how do you get rid of these irritating, flying menaces? Let’s discuss all the many options of environmental mosquito killers today. We’ll talk about … Read more

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Best Bug Zapper List 2018: How They Work & Which To Get

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While you might not need a bug zapper year-round, it’s a necessary device in most areas. Flying pests such as mosquitos and flies become irritating as the days grow longer and the weather gets warmer. But which is the best bug zapper to buy? Today, we’ll examine how a bug zapper works, and discuss the … Read more

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Creating a Pet-Safe Garden: A Guide to Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants

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No matter how cute and lovable your furry friends are, they can make a mess of your precious garden space. Cats and dogs are both capable of doing not-so-nice things like pulling up your plants, digging up soil, making your green turf turn yellow, and a whole lot of other things. Also, some plants can … Read more

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Creating a Pet-Safe Garden: A Guide to Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants

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No matter how cute and lovable your furry friends are, they can make a mess of your precious garden space. Cats and dogs are both capable of doing not-so-nice things like pulling up your plants, digging up soil, making your green turf turn yellow, and a whole lot of other things. Also, some plants can … Read more

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Pussy Willow: Growing and Caring For Salix-Species Plants

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Often the first thing to bloom in the spring, the pussy willow is a popular addition to ornamental gardens. Its flowers, or “catkins”, are fluffy little blooms which resemble tiny little cats. Used as a decoration as part of the lunar new year in China, it is believed to bring prosperity throughout the coming year. … Read more

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Best Electric Screwdriver For 2018: What To Look For & Which To Buy

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Looking around for the best electric screwdriver for your tool chest? Perhaps you want the best cordless screwdriver, or maybe you want something that’s simply got a lot more torque than your arm does. Or maybe you need something that will get into an awkward angle, which your standard non-electric might have problems doing? No … Read more

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Root Maggots On The Rampage: Wiping Out Delia Species Pests

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If you’re noticing a proliferation of flies, and your brassicas or root vegetables are starting to yellow, it’s a warning sign. You may have an infestation of root maggots. These fly larvae are no joke! Hungrily, they will chew through your plants, causing them to lose vigor, wilt, yellow, and possibly die off. Rescuing your … Read more

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Root Maggots On The Rampage: Wiping Out Delia Species Pests

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If you’re noticing a proliferation of flies, and your brassicas or root vegetables are starting to yellow, it’s a warning sign. You may have an infestation of root maggots. These fly larvae are no joke! Hungrily, they will chew through your plants, causing them to lose vigor, wilt, yellow, and possibly die off. Rescuing your … Read more

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Peat Pots Revealed: Biodegradable Planters For Your Garden

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It’s a brand new year, and we’re all planning our garden escapades for the next season and preparing to start seeds. Peat pots are a fantastic option for those who’re starting plants or transplanting them. But what exactly is a peat pot? What are they made of, and how do they work? Are these better … Read more

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Peat Pots Revealed: Biodegradable Planters For Your Garden

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It’s a brand new year, and we’re all planning our garden escapades for the next season and preparing to start seeds. Peat pots are a fantastic option for those who’re starting plants or transplanting them. But what exactly is a peat pot? What are they made of, and how do they work? Are these better … Read more

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Scale Insects: All About Them And How To Get Rid Of Them

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Ew, scale insects! Whether flat against leaves or fruit, or lumpy bumps on branches or stems, this widespread superfamily of insects is well over 8000 species strong. Many of them are agricultural pests, while others prey on trees or other plant life. But they’re all sap-sucking invaders who can spread a wide variety of plant … Read more

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Best Soil Test Kit For 2018: Which To Get And What To Know

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Most people know what their plants need to thrive. But how will you know if your garden has everything it really needs? Test the soil, of course! And yet there’s so many test types available. How should you choose? I’ll help you sort through the different types of soil test kits that are on the … Read more

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Whiteflies: How To Wipe Out These Tiny White Insects For Good

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Much like aphids, whiteflies are a scourge in the garden. These tiny pale pests suck the sap from plants and spread diseases. Worse yet, they’re so miniscule that they can fit through a lot of mesh screening. Because of this, the whitefly is also a major problem in greenhouses and indoor growing spaces. But don’t … Read more

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Hose Timer: Top Mechanical and Digital Timer Picks For 2018

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Timing is everything, or so the old phrase goes. Are you a business person who’s constantly on the go? Or are you a mom who’s juggling housework and kids and a job, and you just want a time saver? Either way, you need a hose timer. We’re going to go over the top choices in … Read more

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Best Hose Timer: Top Mechanical and Digital Timer Picks For 2018

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Timing is everything, or so the old phrase goes. Are you a business person who’s constantly on the go? Or are you a mom who’s juggling housework and kids and a job, and you just want a time saver? Either way, you need a hose timer. We’re going to go over the top choices in … Read more

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Wireworm Woes: Eradicating Soil Pests From Your Yard And Garden

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The long-lived, hungry wireworm can wreak havoc on the agricultural sector. With a diverse choice of common crops as their target, these click beetle larvae seek out and chew through the roots of plants. The wireworm can be notorious for being hard to kill off, and many chemical alternatives don’t seem to have much effect. … Read more

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Thrips: What Thysanoptera Pests Are And How To Eliminate Them

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Terrible thrips! They invade the garden, sucking the juices out of leaves and stems and the life from your plants. Thrips cause scarring on fruit and vegetables and spread plant diseases like the tomato spotted wilt. Finding them in your plant beds is never a good thing, because by the time you find them, they’re … Read more

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Common Hedging Diseases and How To Treat Them

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There are a number of common hedging diseases that can affect hedging of different types. This can lead primarily to discolouration, ruining the visual impact you’ve worked so hard to achieve with your hedging. In some – admittedly rare – cases, it can lead to plants dying. That’s why we’ve put this article together; so … Read more

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95 DIY Greenhouse Plans: Learn How To Build A Greenhouse

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You’ve decided you want to build a DIY greenhouse? Well, in that case, you’re in luck. I’ve got 95 different concepts and greenhouse plans for you to work from. Some are very rudimentary, others quite refined. A few will get you your DIY greenhouse cheap and easily. And others will give you a large greenhouse … Read more

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95 DIY Greenhouse Plans: Learn How To Build A Greenhouse

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You’ve decided you want to build a DIY greenhouse? Well, in that case, you’re in luck. I’ve got 95 different concepts and greenhouse plans for you to work from. Some are very rudimentary, others quite refined. A few will get you your DIY greenhouse cheap and easily. And others will give you a large greenhouse … Read more

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95 DIY Greenhouse Plans: Learn How To Build A Greenhouse

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You’ve decided you want to build a DIY greenhouse? Well, in that case, you’re in luck. I’ve got 95 different concepts and greenhouse plans for you to work from. Some are very rudimentary, others quite refined. A few will get you your DIY greenhouse cheap and easily. And others will give you a large greenhouse … Read more

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Hand Tiller Guide: The Best Hand Tiller For Your 2018 Garden

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In the spring before you plant, you have to till your garden. It’s a necessity! But what hand tiller should you use? Today we’re going to go over the top hand tillers on the market today, both handheld and long-handled upright models. I’ll tell you about the differences between them both, and help you make … Read more

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Coleus: How To Grow And Care For Plectranthus Scutellarioides

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Coleus is a gorgeous type of ornamental plant with a very complicated naming history! In 1763, coleus was part of the Ocimum genus. Later, it was recognized as its own genus of plants. Part of the Lamiaceae family, the genus name Coleus was eventually retired and these plants were incorporated as part of the Plectranthus … Read more

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Coleus: How To Grow And Care For Plectranthus Scutellarioides

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Coleus is a gorgeous type of ornamental plant with a very complicated naming history! In 1763, coleus was part of the Ocimum genus. Later, it was recognized as its own genus of plants. Part of the Lamiaceae family, the genus name Coleus was eventually retired and these plants were incorporated as part of the Plectranthus … Read more

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Coleus: How To Grow And Care For Plectranthus Scutellarioides

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Coleus is a gorgeous type of ornamental plant with a very complicated naming history! In 1763, coleus was part of the Ocimum genus. Later, it was recognized as its own genus of plants. Part of the Lamiaceae family, the genus name Coleus was eventually retired and these plants were incorporated as part of the Plectranthus … Read more

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Coleus: How To Grow And Care For Plectranthus Scutellarioides

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Coleus is a gorgeous type of ornamental plant with a very complicated naming history! In 1763, coleus was part of the Ocimum genus. Later, it was recognized as its own genus of plants. Part of the Lamiaceae family, the genus name Coleus was eventually retired and these plants were incorporated as part of the Plectranthus … Read more

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Best Hammer Drill: Which Gives The Best Bang For Your Buck

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Which is the best hammer drill for you? Today, we’re going to dive into that topic, beginning with what a hammer drill is and is not. Furthermore, we’ll go over the most important aspects to be looking for. I’ll give you a short history of some of the top companies that manufacture this incredibly useful … Read more

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Leeks: Everything You Need To Know To Grow And Harvest Them

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Luscious, delicious leeks! They’re on every fine chef’s menu somewhere. In the UK, they’re a staple part of the daily diet, and they appear heavily in Asian cuisine as well. Leeks are found in the most elegant dishes and at the finest restaurants. But they’re also in the finest of gardens, too. Today, we look … Read more

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Bokashi From Scratch: How To Build And Use Bokashi Composters

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Most stationary and tumbler-style composters handle plant materials, paper and cardboard, some manures, and the occasional eggshell. Vermicomposters can handle all of those as well as occasional rice or pasta that can gum up a tumbler composter or draw pests if added too frequently. But only one method of composting can handle all of the … Read more

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Birds Nest Fern: How To Grow And Care For Asplenium Species

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If you’re slowly turning your home into a haven for tropical plants, the birds nest fern is a must-have plant. This lush, leathery-leaved fern finds its home in humid environments naturally. Still, it can easily become a brilliant flush of green indoors or out. Does this sound enticing? If so, read on to learn all … Read more

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Greenhouse Plastic: What You Need To Buy To Build Your Greenhouse

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When building a greenhouse, you need to have greenhouse plastic unless you’re building a permanent structure with solid-sheet panels of glass, acrylic, or polyethylene. So what should you use? How do you figure out how much you need, and what’s the best greenhouse plastic for your needs? Today we’ll dive into the world of greenhouse … Read more

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Greenhouse Plastic: What You Need To Buy To Build Your Greenhouse

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When building a greenhouse, you need to have greenhouse plastic unless you’re building a permanent structure with solid-sheet panels of glass, acrylic, or polyethylene. So what should you use? How do you figure out how much you need, and what’s the best greenhouse plastic for your needs? Today we’ll dive into the world of greenhouse … Read more

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Boston Fern: How To Grow And Care For Nephrolepis Species

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Did you know that the Boston fern can reduce pollutants in the air? Well, every plant can, but this one is one of the highest-rated species to do so. It’s also beautiful when grown in pots or in hanging baskets. It can really brighten up the house with its vibrant green or greenish-yellow foliage. And … Read more

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Boston Fern: How To Grow And Care For Nephrolepis Species

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Did you know that the Boston fern can reduce pollutants in the air? Well, every plant can, but this one is one of the highest-rated species to do so. It’s also beautiful when grown in pots or in hanging baskets. It can really brighten up the house with its vibrant green or greenish-yellow foliage. And … Read more

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Mexican Bean Beetle: How To Eliminate Epilachna Varivestis

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The Mexican bean beetle looks an awful lot like a ladybug of a different color, and we all love ladybugs, or as some call them, ladybirds. But under that cute orangish exterior lies a voracious agricultural pest. Unlike its sweet red relatives, it doesn’t prey on other pest insects, but on the plants themselves. How … Read more

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Mexican Bean Beetle: How To Eliminate Epilachna Varivestis

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The Mexican bean beetle looks an awful lot like a ladybug of a different color, and we all love ladybugs, or as some call them, ladybirds. But under that cute orangish exterior lies a voracious agricultural pest. Unlike its sweet red relatives, it doesn’t prey on other pest insects, but on the plants themselves. How … Read more

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Digging Fork Decisions: Which One And What’s Best For Your Wallet

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If you’ve ever discovered that your soil is simply too tough to penetrate with a shovel, you’ll need a digging fork. These tools are a great way to loosen the soil in preparation to digging. They’re also great for working organic material, fertilizer, or compost into your garden beds. They’re amazing for getting root vegetables … Read more

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Best Post Hole Digger: How To Pick One And Which To Buy

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The best post hole digger, you say? Why would you ever need that? Well, let me give you some reasons. You’re about to install the deck of your dreams, but you just realized that to do it, you need to have 6″ wide by 30″ deep holes that can accommodate your deck posts as well … Read more

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Best Post Hole Digger: How To Pick One And Which To Buy

The post Best Post Hole Digger: How To Pick One And Which To Buy is by
Lorin Nielsen and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog.

The best post hole digger, you say? Why would you ever need that? Well, let me give you some reasons. You’re about to install the deck of your dreams, but you just realized that to do it, you need to have 6″ wide by 30″ deep holes that can accommodate your deck posts as well … Read more

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Cucumber Beetle Battle: How To Rid Your Garden Of These Pests

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The last thing you want to see in your yard is a cucumber beetle. No, really, I’m not kidding. If you are starting to see these little beetles scattered around your garden, that is a major problem. The larvae have a tendency to gnaw on the roots of your plants, and the adults chew on … Read more

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Best Electric Snow Blower or Thrower? Top Picks For 2017

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The first storm of the season has come and gone, and now it’s the season of snow blowing. Unless you’re excited about a snow shovel exercise program, nobody really wants to do the backbreaking job of shoveling the driveway! And yet, you might be asking what snow blower to buy, or even if you need … Read more

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Electric Snow Blower or Thrower? Best Picks For 2017

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The first storm of the season has come and gone, and now it’s the season of snow blowing. Unless you’re excited about a snow shovel exercise program, nobody really wants to do the backbreaking job of shoveling the driveway! And yet, you might be asking what snow blower to buy, or even if you need … Read more

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