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Protect Gardens From Invasive Pests

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Nothing tastes better than fresh-picked fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, invasive pests threaten to de-vour the crops in our gardens and farms, and the flowers, trees and plants in our landscapes. They are a real threat, costing our nation approximately $120 [...]

 

Protect Your Family From Mosquitoes Six Ways

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According to the World Health Organization, as many as 3 to 4 million people may be exposed to the Zika vi-rus in the next 12 months—but you and your family don’t have to be among them. To combat the Zika [...]

 

The Buzz On Bees

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If you’ve ever wondered where the term “worker bee” comes from, consider this when you sit down for your next meal: One out of every three bites of food you eat exists because of bees and other pollinators. Without their [...]

 

Prepare Your Deck for Outdoor Entertaining Season

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This year, designers are seeing a growing trend emerge among homeowners: bringing their interior design aesthetic to their outdoor spaces. “Homeowners are looking for ways to let their personalities shine throughout every room in their homes, including the outdoors,” says [...]

 

Low Maintenance Vegetable Gardening for a Bountiful Harvest

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Increase your harvest without increasing the size of your garden or workload. All you need is a bit of inten-sive planting, along with some low maintenance techniques. Invest some time upfront to prepare the garden soil. This will save you [...]

 

Create a Garden Anywhere With Straw Bales

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Add productive garden space and raise your planting bed with straw bale gardening. This technique allows gardeners to create raised bed gardens on a patio, lawn or any area with poor compacted soil. Straw bale gardening has been around for [...]

 

Three Easy Steps to Creating the Outdoor Space of Your Dreams

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There’s no better time than now to make the most out of your outdoor living space before the cool months arrive. Creating an outdoor haven is easier to achieve than you think thanks to a few expert tips. These simple [...]

 

Feed A Bee, Feed The Planet

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Apples, broccoli, cherries, almonds all have something in common that may surprise you.   Each one of these foods is available thanks to the honey bee and other pollinators. In fact, about one-third of the human food supply depends on [...]

 

Hybrids, Heirlooms And GMOs Explained

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If the terms “hybrid,” “heirloom” and “GMO” have you stumped, you’re not alone. When it comes to buying seeds and plants, there’s a lot of confusion, even among seasoned gardeners. Here are a few facts that may help.   Hybrids [...]

 

Outdoor Living Trends

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You can still have a hot time in your own backyard, even when the weather cools, if you follow these trends and enhance the natural beauty of your patio, poolscape, walkway or driveway.   Here’s a look at five delightful [...]

 
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