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Low Maintenance Vegetable Gardening for a Bountiful Harvest


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


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


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


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


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


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 [...]


Avian Flu Outlook is Cautiously Optimistic


Deadly strains of avian flu have ruffled the feathers of the poultry industry in the West and Midwest and sent food manufacturers scrambling for egg substitutes in the wake of spiking prices. More than 30 million turkeys and chickens in [...]


How To Create An Outdoor Oasis


(NAPS)—Wow your friends and families at gatherings, pool parties or barbecues in your backyard by creat-ing your own outdoor oasis. and Donny Osmond have teamed up to share 10 surprisingly easy and affordable ways to turn your backyard into [...]


The Latest Buzz on Honeybees


The numbers are in on the honeybee front –and the buzz is mixed. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, winter losses of managed honeybee colonies for 2014-2015 dropped for the second straight year to 23 percent, significantly lower [...]


Go With A Pro To Be Sprinkler Savvy


(NAPS)—With warmer weather upon us, you may be getting ready to boot up your irrigation system to return your landscape to its former glory. Before you get started, remember that winter can take a toll on your sprinkler system, causing [...]

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