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6 Trees and Shrubs That Attract Wildlife to Your Landscape

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Dedicating yard space to plants and trees that attract wildlife is a valuable way to restore natural habitats, support local biodiversity, and elevate your landscape design all at once. There are so many colorful trees and fruit-filled shrubs that offer nesting areas, shelter, and food for wild animals.  Learn about six trees and shrubs that …

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10 Retaining Wall Steps Ideas for Your Landscape

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Putting up walls can be a good thing, that is, if you’re talking about retaining wall ideas in your landscape design! They prevent soil erosion in your yard, minimize the chance of flooding, and are an optimal solution to utilize space! A colorful landscape is a great way to express yourself, and including retaining wall …

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Log Splitter Troubleshooting: A Guide to Common Problems

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Nothing is worse than setting aside time to get a job done and discovering your machinery isn’t working as it should. It’s especially true if somebody depends on you to provide a service, and you must find a quick and efficient solution to keep working. Depending on your model, you may have a bit of …

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6 Most Nutritious Vegetables To Grow in Your Home Garden

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Vegetables are an excellent source of nutrients, including calcium, potassium, vitamin A, fiber, and antioxidants. Moreover, when you create your own vegetable garden, you are more likely to consume the homegrown crop and benefit from its essential nutrients. Growing vegetables at home also allow you to enjoy better flavors and fresher produce than anything you can …

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7 Eye-Catching Tall Growing Perennials

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Planting tall perennials is a great way to add vertical height and an attractive backdrop to your garden. This tallest layer can function as a border around your backyard, offer you privacy, and make the most of small spaces. Moreover, the perennial flowers return year after year, offering you sweeping views of stunning clash of …

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5 Most Difficult Plants to Grow in Your Garden

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As a gardener, you know some plants are easier to care for than others, and some require more attention to thrive. That’s why it can be so satisfying when you successfully cultivate something that isn’t the easiest of plants to grow in your gardens. The five plants listed below are perfect examples of a challenge. …

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5 Tips for Choosing Flower Seeds for Your Garden

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When planning your garden for the seasons to come, it’s never too early to start! One of the most exciting things gardeners get to do each year is design where and what to put in their garden beds. Whether you’re partial to bright colors or unique textures, there’s an abundance of flowers from which to …

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How to Start Your Own Garden

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Gardening is a great way to reconnect with nature, grow your own food, and positively contribute to your physical and mental well-being. There’s nothing more satisfying than watching your plants grow and yield beautiful flowers, tasty fruits, or crunchy veggies. So how should you go about starting your garden? What are the most important things …

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