Gardening - Backyard Boss

All About Lettuce: Varieties and Interesting Facts

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Lettuce has been cultivated for thousands of years as supplemental food stuff and has become a staple in most cultures as the perfect leafy green to serve alongside favorite main dishes. Although you may have heard from time to time it truly has no nutritional value, you can most definitely ignore this advice as all …

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All About Potatoes: Fun Facts for All Ages

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Potatoes often become part of a ‘that vegetable’ controversy every few decades due to fads in diets and a general misunderstanding of what a potato provides. Although a starchy root veggie that is carbohydrate-based, it is packed full of nutrients and serves as a dependable, and important food crop. The following article explores all about …

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37 Great Containers for Gardening: Ideas for Your Landscape

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No matter the size of your yard, container gardening can bring an element of interest and attention to detail to your landscape that might surprise you. Perfect for a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, and flowers, pots, and other containers can be placed in just about any area you desire. They add depth, height, texture, …

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Attracting Butterflies, Hummingbirds, and Other Pollinators

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Your gardens are dependent upon pollinators to thrive just as much (or even more) than the hard work you put into them. Pollinators are a critical addition to plant survival and there are many ways you can support their lifecycle, attract them to your yard, and help provide them a safe haven so they can …

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Tips for Planting a Bee Garden at Home

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Did you know that there are nearly 20,000 species of bees in the world? Often considered a nuisance, but truly one of the Earth’s most useful creatures, these insects are absolutely essential for environmental and agricultural purposes. With their capacity to pollinate and their ability to make ingredients and raw materials that are used over …

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Start Your Own Home Garden with This Simple Step by Step Guide

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Gardening is a great way to get outdoors and be responsible for something that provides a plethora of benefits. Even if you are an urban dweller, you can most definitely take advantage of having your own garden with just a little ingenuity. Often, the biggest issues when starting a garden have to do with location …

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Types of Weeds: A Guide to Common Garden Weed Species

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Not much is worse than spending hours prepping your soils for healthy lawns and garden beds only to find that not so aesthetically pleasing plants find it just as habitable as your carefully chosen vegetation. This is especially true if you try to avoid a lot of synthetic chemicals and harsh applications to kill off …

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Everything You Need to Know About Early Blooming Flowers: Types, Tips, and Guides

Everything You Need to Know About Early Blooming Flowers

Who doesn’t love spring? Aside from the fact that you can’t throw away those extra layers of clothes that make it impossible to get around, it’s time for new gardening opportunities that will make your yard look and feel forever young. Like with every other season, spring brings its fair share of beautiful flowers, each …

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