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5 Reasons Why Your Plant’s Leaves Are Turning Yellow

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We all know that plants are important. They produce the oxygen we breathe and the food we eat. They also play a vital role in the water cycle, helping to purify our air and water. So, when our plant leaves start turning yellow, it’s natural to worry. There are several reasons why your plant’s leaves …

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8 Ways To Use Banana Peels in Your Garden

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Bananas are cheap, readily available, and nutritious. These well-loved fruits are originally from Africa but are now mostly grown in Central and South America, with over 100 billion bananas being eaten around the world every year! Bananas aren’t just good for eating though; their peels can be used in many ways in your home and …

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How To Attract Fireflies Into Your Yard

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There is a special kind of magic that you feel when you watch fireflies light up your yard on a summer night. Everyone loves to watch their twinkling lights and be inspired by this amazing natural display. For many, it’s an experience that takes them back to childhood, when firefly lights held so much mystery …

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12 Plants That Act As Natural Spider Repellents

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Having spiders in your garden isn’t always problematic. They catch in their webs insects, such as aphids, mosquitos, flies, or wasps, and later they feed on them. These pests can potentially harm your plants, not to mention they can also sting you. So you can consider spiders as the security guards that control the healthy …

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9 Reasons Why Cinnamon Powder Is A Must In Your Garden

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Cinnamon is a spice known to do wonders in the kitchen, yet its uses in the garden are often overlooked. This prominent spice is incredibly versatile, from its ability to promote the growth of healthy roots to being a one-stop solution for pests and parasites, all thanks to its antifungal properties. You can extend the …

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The Benefits of Neem Oil for Your Plants

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Gardening is one of the loveliest home hobbies to have but it can come with some stress— especially when your garden plants are host to some unwanted visitors and disease! Pests are a terrible nuisance and though there are mass-produced insecticides and fungicides available, their ingredients list leave little to desire. Luckily, neem oil exists! …

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8 Types of Garden Pests Most Common in the Fall

What happens when pests are left alone in the fall? Unfortunately, those pests will prepare for winter and re-emerge in your garden next spring. Don’t mistake them for beneficial insects, as these destructive pests can seriously damage your outdoor and indoor plants. To end your growing season on a high and have a good start …

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