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22 of the Best Plants and Flowers for a Bird-Friendly Backyard

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The first sign of spring is always the bird songs early in the morning before the sun’s even risen. The peaceful warmth of those songs, even while snow-laden lawns soften the world brings a certain joy and excitement to my heart each year. But this year, I’ve been thinking about the best ways to draw birds …

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DIY Neem Oil Recipes for Plants

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Neem oil is a dual-purposed supplement for your plants: a pesticide and fungicide. Neem oil naturally has insecticidal properties and works on pests like tomato hornworms, corn earworms, aphids, whiteflies, and other common pests. It also helps you control fungi, including powdery mildew and fungal diseases, that grow on your plant foliage. For those of …

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16 of the Best Fall Perennials You Need to Plant

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Gardeners everywhere would love to extend the growing season as long as possible. Many plants simply aren’t capable of surviving, let alone thriving, in the cooler fall temperatures. Don’t let the end of summer mean the end of your colorful flower garden. By planting a selection of fall perennials, you can watch your flowers continue …

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Best Expandable Hose Repair Kits in 2021

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Whether you are an experienced gardener or a first-time homeowner, a garden hose is one of the must-have tools to maintain your yard and garden spaces. Expandable garden hoses have been gaining popularity in recent years for a good reason. These innovative hoses are lightweight and portable, using durable latex tubing that expands up to …

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Vertical Gardens: A Solution to Pollution?

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Vertical gardens have been gaining popularity both in homes and large urban areas around the globe. These green walls, or living walls, are a great way to add a touch of the natural world to our concrete-heavy cities and even indoors in our homes and offices. However, many environmentalists are now starting to point to …

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