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How To Mulch With Straw in Your Vegetable Garden

Covering young cucumber plants with straw mulch to protect against rapid drying and control weeds in the garden

You may have heard that mulching with straw is a beneficial addition to your vegetable garden. With plenty of perks, such as being light and easy to work with, as well as inexpensive and accessible, straw mulch is a good option for many gardeners. But, there’s more to it than that! Straw mulch boasts many benefits, from providing …

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How To Get Rid of Earwigs in Your Garden

Earwig perched on purple flower.

Earwigs don’t just exist in your nightmares; they’re in your garden, as well. They chew holes in the foliage of your favorite plants and eat up all the ripe fruits and veggies, not to mention flowers in full bloom. While earwigs are normally considered beneficial bugs, it’s important to remove them if damage is excessive. …

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When and How To Harvest Your Potatoes

Farmer digging potatoes in the garden. Harvest organic potatoes.

Every hearty and delicious meal features everyone’s favorite vegetable: the potato. And since they’re a popular option and easy to grow, chances are you’ve already got things cultivated and fertilized and your crops are ready to dig up. But is harvesting your potatoes a difficult task? And how do you know when it’s time to …

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5 Ways To Attract Wildlife To Your Backyard

backyard wildlife

If you love spending time outdoors surrounded by wildlife, you’re not alone. In fact, according to a recent study, wildlife watching is one of the most popular outdoor activities in North America. Attracting wildlife to your backyard is a great way to get closer to nature and enjoy all the benefits that come with it. …

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Garden Tricks That Make It Look Like You Hired a Landscaper

Woodland shade garden path, lined with Hosta and fern.

When the term “landscaped,” comes to mind, you may envision the garden in the film, Edward Scissor Hands. While pruning hedges into animal shapes is impressive, there are simpler concepts you can apply to create a landscaped look. Set yourself up for success by having a plant plan before you head to a nursery. Having …

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