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How To Prevent Weeds From Growing in Your Xeriscape

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Few things are more frustrating for a gardener after all their hard work to see weeds popping through, trying to take over their garden. While xeriscaping will help cut down the watering needs of your garden, it, unfortunately, doesn’t eliminate this age-old battle. Weeds are opportunistic, and they will try their best in any turf …

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Xeriscape Landscaping: Pros and Cons

You may have heard of xeriscaping, the low maintenance, water-wise method for landscape design. As potable water becomes more scarce in the future, you’re likely to see plenty more xeriscaping taking place in your neighborhood. The great thing is that xeriscaping for beginners doesn’t have to be as intimidating as it sounds. Not with Backyard Boss on …

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

Tui bird in plants on mount victoria

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

man examining tomatoes on a plant

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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