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5 Reasons to Use Wool in Your Garden

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Creating an outdoor oasis doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. If you enjoy spending time outside, use sustainable materials to enhance your enjoyment while respecting the environment. One of the natural methods you can turn to is wool in your garden. From deterring pests to mulching over soil beds, discover how using wool in …

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How To Get Rid of Mealybugs on Your Houseplants

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Mealybugs are tiny, white, soft-bodied insects that resemble cotton and suck the sap from plants, causing leaves to yellow and fall off. They also secrete honeydew, which attracts ants and sooty molds. If you notice that some of your houseplants are declining, seemingly without reason, the culprit might be mealybugs. Many houseplants fall victim to …

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How to Revive Your Dying Plant With Hydrogen Peroxide

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Do you have a plant that you’re ready to abandon? Maybe you’ve already tried every plant care trick, and you just can’t make it happy. Or perhaps you’re dealing with diseases, pests, or root rot. All these can spell disaster for your plant. Well, hydrogen peroxide could save the day. This chemical substance is super …

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6 Tips for Pre-Winter Perennial Pruning

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As winter quickly approaches, deciding which perennials to prune can be tricky. Even as an avid gardener, you may not be sure when you should prune your plants. Fall, winter, spring, summer, or not at all? As it turns out, it could be all of the above! Many perennials require little maintenance in the fall, …

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How to Care for Hostas in the Fall

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Hostas are popular perennial plants that are incredibly versatile. Their stunning foliage provides a perfect backdrop for other plants and they’re often used for ground cover and borders. But, they can also stand alone as a focal point! These shade-loving plants are low-maintenance, requiring little attention throughout their growing season. In the fall, however, it’s …

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7 Houseplants That Repel Common Pests

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Houseplants are more than just home decor: they’re a hobby, they bring the freshness of the outdoors inside, and they are even said to improve the air quality. In fact, many houseplants can even repel common pests. Whether you’re fed up with houseflies, mosquitos, or fruit flies, you can rid your home of unwanted guests …

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6 Ways to Keep Squirrels Out of Potted Plants

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Are you fed up with torn-up plants, missing crops, and dirt strewn across your patio or yard by those furry rodents? Squirrels may be cute and cuddly-looking creatures, but they can also be pesky vermin when it comes to your garden. Without the proper precautions, your potted herbs and flowers could become susceptible to a …

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