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Box Blight: How to Identify, Prevent, and Treat This Common Disease

Box Hedging with Box Blight

Box blight is the eternal enemy of box hedges, topiaries, and ground covers alike. People put a lot of time and effort into creating beautifully uniform box hedges and topiaries around their yards. These hedges take the form of flora art, and they make quite a statement in formal gardens. You can be sure that …

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10 Reasons To Use Diatomaceous Earth In The Garden

Diatomaceous earth

Made from the fossilized remains of algae-like organisms called diatoms, Diatomaceous Earth or DE is a porous, ground dust that can combat many everyday problems. Used by sprinkling the powder, or spraying as the water-based solution, it aids in getting rid of unwanted pests in the garden. It is also used as part of various …

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12 Plants That Act As Natural Spider Repellents

spider and bee on flower

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

cinnamon protection for plants

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

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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