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Get ready to get your hands dirty with these tips on maintaining a natural, eco-friendly garden.

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How to Get Rid of Garden Pests Without Chemicals

Home gardening accounts for an astonishing 75% of all pesticides used in North America, making it several million pounds used per year. Fortunately, there are a number of natural alternatives to these potent and dangerous chemicals, most of which are harmless to people and animals.
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4 Ways to Kill Weeds Without Harmful Chemicals

Herbicides… yuck!! The thought of spraying florasulam and glyphosate around the yard is abhorrent to you.As an alternative, let’s look at 4 commonly practiced alternative methods. They’re not necessarily as fast-acting but are effective...
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10 Things Every Gardener Should Do In May

It’s that time of year when all the busy bees and the bleating lambs should be putting a spring in your step. May brings a promising end to night frosts and a warmer climate. Soil...
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13 Advantages Of Growing Plants Within A Greenhouse

Benefits of Gardening using Outdoor Structures and Greenhouses Greenhouse gardening offers many benefits that go beyond the benefits of conventional gardening.Whether you choose to go with a very simple greenhouse or a more elaborate one,...

Vegetables and Herbs that Thrive in the Shade and How to Care for Them...

If you're looking for the perfect plant to fill those shady spots in your garden (or kitchen), consider this selection of vegetables and herbs that thrive in the shade.The infographic below highlights the features...
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How to Make Your Own Compost: The Ultimate Guide

Although Americans are getting much better at recycling, there’s one thing that we still have a problem with: garbage. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American produces approximately 1,600 pounds of garbage...
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How to Keep Critters Out of Your Garden

Nothing is quite as frustrating as working all season to cultivate the perfect fruits, vegetables, and flowers, only to lose half of your crop to marauding pests. If everything from deer to neighborhood cats...
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A Variety of Trees You Can Grow in Your Garden

Everyone likes to look at a well-kept garden with fresh flowers and freshly trimmed grass. One might say that a relaxing and tranquil garden is the perfect garden. Another part of a perfect garden, and...

8 Simple Steps to Start Your Own Organic Garden

With an increased focus on pesticides and contamination, many people want to incorporate more organic foods into their daily meals. Sometimes, these organics are priced significantly higher than the conventionally grown counterparts. If you...
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Turn Your Swimming Pool Into a Greenhouse and Grow Your Own Food

With the Growing Pool aquaponic greenhouse, now folks in the suburbs can turn their pool into a productive oasis.In the hot summer months, it might be a shame to use a swimming pool for...