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Pests in the Back Yard: An Introduction to Garden Rodents
And similar to gophers, vole burrows make hazardous walking about the yard by both people and horses. Also, their tunnels are a nuisance and can cause erosion problems and can be similarly dangerous to step into for people, dogs and horses, though not...
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Dave\'s Garden Book Review: Yards
This is a concise, no-nonsense book that gives advice in easy to understand terms. Plant smart; what are the water needs of the plants you choose? The next thing to do is to make a list of what you want to do outside...do you want to entertain, have play...
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Creating An Edible Front Yard – Tips For Front Yard Gardens
Many people only even see the front yard for a few brief moments when they pull into the garage or grab the mail. To fill in those blank spots in the garden, bring in potted herbs, flowers or veggies to add dimension and interest to the garden and keep...
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Invasive Succulents in My Yard
Easy to pull up, thoughI don't know if any of these plants would qualify as really that economically or ecologically damaging, so no one would likely consider them serious invasive species.But someone's invasive weedy succulent is always someone else's...
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Praying Mantises in the Yard
Praying Mantises are one of the most unusual, frightening yet sometimes beneficial creatures one can find in their garden. Then they can really take off).Hiding in a clump of Caesalpinia flowers, waiting for bees; Hiding under a palm, waiting for whateverPraying...
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A Simple Guide to Yard Carts
They all need to be transported across the farm at one point or another. On the other hand, I've found that flatbed carts are better at transporting objects that are really too large to fit on the cart, such as shovels, rakes , hay bales or even fence...
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Foundation Plants For The Front Yard
Allow adequate spacing between plants to prevent overcrowding.can also be used in small areas. The right foundation plant can add to the value of your home, whereas the wrong one can take away from it.
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Using Lawn Substitutes For Your Yard
Many grass fans consider white clover a weed but, in fact, white clover makes a great lawn substitute. White clover can hold up to high traffic better than many other ground covers and is low growing.
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Invasive Animal Species in My Yard
Until a baby falls into our hands and we bend over backwards to save its life, rehabilitate it, and happily send it back out into the ‘wilds' (our back yards, usually).Well, that pretty much sums up the invasive list of animals that frequent my back...
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Green and Red Yard Long Beans
I can't wait to give them a try! « More Dirt on Gardening » Tags garden , Jessica Walliser Every year, I try to grow something different in the vegetable garden. The baby greens add a lot of crunch to salads and the mature leaves and stalks are terrific...
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Improving Clay Soil In Your Yard
The heavy, slower draining soil surrounding your flower or vegetable bed will act like a bowl and water could build up in the bed.Cover areas of clay soil with slower composting materials such as bark, sawdust or ground wood chips.
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Choosing The Right Grass For Your Yard
Since most lawns have a variety of growing conditions, choosing those which are blended or mixed, such as withDifferent grasses have their own strengths and weaknesses, growing wherever they are better suited within the lawn.
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Grow A Yard Your Chickens Will Love
Evergreen trees and shrubs, such as gooseberry, juniper, rugosa rose and wintergreen barberry, are excellent choices for garden shelters. Beyond cultural aesthetics, the manicured monocrop lawn has no useful function, nor is it environmentally sustainable.
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Hardscaping Ideas – Starting Hardscape Gardening In Your Yard
This can include anything from decks and walkways to edging and ornamental features.Hardscapes can be formal or informal, depending on the style of your home and surrounding landscape.
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Dave\'s Garden Book Review: The Edible front Yard
We hope this spotlight on some of our members' favorites is a nice change of pace for your Saturday morning. A list of decorative companion plants assure the gardener (and their neighbors) of an attractive display, regardless of the season.
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How Much Does a Yard of Topsoil Cover?
To calculate how much topsoil you'll actually need, multiply the number of square feet in the area by the number of inches of topsoil you want to install. Rake and allow the soil to settle for at least one week before planting.
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Garden Drainage – How To Correct Yard Drainage Problems
Drainage wells are another common underground solution for compacted soil or hard sub-layers that allows the water somewhere to run after rainfall.Another way to improve soil drainage is to build up the soil where you are having the drainage issue orto...
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Which Plants Absorb Excess Water in a Yard?
Even the best-planned landscapes can have problems with moisture accumulation, whether due to settling after construction or heavy, seasonal rains. Low-growing forest species such as Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum), hardy in USDA zones 4 through...
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They also offered a 10- by 20-foot vendor space for $20 per day. According to the Fentress County Chamber of Commerce, more than 300 attractions stretch along the corridor, including crafts people, horse farms, fishing, hiking and railroads.
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Looking for Light- Lessons from a Crowded Yard
Lots of room and light... But maybe not for long...ne of few places I could not overplant to the extent that sun was no longer available (thanks to this driveway) and most of these plants are still doing quite well (some actually would like a bit of shade...
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How To Plant Your Christmas Tree In Your Yard
Replanting a Christmas tree requires some planning, but if you are willing to plan ahead, you can enjoy your lovely Christmas tree for years to come.Before you even buy the Christmas tree you will be replanting, you may also want to consider digging the...
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Using Steer Manure To Amend Soil In The Yard
Since steer manure may contain bacteria, like E. Coli, it isthe manure prior to use in the garden, especially on edible plants like. An important consideration when fertilizing with steer manure is its high nitrogen content.
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Succulents: What\'s Blooming in the Yard Now? January Edition
Thankfully there are areas (such as where I live in southern California) that are not a frozen wasteland in January. Because for the most part, these all look alike with maybe only their flowers distinguishing them (somewhat).
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Succulents: What\'s Blooming in the Yard Now? December Edition
Very nice flowersHere is the entire plant showing its multitude of inky dinky pink flowersAeoniums flower much of the cooler months, but seem unpredictable. Victoriensis flowers in December, at least in the local botanical gardens hereAnd of course Christmas...
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5 Medicinal Plants To Harvest From Your Urban Yard
It is packed with vitamins and has high antioxidant properties. Every portion of the dandelion has its uses. Wear gloves, long sleeves and pants when harvesting, and boil as a tea to remove the stinging barbs.
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Grass Pollinators: How To Create A Bee-Friendly Yard
Systemic lawn insecticides cause nearby flowers and their pollen to contain these chemicals, which weaken bees' immunity or kills them.Creating pollinator friendly lawns means allowing your lawn grasses to grow three inches long or taller, forming flower...
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4 Best Mowers for Your Yard and the Environment
Not only will you reduce your carbon footprint but you will also improve your health and have a great looking yard. Because of this, these mowers are not suited for large yards, but they will mow a small or medium size yard just fine.A rechargeable mower...
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Your room with a view - in your back yard!
If you've read about having a "garden room" but worry about the expense of designers, landscapers or gardeners, have no fear. She never heard the concept of garden rooms; in fact, I never talked about gardening with her at all except once or twice, when...
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Mole Control – Home Remedies For Removing Moles From Your Yard
Not only is this option safer for the environment (as well as pets and children) but it's also better for the moles. Although mole plant and castor bean plant (which contains castor oil, a well-known mole deterrent) can be used to repel moles, both plants...
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