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Five Ways to Prevent Weeds

Don’t let weeds take over your garden again this year. With five easy steps, you’ll be able to kill invasive weeds and prevent them from taking over your garden.

1. Defend your garden against weeds by laying down a weed cloth or a plastic weed barrier, suggests www.associatedcontent.com’s expert Kathryn Nichols. Easy Gardener, Inc. produces

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For Spectacular Color, Try the Crapemyrtle

Among the hardiest of flowering shrubs and trees, the crapemyrtle is a staple of sunny gardens, but don’t discount it because it’s common.  There are many reasons why crapemyrtles are popular.

Crapemyrtles come in all sizes and shapes, from dwarf varieties small enough for hanging baskets 10” to 12”, to bushy shrubs from 2’ to

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Aerate Your Lawn

To keep your lawn looking great, consider aerating.

A lawn that is heavily used for touch football or fetch can become compacted, which negatively impacts your soil. Aerating is a simple process that gives the soil in your lawn some much needed breathing room.

Cleanairgardening.com says it best, “Compacted soil results in problems with air

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The Prettiest Low-Care Flowers to Plant Right Now

Which flowers are prettiest is certainly a matter of taste, but some flowers come in so many colors and sizes that anyone can appreciate them.  And if they’re low-maintenance, that’s all the better!

To choose pretty, low-care flowers, decide where in your garden they will grow best – in full sun or part shade. Then

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Garden Plants Can Also Repel Bugs That Bite

Chemical insect repellants are so 2009. They can be smelly, harmful and ineffective.  You can do less harm to yourself, the environment and your garden by repelling biting, stinging insects the old-fashioned way – with plants.

Cats are the only ones who like catnip – this tried-and-true plant is also great for repelling mosquitoes. Scientists

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Use Companion Planting To Attract Good Bugs

Something small and wriggly is creeping in your garden, intent on eating every part of your flowers and vegetables.

The destructive aphid is a small insect that rapidly reproduces many times a year.  With an estimated 1,350 species in the U.S. alone, aphids can be found munching on various parts of your plants, including the

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Cutting Edgers

To really set your lawn apart you will want to give the borders around your yard a crisp edge with a tool meant for the job. An edger helps keep your grass from spilling onto the curb, sidewalk or driveway, as well as into flower beds. Edging allows for a crisp, well manicured aesthetic that

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Hole-y Mole-y!: Three Ways To Get Rid of Moles In Your Yard

For many homeowners, moles can be a real pest- they are notorious for tearing up yards, killing grass and destroying flowerbeds. And along with their penchant for digging, moles can also be hazardous to your pets and children as they have been known to carry diseases like rabies.

It’s no wonder you want to get

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Three Lawn Chemicals Homeowners Should Know About

Are you the kind of homeowner who takes pride in your lawn? Then you already know how tenacious some insects, critters and weeds can be.

So just go to the lawn and garden section of your local hardware store and buy some chemical relief, right? Hold on a minute – there’s a better way.

Before

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