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How To Keep Ticks Away! 3 Natural Ways To Keep Ticks Out Of Your Yard

Warm weather is here, and that means millions of outdoor enthusiasts are searching for the best way to keep ticks away from their skin – and far away from their backyard spaces too! Although thought of by many to only be an issue when visiting the deep woods, ticks are quite prominent in suburban neighborhoods …

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How To Grow Ageratum – The Gorgeous Annual With Big Flower Power!

Not only is Ageratum easy to plant and grow, it will fill your flowerbeds, pots and containers with unique and gorgeous blooms from late spring all the way to the first frost! If you are looking for an alternative to the everyday common varieties of annual flowers, ageratum is an excellent choice. Often referred to …

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Growing Cosmos – How To Keep Cosmos Blooming Strong All Summer!

Planting and growing cosmos are one of the easiest ways to provide gorgeous color and interest to your flowerbeds and container plants – from early summer, right up until the first frost! Cosmos are an annual flower that are not only easy to grow from seed, but require little in-season maintenance. With soft radiating blooms …

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How To Grow Lavender – The Blooming Perennial Pollinators Love!

Growing lavender is one of the best ways to attract pollinators to your landscape, all while adding incredible color and interest to flowerbeds, patios, gardens and more. And the benefits don’t stop there! Lavender’s intense and fragrant blooms are not only beautiful, they are wonderful as a cut flower. They can also be dried and …

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How To Plant And Grow Salvia – An Easy Care Flower With Big Blooms!

Growing salvia is a great way to add long lasting color and blooms to your landscape. And all without the worry of attracting deer, rabbits or other pests that often ruin flowerbeds with their hungry appetites. Salvia’s foliage is actually offensive to many animals including deer. As a fellow member of the mint family, it’s …

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How To Grow Zinnias – And Why They’re Great For Your Garden!

When you plant zinnias in your landscape, you are growing so much more than just a beautiful annual with stunning blooms! Zinnias not only produce loads of colorful, bright flowers, they also bring an entire host of pollinators to other plants in your garden and flowerbeds. Pollinators that help your vegetable garden to bigger harvests, …

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How To Grow Coral Bells – Plant The Perennial Hummingbirds Love!

If you are looking to add beautiful foliage, elegant blooms, and a steady stream of hummingbirds visiting your landscape – consider growing coral bells! The tall, wispy blooms of coral bells are a favorite of hummingbirds. The tiny flowers are perfect for the long, extended beaks of the fast moving bird. But they are also …

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Feeding Cardinals In The Winter – How To Attract & Feed Redbirds!

Not only is feeding cardinals in the wintertime a great way to add backyard activity and interest, but it can also play an important role in helping these beautiful birds survive through the long winter months. There is nothing more stunning than catching a glimpse of a cardinal flying about in winter. Whether it is …

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How To Grow Asters – The Perfect Fall Perennial With Big Color!

When it comes to gorgeous fall blooming perennials in the landscape, it’s hard to beat growing asters! Although mums are often the go-to plant for autumn color, asters can really spice things up. The hardy perennial boasts varieties with blooms in a wide range of colors from blue, white, pink, to even hues of purple …

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The Dangers of Spraying Weedkiller To The Trees & Plants In Your Yard

When it comes to spraying weedkiller around trees and throughout your landscape, it may be more dangerous to existing plants than you might think. Beyond weedkillers harmful effects to bees and important pollinators, and their possible contamination to wells and nearby water supplies – they can also be quite harmful to the long-term health of …

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