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Aug 21, 2019
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How Long to Water Your Lawn
The brown grass in my yard seems to indicate that I’m under-watering it. How long should I run my sprinklers when I water the lawn? A: A sprinkler system can water your lawn evenly, efficiently, and effortlessly, but the health …
Bob Vila
7 Common Weeds & How to Get Rid of Them
Ugh, weeds. You put a lot of work into your yard with the hopes of helping it look its best so you can relax and enjoy it this summer …
Fresh Home
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Designing for Pollinators and Other Wildlife
As demand grows for plants that support pollinators and other wildlife, ELA reached out to a few experts to find out which species …
Ecological Landscape Alliance
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Design That Says “Welcome to My Garden”
Some gardens seem to ooze the sentiment “welcome to my garden” whether through gates, entries, welcoming pots or window boxes …
Northern Gardener
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Cactus Fertilizer: Tips For Feeding Your Cactus Plants
Cacti are a plant species belonging to the Cactaceae family and native to dry and arid environments around the world. They are …
Plant Care Today
Spider Plant Care Guide: Growing Information + Tips
Don't let the name scare you! Spider plants are quick to adapt to any environment and have very few problems, making this plant black …
Pro Flowers
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Best Flowers for Bees and Other Pollinators
One of the best flowers for bees, the Honeybee Conservancy ranks bee balm as a favorite flower for the winged workers. Bee balm …
Family Handyman
Runoff Rain Gardening: Tips For Planting A Downspout Bog Garden
While drought is a very serious issue for many gardeners, others are faced with a much different obstacle – too much water. In …
Gardening Know How
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Garden Water Features
The magic potion in any garden is water. The splash of tiered outdoor fountains—or the gurgle of water over stone—gives the space a voice …
Flower
Eco-Answers from the Pros: Designing Complementary Sun and Shade Gardens
I live in Washington DC (zone 7a) with a smallish back garden divided into two trapezoid beds – one on either side of a brick path. I …
Ecological Landscape Alliance
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14 Tips for Dealing with Leaves Like a Pro
The first step in learning how to get rid of leaves is to have the right tools on hand. Lots of Field Editors told us about their favorite …
Family Handyman
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"Wind may be the energy source of the future, but it's a poor substitute for coffee."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Trivia
Why do apples float in water?
See the answer below.
Toilet Paper Rolls As Pest Control
Recycling doesn't always mean tossing paper products, like toilet paper rolls, into the big bin. You can have more fun if you …
Gardening Know How
What Year Was It?
Althea Gibson First African-American on U.S. Tennis Tour
What Year
The United States Lawn Tennis Association accepts Althea Gibson into their annual championship at Forest Hills, New York, making her the first African-American player to compete in a U.S. national tennis competition.
The day was Aug 22. What year was it?
Quote of the Week
"It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees."
George Eliot
Trivia Answer
Why do apples float in water?
Answer: They are made of 25% air.