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Lawns & Gardens

The Healing Power of Trees

I’ve had the good fortune to live in a wide range of places: in the city, in the rainforest, in the desert, in a canyon, in the mountains, beside the ocean, and numerous other places. I learned a lot …

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5 Astonishing Facts About Bee-Killing Pesticides

Humans have sprayed all sorts of pesticides to protect their crops since 2000 BC. Yet, after the Second World War, their use increased 50-fold. With so many chemicals left over, manufacturers decided …

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5 Garden Goals for the New Year

While most of us are still recovering from the holidays; still putting away decorations, and deciding what to do with all the unwanted mail we received, you might actually be happy about the gardening…

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Benefits of a Living Green Roof (Infographic)

I dream of a home with a green roof. My trip to Michigan earlier this year for the 2014 Ford Trends conference re-ignited my interest in how green roofs work. Although the event was mostly about…

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Why You Should Grow Your Salad Greens at Home

Have you dreamed of growing gourmet salad greens in your home garden? It's easier than you may think to grow lettuces, mesclun mixes, and other edible leaves such as chervil, arugula, and endive. B…

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How & Why You Should Start Winter Composting

If you love gardening, chances are good that you don't view winter as hibernation season. Instead, you want to keep busy with your hobby (obsession?), even when the weather is too chilly for flowers…

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13 Things You May Not Be Allowed to Do in Your Backyard

A man's -- or woman's -- home is their castle, correct? Well … sometimes. Although you might think you have the right to do whatever you want in the privacy of your backyard, your local government m…

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5 Greener Alternatives to Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers

Gas-powered leaf blowers are the scourge of neighborhoods, and with good reason. They’re so noisy, they can impair gardeners’ hearing and make people cranky from listening to all that racket. Most lea…

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Care2 Parent Asks City to Ban Dangerous Leaf Burning & Protect Her Kids’ Lungs

Burning leaves creates dangerous air pollution that can make people very sick. Parent and Care2 member K. Gilbert of Champaign, IL found that out the hard way, when heavy smoke from burning leaves bil…

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Why It’s Great to Grow Kale Indoors

Kale is the "it" superfood of the 2010s, the mason jar of the vegetable kingdom. And with good reason! This dark green member of the cabbage family, whether flat-leaf or curly, packs an incredibly hea…

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All cats love boxes. My fattest cat will just drape her body across a box if she cannot wedge herse…