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Lawns & Gardens

Your ‘To-Do’ List for Gardening in July

The fruits of our gardening labors are literally in our hands this month. Harvests of early tomatoes, corn, squash, herbs to enjoy along with bouquets of flowers for the house and gardenÖ Be car…

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How to Make Wine Cork Mulch 2 Ways

Are you a wine cork hoarder like I am? Hereís how to make mulch using your stash of wine corks and which sort works best. Before I walk you through how to make mulch, itís important that you choos…

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Fertilizers From Your Trash (That Your Plants Will Love)

I don't spend top dollar to feed my plants a top-notch meal. Kitchen scraps, fireplace ashes and even my husband's pee (it's easier to collect than mine) can add nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to …

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9 Wasteful Yard Care Habits and How to Kick Them

Summer means balmy weather, longer evenings and a more leisurely pace of life. If you'd love to sit back and enjoy your garden but are too busy planting, weeding and watering, it's time to stop. Take …

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New Study Links Pesticide Exposure to Autism

Scientists at the University of California (UC), Davis and UC Los Angeles published findings that further strengthen the link between pesticide exposure and autism.† According to the researchers, this…

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Today’s DDT? Scientists Declare Bee-Killing Pesticides Must Be Banned

An international panel of independent scientists has issued a warning about two widely-used pesticides and declared them as dangerous to the environment as DDT.† Specifically, the Task Force on System…

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6 Humane Ways to Stop Garden Pests

Keeping varmints out of your garden is an ongoing challenge (we know at Gardenista). The variety of marauder may vary depending on where your plot is located, but there doesn't seem to be a garden a…

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5 Plants You Can Grow from Your Garbage!

Instead of throwing out the undesirable ends of freshly chopped organic veggies, why not put them to use! Americans throw away billions of dollars of food every year, so get the most for your money. M…

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Gardening: What to Do in June

Pondering what to do in your garden in June? Finally, now that the weather is reliably warm, we can move into summer gardening! Itís safe to plant tropicals and your warm weather vegetables (tomat…

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How 2,4-D Hurts Pets & Wildlife

Dowís Enlist Duo threatens household pets and other animals. Pets, farm animals and wild animals donít know when and where a weed killer has been applied.† They wander into 2,4-D-sprayed corn and soyb…

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