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Lawns & Gardens

How Not to Spread Invasive Pests

When hungry insects decide to travel to new areas, they can devastate crops and trees and upset native ecosystems. And we humans often inadvertently provide transportation for these hungry pests. …

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No More Fireflies? 9 Ways We Can Help Before It’s Too Late

Fireflies may be Nature's most magical animals. You can be walking down a street at night, or sitting on your porch, or camping out, and there they are, flitting about right next to you, blinking on a…

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Which Fruit Makes Your Skin Look Fabulous?

Homegrown tomatoes don't just taste like heaven, they make you look and feel great, too. Tomatoes contain the vitamins A, C and K, and the antioxidant lycopene, which help skin in several ways. Tog…

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Why Poison Ivy is Getting Worse — And How to Avoid It

New research indicates that climate change is causing poison ivy to grow larger and more toxic to humans. A 2006 study found that increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere caused poison ivy plants to…

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16 Microgreens You Can Grow in a Jar or a Box

Microgreens pack a lot of delicious punch in a tiny pouch (well, leaf to be exact). I started eating them almost by accident. I was weeding mustard greens out of a community garden patch, and rathe…

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Grow These Veggies to Save Money

Vegetable gardening brings you all kinds of benefits reducing your carbon footprint and your consumption of pesticides, providing an opportunity to get healthy exercise outdoors, and supplying yo…

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Feed Your Garden with Your Disposable Plastic Trash

While recycling your disposable plastic trash is always a good idea, you may soon be able to compost it with your organic waste. A team of Engineering and Research Council scientists led by Dr. Charlo…

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5 Fall Flowers to Plant This Year for Autumn and Winter Beauty

If you're dreading the end of summer because it spells doom for all your beautiful flowers, dread no more. Here are five plants you can put in the ground now that will provide beauty throughout the fa…

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7 Ways To Use Expired Spices

Before you chuck that jar of spice that's been sitting in your cabinet for longer than you can remember, consider these tips. Spices that aren't worth eating may still have some use around your house …

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5 Things You Can Do to Help Monarch Butterflies Migrate

Monarch butterflies are on the move. In one of Nature's most spectacular events, billions of these wonderful insects are starting to migrate from many parts of the U.S. and Canada down to the Californ…

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