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Lawns & Gardens

22 Surprising Uses for Lemons

Lemons are one of the most versatile fruits out there. And no, we're not just talking about in cooking! Lemon juice is an acid, a natural disinfectant, and a nutritional powerhouse. Its scent is perfe…

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7 Biggest Myths About Summer

Ah, summer. It's the time of backyard barbecues and camping trips, days at the pool and treks through the woods. Sure, it's fun in the sun, but the summer is also the prime season for a number of seri…

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DIY Concrete Garden Décor (Thrifty & Cute!)

If you've been bitten by the garden décor bug, you probably know that it can be a "spendy" hobby. So why not get crafty? Making DIY indoor and outdoor planters, orbs, birdbaths and other ornamental it…

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Lemon Balm Spritzer – Healthy & Refreshing

I've got the most delightful lemon balm spritzer for ya. It's the balm bomb! And since it's HOT out there, this seemed like the right time to share it. Although I wage an ongoing battle against the…

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14 DIY Projects to Avoid

Are DIY solutions always the best solutions? Unfortunately, no. Sometimes, recipes for cleaning your home or pampering your body just don't work -- or worse, they do more harm than good. And often, th…

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Why & How I Lure Birds To My Garden

Until my son was born, I didn't care much about birds. I grew up in New Rochelle, N.Y., where forests fell in favor of track housing for World War II veterans and their young families. Our posta…

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3 Houseplants for Water Conservationists

Water conservation isn’t just a concern for outdoor gardeners. If you want to do your part in conserving water, but don’t have a garden, you can elect to grow houseplants that don’t need as frequen…

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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 garden… Be car…

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How to Make Wine Cork Mulch 2 Ways

Are you a wine cork hoarder like I am? Here’s how to make mulch using your stash of wine corks and which sort works best. Before I walk you through how to make mulch, it’s 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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Debbie W - you took the words right out of my head !!! I always use the arsenic comparison :)

Arsenic is also 'natural,' but I'll pass on that one. Whatever happened to common sense? My son's …

Thank you for such a wonderful, insightful article! I think it's one of the best I've ever read on …