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8 Best Natural Alternatives to Growing Grass

Why grow grass when you could grow so many other things that are better for the planet? Not that grass isn't pretty to look at, or fun to play on - it can be. But grass comes with a big price tag. To …

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The Weed that Beats Superbugs

Looking out my office window, I see a beautiful natural setting and a small lawn covered in bright yellow flowers and I wonder:  "Why do so many people despise dandelions?"  While they think up new an…

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Weeds: Eat, Pray and Love Them

What do you do with weeds? EAT as many weeds as you can stomach. PRAY they don't take over your lawn or garden. LOVE them? Weeds are some of the most powerful, vigorous, and nourishing…

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Giant Flowering Weed Proves Toxic To Humans

Hiking and camping are two favorite summer activities. But it's important to remember that the great outdoors isn't always as welcoming as it seems. Discovery's Emily Sohn recently reported on a gi…

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7 Edible Weeds

By Jordan Laio, Hometalk Along with gardening season comes the battle with weeds. They compete for soil nutrients, sunlight, and they enjoy disturbed soil. But did you know that many common ga…

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What Your Garden’s Weeds Mean

By Colleen Vanderlinden, TreeHugger The best way to learn about your soil's health is to get a soil test through your local cooperative extension service or at a local nursery. However, there are…

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The Dangers of Schoolyards

Recess: the highlight of most kids' school day.  Few things capture the heart of the elementary school years as the riotous sounds of schoolchildren running around the playground - the yelps, the laug…

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Get Off Your Grass and Create an Edible Lawn

Americans currently spend more than 30 billion dollars, millions of gallons of gasoline, and countless hours to maintain the dream of the well-kept lawn. An estimated 67 million pounds of herbicides, …

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