Pest Control

Rabbit Proof Your Garden

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Rabbit Proof Your Garden

Are bunnies nibbling on your plants? I do think they are cute in the yard…but not so cute when chomping on my coreopsis, or munching my miniature roses. Well, they used to think I offered a free all-you-can-eat salad bar until I finally got rabbit-wise. Check Out This Repellent For Rabbits & Other Animals … […]

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Are bunnies nibbling on your plants? I do think they are cute in the yard…but not so cute when chomping on my coreopsis, or munching my miniature roses. Well, they used to think I offered a free all-you-can-eat salad bar until I finally got rabbit-wise. Check Out This Repellent For Rabbits & Other Animals … After trying and/or hearing a multitude of rabbit-proofing the garden tricks … I’ve found five that have worked for me: 1.) Liquid Fence Spray: This stuff is great (and they make a deer formula too). And best of all, it does it with eco-friendly ingredients,...

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Coffee Grounds As Fertilizer

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Coffee Grounds As Fertilizer

Did you know used or fresh coffee grounds sometimes make an excellent plant fertilizer? It’s true, but there are some caveats. Read on … COFFEE GROUNDS & YOUR PLANTS By their very nature, coffee grounds are acidic (high in acid). Fresh, unused coffee grounds are higher in acid than used grounds … And since most […]

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Did you know used or fresh coffee grounds sometimes make an excellent plant fertilizer? It’s true, but there are some caveats. Read on … COFFEE GROUNDS & YOUR PLANTS By their very nature, coffee grounds are acidic (high in acid). Fresh, unused coffee grounds are higher in acid than used grounds … And since most plants like soil conditions that are neutral pH (neither high in acid or low in acid), how do coffee grounds fit into your arsenal? Turns out, there are a few dozen plants that prefer a little more acidic soil … Most of these plants are fairly common in...

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Organic Pest Control

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Organic Pest Control

ORGANIC PEST CONTROL FOR DOG FRIENDLY GARDENS At its foundation, organic gardening simply means working with nature, rather than against it. Dog owners find themselves drawn to this approach to pest control which minimizes the potential for your pets to come in contact with irritating and harmful chemicals … Organic dog-friendly pest control starts with […]

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ORGANIC PEST CONTROL FOR DOG FRIENDLY GARDENS At its foundation, organic gardening simply means working with nature, rather than against it. Dog owners find themselves drawn to this approach to pest control which minimizes the potential for your pets to come in contact with irritating and harmful chemicals … Organic dog-friendly pest control starts with savvy plant selection. When choosing plants for your landscape, ensure you select varieties well-suited to your local climate and soil type. A mismatched plant can struggle to survive in your garden. At the first sign of illness, plants...

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PlantsThat Repel Pests

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PlantsThat Repel Pests

Sometimes it gets to be a vicious cycle … year after year our plants and flowers become overrun with pesky insects and year after year we apply insecticides to keep them away! Particularly in Zone 5 / 6 gardens (and just about anywhere actually), detrimental insects are a fact of life and can never be […]

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Sometimes it gets to be a vicious cycle … year after year our plants and flowers become overrun with pesky insects and year after year we apply insecticides to keep them away! Particularly in Zone 5 / 6 gardens (and just about anywhere actually), detrimental insects are a fact of life and can never be controlled 100%. Fortunately though, there are a few common sense solutions to keep harmful insects away from your garden … Here are some tips to keep the bugs away, and a handy list of plants that do the job naturally and without the aid of pesticides … Tip #1: Till...

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How To Prevent Mosquitoes

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How To Prevent Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes in our yards and gardens are more than just a nuisance. In many states, the deadly West Nile Virus is proving the latest threat posed by these nasty creatures. The key to controlling mosquitoes is in controlling their breeding places … Mosquitoes lay up to 250 eggs at a time in still water, which […]

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Mosquitoes in our yards and gardens are more than just a nuisance. In many states, the deadly West Nile Virus is proving the latest threat posed by these nasty creatures. The key to controlling mosquitoes is in controlling their breeding places … Mosquitoes lay up to 250 eggs at a time in still water, which will hatch in 7 to 10 days. If standing water is eliminated weekly, many mosquitoes will be kept from breeding in the first place, eliminating the need to use pesticides against adult mosquitoes … If you’re looking for a handsome potted plant that will not only thrive...

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