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What to Do Now to Prevent Winter Garden Problems

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 05, 2015

Winter is hard on your garden. Cold weather, heavy winds, and snow obviously have great potential to harm your precious plants. Other possible trouble sources are hungry animals and...

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8 Mistakes to Avoid for the Happiest Houseplants

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 01, 2015

OK, here's the dirt on houseplants (yes, pun intended). They look lovely, add interest to your color scheme, and even help to purify the air of your home. However, you've got to remember...


Why Clean Up Fallen Leaves and How to Make It Easier

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 21, 2015

Brightly colored autumn leaves are one of the greatest joys of the season. However, once these same leaves drop off the trees and land on your yard or your roof, they are usually no...

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Composting in the Snow

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 11, 2014

If you love gardening, chances are good that you don't view winter as hibernation season. Instead, you want to keep busy with your hobby (obsession?), even when the weather is too chilly...

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13 Things You May Not Be Allowed to Do in Your Backyard

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 06, 2014

A man's -- or woman's -- home is their castle, correct? Well … sometimes. Although you might think you have the right to do whatever you want in the privacy of your backyard,...

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17 Things You Never Knew About Turkeys

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 26, 2014

1. Turkey is the star of Thanksgiving dinner for 88 percent of all Americans, who eat a total of 46 million of these tasty fowl on the fourth Thursday in November. Although Canadians...

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Eco-Friendly Ideas for Awesome Halloween Crafts

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 25, 2014

Just like when watching a horror movie has you glued to the edge of your seat waiting for the next scream-worthy moment, the anticipation of a happily haunted evening is a big part...

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Natural Fixes for Poor Garden Soil

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 28, 2014

If your garden plants are flopping instead of flourishing, the problem could well be your soil. Many enthusiastic amateur gardeners believe that any soil problems can be fixed by adding...