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Recent Organic Lawn Articles


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It's a Roomba, For Your Lawn

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 04, 2014

Do you hate mowing the lawn? You're not alone -- it's one of the most dreaded, feared, and loathed tasks in my neighborhood, and I suspect we're not the only ones. Mowing the lawn...


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Your Guide to Green Lawn Care

Posted by Katie Marks | Sep 25, 2013

There's nothing quite like a sweep of emerald-green lawn, is there? It's a beautiful thing to see, but unfortunately, lawns are often laden with toxic chemicals: harsh chemical fertilizers;...


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Going bananas for backyard chickens!

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jul 09, 2013

There are so many reasons to keep backyard chickens, which is why so many people are jumping on the backyard chicken train! From the country to the suburbs to tiny city yards, folks...


A honeybee collects nectar from a flower. (njmcc/istockphoto.com)

How Not to Get Stung By Bees

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Apr 15, 2013

It is no secret that the author of this article is a big fan of honey bees and bumble bees, and an unabashed promoter of bee-friendly landscaping. That is why I choose to begin this...


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Fun DIY Bird Feeder Ideas

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Mar 12, 2013

With spring on the way, it's time to start crafting fun bird feeders to attract helpful birds to your yard. Some birds help to pollinate flowering and fruit-bearing plants, and some...


This doghouse at the Main Botanical Gardens has a green roof. Photo: InAweofG-d'sCreations/Flickr.

Humane and Healthy Doghouse Ideas

Posted by Cris Carl | Dec 17, 2012

There are hundreds of dog houses to choose from on the market. If you have decided you want your dog to live full-time or part-time outdoors, you will need to consider appropriate size...


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Tips for Producing Honey at Home

Posted by s.e. smith | Oct 03, 2012

Here at Networx, we’re big fans of bees and other pollinators because they’re great for the environmentnand great for the garden. In the case of bees, there’s a...


Creeping thyme in my garden. --Erica

Awesome Edible Groundcovers

Posted by Erica Glasener | Aug 09, 2012

Groundcover plants serve a multitude of roles in the garden. They can control erosion, act as a living mulch, provide an alternative to lawns and in some cases they are the perfect...