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The Best Ways to Effectively Remove Weeds From a Large Area

When it comes to making sure that your yard remains in as good condition as possible, there are many ways to ensure that this happens. High maintenance is always the most effective answer, but not everyone has the time to deal with trying to maintain a large law. The next best option is to tackle the largest problem that most …

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How to Save a Dying Corn Plant (Dracaena)

After the excitement of bringing home your corn plant, expecting it to bring you years of luscious foliage, disappointment can set in when your plant’s leaves turn brown, yellow, grow inwards, or when any number of problems begin to ravish your once beautiful corn plant. Fortunately, being the resilient house plant that any dracaena variety is, you don’t need to …

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Are Hedge Apples Edible? (And What Are They Good For?)

There are many things that spur exploration, from benign curiosity to the evils of imperialism to the thrill of adventure and entrepreneurship and everything in between. For as different as these impulses may be, however, whenever we as individuals or cultures encounter new plants, one of our first questions is inevitably “Is this edible?” Our ancestors were hunters and gatherers, …

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10 Unique Plants That Grow in Trees

There are two main types of plants that grow on other plants, and they are epiphytic or parasitic. They differ from one another because epiphytic plants get their nutrients from the air rather than the tree they live on, whereas parasitic plants drain the tree of all of its nutrients. Both epiphytes and parasitic plants do attach themselves to the …

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Peace Lily with Browning Leaves (3 Potential Causes to Consider)

Peace lilies are an incredibly common houseplant, and there is very good reason for this. Peace lilies can provide a unique option of home décor, so long as you properly care for the plant. If you do not care for the plant properly, there’s a good chance that the appearance will reflect this. One such way that this can happen …

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Seed Starting: Potting Mix vs. Potting Soil

For the uninitiated, potting mix and potting soil can be the same. They look quite the same and it’s hard to differentiate between the two if you don’t know what to look for. This guide, however, can fill you in on the differences between the two and which one might suit you best. The Differences While they are often interchangeable, …

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What’s the Difference Between Soil and Compost? (And When to Use Each)

Although some people use the terms soil and compost interchangeably, there is actually a big difference between them. They each have important functions in gardening, but soil is a natural product that is formed in the environment, and compost is recycled plant and kitchen waste. They complement each other, but they are not the same thing. What Is Soil? Plants …

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How to Grow Lavender Indoors (Simple Care Tips for Optimal Growth)

There’s nothing quite like adding a few plants to your kitchen or living room to liven up your interior décor. They look nice, smell lovely, and offer that all-important natural touch. Of course, not just any plant will do. Some plants may look nice, but they’re too strongly odorous, especially for an indoor setting. Others may smell sweet, but don’t …