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How to Cut an Aloe Vera Plant Without Killing It

Aloe Vera plants are fast-growing succulents that can grow to a height of 3-feet. To keep them potted indoors or in good shape to be used as a potted Aloe on a patio, they do need pruning, but never regular. The more frequently you cut an Aloe plant, the higher the risk of killing it. For those growing Aloe Vera …

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17 Unusual Gifts for Gardeners of All Levels

Finding unusual gifts for gardeners is hard to do when you’re limited to local nurseries because everything sold are necessities that most gardeners already have too much off. There’s only so many seeds they need, a limited number of plant pots they can use depending on space and they likely already have the essential hand tools they need to get …

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6 Effective Ways to Keep Animals Out of Your Garden Without Fence

Fencing is usually the go-to method to prevent animals ruining your vegetable garden, flowers, and shrubs. The downside is that it makes your garden private and restricts views. For anyone living in a rural setting with gorgeous scenery stretching as far as the eye can see, you’ll want to keep animals out of your garden, without a fence or high …

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Why Is My Aloe Plant Turning Brown? (And What to Do When It Happens)

An aloe plant is one of those plants that you love to have around. Besides being nice to look at, it has an important function that will make you feel that no home should be without one. What Is an Aloe Plant? Native to the Arabian Peninsula, in the south-west area, the Aloe Vera plant is a succulent that grows …

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Daylilies Care and Maintenance Tips for More Vibrant Blooms

Daylilies are fascinating plants because despite each bloom lasting a day, each stalk that grows produces a single bloom. And as the plant matures, it forms a clump and then it can produce anywhere from 200 to 400 blooms each year. For a plant that blooms for just one day, you really do get your money’s worth with these and …

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Is Your Peace Lily Drooping? It Might Be More Than a Watering Problem

A peace lily drooping is usually an early sign of a watering problem. More often than not, the problem is feeding the peace lily too little water, rather than too much. However, that’s not always the case as there can be more going on at the roots of the plant that your eyes can’t see. The Most Common Causes Behind …

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Why Are My Geranium Leaves Turning Yellow? (7 Potential Reasons to Consider)

It’s frustrating to see the foliage of your geraniums yellow. When it does, the obvious question you’ll be asking is why are my geranium leaves turning yellow? There’s a half-dozen reasons this can happen. The first and not so obvious is you aren’t growing a true geranium. It may be a zonal pelargonium which grows faster but the underside of …

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Poolside Landscaping to Repel Mosquitoes and Other Insects

If you’ve read my previous articles, you know that there are certain plants that act as natural pest control. So far, I have mostly focused on repelling bugs inside the house, but now I’m going to turn to backyard pest control. My house came with a large in ground swimming pool. It’s really nice, but it could use some landscaping …