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3 Reasons Your Strawberry Leaves Are Turning Brown (And How to Fix It)

If you have a garden in your backyard, nothing tells you that it’s thriving more than the appearance of bright red strawberries. When strawberries are red and the leaves are green, this is a good indication that you’re doing something right. Unfortunately, many people also find that their strawberry leaves are turning brown and this is when something needs to …

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Common Reasons Why Your Lavender Plant Is Wilting

Many, many people enjoy caring for plants and flowers, such as lavender. However, there might come a time when your lavender begins to wilt or droop and you might not know why. One of the hardest parts of caring for plants is figuring out why a plant is responding badly to the care that it is getting. With that being …

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Effective Ways to Get Rid of Termites in Trees (And Keep Them Away)

It can generally go without saying that termites are something that nobody really wants to deal with. Not only are they incredibly unsightly, but they can wreak havoc on the structure of your house as well. Trying to clean up and repair this damage can take a considerable amount of time, effort, and money. Because of this, it is incredibly …

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10 Fragrant Plants That Repel Cats

When you have a garden or worked hard to create your own landscape around your home, you already know you are at the mercy of insects and bugs of all kinds as well as animals, big and small. Some are hard to deal with, but luckily, cats are not in that class. There are plants you can incorporate wherever you …

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How to Save a Dying Maple Tree (And How to Identify Maple Decline)

It doesn’t matter what type of flower, shrub, or tree you plant in your yard, each one has its own characteristics and requirements for reaching their growth potential. Trees are a little more of a challenge because they could be fine for a long period of time and then suddenly something is wrong. Maple trees are stunning to look at …

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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 a 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 …