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9 Incredible Plants That Repel Flies (No Need for Chemicals)

Are you constantly reaching for a fly swatter in your house? You’re not alone. Having flies buzzing around your head can be endlessly annoying, and it can be any time of year when they decide to make themselves at home. Why not put your houseplants to work? Choose some that are known to repel flies …

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7 Impressive Plants That Repel Ants (And What Attracts Them)

Nobody’s home is 100% insect free and having a few bugs around is to be expected. That doesn’t mean we all don’t look for ways to get rid of them, and to keep them out of the house in the first place. Ants are a particularly annoying pest that no one wants around. You can …

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8 Full Sun Container Plants (That Can Take a Scorching Summer)

Having lots of sun is always an important part of raising houseplants or outdoor plants in containers. Most people struggle with choosing plants that will thrive in low-light or shade because that can be a bit of a challenge. The truth is that it is just as difficult finding the right plants for very sunny …

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How Fast Do Succulents Grow (And How to Grow Them Faster)

Succulents are a popular group of indoor houseplants due to their easy care requirements and interesting shapes. Some of the strangest plants are in the succulent family, and they can be quite a conversation piece. They come across as being almost artificial due to how slowly they grow. Find out more, including just how fast …

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Simple Steps to Winterize Your Vegetable Garden (And Protect Your Plants)

After a busy summer of gardening and yard work, the cooler weather of fall can bring a pleasant break from outside chores. But don’t let your garden space get neglected in the fall. You still need to plan ahead so you can take care of your vegetables, flowers and shrubs over the coming winter. In …

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What Do Plants Need to Survive (And Thrive)?

Have you tried your hand at growing plants or herbs only to find it hasn’t quite turned out to be the successful project you had hoped it would? It happens. It’s awful when it does, but if you’ve spotted the problem early enough, you can intervene using this guide listing all the things a plant …

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Can Plants Survive Without Carbon Dioxide?

It’s not a surprise that plants need oxygen to survive, since they do breathe and respire like every other living thing. However, we tend to see carbon dioxide as a waste product, or even a pollutant. How do plants use CO2 and can they even survive at all without it? The short answer is that …

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Why Do Plants Need Water? #1 FAQ of 7 Plant Watering FAQs

Plants are living entities and need water to stay alive, just like Aubrey II in the Little Shop of Horrors. But unlike the bloodthirsty, nerve-shingling plant food of human blood, real plants just need water to grow healthily strong, to like, you know, stave off zombie fright nights. Now, you might not be one for …

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