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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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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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Why Are Your Daylilies Not Blooming? (And How to Get Them to Re-Bloom)

If you are looking for a sturdy, low maintenance plant to adorn your landscape, you should definitely consider the daylily. Recognized for their beautiful floral displays, the flowers from daylilies come in an assortment of subtle and vibrant shades and hues. The one downside to a daylily is that their flowers only last for one day. What Is a Daylily? …

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4 Possible Cause of a Peace Lily with Yellow Leaves (Plus the Fixes)

Oh, the problems of the Peace Lily. Yellow leaves turning black, brown spots appearing, and leaves wilting and drooping because you can’t get them to drink enough water. Or, at least that’s what you think the problem is. There’s actually a few things that contribute to the leaves of peace lilies turning yellow and paling in color before that. Spot …

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How to Grow Long Stem Roses (Useful Tips for Optimal Growth)

Have you ever been to a friend’s house and admired some of the gorgeous roses in their garden, wishing you could grow your own of that particular variety? With literally hundreds of types of roses available, unless you’re an expert it can be nearly impossible to determine what species a particular rose is, let alone where you can purchase one. …

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How to Extract Oil from Plants (Plus the Numerous Benefits and Uses)

Extracted oils from plants, fruits, and herbs are growing in popularity. They are used for a number of things, from aromatherapy to medicinal applications to their use in cooking as well as in cosmetics and perfumes.  Plant oil extractions may seem complicated to pursue at home, but it is much easier than you may think. There are many different ways …

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Rejuvenating Old Potting Soil (In 6 Basic Steps)

Every year, there’s at least $9 to $10 spent per container by gardeners to replenish their potting soil because most potting mixes contain peat-based ingredients, which break down fast. With fast depleting potting mixes, it makes sense financially and environmentally to start rejuvenating old potting soil instead of replacing it all every season. Heavier feeders of plants like tomatoes, cucumber …

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How to Get Rid of Poison Oak Plants (And What to Do If Touched)

Most people know what a poison ivy plant looks like so if you spot a weed growing in your garden that resembles one, you may have to look a little further. Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are all part of the cashew family. That’s good news. The even better news is they are not really poisonous but they …