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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 …

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How Big Do Aloe Plants Get? (And How to Control Their Growth Rate)

The aloe vera is a unique and interesting succulent houseplant – it adds a lovely greenness to any room and is ideal for cleaning and purifying the air in your home. It’s also very easy to grow and with the right care, you’ll have this plant thriving in your home for years to come. The aloe vera plant is also …

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Can LED Lights Grow Plants? (And How to Get Good Results)

Have you ever asked yourself – Can LED lights grow plants? It’d be a fine thing if they could. Imagine being able to harvest as much as you want without having to get your fingers too dirty or worrying about the elements such as frost-protection, over-wintering plants, or whether your plants are getting enough sunlight. If it were possible, in …

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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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Indoor Orchid Care: Learn How to Take Care of Your Orchids Like a Pro

Don’t be fooled into believing that taking care of orchids is difficult. In this indoor orchid care guide, you’ll learn the right techniques to keep your orchids growing healthy and watered sufficiently. You’ll also learn about the best watering techniques to use (and when) as well as the temperature, humidity, and the amount of sunlight needed for different types of …

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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. …