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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 …

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When Plant Leaves Turn Yellow – This is Why!

Plants are supposed to be green so when plant leaves turn yellow, something’s going wrong in the growing conditions. It’s a frustration even the most experienced gardeners and botanical experts can be left exasperated trying to understand the cause of so they can rectify things and restore a plant to full greenery and blossoming. When plants turn yellow, it’s the …

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How to Keep Rabbits from Eating Your Plants (7 Effective Methods)

There are a lot of animals common to the backyard that dine on garden plants, whether you are growing ornamental flowers or have a plot of vegetables out there. The one that strikes the most fear into the hearts of the gardener is the rabbit. A rabbit is unmistakable in the garden and needs no description to help you recognize …

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Why Plants Grow Towards Light (And the Role of Auxins)

Plants are more than a gift from Mother Nature. They have their own life force and raise many questions about plants, trees, and how any woodland flowers manage to survive in the wild without any human intervention. How and why plants grow towards light is one of the many fascinating questions that’s baffled botanists for centuries. It’s been extensively researched …

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Geranium Care: Learn How to Plant, Grow and Care for Geraniums

Like anything, geranium care is easy – when you know how. But if you don’t know how to care for geraniums properly, you can run into plenty of mysterious problems. If that’s the case for you, get ready to fix that because everything you need to know about planting, feeding, pruning and overwintering geraniums is covered in this guide to …

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How to Keep Squirrels Out of Potted Plants (5 Techniques to Try at Home)

Keeping outdoor plants in containers can be an excellent way of doing a little gardening in areas where you don’t have a lot of ground to work with. It also protects your plants from a number of burrowing insects or other plant-eating pests. But a container is no match for a squirrel. You’ll need to take a few extra steps …

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How to Use Compost in the Garden (Turn Your Waste into Plant Food)

It’s no surprise to anyone that compost is a very valuable asset in the garden, and a wonderfully natural way to add all the nutrients your plants need. There isn’t much to it. Compost is just decomposed organic material, and something anyone can make for themselves. But do you know the best way or the best time to use compost …

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How to Fix Iron Deficiency in Plants (Symptoms and Treatment Methods)

An iron deficiency in plants is recognized by yellowing leaves (there are other common causes, which I cover here). This happens when iron is lacking as plants can’t produce chlorophyll, which is what gives the plants the green color on their leaves and is also used to carry oxygen throughout the plant. Without chlorophyll, plants lack oxygen and since photosynthesis …