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Gardening ProblemsProblems in and out of the garden are pretty much inevitable. That said, it helps to know what to do once they crop up. Here you will find tips and information covering a range of gardening problems, from pests and diseases to environmental issues and weeds in the garden.

Do Bed Bugs Live Outside? Where? And For How Long?

Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are not your typical garden pests, as they don’t have any interest in plants and cause problems mostly indoors, they can give you a hard time outside. Yes, the blood-munching pests can live outdoors undisturbed for some time in the right conditions. As the insect vermin feed exclusively on human blood, […]

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How To Identify Houseplant Pests and How To Get Rid Of Them

Are Your Houseplants Attracting Unwelcome “House Guests”?

Now that the outdoor gardening season has ended in most parts of the country, many gardeners are bringing plants indoors to protect them from the cold. Bringing houseplants indoors during the winter is a great way to beat the winter blues and keep your thumb green during the coldest months of the year. Unfortunately, most […]

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5 Top Tips For Gardening Without Pesticides

We need to be real when it comes to using pesticides. Pesticides with a variety of chemicals are manufactured to kill insects that attack our trees, flowers, and vegetable gardens. Even when a person uses these chemicals as directed it is important to note that besides being toxic to the bugs they are also toxic […]

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Effective Ways to Keep Cats Out of the Garden

Having a garden in your home is a common fixture in American households, and for good reason. Gardening not only gives your front yard an aesthetic appeal; it also increases home value to up to 20% (a helpful boost if you plan to sell your home in the future), lifts your mood, and helps in […]

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4 Ways to Get Rid of Mice in Your House and Garden

I’m a light sleeper. Just lie in the bed for a few minutes. Close my eyes and count the sheep. About to fall asleep and suddenly hear scratching sounds. That’s the moment I can’t avoid saying ‘F’ words and find out which causes that annoying sound. A small dark creature appears at the corner of […]

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When to pick butternut Squash

6 Ways to Know When to Pick Butternut Squash

Are you struggling to decide if your butternut squash is ripe? Determining when to pick butternut squash is difficult. The hard shell can and long growth period make selection tricky.A ripe butternut squash is creamy, sweet and nutty; it is a favorite vegetable during autumn and winter. However, a squash that is picked too soon […]

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