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Landscaping Ideas for a Hill or Slope

Landscaping Ideas for a Hill or Slope

These landscaping ideas for a hill or slope offer homeowners with steep areas in their yard a few ideas for plantings that look beautiful and prevent erosion.

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Why Didn’t My Lettuce Seeds Sprout?

Why didn’t my lettuce seeds sprout? It’s like a Nancy Drew case. Why didn’t the lettuce germinate? Why the empty garden bed? I’m facing the case of the disappearing lettuce now, and I think I know the answer.   Why Didn’t My Lettuce Seeds Sprout? There are several answers to the question “Why didn’t my …

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The Big Bug Hunt

The Big Bug Hunt is here! Pests are an inevitable part of gardening. But what if you could predict when they were going to appear? You could set up defenses or be on alert for early infestations, ready to act promptly before they escalated. This is the vision of a major citizen science project that …

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dijon-tarragon salad dressing recipe

Dijon-Tarragon Salad Dressing Recipe

This dijon-tarragon salad dressing recipe offers a delicious, homemade dressing for salads as well as vegetables. I made it over the weekend and used it on a kale salad, a green salad, and even over rice. It got rave reviews from everyone in the family! To make this recipe, all you need is a clean …

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How to Plant a Peach Tree

We planted four new trees in the orchard this weekend, including peach trees. I thought I’d share with you how to plant a peach tree in your own backyard. It doesn’t take long, although it does take some muscle!   How to Plant a Peach Tree Peach trees can be self-pollinating or require a pollinator, …

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Japanese beetle grub identification

Japanese Beetle Grubs: Identify and Control

What do Japanese beetle grubs look like? And how do you control them? Here’s everything you ever wanted to know (but were afraid to ask) about the plague of gardeners everywhere: Japanese beetles. Japanese Beetle Grubs Japanese beetle grubs emerge now from their winter sojourn under the lawn. They are part of the insect’s lifecycle. …

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