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Keeping Squirrels Out of Your Birdfeeder: 5 Tips to Ensure Success

Taking care of our feathered friends has been a passion of man’s for the past 150 years. That tradition can continue today. Just set up the bird feeder and sit back on an outdoor patio storage bench to enjoy nature without interfering. You might even be able to inspire a child to take an interest in the great outdoors. Plus, the birds may just “tweet” a thank you too. Considering that there are over 100 species in North America that visit...

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The Best Way of Growing Herbs in Containers

Guest writer: Jack Grant Plants or even herbs can be planted in different ways. They can be planted in a container and placed it inside the house or plant it directly in the soil of your garden. Whichever way you will use in planting herbs, their requirement for survival are just the same to the other plants. Herb growers or even plant growers should always bear in their minds that all kinds of plants have their three basic needs for their...

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Choosing The Best Plants For Your Garden

Guest writer:  Pamela Kazmierczak Many times we buy plants on impulse then find there is nowhere in the garden that really suits them. Before buying plants carefully examine your garden to see how much sun and shade it gets, whether the soil is well drained or waterlogged and whether your aspect is sheltered or windswept. You’ll then be equipped to go and buy the best plants for your situation; shade-loving plants for the sheltered areas,...

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Clean Your Pond And Control Algae Naturally

Guest writer: Roland Stockwell If you want to clean pond algae and develop algae control naturally you need to investigate the various options that you have. Not all products will clean pond algae or other green organic material with the same gentle and natural manner. Some offer harsh chemicals which kill the algae but also harm the ecosystem of the pond. In order to develop algae control naturally and create a clean pond you want a product...

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Build An Outdoor Pond In Just One Day

Guest writer: Micheal Weskey Before you start your own backyard pond, it’s best to get used to building one first. Don’t worry if it sounds difficult – this outline will have you building and finishing a pond in just one day. Yup, you read that right. All it takes is one day. Starting Small You’re probably thinking, “What is a starter pond?” Put simply, it’s a trial pond project that allows you to get...

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Landscape Boundaries And Partitions for the garden areas

by guest writer: Kent Higgins Shrubs are used in four broad ways: 1.  For boundaries. 2.  For partitions and backgrounds 3.  For specimens and 4.  For foundation plantings. We have discussed these uses of shrubs and the characteristics demanded by each use. Even at the risk of repetition, further discussion with the particular plans in mind may be helpful. Boundaries Boundary plantings are used to give privacy and to screen from view any...

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