Living the Country Life

Gardening Content

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Nightcrawlers and other exotic earthworm species can cause damage to the ecosystem.
Radio interview source: Bruce Snyder, Biology Instructor, Kansas State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   It's easy to think earthworms are a...
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This unique landscaping technique could reduce the need for irrigation.
Radio interview source: Paul Wheaton, Permaculture Expert, Richsoil.com Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Don't burn those piles of tree branches. Use them to build a raised...
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Deborah Marqui at the gate of Healing Gardens
Cancer survivor Deborah Marqui opens her historic St. Charles, Illinois farm and gardens to share the soothing power of the natural world.
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Check off these chores and get your lawn and gardens ready for winter!
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You probably have some of these weeds in your lawn, gardens, or pastures. Get rid of them now, so you won't have be overrun next year.
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Decorate your pumpkin right, and it will carry you past Halloween, through the end of fall!
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Go ahead -- plant these spring-flowering bulbs in the fall. The deer and rabbits won't eat them!
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When you've spent so much time in your garden, it's nice to be able to share your favorites. You don't have to divide peonies to keep them healthy, but they're nice to give away.
Radio interview source: Laverne Dunsmore, Co-Owner, Countryside Gardens Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Peonies are beautiful and oftentimes can outlast...
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Ground penetrating radar has been used for years to inspect things in the earth. Now it's also a diagnostic tool for trees. Look inside the trunk and roots without a single cut.
Radio interview source: Anthony Mucciardi, President, TreeRadar Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   If healthy trees in your grove seem to suddenly topple over...
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Walnut harvest time is fast approaching. Know what to look for while the nuts are still on the tree because once they fall to the ground, the squirrels might as well have them.
Radio interview source: Michele Warmund, State Fruit Extension Specialist, University of Missouri Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Black walnut trees product...

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