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Ohio landowner gets a new John Deere mower.
Samantha Horton (left) of Bolivar, Ohio, has won the Living the Country Life My Country Yard Sweepstakes. The grand prize is a John Deere Z915 B zero-turn mower with a 54-inch mower deck...
When tree roots invade your pipes, patio, and foundation, that means trouble
Years ago my folks had an old septic line that was messed up by tree roots growing into it. We had to get a new septic system – and get rid of the tree. Scott Cullen is a registered...
Not all bugs in the garden are harmful. Some are there to help you by eating the bad bugs.
I plant chives and let some flower because I've heard they repel Japanese beetles. But I don't want to repel all insects from my garden because some of them eat bad bugs such as aphids and...
The best mulch for your garden is probably in your yard
Raking up leaves and burning them robs you of valuable, free mulch for the garden. David Robson is an extension horticulture educator at the University of Illinois. He says leaves are organic...
Enjoy your beautiful property and landscaping after the sun goes down
My back yard has a nice, big flower garden that is gorgeous during the day. I have lights in the garden that come on at night, giving it a very different look. Cruz Perez is the vice president of...
Getting seeds for your garden may be as simple as visiting the library. Seed libraries are cropping up to help you grow food and learn the art of seed saving.
The next time you're in the library, see if you can check out garden seeds along with your books. Seed lending libraries are sprouting up around the country to offer free packets of seeds, with...
Whether you're landscaping, lifting heavy objects or doing chores, these new products will assist you in acreage management.
Learn how to divide plants and why it's important for health and productivity.
Dividing is the process of digging up plants, prying them apart and replanting them in new holes. According to Weston Miller, a horticulturist for Oregon State University’s Extension Service...
Lilacs are happy when they're cut back
I’ve been trying to get rid of a lilac bush that grew out of control and wasn’t in a good spot anymore. A couple of years ago I cut the whole thing down to ground level, thinking that...
Pheasants Forever can help you with the ultimate habitat
I have a huge flower garden in my yard chock full of native plants. Every summer I see a ton of bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, and even rabbits nesting in the dense foliage. They’re fun to...