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Transform cut branches and real or faux leaves into artwork that celebrates and preserves the natural beauty of fall's changing colors.
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By late summer the leaves on most trees look like they’ve seen better days, but for the most part, that’s okay
The leaves on the linden tree in my back yard are looking pretty chewed up. They’re shredded and have lots of holes in them. This is normal for that tree, but some people become alarmed by what...
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Powdery mildew on your plants isn’t curable, but there are ways to manage it
I’ve had bee balm growing in my perennial garden for years and it’s just beautiful – until the leaves develop a white, powdery growth, turn brown, and die. The culprit is powdery...
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A plant for your sweet tooth
Sweeten up that cup of tea with sweet leaves from your own garden. Stevia is a calorie-free herb that’s used as an alternative to sugar. Except for the warmest areas of the country, it’s...
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Choosing between a gas, electric, or battery-powered leaf blower depends on how you’ll use it
I can make quick work piling all of the leaves in my yard with a leaf blower. It spares the blisters on my hands from the rake. Shawn Carothers is a marketing manager with TORO. She says each type...
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Find out how you can control five damaging pests in your garden.
Find out how you can control five damaging pests in your garden.
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How to keep rabbits out of your garden.
Having trouble with little visitors in your garden? Try these helpful tips to safely keep them from coming back.
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If you can't see the grass, get the rake out
When the leaves fall off of my trees, I run over them with the lawn mower and let the shreddings stay on the ground. But if we’ve had a lot of rain that’s created a thick, dense mat of...