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Q&A: How Can I Remove Lawn and Create a Native Habitat for Birds and Butterflies?

Q: Our place is almost entirely lawn and we want to convert the yard into a biodiverse, native habitat for birds and butterflies. Since it is almost fall, do we cover the grass areas with newspaper and then mulch on…

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Plant Selection: The Big Picture

Before deciding what plants to buy, determine what you want your overall landscape to do for you. Are you an avid gardener, have an active family, or want a landscape that doesn’t require a lot of maintenance? The answer indicates…

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How to Avoid Most Plant Problems with One Concept – Right Plant, Right Place

Many plant problems in the landscape could be avoided by choosing the right plant for the purpose and the site. Many insects and diseases are opportunists, taking advantage of plants that are stressed and aren’t healthy enough to fight back….

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How to Avoid 5 Landscaping Blunders: Tips for new and experienced gardeners

Creating a beautiful landscape takes time and resources. Invest in careful planning and research before you begin to establish or renovate a landscape. It will pay off in the long run! Here are a few common blunders that occur in…

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