spectracide vs roundup

Spectracide vs Roundup – The Showdown

Weeds are the thorn in the side of most gardeners - you spend hours clearing your beds, and a couple of days later they've overtaken again. Perhaps you have a path or a paved patio area that has an annual infiltration from pesky weeds and grass that spread underneath the slabs, ...
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muddy dog yard solutions

Muddy Dog Yard Solutions: 5 Solutions Worth Considering

Dog owners know their beloved dogs need outdoor exercise and fresh air. Beyond daily walks or weekly visits to the dog park, this exercise usually comes in the form of running and playing in a yard or dog run. Dogs of any size can eventually wear a path in a ...
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sun protection for plants

3 Ways To Provide Sun Protection For Plants

Flowers and vegetables obviously need the sun to grow, but in the middle of summer, it is possible to get too much of a good thing. The most common mistake that new gardeners make is to fail to consider; what sun protection do I need for my plants? After all, ...
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best fertilizer spreader

Our Guide To The Best Fertilizer Spreader – Perfect Lawn Every Time

If you look at the instructions for almost any lawn fertilizer, it will tell you that the best way to apply the product is to use a fertilizer spreader. The main reason for this is that you have much better control over the amount of fertilizer that you apply per ...
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hardy succulents

The Complete Guide To Hardy Succulents

You might associate succulents with balmy climes, tumbleweed, and arid desert landscapes,  so you might be surprised to discover that some succulents thrive in cooler climates. There’s a surprisingly wide array of hardy succulents that can survive and thrive in cold weather, so there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy ...
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garden tools gift set

Our Favorite Garden Tools Gift Sets – Give A Unique Gift

I don't know about you, but I am really bad at choosing gifts for people. In fact, not only am I bad at it....it actually terrifies me! I am so worried about getting something that they won't like that I end up getting way too stressed over something which really should ...
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what is gorilla hair mulch

What Is Gorilla Hair Mulch and When Should You Use It?

Gorilla hair mulch. No, it is not some poor worker’s job at the zoo to pick up the fallen hair from the gorillas. And no, they don’t pluck it directly off the gorilla itself. In fact, it is not actually gorilla hair (shocking I know!). Let’s take a look at ...
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lawn care for a large lawn

6 Tips To Make Looking After a Large Lawn Easier

Do you have a huge lawn? Does maintaining the lawn give you a backache? Wish to know how you can maintain it easily? Check out these 6 steps for lawn care when you have a large lawn. How To Care For a Large Lawn As with any job around ...
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plants for skin care

24 Plants That Keep Your Skin Looking Young

Do you love high-quality skin-care products, but hate the expensive price tag? Do you favor natural remedies over chemical solutions? Perhaps you just want to be more in control of what you put in and on your body? Many top beauty brands boast botanical and plant-based extracts as the principal ...
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pointsettia care

Care For Your Poinsettia The Right Way

Poinsettias are one of the most popular holiday houseplants around. They come in a range of colors, but are most popular in their bright red variety that are seen as decorative elements everywhere from churches to homes. To help you care for your poinsettia this holiday season, FTD has put together a poinsettia ...
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how to apply diatomaceous earth

How to Apply Diatomaceous Earth – Indoors and Outdoors

What a lovely word – “diatomaceous”. It’s one of those words that roll off the tongue once you know how to pronounce it. But what the heck is it? Diatomaceous earth (DE) is a naturally-occurring silica compound made from the fossilized, skeletal remains of diatoms – minuscule aquatic organisms. Oh….I ...
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how to care for succulents

How to Care for Succulents – How To Grow Succulents Indoors and Outdoors

In today's changing climate, many people are choosing succulents as the plant of choice for their gardens - both indoor and outdoor. And why wouldn't you? They have a natural resistance to the ever increasing temperatures and drought and excess rain doesn't really worry them too much. Of course, it ...
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worx aerocart review

The Worx Aerocart Review – Should You Buy It?

Have you seen the Worx Aerocart infomercial on TV recently? It is likely that, as with any infomercial, you are wondering if the Aerocart is actually any good or if it is just a Scam. In this article we take an in-depth look this 8-in1 wheelbarrow so you can make an ...
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natural ways to keep pests away

6 Natural Ways To Keep Pests Out Of Your Home And Garden

The increasing innovations in the creation of synthetic herbicides, pesticides and insecticides have made people realize just how unhealthy these products are for humans, animals and the environment. Spraying chemicals to get rid of weeds and pests won’t just cause health risks; they are also ineffective most of the time ...
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best garden hose

The Best Garden Hose – A Professional Gardner’s Picks

Have you ever watered the lawn and the flow has stubbornly stopped? Have you discovered that, over time, that the once-faithful gush has reduced to a pathetic dribble? Perhaps your hose kinks or more water leaks out of the faucet attachment than out of the spray nozzle? It’s time to ...
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yates weed n feed review

Yates Weed and Feed Hose On Review – Weeds Be Gone!

Springtime in Melbourne, Australia...and everything in the garden is growing like crazy. The grass is growing like mad, and unfortunately so are the weeds in the lawn. Now I admit that it is my own fault. I have neglected the lawn for far to long now and this spring the ...
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how to treat lawn rust

How To Identify And Treat Lawn Rust (Fungus On Grass)

Do you have orange grass? Does your lawn look like it has a disease? Maybe it seems to be coated with orange-red or yellowish dust? Well it is likely that you have lawn rust, which is a type of lawn fungus. But don't panic just yet... it is quite treatable ...
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soil ph meter

The Complete Soil PH Meter Guide – Which Type is Most Accurate?

What Is a Soil PH Meter? How Accurate Are They? And which type is the best suited for your required usage? These are all questions that will probably cross your mind the first time you come across these handy gadgets. An essential tool for any serious gardener, using a soil ...
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Residential Landscape Lighting - Transform Your Yard Into A Beautiful Space For Entertaining

Residential Landscape Lighting – Transform Your Yard Into A Beautiful Space For Entertaining

Being able to use your yard or garden after the sun goes down can help you get a lot more enjoyment out of it. If you are like most people, you probably work during the day. That means that the majority of the time that you spend in your outdoor ...
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best outdoor fire pit

The Best Fire Pits – Buyers Guide and Comparison

There’s nothing quite like cozying up by the fireplace on a cold winter night. However, a fireplace doesn’t really fit year-round and keeps you inside – away from the beautiful night sky. Fortunately, with a fire pit you can experience the warmth and coziness of a fire year-round while enjoying ...
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