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Easy Rewarding Daylilies to Grow
Easy Rewarding Daylilies to Grow

I have a deep interest in nature, gardening, and sustainability. The local arboretum is my universe of learning, and my garden is my lab! The Big World of DayliliesDaylilies are found under the botanical name hemerocallis. They are not considered true lilies which can be found under lilium. Originally from China, they are a rhizomatous flower found in all temperate parts of the world.

How to Keep Raccoons out of Your Garden
How to Keep Raccoons out of Your Garden

Michael is an author with a passion for the environment and he is trying to save the planet, one reader at a time! Signs of Raccoon Activity in Your GardenThey can be frustrating, but we should keep in mind if we leave food readily available—we can& 39;t blame them for taking advantage. But there are ways to figure out if it is indeed a raccoon digging up your plants.

How to Choose the Best Pool Pump
How to Choose the Best Pool Pump

Barack is an expert pool chemistry guy and experienced online-based pool maintenance assistant via in-depth articles that top search results How Do I Select the Best Pump for My Pool?Questions you need to ask before you buy:How fast of a pump do you need?How big is your pool?Is it above-ground or in-ground?

DIY Chaise Lounge Pallet Swing for $150
DIY Chaise Lounge Pallet Swing for $150

I enjoy working on DIY projects and like giving advice to others on their own projects. A Comfortable Place to RelaxWhile standing in the checkout line at the grocery store, I noticed the cover of a magazine featuring a garden swing. I thought that would be great in my backyard. I’d have a place to relax, to read, or to dry off after a dip in the pool.

Crown Vetch, a Wild Flower That Can Be Used for Erosion Control
Crown Vetch, a Wild Flower That Can Be Used for Erosion Control

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. I was admiring some lovely pink flowers growing on an embankment one day. A fellow Master Gardener said that it was crown vetch and that it is used for erosion control.

Using Probiotics in the Garden
Using Probiotics in the Garden

Amelia has been an avid gardener since childhood and enjoys experimenting with natural and sustainable gardening methods. You have heard how important probiotics are to your health, but have you ever considered how important they are to the health of your garden? Have you considered fortifying your perennials with a probiotic foliar spray or giving your fruit trees a probiotic boost next time you water?

How to Plant Two-Year-Old Asparagus Crowns in Containers
How to Plant Two-Year-Old Asparagus Crowns in Containers

In addition to being a certified herbalist and aromatherapy consultant, Gina finds the unrelenting allure of gardening very strong.Asparagus Spears What is Asparagus?An asparagus is a hardy perennial that can produce delicious green spears for up to 20 years (when planted in the ground).Spears are harvested in the third year of growth when the plant is established.

Sweet Alyssum: How to Grow and Care for This Flowering Ground Cover
Sweet Alyssum: How to Grow and Care for This Flowering Ground Cover

Megan is a writer and mom of two. She enjoys cooking, running, and gardening. What Is Sweet Alyssum?Sweet alyssum is a ground cover plant with tiny white, pink, cream, or purple flowers. It is classically found in coastal areas, but it will grow in most zones during the growing season. Technically a perennial, it is usually grown as an annual in most regions of the United States.

How to Get Rid of Garter Snakes Without Killing Them: 7 Tried-and-True Ways
How to Get Rid of Garter Snakes Without Killing Them: 7 Tried-and-True Ways

Jorge loves nature and the outdoors, but loves giving unsolicited advice about it much more. Yes, You Can Get Rid of Garter Snakes Without Killing ThemPart of having a yard is dealing with all of the critters that will wander over to visit you. Some of these will be cute and furry, and others will be more scaly.

10 Useful or Edible Garden Weeds
10 Useful or Edible Garden Weeds

Amelia has been an avid gardener since childhood and enjoys experimenting with natural and sustainable gardening methods. Weeds have a bad name because they grow so well as to be quite a nuissance. However, I often wonder why I try so hard to grow one salad green while trying so hard to discourage another.

DIY Fishing Gear Storage Shed With Solar Battery Charger
DIY Fishing Gear Storage Shed With Solar Battery Charger

I have built two cedar strip canoes, two cedar strip kayaks, three acoustic guitars, a sauna, woodshed, a mancave, and a fishing shed. DIY Solar-Powered ShedI live on 10 acres which backs up to a 7 acre pond. I fish in the pond using my small 12 foot row boat which I leave there all year round. A few years ago I built a platform dock for easier access to the boat.

How to Re-Screen an Old, Broken Screen
How to Re-Screen an Old, Broken Screen

Ms. Millar has been an online writer for over eight years. She is well versed in website development with several websites she has created. Re-Screen That Window or Door ScreenDo you have an old window or door screen that has ripped, torn, or disappeared altogether? You can replace it with ease. Is the frame broken at the corners?

How to Be Prepared for Deadly Hurricanes Seasons
How to Be Prepared for Deadly Hurricanes Seasons

Hurricane Season Has StartedHurricanes can be very dangerous and can often be deadly. This is why it is important to plan ahead and be well prepared. Planning ahead for a hurricane can help to save lives, reduce potential damage to valuable property, and reduce the stress of surviving a hurricane. On the average, five hurricanes will strike the United States coastline every three years, during what is known as the hurricane season.

How (Not) to Clean Up Woody Hurricane Debris
How (Not) to Clean Up Woody Hurricane Debris

I have dabbled in home improvement projects and like giving advice to others on what not to do. If you& 39;ve ever been in a zone of hurricane damage, you know the debris left behind is everywhere: a vast mass of broken building materials, toys, appliances, furnishings, sand, mud, silt, wire, telephone poles, and, most of all, broken trees (tiny leaves, branches, and huge trunks).

How to Put Your Garden to Bed Before Winter
How to Put Your Garden to Bed Before Winter

Juli likes fall but is sad to think that winter is next. Writing about gardening keeps her spirits up. Time for Late Season GardeningFall& 39;s show rivals spring& 39;s bloom, as leaves turn all sorts of colors. Many people plan trips to get the best views of spectacular scenes!Now is also the time to wind down the garden.

Beneficial Insects and Spiders That Help Your Garden
Beneficial Insects and Spiders That Help Your Garden

Melody is a CDC volunteer with a passion for gardening and growing healthy food for consumption. She enjoys sharing her personal experience. Which Insects Are Good for a Garden?Most insects and spiders are considered pests from a human point of view. It is an extraordinary idea that they can be useful to the plants in your garden.

How to Grow Lily of the Valley, a Cottage Garden Favorite
How to Grow Lily of the Valley, a Cottage Garden Favorite

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. I love telling the story of the first time that I planted lily of the valley. I carefully planted the pips in the fall before the ground froze, at the correct depth and with the correct spacing between them.

How to Grow Green Grass Successfully
How to Grow Green Grass Successfully

In addition to having a master& 39;s degree in sustainable development, Susette works in water conservation and sustainable landscaping.Tips for Planting and Growing GrassTurf lawns are great additions to a landscape when they are appropriately grown and maintained. They provide a place for kids and pets to run and play, and a way for neighbors to show off their homes.

Everything You Need to Know About Japanese Knotweed
Everything You Need to Know About Japanese Knotweed

I enjoy writing about several subjects ranging from travel to technology. Widely regarded as one of the most damaging plants in the world, The Telegraph newspaper once described it as & 39;The Plant That Ate Britain& 39;. There& 39;s even an old tale about this weed behaving so menacingly that it can & 39;creep over cat& 39;s feet& 39;.

Creeping Juniper Ground Cover: Types, Care, and Propagation
Creeping Juniper Ground Cover: Types, Care, and Propagation

Megan writes about health issues, among other topics. She writes about many of the health topics she has experienced and overcome firsthand. Overview of JunipersJuniper is a coniferous plant of the Cypress family that comes in many varieties and grows across many climate zones. Most are found in the Northern Hemisphere.