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Organic Lawn Care 101 – Lawn Maintenance

September 10, 2020 0

Lawns may have been invented in Europe, but they’ve reached their apotheosis in North America. For those in the U.S. of A, that green, green grass ranks right up there with apple pie, backyard barbecues […]

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Gardening Mistakes (and Lessons Learned)

September 9, 2020 0

Your enthusiastic Planet Natural blogger writes a lot about the joys of gardening, how it enriches our lives, provides us exercise, and gives us measures of success. Sometimes those measures don’t exactly come in heaping […]

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How to Harvest Rainwater | Planet Natural

September 8, 2020 0

Rain water collection and storage systems capture a gift from the sky. They’ve been used for centuries where and when rains are absent. Today, in the face of persistent drought and depleted aquifers, rainwater harvesting […]

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How to Design (and Build) a Rain Garden w/ Plants

September 7, 2020 0

Rain gardens catch and channel the environment’s natural precipitation, delivering it where it will most benefit our plants. At the same time they protect the environment by keeping polluted runoff out of municipal storm sewers. They […]

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Water-Saving Tips for Lawns and Garden

September 6, 2020 0

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 30% to 70% of the water consumed by America’s residential homes is used outdoors. Summertime lawn and garden watering can multiply household water use two to four times (PDF) over […]

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Grasscycling: How to Recycle Grass Clippings

September 5, 2020 0

It’s not hard to deduce what grasscycling means. It’s something about grass and recycling. What’s unspoken — the where and how that grass is recycled — is what makes the practice so beneficial. Generally, grass-cycling […]

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How To Plant Bare Root Fruit Trees

September 4, 2020 0

Spring — as soon after the ground thaws as possible — is the most frequently recommended time to plant bare root fruit trees. Commercial nurseries take advantage of this, providing most of their bare root […]

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How (and When) to Plant Lily Bulbs

September 3, 2020 0

Advances in over-winter storage of commercial lily bulbs have allowed gardeners to buy and plant lilies in the spring. But autumn is still the best time to get them in the ground. Deeply planted and […]

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How to Make Your Landscape More Green

September 2, 2020 0

Maintaining rich green landscapes, especially during the dry months of summer, can be a challenge. Good organic practice is at the heart of keeping things green and thriving. It requires planning, good soil with proper […]

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How to Grow Holly Bushes

September 1, 2020 0

We love the ever-green, natural plants associated with the holidays: the firs and pine trees celebrated in song, the poinsettia, mistletoe (actually a parasite that attaches itself to trees from which it draws water and […]