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What A Simple Soil Test Can Do For Your Garden

What A Simple Soil Test Can Do For Your Garden

Your plants, whether flowers, vegetables, grain crops, or trees, need several things to grow: nutrients, water, and sunlight. It sounds simple enough, right? Unfortunately, gardening is hardly that easy. Different plants require different amounts of water and sunlight, and because ...

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Superbugs And Antibiotic Overkill

Superbugs And Antibiotic Overkill

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a warning about a particular strain of bacteria that is wreaking havoc in hospitals across the U.S. It is called Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE for short. The name of the ...

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Teaching Your Kids Character

Teaching Your Kids Character

Is setting a good example for your kids and hoping they learn by following your actions enough to bring them up with manners, values, and compassion for others? Unfortunately, it may not. Actions may indeed speak louder than words, but ...

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Creating A Wildlife Pond

Creating A Wildlife Pond

If you are looking for a natural and easy way to add interest to your property and to encourage native species to take up residence, consider making a pond. I am not referring to a pool with koi and other ...

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Plants For Abundant Fall Color

Plants For Abundant Fall Color

As the temperatures start to dip, especially at night, and the days become shorter, you may be noticing that autumn is on its way. Depending upon your location, leaves may be just beginning to change color, preparing to transform the ...

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Growing And Using Echinacea

Growing And Using Echinacea

You probably associate the name echinacea with a medicinal herb. It enjoyed much attention several years ago as an ingredient in cold remedies and preventions and was a trendy product in the herbal supplement aisle of many drug stores. While ...

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