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Plant-Eating Animals: Keeping Cats and Dogs Out of the Garden
Plant-Eating Animals: Keeping Cats and Dogs Out of the Garden

Billy Haynes is a content writer and founder of HD Writing Co. He has an interest in many things and experience in writing about even more. Below is a list of plant-eating animals discussed in this article and ways to keep them out of the garden:CatsDogsCatsCats are among one of the more common animals that end up in gardens.

Review of the Jimmy JV51 Handheld, Rechargeable Vacuum Cleaner
Review of the Jimmy JV51 Handheld, Rechargeable Vacuum Cleaner

Walter Shillington writes about products he is familiar with. His articles focus on healthcare, electronics, watches, and household items. Although my robotic vacuum functions well, there are areas that it cannot reach. To fill in the gaps, I’ve been using a Bissell 53Y8Y stick vacuum. This unit proved versatile, but it lacked the power and battery life required to perform effectively.

Good vs. Bad Ladybugs in Your Garden and How to Tell the Difference
Good vs. Bad Ladybugs in Your Garden and How to Tell the Difference

Dorothy is a Master Gardener, former newspaper reporter, and the author of several books. Michael is a landscape/nature photographer in NM. Ladybugs Are Always Hungry!All ladybugs have gluttonous, insatiable appetites for aphids and other insects, and that& 39;s a good thing. Some of them, however, can be more of a nuisance than a benefit.

The Basics of an English Cottage Style Garden
The Basics of an English Cottage Style Garden

As a child, Glenis learned from her horticulturist family a love of gardening. Almost seventy years later, she continues to grow and learn.History of the English Cottage GardenThe English love of gardens and gardening is legendary. It has been said that, by and large, we are a nation of gardeners. Functional gardens attached to workers cottages first made an appearance in England several centuries ago.

How to Repair Torn or Damaged Air Conditioning Duct
How to Repair Torn or Damaged Air Conditioning Duct

Bert spent 25 years working as a home-improvement and residential construction contractor in central Florida.A damaged duct system greatly reduces a heating and air conditioning system& 39;s energy efficiency. Ideally, every bit of conditioned air goes directly from the furnace to the living space. In extreme cases, the energy lost from torn or damaged duct costs more in a single season far exceeds the price of the repair materials.

Beat Winter With an Indoor Garden
Beat Winter With an Indoor Garden

Indoor Gardening Basics 5 Things to Consider Before Getting StartedWinter isn& 39;t a very exciting time of year for a lot of gardeners. It& 39;s too cold outside for mostly everything to grow, and even if it were possible to grow things, most people just don& 39;t want to deal with the cold. It doesn& 39;t have to be that way though.

How to Get Rid of Leaf Miners
How to Get Rid of Leaf Miners

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. One of my favorite spring flowers is columbine. I love their clover like foliage and their uniquely shaped flowers. But having columbine means having leaf miners.What are Leaf Miners?

Sea Salt Fertilizers: An Important Organic Gardening Discovery
Sea Salt Fertilizers: An Important Organic Gardening Discovery

I have studied organic gardening for 60 years and raised many large gardens. I have read Organic Garden Magazine most of my lifeTable of ContentsHere& 39;s what you& 39;ll find in this article:Why Should You Use Sea Salt Fertilizers?9 Benefits of Sea Salt Fertilizers9 Ways to Apply Sea Salt FertilizersExtra TipsSea Salts, an Economical Fertilizer: ConclusionWhy Should You Use Sea Salt Fertilizers?

Kitchen Makeover: Removing Brick Doorstep and Modifying Wall by the Backdoor
Kitchen Makeover: Removing Brick Doorstep and Modifying Wall by the Backdoor

Arthur strives to balance aesthetics, functionality, and quality with costs when planning DIY projects in the home and garden. Project ObjectivesThis isn’t about modernising a kitchen or replacing the kitchen cabinets; I did that six years ago when I renovated the kitchen and fitted high-end units with solid wood oak doors.

Guerrilla Furniture Design: DIY Hex Stool
Guerrilla Furniture Design: DIY Hex Stool

Hexagons break down into triangles, which is a structurally sound coincidence. Bees figured this out long ago. More recently, paperboard manufacturers and carbon-fiber fabricators have engineered this pattern into load-bearing panels. This article will show you how to make your own DIY hex stool.The design is supremely simple: six triangular columns, folded out of corrugated boxes, form a geometrically pure seat.

How to Regrow Herbs, Vegetables, and Fruits From Scraps at Home
How to Regrow Herbs, Vegetables, and Fruits From Scraps at Home

Terrie has a certificate in fitness and nutrition. She has a passion for helping others learn about health and wellness.Why Should I Grow My Own Food?Well, the most amazing things happen when you grow your own food!Great for apartments or houses: Teach your family or yourself how to grow food, even in a small apartment or using containers on the deck or patio.

How to Grow Foxgloves, a Cottage Garden Favorite
How to Grow Foxgloves, 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. One of my favorite cottage garden flowers are foxgloves. I am especially attracted to the purple ones which grow wild on the West Coast. I have grown white ones, which were beloved by Gertrude Jekyll, a popular British garden designer in the early 20th century, but I always go back to the purple ones.