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  • How To Use Grease or Glue Bands for Pest Control

    Grease/ glue bands are a chemical-free way of controlling orchard pests in organic gardens.
  • How To Control Slugs Without Chemicals

    Conventional slug pellets are extremely toxic and not something an organic gardener would use. There are many methods to control slugs in an environmentally friendly way.
  • How To Use Green Manures

    Green manures are used to improve the soil in an organic garden. They can suppress weeds, prevent soil erosion and even add fertility.
  • How To Choose a Green Manure

    Green manures are plants grown to improve the soil without chemicals. There are many to choose from, each with particular benefits.
  • How To Plant a Lilac Bush

    Lilacs are vibrant and full of colors with lilac, pink, white, and blue flowers. Lilacs are one of the most popular flowers with over 250 varieties. They make...
  • How To Make Leaf Mold

    Falling leaves can be a problem in a garden, and collecting them is a fall gardening task. But once they've been collected, they can be turned into leaf mold, not trash.
  • How To Use Urine as a Fertilizer

    Every day, gardeners across the world flush away a valuable and sustainable source of fertilizer for their plants -- urine. Urine is a good source of nitrogen and...
  • How To Design, Plan and Plant a Vegetable Garden

    There's nothing more fulfilling than planting your own vegetable garden and harvesting its mouth-watering treats. If you're new to vegetable gardening and don't know...
  • How To Grow Palm Trees

    Palm trees are grown all over the world, and they aren't just for tropical gardens. Nearly anyone can grow them, but you need to provide the proper growing...
  • How To Grow Achocha

    Add a little history to your garden by planting achocha, one of the food plants of the Incas. It's an easy-to-grow climber that provides plentiful fruits in late summer.
  • How To Grow Disease-Free Roses

    Many gardeners unnecessarily fear growing their favorite flower. Yes, roses do have a reputation for being disease-prone, but it’s often more the gardener’s fault...
  • How To Water Your Lawn and Garden Correctly

    Almost everyone waters their lawn incorrectly. Learn when and how to water your lawn properly.
  • How To Get Rid of Roaches: Roach Bait and Insecticides

    Sometimes a description just can't ever capture the sheer horror of a particular event. For example, if I were to describe what it's like to step on a cockroach...
  • How To Grow a Moss Garden: Landscaping Ideas

    Samurai movies, anime, and moss gardens... what do they have in common? All three rose to popularity in Japan before moving west into our cultural consciousness. In...
  • How To Get Rid of a Beehive

    Who doesn't enjoy watching honeybees traipsing from flower to flower as they conduct their vital duties? It reaffirms our faith in the order and elegance of our...
  • How To Get Rid of Canadian Geese

    A short time ago, my relative faced a moral and legal crisis. In an attempt to scare Canadian geese (technically known as Canada geese) away with the sound of a BB gun...
  • How To Grow Grapes: Choosing Varieties, Vines, Pruning, Trellis

    Growing grapes is a complex and sometimes time-consuming project with several steps involved. There are entire books written on this subject. The basic grape growing...
  • How To Get Rid of Bed Bugs - DIY and Exterminators

    Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite. This common goodnight verse may be truer than you think. Bed bugs are worldwide travelers, notorious for latching...
  • How To Repair a Concrete Sidewalk: Concrete Crack Repairs

    A damaged sidewalk can really detract from the curb appeal of your home. Fortunately, fixing a sidewalk is within the do-it-yourself abilities of many homeowners...
  • Soil Sampling, Testing and Analysis: Soil Composition

    Testing your garden soil is a necessary step in determining what your plants will need to grow well and stay healthy. Without a clear idea of your soil's make-up, you...
  • How To Use a Wasp Trap: Insect Control

    If you garden, you have almost certainly had the experience of being dive-bombed by a voracious wasp as you attempt to work. And, if it was successful in his attempt...
  • How To Use a Garden Tractor

    Using your garden tractor appropriately and caring for it well will increase its lifetime.  Here are some tips on how to use a garden tractor:Before you even put your...
  • How To Buy a Garden Tractor

    Although my seven-year old boy wishes it were otherwise, a garden tractor is generally intended for larger gardens between 1-5 acres.  When working with gardens of...
  • How To Control Rodents

    No one wants to deal with rodents in or around the home. Rodents are nuisance pests and they carry germs and disease. The chances are high that if you have had one...
  • Planting Hydrangeas Outdoors

    Hydrangeas are lovely as single, flowering plants. They also work well planted in mass -- as shrubs or flowering trees. They can be used as a border or as a hedge....
  • Planting Lilies: Lily Plants and Bulbs

    Lilies are a favorite in the garden because they are so easy to grow. They bloom from June through September. The bulbs require only a small amount of care and will...
  • How To Find Used Dozers

    If you're starting your own construction business, one of the first items of heavy equipment that you will need is a bulldozer.  The most practical way to purchase a...
  • Choosing Lawn Sprinkler Systems: Automatic Watering System

    A lush, green, perfectly manicured lawn is the ultimate goal of many homeowners. However, unless you are fortunate enough to live in an area which receives abundant...
  • How To Choose and Buy Garden Art

    It used to be that gardens were simply a way to add color to otherwise unused portions of a yard.  Now, gardens are considered an extension of your home.  In some...
  • How To Choose Garden Lighting

    Deciding what kind of lighting to use in your garden can be difficult.  To make it easier, narrow it down by asking yourself a few basic questions. Does...
  • How To Choose a Garden Shed

    If the last time that you opened your garage door was weeks ago, and things fell on you when you did, it's a sure sign that you need a garden shed! A shed can add...
  • How To Use a Pool Pump

    A residential pool is such a joy about ninety-eight percent of the time - we sometimes forget about the other two percent. But that two percent (otherwise known as...
  • How To Build a Gazebo: Blueprints and Kits

    From looking for gazebo features like a screen and cupola, to building a gazebo from scratch, use these free tips to learn how to build a gazebo.
  • How To Grow Flowers: Learn About Planting Flowers

    Growing flowers is one of the most purely aesthetic hobbies in existence. Unlike vegetable gardening, which produces visible, edible results of your time and...
  • How To Buy Garden Accessories

    As any gardener knows, the plants are the most important part of a garden, but they're not the only part. Garden accessories give your garden character, add...
  • How To Find Corrosion Control Products

    Corrosion is the deterioration of materials, usually metal, due to reactions with the environment. While corrosion can occur anywhere, it is the corrosion of a home's...
  • Decorating a Patio Room: Wood, Wicker and Wrought Iron Furniture

    Decorating a patio room is as exciting as decorating any room in your house, or potentially even more exciting. Your patio room is totally unique in your home; no...
  • How To Choose an Outdoor Fireplace

    Are you tired of lighting a fire in a rusty old trash can and huddling around it for warmth?  Do you feel that the trash can isn't really in harmony with a...
  • How To Get Rid of Pigeons

    Pigeons are hard to get rid of, but it can be done! There is no denying that they have played an important part in the lives of humans. They were used during wars to...
  • Get Rid of Moles: Traps, Poison, and Repellent

    Although moles are small, they are a huge agricultural pest - let alone what a mole can do to your lawn! Fortunately, there are mole control methods. One that I highly...
  • Getting Rid of a Gopher: Garden Pest Control

    Do you have mounds of dirt showing up in your lawn or garden? Is something munching on your plants and vegetables? If the answer to these two questions is yes, you...
  • Getting Rid of Mice: Rodent Repellent and Mouse Traps

    If one mouse has taken up residence in your home, you can almost be guaranteed that it isn't alone and that you have a real problem. The chances are great that the...
  • How To Buy Greenhouse Supplies

    Greenhouses can make growing plants an easy experience regardless of the season.  Before you get started, there are many items that you need to keep your greenhouse...
  • How To Repair Lawn Sprinkler Systems

    Sprinkler systems are a necessity for anyone with a lawn. They'll save you time, money and headaches. If you're installing new lawn sprinkler systems, make sure you...
  • How To Choose Garden Tractors

    If you're in the process of choosing a lawn tractor, you must make sure that you actually have a need for one. Lawn tractors are not only expensive, but...
  • Preventing and Controlling Soil Erosion: Soil Conservation

    Soil erosion occurs when wind or water washes away the topsoil from an area of land. Some erosion is natural, but it quickly becomes problematic when people begin...
  • How To Get Rid of Rabbits

    As every gardener knows, there are two kinds of rabbits: the ones you see in the pet store, which are cute, cuddly, and as sweet as can be; and the other ones who...
  • How To Build a Garden Trellis

    A trellis is an outdoor frame that provides a place for climbing plants to grow. It can be as simple or complex as you like. Building your own garden trellis can be...
  • Orchid Flowers: Gardening Tips for Growing Orchids Indoors or Out

    Whenever I'm approached for gardening advice, someone almost always asks: 'How do you take care of orchids?' If you've ever wanted to know how to take care of...
  • Rooftop Garden Designs: Green Roof Gardening Tips

    If you live in an urban area, you may think that having a garden is a goal that will never be realized. If so, you're just not thinking high enough! More and more...