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Tips For A Zero Waste Household

Learn how your waste has been affecting the earth and how you can reduce your impact.


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Garden Safety Tips For Your Pet

Here are some gardening safety tips to keep your dogs and cats healthy.


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Composting 101: How To Avoid Gnats & Rats

Despite its green reputation, is composting more costly than it’s worth?


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New Recycling Bins Encourage Composting In Philadelphia

Runners and others at the Philadelphia marathon will see something new and different along the race route.


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Ridding Your Garden Of Disease

When you’re cleaning up your garden this fall, be careful where you put plants that had a disease.


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No Point In Saving Pointsettias

Saving pointsettias is complicated. Remember, if a plant is making you feel pressure instead of pleasure, you don’t need permission to give it away or move it along.


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Recycling Your Christmas Tree

Instead of leaving your Christmas tree by the curb for your town to pick up, you can recycle it yourself and get a lot more for your money.


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Sometimes You Can Leave Leaves

All those falling leaves will soon become the world’s best plant food for your garden.


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Leave Leaves In Compost Pile

Those leaves covering your yard are the best fertilizer money can buy — except they’re free!


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Branch Out With Tree Debris

Many towns recycle tree debris into compost or mulch, but you could also keep a lot of it in your own yard.


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A Gardening Gift For Dad

If you’re short on cash or your dad doesn’t want gifts, maybe for Father’s Day you could help out in the yard.


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Mother Nature Helps Clean Up

Blustery winds helped me clean up the yard – sweeping stems, leaves, and other debris out of my perennial beds and into tumbleweeds that gathered in a couple of neat piles.



More Than Just Dumb Bunnies

While rabbits can damage garden plants – particularly enjoying tender shoots in spring, and vegetables in your summer garden patch – bunnies are also pretty good at weed control.


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The Beauty Of A Winter Garden

Gardeners who don’t feel compelled to tidy everything up in Autumn will still have lots to look at come January.


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Don’t Let Leaves Leave Your Yard

Instead of bagging, dragging and getting rid of your leaves, gather them in a compost pile and, over time, they breakdown into fabulous free plant food you can use to improve the soil, top-dress your lawn, and help your garden grow.



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