5 Benefits Trees Gift The World: You Will Want to Plant A Tree Immediately

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This weekend, my family attended a birthday party for a friend. When we walked to their backyard, we were immediately covered by a cascading canopy of green splendor. The trees where huge and stunning. The large towering branches created a fun rope tree swing for the children to play on. The thick trunk offered endless amounts of active climbing fun. It was pure delight for all.

While the party was definitely fun, it was the trees that, to me, stole the show and created such an inviting and relaxing atmosphere.
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Create Glowing Green Grass with These 5 Fall Lawn Care Tips

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The fall can be one of the busiest times of year. In the midst of all the hustle and bustle of school starting, PTA meetings, and soccer games, it might feel like it is a good time to sit back and relax when it comes to your lawn care.

However, the fall happens to be one of the best times of year to do some much needed lawn maintenance. If you have ever wondered how your neighbors have made their yard looks so beautiful, it is most likely because they went the extra mile to follow these 5 fall lawn care tips.
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Keep Your Garden Vibrant With These 8 Favorite Fall Perennials

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With temperatures dropping slightly and pumpkin spice lattes back on the scene, we all know that fall is about to arrive. This season might also be a time where you might find yourself wondering ways to make your yard look just as great in the fall as all other seasons. The answer is simple: fall perennials.

While spring and summer might get a lot of credit for some great bloomers, the fall is not without some show stoppers. Knowing what plants shine in this season will help you as you plant and plant your garden. While buying annuals are a great option, you might be looking for a more permanent option to help your yard looking vibrant all year long.
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8 Creative Ways to Use Wood Slices

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This past weekend, we decided it was time to take down a dying tree in our backyard. It is always heartbreaking to say goodbye to a beautiful tree that has lived a great life. This tree was not too large, so we were able to take it down in pieces on our own. This saved us a lot of money. Hiring a tree removal company to take down a tree can cost thousands of dollars. With some help from my in-laws, the tree was down in a few hours.
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Amazingly Effective Ways to Naturally Repel Mosquitoes

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A few weeks ago, I was out with some friends when our conversation turned to the nasty presence of mosquitoes. A number of my friends felt trapped inside their own home during the warm and muggy months because they felt that the moment they walked outside, they were getting attached by swarms of mosquitoes. They felt that the only option they had was to hire a crew to come out and spray their yard full of expensive chemicals. They wanted effective and natural ways to repel mosquitoes. Perhaps you do, too.
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5 Organic Strategies to Help Control Weeds

WeedsAs a child, my mother would give me a brown paper grocery bag and have me fill it up to the top with weeds. It was part of our chores, and I remember feeling the tediousness of the effort back then.

As an adult, not much has changed. When it comes to weeding, we all know that if you have a garden or yard of any kind, that weeds are a natural part of the process. You might even find yourself spending way more time then you ever thought imaginable dealing with weeds.
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6 Tips on How to Grow Your Own Coconut Tree

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Coconut has soared in popularity in the past several years in the United States and it is no wonder why. The tropical taste is incredible and the health benefits continue to prove strong.

In many different countries and cultures, coconut has been a stable part of diets for years. This tasty nut can be made into oil, flour, milk, and water. Lotions, shampoos, and conditioners are also using coconut as a main ingredient. The best part is that this rich food is pretty good for you with some great benefits for your body and health.

Did you know that it is easy to grow your own coconut tree?
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How to Can Food: Home Canning Basics for Beginners

CanningIf you have chosen to grow your own home garden this summer, you might have found yourself swimming in a sea of red juicy tomatoes. Or maybe you have endless amounts of crispy green cucumbers.

Regardless of what you have planted in your garden, when you have too much, you might want to find way to make good use of your precious veggies. Finding accepting friends and family who will take those ripe vegetables is one option.

However, you might be looking for a way to preserve those treasured treats long into the winter months. Canning is a great option to help preserve the life of your garden.
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7 Fatal Plants You Need to Avoid

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Deadly nightshade bush with toxic berries

As a child, I remember my mother pointing out certain berries that were found all over our yard. She made sure to warn us not to eat those berries. While the berries from the bushes looked delicious with their bright red color, and they seemed as juicy as a raspberry, they were actually very toxic and could make us very sick if we ate them. Thankfully my mother knew better.

Throughout history, people had to learn through trial and error which plants were good to eat and which ones to avoid.
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How to Grow Vegetables Vertically Just About Anywhere

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When people think of growing a garden, they often imagine needing a lot of space to home all the different plants and vegetables. This myth might keep many people, especially in urban settings, from enjoying their very own personal vegetable garden.

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