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8 Beneficial Bugs for Our Gardens

Not all the insects, worms, spiders and flies that frequent our gardens should be considered pests. Many of them are actually beneficial for the plants we're trying to grow, because they pollinate flowers, aerate the soil and/or prey on plant-eating insects. The use of pesticides will kill off these helpful critters; on the other hand, the services…
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Build Great Garden Soil the Easy No Dig Way

Whether you are installing ground covers or planting a new flower garden, soil preparation is often a major hurdle. Not only do you have to eliminate weeds and/or lawn grass, but you also need to spread organic matter over the site and dig it in along with other soil amendments. Spreading compost and digging it into the soil is a major workout, and…
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Tillers, Turning Bare Ground into Gardens

Tillers are workhorses that churn through soil, destroying weeds as they break up the ground. Tilling a garden saves the gardener backbreaking work. It would take hours or even days using a shovel to turn a medium garden plot. Tillers do a consistently better job preparing gardens for planting. All models can be used to distribute compost or…
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