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BASICS OF THE BED IRRIGATION

There are different ways to choose from for your bed irrigation project. Two popular types of bed irrigation are the sprinkler system and drip system. While sprinkler is still used by some people to irrigate their beds, it is less effective and its basic setup is simple and direct. You will just need to connect…
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What To Do About Invasive Species

Invasive species such as animals, non-native plants, and microorganisms are a major threat to our ecosystems, and natural habitats. They are more difficult to manage when they spread and establish themselves. Nonnative plants are the most problematic invasive species and they even have tendencies to dislodge our native plants when invading to live and spread.…
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The Trails and Tribulations of Landscaping in South Florida

South Florida is largely a tropical region. Its most defining characteristic is heat, freezes being a rarity. Temperatures during the night do not go down as much as it does in other parts of the state. With such a climate, most houseplants are outdoor plants in South Florida year round. The plant material is mainly…
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RED, WHITE AND BLUE YARD FUN

Weekends provide the opportunity to hang out with friends and family. Engaging in an activity that is relaxing, refreshing, and exciting is the ultimate weekend plan. While many people prefer going out to parties, traveling, and shopping, many others prefer peace, tranquility, and activities that are not so involving. Going out might be costly compared…
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How To Revive Your Lawn After Grass Dies

More often than not, it is possible to bring back to life a dead lawn without the need to tear everything down and start all over. However, your success largely depends on how long the grass has been dead. Usually, grass that appears dead for a short period, between 3 to 5 weeks, can successfully…
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Landscape Lighting for Tropical Gardens

Tropical gardens are where everything is large, green and dramatic and adding a little landscape lighting to it makes the entire night in your garden look magical. Do not invest too much for your tropical garden to look good only during the day, imagine all that lushness with a soft glow all through the night…
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Lawn Pests and How to Treat Them

Pests can invade and infest lawns, creating an eyesore of otherwise well-maintained home lawns. Pest infestations in gardens are a common occurrence in many homes, often resulting in damage to not only the grass turf and soil but surrounding structures. The destruction left behind by lawn pests can be devastating; that is why many homeowners…
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The Four Main Types of Irrgation

In agriculture, watering crops can be done through irrigation or rain. Since rain can sometimes be unreliable due to climate change, most farmers rely on irrigation to cultivate plants. The type of irrigation a farmer chooses depends on factors such as soil type, type of crop, land topography and weather patterns. The following are the…
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Reducing Harmful Insects in Your Lawn

If you are an avid gardener or landscaper, the appearance of your lawn is important to you. You also know that regular tending to your yard and soil can produce beautiful, healthy crops. Unfortunately, there are also insects that can take over your garden and ruin your plants and grass. You can maintain the health…
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Irrigation Tips for Dense Soil

If you want to grow a garden or tend to the grass, the trees on your landscape, you may find that your soil is unusually dense. If you have dense soil or your soil is clay-like, here are some tips for keeping the lawn adequately watered. Dense Soil Characteristics Dense or clay-like soil is hard-packed,…
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