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Mice and rats

Mice will usually live in holes or burrows throughout grassy or bushy areas. Left-over fall leaves or even garden mulches can provide a perfect habitat...

How to patch a damaged lawn

If you’re looking for a low cost option to polish the look of your yard, filling in gaps and sparse patches on your lawn is...

How to improve soil structure

Are you doing everything by the book, but your plants are still struggling? You might want to try retexturing your soil. Soil with good texture...

Understanding fertilizer

Have you ever wondered what the hyphenated numbers on all fertilizer packages stand for? They represent the percentages of nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P), and potassium...

How ice melters affect concrete

Most concrete damage is a result of the natural effects of freeze-thaw cycles, not a chemical attack by an ice melter. Moisture seeps into the...

Wonderful compost - by Albert Mondor

When the soil in a flower bed is left to itself, it degrades and compacts, making the cultivation of ornamental plants more difficult. To counter...

All about plant nutrients

Plants need a balanced diet, too. Nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium are the main nutrient ingredients in any fertilizer, but there are other important nutrients that...