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    Best Plants that Repel Mosquitoes

    Ready to rid those pesky mosquitos once and for all? These are the best mosquito repellant plants to add to your yard and garden!  Summer months are wonderful, but they bring out insects and mosquitos quicker than you’re ready for. How many times have you felt like your outdoor time was cut short because of […] More

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    How to Attract Songbirds to Your Garden

    Songbirds sound so cheerful and are a delight to have in your garden. Learn how to attract songbirds to your garden with these plants. Birds offer a lot of benefits to your garden. Attracting birds to your garden helps with controlling pests like spiders, mosquitoes, and aphids. Birds feed on pests and insects, and eliminate […] More

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    12 Best Plants that Attract Bees 🐝

    Learn which are the best plants to attract bees to your garden. Bees are so important for our gardens.  Not only do they help to pollinate flowers and crops, but honey bees work tirelessly to make one of the tastiest and natural sweeteners in the world, honey. Did you know there are bee friendly plants that […] More

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    How to Grow Your Own Jam & Jelly Garden

    Having a jam and jelly garden in your backyard can provide the fruits and berries you need to make homemade jam and jelly. Growing your own food at home is a great way to improve the quality of food your family is getting and lower the overall cost. If you enjoy making your own jams […] More

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    Grow an Amazing Salsa Garden

    Growing a salsa garden in your backyard is a great way to have the ingredients you need to make an amazing homemade salsa. Have you ever wanted to make your own salsa right out of the garden? Fresh homegrown salsa is amazing and homemade salsa from your late summer harvest is perfect for canning to […] More