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Removing Ticks From Your Pets

Removing Ticks From Your Pets

Ticks are disgusting little insects that survive by sucking blood from their hosts, often times from your four-legged friend. Here are some tips to get that pestering tick out: You should check your animal pretty regularly to see if it has ticks on it. Ticks especially like to nest in the head and neck area. When feeling around your pet, you may encounter an area where you feel a small round lump. If you spread the hair and see a tick, here are the steps you need to take to remove it: - First of all, you should have latex...

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How to Develop a Garden Plan for the New Year

How to Develop a Garden Plan for the New Year

When the ground is frozen and covered with snow it may be impossible to work in your garden, but you can still enjoy gardening by working out a plan for what your garden will look like in the new year. Good planning means your garden will be more productive, easier to work, and healthier, and you'll keep your gardening skills sharp even during the coldest winter days. Answer five crucial questions to plan your garden… Purpose: Why are you gardening? Of course you're gardening because you enjoy it, but what do you enjoy? It takes different planning to create a...

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Starting Seedings Indoors to Kick Start Your Garden

Starting Seedings Indoors to Kick Start Your Garden

Starting seedlings indoors has many benefits for gardeners and can increase the productivity and variety of your garden. It's not difficult, but does take some special considerations to be sure the seedlings can thrive both indoors and when they are transplanted. Why Start Seeds Indoors? Starting seeds indoors is a great idea for gardeners to… Satisfy winter gardening urges when outdoor gardens are not available. Extend the growing season in northern areas. Add garden variety by enjoying produce that needs more growing time. Enjoy an earlier harvest with staggered seedling plantings. Save money by buying seeds rather than plants. Choose...

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The Issue With Overwatering Houseplants

The Issue With Overwatering Houseplants

Houseplants need regular watering in order to take up nutrients from the potting soil, to nourish new growth, and to keep their foliage lush and full. But overwatering can cause a variety of problems, and can even be fatal for a houseplant. The Watering Houseplants Need Different houseplants can have dramatically different watering needs. Understanding the factors that can affect how much water plants need will help you be sure to provide each plant with adequate water without the risk of overwatering. When watering different plants, consider… Species – Many tropical plants with large, lush foliage and bright blooms can...

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