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Home & Garden

  • Have fun cleaning up
    Who says cleaning has to be boring? If you’ve just had a large party, are making room for a new wardrobe or simply doing house chores, there are plenty of ways to turn an otherwise mundane task into a fun activity.
  • Benign neglect can control pests naturally
    Gardeners worried about the safety of synthetic pest-control products sometimes turn to botanically derived compounds instead. But many of those also contain toxic ingredients, such as nicotine, rotenone and pyrethrins.
  • Millennials reshape settling down
    In the not-too-distant past, young adult lives going according to plan went something like this: By the age of 25 or so, young people had settled into a life and career path and were looking to put down roots.
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No saucers, please

Avoid placing saucers under outdoor containers: They cause waterlogging and plant decline, and can provide habitat for mosquitoes. Instead, keep the soil level an inch or two below the lip of the pot to permit efficient and thorough watering.

– Adrian Higgins, Washington Post

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