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Home & Garden

  • Getting clean edges on garden bed
    Forming a crisp edge between the lawn and plant beds is a simple way to freshen the yard in spring. Use a sharp spade to create a 1- to 2-inch-deep vertical edge between the grass and the bed. Guide the line first with string pinned with long nails.
  • Gardens little but lush
    Bigger may be better. But when it comes to gardening, smaller is hot.
  • Planting container gardens
    Don’t let a lack of time or space get in the way of gardening your way to a healthy lifestyle.Plant a container of nutritious vegetables and herbs.
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Inspect plants before bringing them in

If your houseplants spent the season outdoors, examine them carefully for any pests before overwintering them indoors. Take afflicted plants outside and spray them with insecticidal soap or horticultural oil before returning them to the home. Cotton swabs and rubbing alcohol are effective against insects. Most houseplants overwinter best in rooms that are bright and cool.

– Adrian Higgins, Washington Post

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