Dead Bird in your Yard? What to Do

There are many joys associated with homeownership. However, anyone who has owned a home long enough can tell you there are many unwanted surprises that arise more often than can be imaged. One of the surprises that many people don’t anticipate is dealing with occasional dead wildlife in the yard. Of course, all animals die …

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8 Stunning Spider Plant Benefits

The spider plant or airplane plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is one of most popular houseplants for homeowners. They tend to thrive in indirect sunlight with temperatures ranging from 65 to 75°F. The plant is native to coastal South Africa and is known for its arching strap-like leaves that flow out from a centerpoint.  Despite its popularity, …

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Does Grass Seed Have To Be Covered?

The quick answer is no, grass seed does not need to be covered. We have successfully grown grass without covering the seed on several occasions. However, you should strongly consider covering your grass seed as we will explain below. Before we discuss covering grass seed, we recommend following these basic steps to obtain success with …

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Do Ladybugs Eat Ants?

Ladybugs tend to be one of the more tolerable insect types. To some people they are viewed as cute, even when caught lingering around the home. Ladybugs are often admired for their round bodies, orangish-red coloring, and of course, their black spots. They certainly do not have that creepy factor that many people associate with …

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Can You Compost Orange Peels?

Yes, orange peels can be composted and they are an excellent addition to a compost pile. However, they take a long time to break down when left in larger pieces. Slicing the peels into smaller pieces helps decrease the decomposition time. If you leave them whole, there is a good chance that peels will remain …

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Red Maple vs Japanese Maple

There are around 100 species of maple trees out there. Two of the most common choices for yards around North American are the red maple and the Japanese maple. While both are gorgeous, particularly in the fall, they are quite different trees. We will take a look the red maple vs Japanese maple to help …

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Can Peat Moss Be Used as Mulch?

Mulch covers a wide range of materials. A few popular choices include bark, compost, rubber, hardwood, rocks, pine straw, and grass clipping. Its primary purposes include the following: Curb Appeal – A generous layer of mulch around the landscaping beds in the spring often gives the yard an extra pop that often lasts well into …

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Do Possums Eat Chickens?

Possums Eat Chickens? Possums are omnivores, which means they eat both animals and plants similar to most humans.  However, when we think of opossums eating animals, most of use likely picture a small rodent, a frog, or maybe a larger animal that is an easy meal as road kill. Many readers probably picture the chicken …

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