Do Birds Eat Grass Seed?

There are many challenges that come with planting grass seed. However, many people do not factor in birds as a potential problem to successfully growing a lush lawn from seed.  Birds are a problem because they eat grass seed.  Speaking from experience, I had a patch of lawn in my front yard that died off …

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Best Wheeled Coolers for 2020

If you are looking for one of the best wheeled coolers, you have likely struggled in past with the weight and bulk of a traditional non-wheeled cooler. When you factor in the weight of the bottles, cans, food, ice, and the cooler itself, certain cooler can be extremely heavy even for two people to carry.  …

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Does One Mouse Mean An Infestation?

A natural part of home ownership is dealing with pests both inside and outside. One of the most common pests for homeowners are mice. Pestworld.org estimates that 21 million U.S. homes experience rodent problems each winter. During this time, mice seek out shelter and food because their natural outdoor environment often is scarce in resources …

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5 Best Sod Pluggers for 2020

A sod plugger allows plugs of grass to be removed from an existing lawn or sod and transplanted to establish a new lawn. The photo above shows how these plugs are replanted. The tool can also be used dig holes for plugs that are purchased.  Not all types of grass can be replanted as plugs. …

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Best Manual Lawn Aerators for 2020

One lawn care task that is often overlooked is lawn aeration. Aeration involves piercing holes into the soil to allow the grass roots to easily obtain essential nutrients such as water, fertilizer, and oxygen. Aeration is necessary when soil is compacted. This compaction prevents the lawn from thriving since it does not permit nutrients from …

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Do Deer Eat Sunflowers?

Deer are a major problem in gardens around North America and beyond. One day a garden can be lush with fruits, vegetables, and other plants. The next day all of a gardener’s hard work can be destroyed by the indiscriminate taste buds of a local deer population. Sunflowers are not only cherished for their unique …

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Types of Patio Umbrellas

A patio umbrella adds not only shade and comfort to a backyard, but also protection from the harsh UV rays. The shade of a patio umbrella is often essential to making the patio an enjoyable space when the summer sun is beating down. Below are the types of patio umbrellas that are most commonly found …

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