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Use Living Mulches for Fewer Weeds and Better Soil - Hobby Farms

Last updated: 06/06/2018

Most gardeners know how useful mulch can be for limiting weed growth and reducing irrigation needs. But, we tend to think of mulches as non-living materials. Straw, leaves, shredde

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How to turn your garden into a wildlife haven

Last updated: 06/05/2018

CREATE A REAL BUZZ IN YOUR BACKYARD   The wilder your garden grows, the more birds, mammals and insects it will attract, says Monty Don. The trick is to make it both natu

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Episode 50: Chelsea flower show 2018

Last updated: 06/05/2018

The Chelsea flower show is the world's most famous gardening event, but houseplants are starting to make big inroads into this fixture in the horticultural calendar. I visited the

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How The Spring Weather Impacts Mosquito Populations

Last updated: 06/05/2018

There are some things you can set your watch to. They happen every year. Mosquitoes are pretty close to being one of them. But do you know what it is about spring that makes it the

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Exploring bed bug opportunities

Last updated: 06/05/2018

About two decades ago, bed bugs went from being a rare sighting and a storied pest old-timer technicians would talk about to a regularly occurring, panic-inducing problem. An entir

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Taking advantage of problem-solving plants

Last updated: 06/05/2018

In a green industry professional’s perfect world, a landscape would consist of excellent soil, light, weather conditions and minimal diseases and pests. But, as you know better t

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In-tents course management

Last updated: 06/05/2018

It’s a unique golf course that allows tent camping on its fairways. What kind of a management team actually invites campers to bed down for a week on the course? “I’m hangin

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Putting PVC to Good Use: Ewing Helps Build Dog Beds for Shelter

Last updated: 06/04/2018

Ewing store manager answers social media plea for shelter dog beds and steps up with a creative solution. I’m a dog lover. I love my three rescued dogs like they’re my kids, a

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Majority of Fertilizers Continue Higher

Last updated: 06/04/2018

Telvent DTN, LLC, doing business as “DTN The Progressive Farmer” or “Schneider Electric” (hereinafter “Schneider Electric”) respects individual privacy and values the c

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Iowa's share of nitrate to Mississippi, Missouri rivers disproportionate to water flow

Last updated: 06/04/2018

A new University of Iowa study shows the nitrate flowing from Iowa farm fields is a substantial part of the total load in the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. From 1999 to 2016, I

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