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Small Holes in Lawn Overnight? (Here’s Why + Solution)

After spending time and effort maintaining a lush green lawn, small holes should be the least of your worries. But unfortunately, small holes in a lawn are inevitable. These holes result from the activities of tiny critters and other animals. It can be pretty frustrating to see these holes when you wake up, and it’s … Read more

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Dill Companion Plants: Good + Bad (Avoid Awful Taste)

Dill can help attract beneficial insects such as butterflies, praying mantis, honeybees, parasitic wasps, hoverflies, and ladybugs. It can also help keep unwanted guests from your gardens, such as spider mites, aphids, and cabbage loopers. Let’s check out some dill companion plants that are excellent neighbors and some that can cause your vegetables to taste … Read more

How To Get Rid of Muskrats in Lakes, Ponds & Gardens

Muskrats are a species of semi-aquatic rodents found in marshes, swamps, and other wetlands around the world. They look similar to beavers but are smaller, with a long, skinny tail that’s flat on the side and lack orange incisors. Like beavers, muskrats are considered ecosystem engineers. In the wild, they help create openings in the … Read more

Bug Repellent: The Best Tips for Staying Itch Free

Have you ever felt like you’re the only person covered in bug bites at the neighborhood barbeque? Chances are, you’re not being paranoid. Instead, it’s probably your body’s unique chemical makeup and scent that makes you more popular than a juicy slice of watermelon. Everybody produces unique chemical signals, informed by genetics, immune system, and … Read more

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Do Groundhogs Eat Hydrangeas? [Solved]

Groundhogs are the bane of many gardeners. These mammals have a reputation for eating garden plants which can be frustrating for gardeners.  Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, are rodents native to North America and Eastern America. Famous for their destructive nature, they can destroy a garden overnight. They eat various kinds of fruits, vegetables, and … Read more

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How to Keep Deer Out of Garden: 11 Methods You Can Use

Deer eat vegetation, from shrubs to leaves and grass, and they will sometimes find their way to your gardens if they can’t find what they need elsewhere. If you have a garden, you should figure out how to keep deer away. Why? Nothing is more frustrating than putting all your effort into growing plants in … Read more

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Mosquito Repellent: Discover All Options (What Actually Works)

 Carbon dioxide attracts mosquitoes. Every time you exhale, you’re emitting a plume of mosquito attractant. Add your body’s natural warmth and scent to the equation, and your barbeque has become a living, breathing mosquito feast.  Fortunately, there are nearly as many options for combating mosquitoes as there are types of mosquitoes. Well, maybe not that … Read more

plants that act as natural mosquito repellent

Mosquito Repellent Plants: 18 Plants (Annual & Perennial) & 2 Trees

Considering mosquitos are so tiny, they sure can make their unwelcome presence felt! However, once winter is over and rainy spring is giving way to the summer, it’s a treat to be able to enjoy the great outdoors again. However, if relaxing in the sunshine includes mosquito bites, that is sure to put a dampener … Read more

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Do Pine Trees Attract Mosquitoes?  [Solved]

The pine tree’s beautiful, towering, sweet-smelling presence will benefit your garden. There are 115 species to choose from, and each one is as lovely as the rest. But is all that beauty and charm enough to plant this tree if it attracts mosquitoes? Do pine trees attract mosquitoes?  Pine trees attract mosquitoes, not because of … Read more

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Homemade Mosquito Repellent: 4 Easy Steps (Spray & Balm)

As summertime approaches, so does the buzz of a universally hated (and universally present) insect: the mosquito. There are more than 3,500 species of mosquitoes worldwide, so chances are at least one of these species will show up at your barbeque uninvited.  What attracts this particular insect? It depends on the species. Some species prefer … Read more