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Garden Recipes for a Great Fourth of July

For the Fourth of July, the best recipes of snacks and drinks to enjoy on the patio include strawberry limeade, spicy mango salad, and lemon-basil fruit salad!

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How To Plan an Organic Landscape

Organic landscaping is great for the environment and will help set your home up for success in light of climate-change-induced weather, including floods and fires.

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Let's Talk Mulch

Learn how mulching can be a valuable gardening technique for keeping plants moist and healthy, but the biggest and the most important advantage is retaining water and water conservation.

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How to Create an Outdoor Room in Your Backyard

The key to creating an outdoor room in your backyard is to make walls with plants and trees. Create shade with a gazebo or a shade tree to cool off while lounging.

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Tasty Garden: Maintaining Your Vegetable Crops

Growing crops is innately satisfying, but it does take a bit of maintenance! Here’s a breakdown of the essential maintenance steps every veggie gardener should know.