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Are Your Houseplants Safe?
by Lesley Dietschy

There is nothing more attractive and cheerful than a room filled with healthy green houseplants. They offer aesthetics to the interior of our homes, improve indoor air quality, and often provide emotional satisfaction to the caregiver in getting the plant to bloom or produce new growth. However, did you know that plant exposures are some of the most frequent poisonings reported to poison control centers?




How To Use Hedges In Landscaping by Paul Curran

A hedge that is well kept and attractive can do much for your grounds. Used in the front of the house and on the sides of your lot, hedges are a barrier against traffic, noise and all things unsightly; at the same time they enhance the proportions and general appearance of your house and lawns. And within the boundaries of your property, hedges define paths and walks, demarcate various areas, and help to screen service areas and vegetable gardens.


Water Conservation in the Yard by Silvianne Barthe

It is that time of year again. The water companies are sending us notices to reduce watering in our gardens. What are you doing to help conserve this precious commodity? Often we don't appreciate something until it's gone! That can really be true with water. Taken for granted when it is plentiful, its importance is truly appreciated in the garden once it becomes scarce. If you find yourself in a drought, there are some things you can do to help conserve water and make the best use of what you have available.


Hills and holes: Not part of your landscaping design? by L. J. Bruton

Do pests 'gopher' your lawn? Chances are, if you have a lawn, you risk the chance of having pests, such as the gopher and his cousin the mole. And, perhaps even those pesky six-legged creatures- ants and other insects- call your grass patches home. Why are these animals and insects attracted to your lawn? And, what can you do to stop them from burrowing and nesting?


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Winter Can Mean Plumbing Problems - Winter can mean freezing temperatures and this can lead to frozen pipes.

Learn About the Different Wine Racks Uses and Designs - Wine has become a common part of celebrations and parties in western countries.

Make Home Heating Costs More Affordable - While keeping off every light in the house may help for a while, there are more logical steps that can be taken to fight back against heating costs that are too high in a home.

What to Consider When Getting Your Home Office Furniture - Home offices have become popular, as many people gain the entrepreneurial spirit and others work from home to avoid the drudgery of daily commute and travel.

Commercial Bar Stools What to Look for in Stools if You Want Them to Last - Commercial bar stools work great in any business or high traffic environment.

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How to Start and Run a Landscape & Garden Maintenance Business
Article by Jack Stone
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Own your business, own your job, own your life.

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Most of these businesses fail within the first year. The rest
don't make it past their third anniversary. Given such dismal
odds why would you want to start a landscaping or
interiorscaping business?



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