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Gardening With Your Kids

It’s never too early to teach your kids where their food comes from and how it grows. Life lessons that incorporate dirt? You know they’ll be down for that! It can be easy to garden with your kids and get them excited to watch the progress throughout the growing season. With these simple steps, you can start a garden with your family and harvest the benefits.You need a few things to get started, including peat pots, peat pellets, potting soil, a grow lamp, a heating pad, seeds, and a hand trowel. Using peat pots and pellets will help with foolproof growth for starting seeds. Friedman’s …

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How to Control Pests Organically

It’s possible to avoid heavy pesticides and chemicals and still control pests. If you want to grow an organic garden, you can avoid damage from bugs and still stay organic and natural. With a little time and a few extra minutes of effort, you can protect your garden and still deliver healthy, safe foods to your dining table. Start with a routine tour of your garden and pick off pests and insects you discover. Young, tender plants are serious attractants to pests and can often succumb to the damage. If you find damage on plants but can’t figure out the culprit, do your survey at …

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How to Conserve Pool and Spa Water

Your pool is a fantastic and fun addition to your home, providing entertainment and exercise for the entire family. It can also be a huge water waster! Luckily, there are simple things you can do to help offset evaporation, water loss and waste and still enjoy your beautiful pool. • Use a pool cover. Not only will a cover help reduce water loss by evaporation, it can also help save on heating and chemicals by containing the pool when not in use. When properly fit, a pool cover can reduce water use by almost 30%. It is also a key feature in keeping your pool …

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