Mushroom Growing Kits That Are Great for Beginners

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Mushroom growing kits not only bring a source of endless fascination, but they can also put a delicious meal on the table in the right circumstances. The edible mushroom enthusiast can find a mushroom kit suited to the most amateur of operations from oyster mushrooms to shiitakes. In this article, we’ll go over some of … Read more Mushroom Growing Kits That Are Great for Beginners

The 5 Best Ways to Pick up Acorns From Your Yard

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Autumn has arrived and it’s a great time to enjoy the outdoors. The cooler air, falling leaves, football, pumpkin spice. And acorns. The sight of all those acorns on the ground can be overwhelming and it’s tempting to just leave them there. However, there are several reasons why it’s crucial to pick up acorns from … Read more The 5 Best Ways to Pick up Acorns From Your Yard

Tomatillo Companion Plants: 10 Ideas for Companion Planting with Tomatillos

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Tomatillos are lovely additions to your salsa verde recipe. Tomatoes are close relatives to tomatillos, and so they both grow in similar ways. Sometimes, gardeners and farmers decide to have their tomatillos grow with other plants. There is some strategy to consider when selecting the proper companion plants for your tomatillos. Also, there is the … Read more Tomatillo Companion Plants: 10 Ideas for Companion Planting with Tomatillos

Can Lawn Mowers Get Wet? Troubleshooting a Wet Lawn Mower

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Weeks of endless rain may have you wondering if lawn mowers can get wet. Or, perhaps you’ve stepped outside in the morning to realize an unexpected rain shower came down the night before, right onto your unprotected mower. You may be wondering if your electric lawn mower can get wet. Or, just how dangerous mowing … Read more Can Lawn Mowers Get Wet? Troubleshooting a Wet Lawn Mower

How to Clean a Koi Pond Safely and Effectively

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Koi ponds are a beautiful addition to your home’s landscaping, but contrary to what you might think, they’re not always easy to care for! Like any other animal, the koi in your pond need specialized care and attention. Cleaning their pond and keeping it sanitary will make up a large part of your koi ownership.  … Read more How to Clean a Koi Pond Safely and Effectively

Identifying Spider Mites on Succulents and How to Get Rid of Them

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Spider mites are the bane of any home gardener’s plant collection. Spider mite infestations can often make succulents unhealthy (or even kill them within days), and if you leave an infestation unchecked, it can quickly spread from one plant to another.  Fortunately, with a little preventative care and a bit of ingenuity, preventing and treating … Read more Identifying Spider Mites on Succulents and How to Get Rid of Them