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How to Protect Your Garden From Common Threats

Gardens are wonderful things. They can provide food and beauty, making them both practical and enjoyable. Gardens need a lot of care to be healthy and vibrant though. There are some common threats they can fall prey to, so it's important that you take steps to protect your garden from them. Weeds Any plant that is growing where you don't want it is technically a weed and can hurt your garden. Unfortunately, invasive plants and weeds tend to be quite hardy and difficult to get rid of. Weeds pull water and nutrients from the soil and prevent the plants you want to grow from using those resources themselves. If they grow too densely and too tall they may prevent your...

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Flaunt Your Garden by Creating an Outdoor Entertainment Area

Sun Shade You might want to be outside, but you don't want to get burnt. You'll need some way of staying out of the sun to stay cool and thoroughly enjoy nature. There are a few types of shading structures that you can set up. A retractable awning is a great idea because you can also pull it back if you want to be in the sun. Otherwise, you can also use umbrellas or screens when the sun is lower in the sky. Pergolas and gazebos are classic structures that protect you and your guests from the sun or even gentle rain. Otherwise, you take a look at outdoor curtains. Hung on rods, sheers add a light touch that makes...

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