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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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3 Natural Tricks for Keeping Pests Out of Your Garden

Gardening is great for the body, mind and soul. In order to harvest the biggest crops, however, you must successfully grow them until they are ready to harvest. Unfortunately, pests will be fighting you for your fruits and vegetables. Here are three natural tricks for keeping pests away. Release the Ladybugs Ladybugs eat up to 60 aphids a day, so you want to encourage them to live in your garden. They also munch on scales, mealybugs, leafhoppers and mites. Ladybugs feed on a variety of plants including dill, fennel, caraway, wild carrots, yarrow and cilantro, so plant some in your garden to encourage ladybugs to come naturally. You can also buy ladybugs, but they still need these plants to thrive....

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