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Potting Soil vs. Garden Soil

Each type of soil has a different physical makeup and thus very different applications. Let’s dive into how potting soil differs from garden soil, why that matters, and how to apply this information to your garden for healthier, happier plants!

Potting Soil vs. Garden Soil Article photo

Potting Soil vs. Garden Soil

Each type of soil has a different physical makeup and thus very different applications. Let’s dive into how potting soil differs from garden soil, why that matters, and how to apply this information to your garden for healthier, happier plants!

Does Lemongrass Repel Mosquitoes? Article image
Does Lemongrass Repel Mosquitoes?

Lemongrass can be an effective all-natural mosquito repellant, but only if you use it correctly. This article will give you tips and tricks on using lemongrass to repel those pesky summertime insects!

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How to Propagate Basil

Learn how to propagate basil from a stem cutting and grow it into a healthy, productive plant, so you can have all the basil your heart desires.

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How to Read a Fertilizer Bag

When you buy fertilizer for your garden, your lawn, your trees and shrubs, or your houseplants, understanding the “fine print” on the package can be a little confusing. Let’s look at a fertilizer label and decode the information so we can better understand how to read a fertilizer bag.

Is mulch safe for dogs? Photo of dog laying on a pile of mulch.
Is Mulch Safe For Dogs?

We did some research in order to help you understand why your dog is attracted to mulch, ways to keep Fido away from it, and some alternatives to traditional wood chip mulch that will be less attractive to him.

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Can Dogs Eat Mint?

While mint is largely harmless to dogs, it’s not always best to let them eat it. Here, we’ll go over your questions about dogs eating mint and will offer a few solutions!

Are Succulents Poisonous to Cats? Here is a photo of a cat near two succulents
Are Succulents Poisonous to Cats?

For the most part, succulents are non-toxic. However, there are a few succulents that are poisonous to cats in large enough quantities.

Photo of dog eating grass
Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Dogs eat grass in order to treat themselves for upset stomachs… or do they? While this may be one factor, there are definitely other causes! So if it’s not for upset stomachs, why do dogs eat grass? And is there anything you can do to help them stop?

Photo of hay field to show the difference between hay vs. straw
Hay vs. Straw – What’s the Difference and Why it Matters!

Many of gardeners think of hay and straw as the same thing, or at least close to the same thing, and think they can be used interchangeably. Both are useful in the garden, however, there are some important differences between hay and straw.

photo of rhododendron bush
Rhododendron vs Azalea: What’s the Difference?

It can be difficult to spot the differences between rhododendrons and azaleas at first glance. Let’s take a look at each plant and learn how recognize the differences in their blooms.