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5 Orchard Enemies and How to Control Them Naturally [VIDEO]
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5 Orchard Enemies and How to Control Them Naturally [VIDEO]

There’s no denying that it’s discouraging to go out to your orchard and discover your ready-to-harvest fruit crop has been ravaged by insects or your young trees have been girdled by rodents. Fortunately, you can use many natural methods to discourage these pests and keep them out of your orchard so you can literally enjoy the “fruits” of your labor.

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Make Your Own Easy and Cheap Carpet Freshener

Artist, blogger, freelance writer. Experiences include art, DIY, gardening, storm-spotting, caregiving, farming, reading, and kid wranglin& 39;. A Cheap Alternative to Commercial Carpet FreshenerIf you have carpeting, you probably love the fact that it is comfortable to walk on, right? What you may not like is the constant battle you have with keeping it clean and odor-free.
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Most Common Reasons for Your Refrigerator to Malfunction

John is an expert in refrigerator repair and has been working in the field for more than five years. A refrigerator is undoubtedly one of the most used pieces of equipment in your house. In modern times, living without a refrigerator is unthinkable. Any normal household with an operational kitchen simply cannot do without a refrigerator.
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26 Uses for Rubbing Alcohol

Rubbing Alcohol Has Many UsesRubbing alcohol has some surprising uses. Because it can be purchased for just over a dollar, it is an inexpensive alternative for many other products. It is readily available in our bathroom medicine cabinets and usually gets little use, but it has a surprisingly high number of uses for cleaning and medical purposes.
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Top Tips for Living Off the Grid

LTM& 39;s small farm is completely off the grid. Her family uses solar and alternative power sources for lighting, cooking, animal fencing, etc. What Does & 39;Living Off the Grid& 39; Mean?To be a genuine off-gridder, your home is not connected to electricity from the power grid and your home does not access a town or regional water supply.
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How to Remove the Odor of Dog Urine From Carpets

Alison is a freelance writer on health, nutrition, skincare, and pets, especially cats and dogs. Accidents will happen, particularly if you have a young puppy or an older dog. How to get the smell of dog pee out of carpet is big business, judging by the number of products that are on the market to do the job!
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8 Awesome Heat and Drought-Tolerant Annual Flowers and Plants

I love to be out in the refreshing mountain air, taking in the beauty that surrounds me, and tending to beautiful plant life. Unlike perennials that grow back year after year, annuals complete their entire growing cycle, from seed to flower to seed, within just one growing season before dying off. Though they may only last for less than a year, however, many annuals are some of the most lusciously beautiful flowers you can grow.
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Photos, Tips, and Care of 3 Kinds of Jade Plant

Sherry has maintained homes and landscaped yards for 48 years in Southern California. She has collected water-wise succulents for 12 years. Crassula Ovata: Jade PlantThe jade plant, or Crassula ovata, is known by even the beginning gardener. It is grown in pots and gardens all over the world. The jades pictured here, planted on a slope of clay soil, are hardy and get no extra watering.
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How to Rid Your House of Pesky Fleas

Rebecca loves sharing what she knows about alternative medicine, health, frugal living, fun, animals, and how to live a better life!My Misfortune With FleasIn 2012, I had a severe infestation of fleas. Both of my cats died in September. Although I can& 39;t prove it was solely from the fleas, I know it contributed to them dying.
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Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner

All-Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaner Ingredients for Homemade Toilet Bowl CleanerThere are actually two very good recipes you can use for cleaning your toilet bowl. If you make other homemade cleaners, you probably already have these ingredients in your home. Both will clean your toilet effectively, but I choose to clean my toilet on a regular basis with the first recipe, and then once a month, I use the second recipe and really scrub the toilet bowl to try to reduce the hard water stains I have.
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Corner Cabinet Solutions: What Are Your Options?

Have you been redesigning and remodeling your cabinets lately? If so, you& 39;re probably wondering what options you have at your disposal that can help maximize the amount of storage space available while keeping your style intact. Here are some of the best corner-cabinet solutions for any kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom.
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How to Lock an Uneven Pair of Doors

Tom has more than 35 years in the door hardware industry: over 16 years in hardware distribution, and 17 years as a commercial locksmith. What Is a Pair of Doors?A pair of doors is two doors that occupy the same door frame. Pairs of doors usually occur in commercial, educational and institutional applications because of the need to provide egress for a potentially large group of people in the event of an emergency and/or to move large objects within the building.
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How to Harvest Honey From a Beehive

Robin has been keeping bees and harvesting honey for many years. She enjoys being a backyard beekeeper.Extracting Honey From a Bee HiveAlmost every beekeeper looks forward to the day when they are able to reap the rewards of their hive—the honey! Local honey created by your bees is one of the best aspects of starting a hive.
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How to Make Cheap Headboards (DIY)

Always looking for cheap and affordable DIY design ideas that’ll uplift any interior space of a home.... But then, don& 39;t we all? Making an impressive headboard for your bed without having to ‘break the bank’ can be easily achieved if you can think out of the box. The average headboard can run into hundreds of dollars and while many of them just look okay, you will find that is not necessarily unique or striking enough.
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How to Rid Your Home of Lizards

GeckosI recently woke up to my eleven year old son screaming in the middle of the night from the bathroom. Apparently, he had gotten up in the night to use the bathroom and while washing his hands saw this lizard crawling under the door. He’s scared to death of those lizards, and couldn’t pass the lizard to exit the room.
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Organic Ways to Kill and Prevent White Powdery Mildew

Gable loves to surround herself with plants year round, and as a former landscaper, she has treated many ornamental plant diseases. What Is This Powdery Mildew on My Plants& 39; Leaves?As a former landscaper, I have seen a lot of plant diseases. One of the easiest ones to recognize is powdery mildew; it looks just like its name.
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How (Not) to Repair Your Wheelbarrow

Do you have a wheelbarrow with rusty bucket or crumbling handles? We did—it had spent too much time outside, assaulted by rain and sun. Did it make sense to replace it? Or could it be repaired?Judging by the selection on offer at the local big box stores, wheelbarrow technology hasn’t changed much in the last couple of decades—several models similar to our old one were there to be seen: sheet metal & 39;bucket& 39;, metal frame, wooden handles.
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Hypertufa Garden Container

June is from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, but is currently residing in New York. She loves to cook naturally with plants from her garden. Making Creative Stone Garden ContainersDo you like the look of the old stone planters that were used in the Alpine regions or perhaps containers you may have seen in old English gardens covered with moss and lichen patinas?
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Why Not to "Limb Up" Evergreen Trees

I& 39;m a gardener and nature lover. I enjoy writing articles and how-to guides that help people learn new things. Trimming the Bottom Branches of Evergreen TreesIf you& 39;re trying to decide whether or not to & 34;limb up& 34; or prune the lowest branches on the evergreen trees in your yard, do your homework first.
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How to Get Bleach Spots Out of Carpeting Fast

The worst thing ever happened to my good friend: He splurged to re-carpet his entire house and no sooner was it finished, than he spilled bleach on it. In a panic, he didn’t know what to do, so he immediately grabbed a washcloth and began trying to soak it up with water. Meanwhile, the carpet was beginning to change color.
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Propagating Chives by Division

Jill likes cooking, writing, painting, & stewardship, and studies gardening through MD Master Gardener & Master Naturalist programs. Chives grow from small, fleshy bulb-like roots called bulbets, and it& 39;s a rather simple matter to divide an established clump of them in the spring or fall.
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