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By David Beaulieu

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    • Havahart Animal Traps for Pest Control: "Have a Heart" Created: Friday, January 24, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Havahart animal traps are a humane alternative to other pest control measures. Do you Have a heart? Read my review for more.
    • Spring Lawn Care Created: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      If you neglect spring lawn care, you'll pay for it the rest of the year. But while you shouldn't neglect it, spring lawn care doesn't require nearly as much time as mowing does in summer.
    • How do electric dog fences work and what are their pros and cons? Created: Monday, February 09, 2004 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      This introduction tells you how electric dog fences work, followed by an assessment of their pros and cons.
    • What is the up-front cost of a heated driveway? Created: Monday, October 27, 2003 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Here's an estimate of the cost to build a heated driveway. This cost estimate assumes the snow-melt system will have manual controls.
    • What Are the Best Growing Conditions for Bamboo? Created: Friday, January 05, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learning the best growing conditions for bamboo, as with any other plants, is the key to success. I discuss its growing requirements in this article.
    • Why Is My Arborvitae Turning Brown? Created: Saturday, February 07, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      If your arborvitae's turning brown, it may be winter burn. The combination of wind, sun and lack of available water in winter can cause this. Here's what to do.
    • How to Install Pavers Created: Monday, September 27, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn how to install pavers, from selection to laying a base to making cuts. In this guide, you'll find instructions for all the steps required, right up to cleaning." itemif expr="$zTP='t3'" --> i...
    • Landscaping Ideas and Pictures Created: Monday, January 22, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      My landscaping ideas and pictures give design help to novices looking to perform yard makeovers. It's just the boost you need for your yard improvement project." itemprop="r="$zTP='t3'" --> itempro...
    • Salvia Flowers Created: Thursday, February 01, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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    • Common Ragweed, Hay-Fever Culprit: Weed Identification Created: Wednesday, August 17, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Common ragweed and its giant cousin are often the cause of fall hay fever. Are you a sufferer? Use my pictures to identify the plants, then get rid of them.
    • Mugo Pine Trees Created: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      When buying mugo pine trees to fill a hole crying out for a dwarf, be careful about the cultivar you select. Not all of these evergreen conifers are dwarfs.
    • Purple Shamrock Plants or Black Oxalis Created: Monday, September 02, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Purple shamrock plants (Oxalis regnellii Velvet) are so dark they're black. Learn how to grow one, but remember they're poisonous to pets.
    • Outdoor Tile Adhesives Created: Friday, September 10, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      When you are ready to begin setting tiles for your new patio, that is, bonding them to the concrete slab, you need to use the appropriate tile adhesive." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...
    • Planting Pussy Willow Trees for Spring Pussy Willows Created: Monday, November 24, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Picking pussy willows is an enduring spring rite. To ensure the survival of this most whimsical of spring rituals, learn how to plant your own "catkin trees."" itemprop="de"$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop=...
    • Plant Sumac Shrubs for Fall Foliage Created: Saturday, December 06, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Distinguish poisonous sumac shrubs from their harmless namesakes and consider the latter to create colorful fall foliage." itemprop="description">>
    • Perennial vs Annual Created: Tuesday, December 27, 2005 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Perennial vs annual comes down to life-cycle, not hardiness or whether the plants die back in winter. The reproductive process is what reveals the difference.
    • Acid-Loving Plants Created: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Acid-loving plants come in all sizes, ranging from tall trees to short perennials and annuals; shrubs fall in the middle. I give examples of all here.
    • Plants That Attract Butterflies Created: Sunday, March 03, 2013 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Many plants that attract butterflies boast striking good looks, too, thereby serving double-duty in your landscaping. Here are some examples, with photos.
    • Dogwoods Offer Winter, Spring and Fall Color Created: Thursday, October 10, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Dogwoods (bushes or trees) are good choices for landscaping color, offering flowers, fall foliage and colorful winter bark. They're also fine structural plants.
    • Jane Magnolia: Tree or Shrub to Brighten the Spring Yard Created: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Jane magnolia tree is just as often classified as a shrub. Want to learn more? Need help planting one? Know how to care for it? I supply information here.
    • Colorado Blue Spruce Trees Created: Friday, August 06, 2004 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Colorado blue spruce trees are deer-resistant and used as specimens or windbreaks. A classic Christmas tree, they can also be impressive landscaping components.
    • Doublefile Viburnum Created: Sunday, December 02, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Doublefile viburnums like 'Mariesii' are so called because their flowers line up so cleanly along the branches in 2 rows. Learn how to grow these bushes here.
    • Daphne Shrubs Created: Monday, April 06, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Daphne shrubs are plants that bear fragrant flowers. Carol Mackie plants have white to light pink blossoms and variegated foliage.
    • Winter Heaths and Heather Plants Created: Friday, April 08, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Winter heaths and heather are primarily sub-shrubs (Calluna and Erica). Learn how to grow them and which one is the Real McCoy (Scottish).
    • Varieties of Azaleas and Rhododendrons Created: Friday, May 02, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Landscaping enthusiasts seem content to group all the varieties together -- both in their vocabulary and in their yards." itemprop="description">>
    • Bunchberry - Shade Ground Cover for Native Plant Landscaping Created: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Bunchberry flowers look like dogwood's because they're related. Use this North American native plant where a cold-hardy, shade ground cover is needed.
    • Bleeding Hearts Created: Monday, March 28, 2005 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Bleeding hearts are perennial flowers and favorites in shade gardens. Give these plants of romance liberal doses of water after flowering to extend their life.
    • Yellow Potentilla Image Created: Friday, April 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Yellow Potentilla (image) is one of the many plants that goes by the name cinquefoil (bush cinquefoil in this case. Botanically it's Potentilla fruticosa. Page 18.
    • Pictures of Yellow Flowers Created: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Yellow flowers bring sunshine to a landscape, even on a cloudy day. Let the examples in these pictures give you ideas for your own planting beds.
    • Some Favorites From the Landscape Design Forum Created: Thursday, January 25, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Some of my favorite threads from the Landscape Design Forum are here. If you have questions (or answers), post in my forum and interact with others." itemprop="description"" --> itemprop="descripti...
    • Incrediball Hydrangeas Created: Thursday, July 08, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Incrediball hydrangeas have stronger branches and bigger flower heads than Annabelle shrubs. They share the latter's hardiness and flower on new wood.
    • Hydrangea Shrubs Created: Friday, July 09, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Hydrangea shrubs come in tree, bush and vine types. There are bigleaf (mophead flowers, lacecap flowers), smooth, panicle, climbing and oakleaf kinds." itemprop="descriptio3'" --> itemprop="descrip...

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