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The Green Grass Program

Recently the hubby and I decided to participate in the “green grass” lawn program through Virginia Tech. A Master Gardener came out to our house, took soil samples from our yard and sent them to the lab for testing. The results: we have good grass, it just needs a little love. This program is really cool. For $20.00 you get a whole slew of information about your lawn’s soil and can be better prepared for spring and fall’s nutrient requirements. If you want the best looking lawn on the block, you should sign up! To receive the one page survey …

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Repel Pests and Grow Gardens The Natural Way

Spring came early here in Warrenton, Virginia.  Now I wake up dreading the hot, humid days, knowing that very soon all of the bugs will be out and eating not only me, but my plants. I dislike pests. I dislike bug bites. I have started researching “green” methods for eliminating these pests and was introduced to companion planting by my darling hubby (what a great man!). Here is a cool little blog post that was sent to me from the Lifehacker blog.       Companion planting is a natural way to enhance your garden, control pests, and attract beneficial insects (like …