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Home & Garden

  • Getting clean edges on garden bed
    Forming a crisp edge between the lawn and plant beds is a simple way to freshen the yard in spring. Use a sharp spade to create a 1- to 2-inch-deep vertical edge between the grass and the bed. Guide the line first with string pinned with long nails.
  • Gardens little but lush
    Bigger may be better. But when it comes to gardening, smaller is hot.
  • Planting container gardens
    Don’t let a lack of time or space get in the way of gardening your way to a healthy lifestyle.Plant a container of nutritious vegetables and herbs.
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Keep bird baths going in winter

Birds need fresh water for drinking and bathing in winter. An elevated birdbath will attract a range of songbird species, but it should be refreshed with tap water at least twice a week. Immersion heaters are available to prevent freezing. If possible, place a feeder near shrubbery to provide cover against cats and hawks.

– Adrian Higgins, Washington Post

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