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Habitual Gardener

Promoting healthy garden habits and habitats
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White clover in lawns - provider or detractor?

As a horticulture educator I often get questions on how to kill white clover in lawns. It was once common practice to add white clover to lawn grass mixes. As a legume the white clover helped to naturally fix nitrogen from the air and the accompanying lawn grass benefited from the clover's abilities. White clover provides not only for the grass but also for bees and butterflies such as this bu...

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Wildlife in the sea of corn and soybeans

I attended a talk and slide show about wildlife in urban areas. Great talk and even better photos of hawks and turtles and squirrels (oh my) that do a fine job of living among us humans in areas not obviously wildlife friendly. Granted it is easier for some wild things than for others. They need food, water, shelter and a nice place to raise the kids, whether it's a tree hole or your attic give...

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