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My Impromptu Dog Garden, For a Season

My long-term gardening plan where I live in Maine is simple in the abstract: let the woods grow in from the edges over time and find something other than grass in the middle. As always in a garden, concrete reality becomes more complicated. I’ve got

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Lawn Variety is Not a Curse

If I mow my lawn every week and spray and weed, everything looks short and green and the same. Call it a choice or call it lazy, but I think that if something is growing in my lawn and it isn’t a thistle, it belongs

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Another of Nature’s Lawn Aerators at work: the Flicker

The squirrels and earthworms have been pocking little holes in my lawn for weeks now, supplementing the frost heave of winter in aerating the grass. Another of nature’s lawn aerators has been visiting lately: the Northern Flicker, a woodpecker that drills into the ground in

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Daffodils and Crocuses in my lawn?

I’ve got a gardening question for you. I’ve noticed that up here in Maine the crocuses and daffodils have already bloomed, while the grass has only gotten green in the last day or two and certainly won’t need to be mowed for a week or

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Options in Lawn Aeration

I could get a big, heavy contraption to aerate the yard outside my house… … or I could let the squirrels do it. Later this spring the earthworms will leave their castings on top of the grass, fertilizing it and aerating the lawn all over

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Act in Your Back Yard Against More Oil Slicks

Replacing lawn with gardens and trees won’t cut the demand for oil as much as we need to, but it’s an important step in the effort to make sure that American shores never experience another invasion of filth from offshore drilling.

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?