6 common lawn questions, Moon and Mars pair up, easiest perennials

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, May 7, 2019

baby's hand and daisy

Month of bees, and month of flowers,
Month of blossom-laden bowers;
Month of little hands with daisies,
Lovers' love, and poets' praises;
O thou merry month complete,
May, thy very name is sweet
–Leigh Hunt (1784–1859)


Tuesday, May 7, 2019
127th day of the year

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How to Fix a Lawn

Common Lawn Problems: Nutsedge, Crabgrass, Grubs, Brown Patches
It’s time to plan your lawn care. Here are 10 common lawn problems that you want to prevent—plus solutions in case you need to fix a problem! We’ll cover yellow nutsedge, crabgrass, compacted soil, brown patches, grubs, disease, pet urine, bare spots, and more.


Try Neptune’s Harvest

“Tomato & Veg” AND “Rose & Flowering” Fertilizers are made from organic ingredients including Fish, Seaweed, Molasses, Yucca and Humate. All things expert growers like to use. Greatly increases yield and quality of all plants. (800) 259-4769 www.neptunesharvest.com
Easiest Perennials

Easy Perennial Plants for a Low-Maintenance Garden
Find out how to create an easy, carefree garden with beautiful and low-maintenance perennial plants. Here are some of our favorites!
Moon and Mars Pair Up

Goodbye Mars, Goodbye Stars
It sounds like a children’s book. But even we grown ups have to say goodbye to loved ones from time to time. On the night of May 7, the Moon and Mars pair up for a striking conjunction, and then we bid farewell to Mars and the winter stars. Here are viewing details.
All-Natural, DEET-Free Insect Repellent

The Old Farmer’s Almanac name is on the bottle. If it doesn’t effectively repel ticks, mosquitoes, blackflies, chiggers, and other biting bugs we will give you your money back!
Mint Mango Smoothie

Mint Mango Smoothie
Our Mint Mango Smoothie is incredibly refreshing—with only five ingredients. If you’re looking for a healthier snack, here’s a great way to start fresh!
Rainbow Wind Spinner

Add some vibrant and mesmerizing color to your yard with this classic wind spinner! Made of maple in Vermont. Check out the video of this spinner in action.
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How to Control Aphids

Aphids Pest Control Tips & How to Protect Your Plants
Here are five ways to banish bothersome aphids—without resorting to pesticides for pest control!
Dandelions don’t stand a chance!

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed with Vern Ader’s Weed Spinner! The Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal bit that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion.The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty.