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


Anne Baxter (actress) was born on this day in 1923.
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (actor) died on this day in 2000.


 
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How to Fix a Lawn

6 Common Lawn Problems and Solutions
Do you have lawn problems that need a solution? Walt Whitman called weeds “plants whose virtues have yet to be discovered.” Lawn owners would surely agree with him!
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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
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Easiest Perennials

Easiest Perennials to Grow
Find out how to have an easy, carefree garden with these beautiful and low-maintenance perennial plants.
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Rapidly Aging? Take The Telomere Test

Researchers have found a new at-home test that you can do right now in your seat that can help predict future health and longevity. It’s a very simple test and only takes a couple minutes to do. Click here to find out right now >>
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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!
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Try the Weed Spinner!

All you need is a drill and weeds and their roots are gone in one quick spin! The action is fun, fast, and satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Expect your neighbors to get curious and want to try the Weed Spinner, too. This back-saving drill bit was invented by retired school teacher Vern Ader and we thank him. 
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