Best yard tools for the job, Japanese beetles, super burgers, stop bug bites

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, May 22, 2019

nightingale

Now the nightingale, the pretty nightingale,
The sweetest singer in all the forest quire,
Entreats thee, sweet Peggy, to hear thy true love's tale:
Lo, yonder she sitteth, her breast against a brier.
–Thomas Dekker (c. 1572–1632)

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Keeping the Summer Yard Looking Great
Keeping the Summer Yard Looking Great
How do you deal with tall grasses and weeds around the mailbox, front steps, fences, and flower beds to care for your property? How do you keep brush in your backyard at bay? How do keep grasses from creeping into your flower bed or driveway? Do it yourself—in mere seconds—and whip that landscape...
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Summer Blooming Bulbs

Bask in fragrant, colorful, whimsical flowers. Dahlias, Begonias, and Callas are a wonderful addition, boasting large, sun-loving blossoms. Summer-blooming flowers are a perfect way to brighten up the day as you stroll through your garden at home.

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Japanese Beetles: Best and Worst Plants
Japanese Beetles: Best and Worst Plants
Although Japanese beetles are known to feed on more than 300 types of plants, some are more appealing to them than others! Here’s a list of the best and worst plants to grow when dealing with Japanese beetles.
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Super Summer Burgers
Super Summer Burgers

These amazing gourmet burgers will have your mouth watering with delicious toppings, including applewood bacon.

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Solar-Powered Decorative Lighting

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA! By day, these are an artful addition to the garden. By night, they impress with a stunning display of color and light. Check out our large selection.

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How to Build a Chicken Run
How to Build a Chicken Run
Chickens need a safe place to spend their days. Although most predators hunt by night, there are daytime threats to a backyard flock, including dogs, foxes, hawks, and eagles. Building a chicken run is a good way to keep your chickens secure and happy.
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Grande View Bird Feeder Thermometer

Combines a tube-style feeder with a large thermometer that is easy to read from a distance. Features 4 perches, a satin nickel finish, and capacity for more than a pound of seeds.

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Mosquito Repellents and Bite Remedies
Mosquito Repellents and Bite Remedies
Discover natural mosquito repellents that work—and also safe. Plus, find out why mosquitoes bite (it’s only the females!), 5 tips to keep mosquitos to a minimum in your yard, and how to quickly and naturally provide relief from mosquito bites and soothe that itch!
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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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