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Have you noticed that your tomatoes have been getting eaten by something lately? There’s a good chance that squirrels might be eating your tomatoes when you aren’t around. Squirrels are very common in many areas and you’ll likely have many squirrels in your area that will look for food in your yard. If you’re growing things such as tomatoes, then those will be like a beacon that will attract squirrels. You don’t have to just…

Squirrels are very common small animals that many people see out in their yards. It’s very possible that you might find multiple squirrels near your property at any given point in time because of how ubiquitous they are in many areas. The problem with squirrels is that they can wind up messing with things in your yard. Sometimes they’ll eat certain things off of your plants, and some people have even had squirrels chew on…

Many people live in areas that use wells so that homes can have running water. If you’re used to living in a city that has a different water system, then you might not even be sure how water wells work. Water wells will certainly work differently than systems where the city provides the water for various houses. However, it’s not that complicated, and you’re going to be able to get the gist of it pretty…

It’s so crucial to take care of your lawn to the best of your ability. If you want to mow your lawn well, then you’re going to need to have a good lawn mower that you can rely on. There are many different types of lawn mowers on the market, but those people with large lawns often buy zero-turn lawn mowers or tractors. Both of these can be great for different reasons, but which one…

Here in Michigan, it is that time of the year where the weather is breaking and the grass is starting to grow again. I went to rearrange the garage and get my Toro TimeCutter SS5000 mower fired up just to have the choke cable snap on me. You can still get the TimeCutter to start by manually holding the choke open with your hand but in my opinion, this is just a temporary fix. In…

Crickets are insects that are very easy to recognize based on how they look, but you probably hear them way before you notice them with your eyes. Saying that crickets are loud would be a bit of an understatement, and many people find them to be annoying. Depending on where you live, there might be many crickets in your area. Sometimes at night, you’re going to hear hundreds of crickets communicating and making loud noises.…

Bermuda grass is a very popular type of grass that many people have in their yards. If you feel like your Bermuda grass lawn is a little bit thin right now, then you might be looking for ways to thicken it up. Having a thin and patchy lawn is really going to be a letdown. You want to have a thick lawn that you’ll be able to enjoy to the fullest during the spring and…

Many people like to set up bird feeders in their yards because it can be so much fun to watch birds. You might wind up encountering some problems if blue jays wind up dominating the bird feeder, though. Blue jays are nice to look at in their own right, but they sort of bully the other birds. They wind up taking over the bird feeders and they don’t let other birds near it. This means…

Many homeowners pride themselves on their beautiful lawns. When you walk by an even, green, well-manicured yard, you instantly know that the resident spends a great deal of time and money on lawn care. But what if you could achieve this gorgeous look without all the time and money? Artificial turf is the solution. In this article, we’ll describe exactly what artificial turf is, and how it can contribute to the overall look of your…

Pigeons are birds that you don’t want to have hanging out on your property. If you have noticed that pigeons are roosting on your fence, then you might want to figure out how to get them to leave. The bad thing about having pigeons on your property is that they can make huge messes. They’re very messy birds, and you don’t want your fence area to be covered in bird poop. Thankfully, there are a…

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