Category Garden Tips

Can Plants Think?


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A layer of mulch around the base of a tree will protect it from damage and reduce competition from turf grass. Grass aggressively competes with tree roots for available oxygen, moisture and nutrients, so maintaining a grass-free zone under a tree will benefit it.

The mulch will also prevent the bark of the tree from being damaged by mowers or string trimmers.

Ideally, the mulched circle would be as wide as the tree’s canopy, though this is not always practical in small lawns with large trees. If you prefer the look of grass growing under the tree, it still is advisable to have least a small mulched ring around the trunk to protect the bark from equipment damage.

However, be careful to spread the mulch in an even layer about 2 to 3 inches deep and do not heap it against the trunk of the tre...

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What can Mangoes Do For You?

Mangoes may very well be the king of all fruits. They fight cancer, alkalize the body, aid in weight loss, regulate diabetes, help digestion, clean your skin, and make the perfect snack. Here are 15 healthy reasons why you should be eating a mango every day.

Nutrition chart
One cup of mangoes (225 gms contain) contains the following percentages that apply to daily value.
105 calories
76 percent vitamin C (antioxidant and immune booster)
25 percent vitamin A (antioxidant and vision)
11 percent vitamin B6 plus other B vitamins (hormone production in brain and heart disease prevention)
9 percent healthy probiotic fibre
9 percent copper (copper is a co-factor for many vital enzymes plus production of red blood cells)
7 percent potassium (to balance out our high sodium intake)
4 percent magne...

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5 Surprising Health Benefits of Indoor Plants


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11 Surprising CLIMATE CHANGE Effects


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Unbelievable Footage of Exploding Plants


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Top 10 Rarest & Tastiest Fruits In The World


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Purifying the air NATURALLY


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7 Tropical Mosquitoes repel plants

Clove (Syzygium aromaticum)
This is a natural mosquito repellent plant you can use as a planting around your garden or use the oil from the clove to repel mosquitoes quickly.

Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens)
With the citrus smell of its leaves, the geranium plant has the very practical and useful ability to repel mosquitoes. It is suitable to be placed in bedrooms and gives off a slight fragrance in the air.

Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes alata)
it is actually a carnivorous plant. Except this little beauty gobbles up mosquitoes. Just plant this in your yard and watch it work.

Basil (Ocimum americanum)
has essential oils that can be extracted and used as a spray to repel mosquitoes. It has also been an effective repellent when grown nearby.

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
Lemon bal...

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7 Eye-Opening Facts for Earth Day


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