24 Plants that Repel Insects

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Reading Time: 12 mins Plants have unique natural abilities to emit different chemical substances. With them they repel or attract specific insects. The beautiful flowers of the herbs or our garden flowers mean a pretty sight and a pleasant fragrance for us. However, for pests they sometimes mean a threat. That’s why such plants can perfectly serve as a replacement for the synthetic insecticides, as long as we know how to use them….

European National Flowers: The COMPLETE List

National flowers of countries in Europe
Reading Time: 6 mins There’s no doubt that every country in Europe is famous for something – they have their own national symbols like flags, dishes, alcoholic beverages, animals, sports etc. But have you ever thought about the national flowers of European countries? Every country on the Old Continent has its own floral emblem that represents their unique identity. Some of these symbols are related to historical, cultural and religious events dating back centuries and…

How To Grow Your Own Citrus Tree

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Growing a citrus tree at home takes a lot of work but it sure is an enticing endeavour. Most of the citrus trees are thermophilic and light-loving. They are also sensitive to the kind of soil, the watering frequency and the fertilization type. However, a lemon tree will help you answer the question how to grow your own citrus trees, since it’s the most popular. Lately some Mediterranean kinds also have gained in popularity, such as calamondin and kumquat. Read More

How to Water Your Lawn in July

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Reading Time: 3 mins The summer often means a demise for your wonderful lawn. Yet, that shouldn’t happen, because the summer is precisely the time when it is the most pleasant to enjoy a fresh and green garden. Too often you can see people that water their lawns at noon, but that’s not the optimal time for it. There are many different opinions on the topic, and some of them are not quite…