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How Companion Planting Can Improve Your Garden

How Companion Planting Can Improve Your Garden

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Have you ever wondered why some plants grow better next to one another than others? If you do, you’ll love learning what companion planting teaches you. The act of planting two or more species of plants together to achieve a culture benefit is popular among gardeners. Whether it’s for pest control or to produce a better crop, one thing’s certain. Once you’ve acquainted yourself with companion planting, you’ll be hooked.

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Easy Vegetables & Herbs That You Should be Planting

Easy Vegetables and Herbs That You Should Be Planting

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So, you want to plant a vegetable garden but you’re not sure what grows best in the climate you live in. After doing some research you find that some vegetables and herbs require different growing conditions than your geographic location permits. That doesn’t mean that you can’t find varieties that grow quickly in a vegetable garden where you live.

Here are some vegetables & herbs that are easy to grow in your garden:

•Green Beans – Full of Vitamin A, C, and K as well as manganese, potassium, iron, folate, and fiber, this vegetable is among the more complex that are easy to grow.
• Beets – Vibrant in color and delicious cooked and served raw, beets are low calorie and full of folate.
•Carrots – Crunchy and satisfying when eaten raw or cooked, carrots support healthy vision, skin, and immune systems.
•Cucumbers – Made of predominantly water, cucumbers add crunch to salads and help hydrate the body.
•Mint – A great flavor enhancer, mint soothes an upset stomach and takes the pain out of headaches.
•Parsley – In addition to making dishes look healthy and attractive, parsley also freshens your breath.
•Cilantro – Oily yet extremely flavorful, cilantro elevates the flavor profile of many foods and is very easy to grow in your vegetable garden.

Growing your own vegetables and herbs in a vegetable garden is a very satisfying task. If you haven’t developed a green thumb, now is the time to do so. Not only will you benefit from having fresh food on hand whenever you need it, you’ll also see a significant difference in the amount of money you spend on produce going forward. That, and you’ll have the distinct honor of knowing where your food came from and how it was grown, in your very own vegetable garden.

Olympic Lawn & Landscape is your local source for plant care tips. For more information, call (816) 875-9645 in the Lee’s Summit and Kansas City area.

Your Spring Garden Checklist

Your Spring Garden Checklist

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The weather warms and green things begin to poke above the soil. Spring has come, and you need a step-by-step garden checklist so you can tackle all important jobs required to prepare your beds for flowers all year long. Not only will these jobs on the garden checklist make your garden look better after a long winter’s rest, they will also help your plants grow healthy and strong.

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Useful Plants to Grow in Your Garden

5 Useful Plants to Grow in Your Garden

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When it comes to choosing which plants to grow in your garden, you’re faced with a rather large selection. You could go with fruit bearing bushes or fresh herbs or, you could plant flowers and medicinal plants. The choice is yours.

Medicinal plants offer all-natural healing solutions to some of the most common ailments that people experience. Having a garden full of healing plants on hand is one easy way to stay healthy. Not only is it economically beneficial, it also gives you a sense of pride knowing you had a hand in growing these useful plants.

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Best plants to use as natural insect repellant

Best Plants to Use as a Natural Insect Repellant

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Noxious insects are the bane of any homeowner who enjoys spending time outside during the warmer months. Mosquitoes, flies, gnats and other insects can be controlled with chemical sprays, but there are also many natural insect repellents that can help. There has been both scientific and anecdotal evidence that shows the oils and compounds found in these natural insect repellent plants can help keep the yard free of bugs.

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