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Benefits of Small Backyard Ponds

The benefits of small backyard ponds There are many benefits of small backyard ponds for both people and the environment. Freshwater habitats of all kinds are currently experiencing a great decline through direct destruction, pollution and alteration. From the stand point of conservation and permaculture, building a pond is immensely useful and beneficial. Benefiting Wildlife …

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Create a Waterwise Landscape

Check out this guide to creating a low-water garden. More and more people are looking to save water in their gardens. It’s no wonder: In an era of increased environmental awareness, we constantly hear about water-wise practices and how we can reduce our footprint on the Earth. Xeriscaping is a landscaping alternative that you can employ …

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Gardening can help improve self-esteem, calm anger and ease depression, new study finds

Gardening is good for you, according to a new study which found it can improve self-esteem, calm anger and ease depression. Researchers from Westminster and Essex universities questioned 270 gardeners and non-gardeners with the former describing their feelings before and after working in an allotment, The Daily Telegraph reported. The academics said the results, published …

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Indoor Gardening Ideas

Whether in the east or west, north or south, gardeners everywhere are laying down their roots with ease and a bit of a flourish, too, thanks to a variety of indoor gardening ideas. From glass jars and wooden spools, to rolling carts and macramé hangers, these clever makers are successfully bringing the outside in by …

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