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Companion Planting Provides a More Natural Environment for Plants to Thrive In
by Chip Phelan

Companion planting is a highly effective technique for organic gardeners. From controlling pests naturally to improving the flavor of your vegetables, companion planting is an easy and environmentally friendly way to manage your organic garden.

If you look closely at the natural landscape, you’ll never see a large area populated by a single species. Why then would it make sense to plant a single crop in a field or in a section of your garden? It doesn’t. Companion planting makes a lot of sense. Read full text...

 

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Lawn Care
Informational site with feature articles, FAQs and forums on various aspects of lawn care.
Lawn Care
Information on planting, maintaining, and caring for a lawn.
Lawn Sprinklers Network
A directory, links, and discussion forum on turf irrigation and lawn sprinklers.
Lawn Talk
Fact sheets detailing a range of topics when caring for lawns. From the University of Illinois.
Natural Landscapes Project
Non-profit organization promoting organic (natural) lawn care. Information about pesticide hazards, avoiding water pollution, compost and mulch, and lawn size reduction.
Net Lawns
Lawn care website including a national directory of lawn care providers, a lawn care forum, and chat room.
Non-Chemical Alternatives for the Home Lawn
Article and guide from Iowa State University providing best practices for lawncare in the Midwest, including grass selection, use of organic fertilizers, mowing, thatching, and dealing with diseases and insect pests. [PDF]
Oscillating Lawn Sprinklers
Many close-up photos explain how an oscillating lawn sprinkler mechanism really works.
Safe Lawn Care
Discusses the dangers of using pesticides and other chemicals in lawn care. Includes some alternative lawn care methods.
Spring Green
Provides lawn and tree care tips.

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