Too many tomatoes? Surplus of strawberries?

This winter, wouldn't it be nice to take a jar of summer-perfect fruits or veggies out of the cabinet? While "old-school", canning preserves the harvest-fresh taste and nutrition of fresh fruits and veggies and ensures you of chemical-free food for your table this winter. There are basically two methods of canning:

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How's Your Garden Doing?

Have you noticed black spots on your plants and veggies or a powdery white substance on the leaves? Either could be a disease fatal to your plants if left untreated.

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Proven Tips to Keeping Your Lawn Green Proven Tips for Keeping Your Lawn Green

Despite recent thunderstorms, July and August will most likely be our driest and hottest months this year -- conditions that are tough on your lawn. Watering is critical to keep your lawn healthy and green but different grasses require different amounts of water. For example, Kentucky bluegrass will turn brown and go dormant during the hot, dry summer months if not watered consistently while Bermuda grass requires less water to maintain a healthy green color. Here are specific watering recommendations for three of the most popular types of lawn grass:

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EcoScraps

At an all-you-can-can-eat buffet, college students Dan and Craig noticed how much food was being wasted. They learned that food waste, instead of clogging landfills, could be turned into beneficial gardening products. Today, what started as a dorm project has become EcoScraps, a leader in organic compost and gardening products. EcoScraps plant foods are nutrient dense and meet the highest organic industry standards. New to K&B TrueValue, EcoScraps are good for your garden and good for the earth.

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Don't let the bugs bite this summer!

Mosquitos and other insects get in the way of enjoying summer outdoor activities as well as posing a health risk. Citronella, derived from different species of lemongrass, has long been used an insect repellant and is recognized as a non-toxic biopesticide by the EPA. But citronella is not always the best choice. For example, OFF Clip-on insect repellent is odorless and works without applying directly to skin.