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Grasscycling leads to a healthier, stronger lawn

Recycling grass clippings has always been a hot topic of conservation within the turf care industry.

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My belief: We have girlfriends for every stage of life

When I had a disagreement with a friend during my teen years, Mama tried comforting my hurt feelings the best she could. "Don't worry about this little squabble. Your friendship with this child won't last."

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How to control moles

Have you started noticing mysterious raised tunnels forming seemingly overnight in your lawn or garden? If so, you probably have a mole infestation.

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The unrealistic Grey’s Anatomy effect

Let me start by warning you, there are a few spoilers in here in case you DVR'd "Grey's Anatomy" this season and haven't watched the episode from a few weeks ago yet.

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Brown patch lawn disease

May is a month eagerly awaited by many turf lovers.

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In defense of not having a free range child

Parenting is hard work. You always feel like you are messing up and someone - usually a person who doesn't know the difference between a zygote and a pygmy goat - is always full of advice and criticism as to the quality of job you are doing.

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Rose sawfly prevention

Last year, I received several calls during this time of year about roses.

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A mid-life crisis in my clothing choices

Slowly, surely, I have been in the process of cleaning out my closet.

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Foreign pest destroys trees

I recently received a leaf sample from a homeowner whose tree had been rapidly declining for a few months.

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The young entrepreneur

My earliest job was before I even started kindergarten, with my Pop teaching me how to write so I could hand write his invoices. I was paid a whole dollar a week and I am sure the weekly trips to the store for candy were included in my wages.

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Where does spring pollen come from?

Spring is a beautiful time of year.

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Meeting my match in one little boy

Granny cursed me once.

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Annual 4-H Rabies Clinic is coming up

Dawson County 4-H Club, All Animals Veterinary Hospital and Dawsonville Veterinary Hospital will be hosting the annual rabies clinic on April 25.

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Some assembly may be required

IKEA, I will never darken your doors. Never, not ever.

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Learning to stop focusing and settle for more in life

A friend and I were chatting one night, catching up on things and the conversation turned to our usual wistful, wishful discussion of how life was really going.

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Forsythia signals the arrival of spring

Early March can be one of the blandest times in the landscape.

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Showing the world that special spark of happiness

"Mama, is it bad that I am happy?"

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