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Geothermal Systems for Your Home

Courtesy YoderGeothermal.comVertical geothermal-system installations don’t require a lot of area, so they work well in urban and suburban spaces alike.While the sun above may power your urban farm or grace you with a bumper crop of tomatoes on your rooftop, many urban and suburban residents are taking advantage of the ground below to heat and cool their homes.
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Feverfew

Home /Breeds /FeverfewPHOTO: Ingram Publishing/ThinkstockSize: 2 to 3 feet tallSunlight requirements: Best in full sun, but does tolerate partial shadeWater requirements: water regularlySoil requirements: Average, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.3When to plant: Indoors: seeds can be planted in February; Outdoors: SpringWhere to plant: Garden; containersWhen to harvest: Between July and August.
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Battling Glyphosate-resistant Weeds

Photo courtesy Weed Science Society of AmericaWeeds such as ragweed have developed a resistance to glyphosate, a commonly used herbicideIn a recent presentation to the EPA, representatives from the Weed Science Society of America reported nine U.S. weed species to have developed a resistance to glyphosate, the most widely used weed-control method for farmers and gardeners.
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How to Diagnose Furnace Problems & Why the Red Light Is Blinking

Dan has been in the HVAC industry for 23 years with experience ranging from installation and service to sales and distribution. Furnaces of today all come equipped with an LED light mounted to the circuit board. No, it& 39;s not there so you can find it in the dark. It& 39;s there to help you understand what your furnace is doing.
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Build a Bamboo Barrier

Home /Urban Farming /Build a Bamboo BarrierThinkStock/iStockphotoBamboo is nice to look at, but it can be aggressive and take over your garden.A grove of bamboo might be one of the most beautiful looking — and most beautiful sounding — forms of plant life. I’m certain that bamboo thinks so, too. Bamboo is so enamored with itself that it can hardly contain its enthusiasm.
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The Barn Sanctuary: Saving The Farm & The Animals

PHOTO: Ana HotalingTom McKernan had a huge dilemma on his hands.His parents were moving to a retirement home, and the fate of their 70-acre Michigan farm rested in his hands. This was his boyhood home and the house where his mother was born and had lived her entire life—but Tom already knew that the farm was too small to be profitable.
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