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When fish live in tanks, their waste builds up in the water. But what is one living thing's sewage is another living thing's savory meal. Can crops be cultivated on fish feces?

By Sarah Winkler

Reproducing plants out of season gave man a measure of control over nature. The allure of it sparked the imagination and inspired new methods for building structures devoted to plants. So how do greenhouses work?

By Sara Elliott

Flowers have always played a part in our history. Even primitive man used flowers and plants to beautify his face, body, and his cave. Read this article to learn about the materials and techniques for arranging flowers, and the meanings of flowers.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

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Oscillating sprinklers are great for watering a square area. But what if your lawn has curves? Traveling sprinklers spray the water exactly where you want it. Find out how they travel around your yard so you don't have to.

By Kristen Young

Whether you're growing prize roses for a state fair or planting cucumbers and potatoes for the table, you want those plants to thrive. Find out how irrigation systems can help keep our gardens lush and beautiful.

By Shane Speck

Before you rev up your mower for the latest cut of the season, learn (or relearn) what not to do to your lawn. You can thank us later.

By Alia Hoyt & John Perritano

Money may not grow on trees. But moss does. How does this plant manage to carpet hard surfaces like rocks and sidewalks?

By Clint Pumphrey

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It may be time to dethatch your lawn, but you'd never know it unless you know what to look for. You'd better find out, though -- it could make the difference between a healthy and decaying lawn.

By Linda C. Brinson