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Natural Mosquito Repellents for Your Backyard

Every year, it’s always the same. The moment it’s nice enough to get outdoors, the mosquitoes come to ruin your fun. The sprays and lanterns are great for taking on camping trips, but when you’re in your backyard, there are more natural alternatives to getting rid of those pests. Grow some plants that repel mosquitoes or make your own mosquito-repellent candle to add some mood lighting to your backyard.

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When to Plant Your Garden

Now that the weather’s warming up, we know you want to get out in the garden!

Step One:  Know your Hardiness Zone

When is the best time to plant your garden? It really depends on where you live and what you want to plant.  In the map below, you can see that the US has been divided up into hardiness zones by the USDA.These are determined by the average minimum winter temperature of that region, then divided into 10 degree F increments.

USDA Zone Map

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