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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Ice cubes: not just for putting in drinks anymore


If a bird chooses to make a nest in your hanging basket, how do you water it? Try ice cubes, carefully placed so as not to crush any eggs.  As they melt, the basket gets watered, and no birds are harmed.


“it just won’t stick there”      If wasps are trying to build a nest inside or on the bottom of a birdhouse, try this: rub a thin layer of petroleum jelly (or rub a dry bar of soap) where they want to attach a hive. The frustrated wasps eventually leave.


OWEN YOST, in addition to being a blogger, is a licensed Landscape Architect emeritus who has lived and worked in north Texas for over 30 years. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award of the Native Plant Society of Texas, and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), International Federation of Landscape Architects, National Wildlife Federation and the Audubon Society. His office is at in Denton.

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