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Don't Let Burdock Dock In Your Yard: Tips For Eliminating This Invasive Plant

Burdock, though commonly confused with rhubarb, is an invasive plant that can take over your yard, suffocate your landscape and release thousands of seeds every year. The seeds are contained in small burrs that can stick to clothing and animal hair, irritating skin. It grows best in areas that are nitrogen-rich and moist. If you suspect that you have burdock in your yard, it's important to confirm its presence first, then be aggressive about eliminating it.

Water With Wow: Using Sprinklers In Your Landscaping

Forget the old fashioned sprinklers that spray water from side to side in a monotonous fashion, and ignore the fancy sprinklers that pop up out of the ground at times intervals to squirt out water and then disappear. Instead think about watering in terms of sprinklers that add visual appeal and interest to your lawn. Here are some ways sprinklers can double as a water feature in your yard.  Flowing Fountains

How To Prevent Your Trained Cat From Scratching Your Brand New Furniture

Your trained cat probably already knows to stay away from your existing furniture, but new pieces of furniture are vulnerable to your cat's claws until you can train him or her to stay away. These tips will help you protect your new sofa or ottoman, or whatever piece of furniture you've recently purchased. Cover the Furniture with Something Undesirable   You probably already own a scratching post or two to keep your cat away from your old furniture, but when your new furniture is brought home, your cat may think your new furniture is a new scratching post.