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the branch of biology dealing with the relations and interactions between organisms and their environment, including other organisms

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What are the best mixes for native Georgia wildflowers/grasses?

As you may already know, planting native plants is beneficial for your local ecosystem. Planting non-native is, well, not good. So.... I have a long driveway and would love to line it with native ...
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What to do about a mature Norway Maple in an eco-friendly native garden?

Norway Maples are considered an invasive tree in my area. I've got a very large, mature-looking specimen in my yard and while it looks quite lovely I know it only supports a tiny fraction of the ...
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Will glyphosate directly harm Monarchs or other butterflies?

A large portion of my yard is infested with (non-native) Japanese knotweed, which is nearly impossible to remove without herbicides. I have been waiting until late summer/early autumn to begin an ...
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Can I use ladybug larvae to get rid of aphids?

I have basil on my balcony, which I eat. However, lately the leafs have white dots or lines on them. After inspection I found out that it is caused by Aphids. Just the normal light green type. I don'...
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How can I safely keep snakes away from the compost in a community garden?

I managed a small community garden with a small orchard and farmland. Lately, there are snake sightings in one of my cold dead leaf compost (the snake is a juvenile Ptyas mucosus). Apparently, the ...
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Should we use glyphosate (or other non-ecological chemicals) in our gardens?

European Union wanders if its going to allow glyphosate to be used inside its frontiers... from the Guardian: If no new arrangement is found then the licence for glyphosate, a core ingredient in ...
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