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Being a Dad Means Respecting the Yard

Part of how I think about myself as a dad is how I take care of other people, but it’s also in how I care for the living world around me.

What can I do to deter a fox (please, god, no urine-related strategies)?

What is the gayest plant?

What’s the best plan of attack for a bush/tree that’s a liiiittle too tall for a short dyke? I’m trying to trim and shape but I can’t reach

How would you feel about a no-mow lawn, filled with native plants that didn’t require extra water or chemicals? I would love this, but my wife likes cutting the grass (which is mostly green weeds).

How do you keep the goddamn squirrels off of your bird feeders?