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Use Reflective Surfaces to Maximize Plant Lighting

Posted by Diedra Black on Aug 31st 2017

You’ve probably seen those aluminum foil sun reflectors that were popular for tanning in the 60’s, 70’s, and even the 80’s. They were a cheap way to maximize the sun’s power to tan skin, right? Right. … read more

Top Methods to Help Your Reptile through Shedding

Posted by Diedra Black on Aug 24th 2017

Shedding is a necessary function for skin. You shed your skin, and so does your reptile. The big difference, however, is that lizards, snakes, and other reptiles shed most of their skin all at once. A … read more

The Quick and Dirty Guide to Effective Soil Amendments

Posted by Diedra Black on Aug 17th 2017

Soil amendments are various materials mixed into the soil your plants are growing in, in order to improve plant health and growth. They’re also called soil conditioners, and they can be used in outdoo … read more

How to Remove Algae from Fish and Turtle Tanks

Posted by Diedra Black on Aug 14th 2017

Anywhere that’s wet and warm with access to sunlight is a likely home to algae growth. And that means the aquariums you keep fish and aquatic turtles in are prime targets for algae to take up re … read more

Best Ways to Reduce Odor from Indoor Gardens

Posted by Diedra Black on Aug 3rd 2017

Plants can put off a variety of aromas, and some are a bit heavy for the enclosed space of an indoor garden. Not to mention the smells emanating from water reservoirs, grow media, and fertilizers. You … read more

Do Lizards Bite Their Owners for No Reason?

Posted by Diedra Black on Jul 27th 2017

If you’re thinking about getting a pet lizard for you or your child, you may be wondering how safe they are as a pet and whether you should be concerned about bites. The truth is that lizards can bite … read more

6 Indoor Gardening Hacks to Save Time

Posted by Diedra Black on Jul 20th 2017

You only have so much time in the day, and even when you’d prefer to spend all day with your garden, it can’t always be so. But no matter how much time you have, you want the time you do spend growing … read more

Can My Reptile Give Me a Disease?

Posted by Diedra Black on Jul 13th 2017

We’ve already talked about how reptile and amphibian pets can pass salmonella to their handlers, yet this disease can be avoided with proper hygiene. But what about other diseases? Is it possible for … read more

How to Make a Kitchen Countertop Compost Bin

Posted by Diedra Black on Jul 6th 2017

When you cultivate an indoor garden, you’re likely aware of space restrictions. After all, there’s only so much room available in your home for plants. So finding a way to save space on composting … read more

Top 5 Lizards for When You Want to Bond

Posted by Diedra Black on Jun 29th 2017

Lizards and other reptiles are not exactly known for their ability to bond. And some exotic pets get prickly about being handled at all. When it comes down to it, lizards are not the kind of pet you g … read more