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Few things bring more relief than a swim on a hot day. The cool water of a pool can revive tired muscles and make a sticky body more comfortable. Spending time poolside is one of the more popular warm-weather recreational activities.

To maintain a safe swimming environment, pool water and equipment needs to be sanitary. This necessitates the use of various chemicals to ensure the water is free from bacteria, algae and other contaminants. Pool chemicals and the natural environment are not always a good mix. However, there are ways to reduce the chances a backyard pool will have a significant negative effect on the environment.

Several varieties of roses are thornless or have very few thorns. Many plant breeders have developed roses without thorns, which are particularly safe for elderly gardeners, gardeners who have young children or pets or those who simply do not want to worry about thorns on their rose bushes. Smooth Touch roses are a popular and thorn-free breed of rose developed in California in the 1960s by Harvey Davidson. These roses are touted as 95 to 100 percent free of thorns.

Weed growth in a garden cannot only prove unsightly, but also ultimately harmful to plants and vegetables. When weeds appear in a garden, they have already begun to steal nutrients and water from surrounding plants, and if allowed to grow tall, they can also block sunlight from reaching the plants.


border wall

Do you think a wall along our Mexican border is needed?
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