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Manuel -- that sounds lovely! Our new backyard is anything but natural looking so we are not fighting it: we bought a propane "fire table" and a propane BBQ. We are growing heirloom tomatoes, Persian cucumbers (the small crisp ones), crookneck squash and some herbs in rather shallow raised beds, place with liners, right on top of the weedy lawn! Avoidance of your pain!

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Patricia Tyrrell Living Landscapes

What could be lovelier! Growing cooking and eating in your garden space!

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Jason, sympathies. There are solutions. I hope you discovered some in the past five years. I have become fairly knowledgeable about what deer don't like.
Can't help with the mosquitoes though. If you have a home in a mosquito area, there's not much to be done. I'm lucky we chose a place where any existing mosquitoes don't like me. I won't move. Your solution will depend on your priorities, but there's no easy solution I know of.


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