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How to Maintain Your Garden in Winter



Maintain Your Garden in Winter

Winter can be harsh on your garden, but not when you know how to maintain it. It takes a bit of effort from your side to show your garden that you care about it.

This article will tell you precisely the best way to do it.


No, you don’t have to relocate the entire garden (that’s impossible too). But small plants grown in the containers should be relocated indoors. Leaving them outdoors will inevitably promote leaf shed eventually destroying the whole plant.

By relocation, the warmth in the house helps them stay strong through the winter. This tip is essential in the case of tropical plants that need humidity to thrive.

Your indoor plants do not survive by humidity alone. They need their daily dose of sunlight, as well. Place your indoor plants in the brightest spot of the house to bring constant sunlight and less wind to them.

2.Off With The Sick Parts

Winter is the perfect time for you to clean your garden to make it look beautiful in the upcoming spring and autumn. As there is not any planting and harvesting to do during this season, you should definitely consider cleaning.

The first step of your cleaning is to remove contaminated (infected and rotting) parts as leaving them as they are, will destroy the healthy parts by the end of winter. Small damaged areas can be plucked off with bare hands but for harder regions, you may need to use pruning shears.

But don’t forget to be careful around the healthy plant portions as you may accidentally chop them off too.

1.Weed out

Take time to remove the weeds surrounding your plants. Weeds suck up the nutrients and water you give your plants thereby tampering their growth.

While removing the weeds, be careful not to disturb the roots of the plants beside them. Weed removal takes hard work and quite a lot of patience. Among several brands of mowers, Honda always gets top ratings due to work efficiency.

Bonus tip: In the next planting season, reduce the gap between your plants as less space in the soil prevents extensive growth of weed.


Mulching implies covering the soil gap between the plants with a layer of organic material (like dry leaves). Maintain one or two inches of distance from the stems while doing it. This will also keep the underlying layer of soil warm enough for the plant roots in it to thrive.

By the next planting season when you reduce the space between the plants, weed will try to protrude again. This is why mulching should immediately follow weed removal.

3.No Frequent Feeding and Watering

Spring and autumn seasons are the times when your plant gets hungry and needs regular feeding and fertilizing. This is not the case in winter.

Your plants need less nutrition overall. Water them once a week but keep a check on the moisture level of the soil. Forget feeding but if you like to, you can spray (diluted) fertilizer once or twice in the entire season.

4.Exclusive Care

Winter care varies slightly from plant to plant.

Relocated (indoor) pot plants can persist when they are provided with enough humidity and sunlight. But outdoor plants need special care and attention.

If you have any recently planted trees, check for cracks in the soil surrounding them and refill those cracks with soil. To protect the plants from being grazed by animals, use tree guards before it starts to snow.

For flowering plants, use a bubble wrap to enclose the budding zones. This will prevent withering of the stem due to snow and frost.

Maintenance of cleanliness forms the major part of your plant care during winter. By following the above measures, you can keep your garden healthy for the spring season that follows. Don’t forget to regenerate compost as a part of this prep.

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When Can You Sue For Getting Cancer?



When Can You Sue For Getting Cancer?

Being diagnosed with cancer can be devastating and affect anyone at any age. Several factors, such as genetics and lifestyle, can cause it. However, cancer can also be caused by the negligence of others. In such an instance, you can sue the people responsible for causing your cancer and claim compensation for the diagnosis and any associated damages.

Determining when and who to sue for getting cancer can be a complex process. So, it’s a wise idea to hire a lawyer to get you through the process and get the compensation you deserve. The attorney can advise you on when, how, and whom to sue for getting cancer.

With that said, here’s when you can sue for getting cancer:

  • Product Liability 

You can sue for getting cancer from a defective product. For example, in one hair product cancer lawsuit, a claim was made that a hair straightening product was causing uterine cancer in women. The defects in the hair product increase the risk of developing uterine cancer for whoever uses it. If you think you’re in a similar situation, you can sue the manufacturers if a certain product increases your risk of developing cancer.

However, proving your case and claiming compensation can be challenging. In such a case, you must prove the defective product caused your cancer to sue the manufacturer or retailer. You’ll have to request tests on the products to prove the defect and the relationship to cancer development. The product defect has to have caused your cancer diagnosis directly. One example is when the product has excessive amounts of lead. You’ll need to hire experts or resort to government authorities to investigate the product to prove this. This way, you have a piece of solid evidence to sue the product manufacturer.

  • Medical Negligence 

Medical negligence is one of the most common reasons to sue for getting cancer. You could sue for medical malpractice if the doctors, healthcare facility, hospital, or other medical professionals failed to offer the standard of care causing your cancer diagnosis. For example, if the doctor failed to order necessary tests or misdiagnosed your case resulting in cancer progression, you can sue for medical negligence.  

To successfully sue for medical negligence, you must prove that the medical practitioner’s actions directly caused your cancer diagnosis. You must also show that you suffered damage because of the negligent actions of the medical practitioner. By doing so, you can claim compensation for treatment of progressing cancer, lost wages if you cannot work, and pain and suffering.

  • Environmental Factors 

Exposure to environmental pollutants and toxins is a common risk factor for cancer. Prolonged exposure to asbestos at the workplace, radiation, and other chemicals can increase cancer risk. If you can prove your cancer was caused by exposure to a certain environmental toxin like asbestos, consider suing the company or entity responsible for the pollutants.

Suppose a company’s activities produce excessive radiation that affects the population in a specific area and results in cancer. In that case, you can sue that company for exposing you to toxins that caused the development of your cancer.

Like the previous points, you must prove your cancer was directly caused by a specific substance you were exposed to. You’ll also have to show that the exposure was from the negligence of the company or entity you’re suing. Another aspect you must consider is the entity’s knowledge of the potential risks of exposing people to the toxin or substance. Since you’ll also claim that the company or entity was negligent, expose their bad practices that contributed to the development of your cancer.

Additionally, working in a hazardous environment may expose you to substances or toxins that can increase your cancer risk. For instance, if you’re a construction worker with constant exposure to asbestos, you’ll be at risk of developing cancer. Working as a firefighter can also expose you to asbestos and other carcinogenic substances that cause cancer.  

You can sue your employer for getting cancer while working in a hazardous environment. To be successful, you must prove the cancer was caused directly by exposure to a specific chemical or substance at the workplace or in the line of duty. For example, getting cancer from asbestos exposure at a construction site.  

In such a suit, you’ll claim compensation for the medical expenses covering the diagnosis and treatment, lost wages, damages for the pain and suffering caused to you and your family, and other associated costs.  

Conclusion  Getting a cancer diagnosis because of someone else’s negligence can be traumatizing and devastating. However, you can get a little relief through compensation for the medical expenses and other related damages, such as pain and suffering. The process of suing for getting cancer can be complicated, and it’d be best to hire an experienced lawyer to handle the litigation process. An attorney can also advise on the available legal options available and the compensation to seek.

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