Recent Blog Posts

  • Winter Perennial Preparation

    November 1, 2018
    It is that time of the year again. The time has come for summer to end and for fall to begin. The days are no longer radiating with heat from the sun, but cooling down to that lovable fall temperature.
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  • Caring For Your Yard in the Fall

    October 1, 2018
    The picturesque verdant lawn with accompanying garden, rife with eclectic herbs, flowers and vegetables…this is the image most elicited upon hearing the word “lawn,” but oftentimes, depending on your climate, that phase of a lawn's life cycle may only last a few months.
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  • Five Ideas for Fall Flowers

    September 1, 2018
    When picking fall flowers to use for your garden, there are many options to choose from. Most believe that spring and summer are the two seasons to highlight a colorful flower garden full of sunny blooms.
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  • July Garden Tips

    July 1, 2018
    It may seem like midsummer is a slow gardening season, but there are plenty of tasks gardeners can attend to in July to ensure a productive, healthy harvest and beautiful flowerbeds even during the hottest summer days.
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  • Tips On How to Grow Your Favorite Vegetables

    June 1, 2018
    The sun is shining is and the weather is only getting warmer. As summer begins to heat up it’s time to start thinking healthy by eating green and growing your favorite vegetables.
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  • April Gardening Tips

    April 15, 2018
    It’s almost that time of the year again. April is upon us and you know what that means. It’s time to break out your tools and go to work on your garden.
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  • Fall Garden Clean Up is Spring Preparation

    October 1, 2017
    Every good gardener knows that there is a season for everything. The best gardeners know how to make each season count. What if I told you that cleaning up your garden will help prepare you for spring in more ways than you ever imagined?
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  • What Is Bugging Your Garden?

    August 1, 2017
    Many gardeners have a love-hate relationship with the bugs in their garden. There are insects that are undeniably beneficial and great residents, as they enhance pollination, improve soil quality and defend plants against more aggressive, harmful bugs and other wildlife.
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  • Pest Management Tips For Your Garden?

    June 15, 2017
    If you have committed yourself to building a garden, then you have also committed yourself to fighting off pests. If it hasn’t happened yet, consider yourself lucky. At some point every gardening enthusiast will need to manage pests to protect their garden.
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  • May Garden Tips

    May 15, 2016
    Late spring is ideal for gardening, and while May can be warmer or cooler depending on where you live and what your general climate is like, these May garden tips can help you keep your flowerbeds, lawn, vegetable garden, and containers in peak condition for fabulous foliage, perfect plants, and beautiful blooms.
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  • January Garden Ideas

    January 15, 2016
    The start of a new year is a great time to start new gardening tasks, and savvy gardeners know there is plenty to keep busy with in January, even if the garden may be buried under ice and snow.
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  • Winterize Your Bird Baths

    December 15, 2015
    Birds need liquid water to drink year-round. While they can melt snow and ice in the winter to drink, doing so takes a lot of calories and body heat, and if backyard birders provide liquid water, birds will be healthy and their winter survival rates will be higher.
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  • Try a Windowsill Herb Garden

    December 1, 2015
    A windowsill herb garden can add tasty greenery to any kitchen all year long, and is a convenient way to enjoy fresh herbs for pennies. With just a few simple steps, anyone can set up an indoor herb garden.
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  • September Garden Tips

    September 15, 2015
    The days are growing shorter and the temperatures are growing cooler, but even in September, gardening season isn't over. Well-prepared gardeners have a variety of tasks to do in late summer and early fall, and each chore will help keep the garden thriving.
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  • August Garden Tips

    August 1, 2015
    August is a tough time for gardeners. However, as many know when the going gets tough, the tough get going. This is the time of the year after a hot summer where many anticipate production and harvesting to come to an end.
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  • Guide to Planting Seed Potatoes

    June 1, 2015
    This hardy vegetable has been a culinary staple in our diet for a very long time. Potatoes are one of the best sides an individual can ask for with any meal. However, this same staple is overlooked by many backyard gardeners.
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  • Rainwater Harvesting

    March 1, 2015
    I first discovered rainwater harvesting one summer a long time ago when I was still a teenager. I came home from summer football practice to find my father fiddling with a plastic barrel. I asked what it was for and he told me your mother wants to use rainwater for the gardens.
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  • Winterize Your In-Ground Sprinkler System

    January 1, 2015
    Every year, before the first official freeze of the season, there is an annual ritual for all homeowners with irrigation systems called the ‘blow out.
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  • How to Use Flowers to Attract Different Types of Wild Birds

    June 1, 2014
    In addition to adding bird feeders and filling up a bird bath, you can also attract wild birds by planting seed bearing flowers to your landscape. • Common Seed-Bearing Flower Types: There are several types of seed- bearing flowers that wild birds tend to be attracted to.
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  • When small animals attack!...your birdfeeder

    May 1, 2013
    Alvin, Simon and Theodore are great when they sing Christmas songs in harmony or star in movies, but their real-life versions can be pretty pestering when they are constantly near your birdfeeder and eating all the goods that you intended for the birds.
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  • Five Easy Steps For Caring For Your Birdbath

    May 1, 2013
    Too often you may see a birdbath on someone’s lawn that has been neglected for so long that it’s as green as the person’s grass.
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  • Why do We Rake Leaves?

    October 1, 2012
    Summer is coming to a close and it is almost that time of the year again. Raking leaves is very important primarily for the look and healthiness of your lawn. Raking leaves serves multiple purposes.
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  • Caring For Your Lawn in the Spring

    May 1, 2012
    Neglecting your lawn at this time of year will result in damage that lasts through all four seasons. Therefore, it is important to know what you must do to take care of your lawn in the spring so that you can enjoy a lush, green lawn all year, every year.
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