Recent Blog Posts

  • Stop Grubs From Killing Your Lawn

    June 15, 2019
    Grubs are small but mighty pests, causing a lot of lawn damage and frustrating homeowners. Fortunately, there are easy steps to protect lawns and minimize any risk of grub infestations or extensive damage.
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  • June Garden Tips

    June 1, 2019
    June is a great season for gardeners, and though much of the early season planting is already finished by June 1, there is much more care a garden needs throughout the month to have the best results for top produce, pungent herbs, and the most beautiful blooms.
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  • May Garden Tips

    May 15, 2019
    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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  • Pest Management Tips For Your Garden

    May 1, 2019
    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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  • Caring For Your Lawn in the Spring

    April 15, 2019
    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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  • Knowing When You Can Plant in the Spring

    April 1, 2019
    Quite often, your soil can be either too hard or wet in the spring to even consider trying to plant. Eventually you’ll be able to plant something, but when?
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  • Starting Seedings Indoors to Kick Start Your Garden

    March 1, 2019
    Starting seedlings indoors has many benefits for gardeners and can increase the productivity and variety of your garden. It's not difficult, but does take some special considerations to be sure the seedlings can thrive both indoors and when they are transplanted. Why Start Seeds Indoors?
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  • 10 Best Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors

    February 15, 2019
    Starting seeds indoors can seem intimidating for gardeners who may not have the greenest thumbs, but it's not hard to do with the right preparation and attentive care. Why Start Your Own Seeds?
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  • How to Keep Your Live Wreaths, Swags and Garlands Alive Through the Holidays

    December 1, 2018
    Live wreaths, swags and garlands can be amazing holiday decorations, brightening a room with their evergreen boughs and freshening air with their crisp, piney scents. But how can you keep this greenery fresh and vibrant as long as possible without wilting, drooping or decay?
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  • Fall Garden Clean Up is Spring Preparation

    September 15, 2018
    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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  • August Garden Tips

    August 15, 2018
    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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  • Attacking Crabgrass and Maintaining a Crabgrass-Free Yard This Year

    April 1, 2018
    Crabgrass can be the bane of any beautiful lawn as it spreads insidiously through the yard, but with diligent care, it is possible to tame and eliminate this problem. What Is Crabgrass?
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  • Think Spring! Getting Your Lawn In Shape

    March 1, 2018
    As you’re looking out your window, coffee cup in hand and all you see is snow I can understand that it must be hard to think about spring and your lawn. Yet, no matter how many feet of snow are still left, you should start giving some thought about getting your lawn into shape this spring.
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  • February Gardening Tips

    February 1, 2018
    Even in the middle of winter, gardeners can plan for a bountiful harvest, and because February is the shortest winter month, spring is that much closer!
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  • Preparing Your Garden for Winter

    November 8, 2017
    Winter is approaching, and you must prepare your garden so that it will be able to survive through the cold months, ready for the next gardening season. All plant types have unique requirements, so make sure you know exactly what each plant in your garden needs.
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  • Protecting Plants From Frost

    October 10, 2017
    Whether it is a late fall chill or early spring freeze, a little frost can be deadly to many plants. Tender seedlings, newly planted flowers, shrubs and trees and even established plants in areas that are not used to cold are at risk when the temperatures dip.
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  • Caring for Garden Mums

    September 15, 2017
    Garden mums burst forth in brilliant falls hues when other perennials are fading fast. Combine them with pansies and ornamental cabbages and kale for a gorgeous fall display that will last well into early winter.
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  • Get an Early Start on Your Canning

    September 5, 2017
    Canning is a great way to preserve a bountiful harvest, create healthier meals and save money on groceries, but it can also be an arduous workload, particularly if you have a large garden and many different types of produce to can.
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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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  • How to Avoid 10 Common Lawn and Garden Problems

    June 1, 2017
    No matter how well you care for your lawn, some pests and problems are bound to appear, but you can be prepared for these top 10 common lawn and garden problems and take steps right away to minimize any unwanted difficulties.
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  • Spring Garden Guide

    March 15, 2017
    Spring is a favorite season for many gardeners, and performing the proper tasks from late winter through late spring can help you enjoy a productive, bountiful growing season. In late winter… When a few warm days arrive late in winter, it's time to start thinking about spring gardening.
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  • 2017 Garden Trends

    February 15, 2017
    Gardening is an ancient art, hobby and passion, but there is always something new to try.
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  • Natural Thanksgiving Decorations and Centerpieces

    November 15, 2016
    Natural accents are ideal to show off autumn's beauty in Thanksgiving decorations and centerpieces. There are many easy options to naturally enhance a mantle, dining table, coffee table or any other space that needs a bit of Thanksgiving cheer.
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  • November Garden Ideas

    November 1, 2016
    Late fall and early winter may not seem like great times to be active in the garden, but in many areas, there are still tasks that need to be completed.
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  • Don't Forget to Fertilize Your Lawn This Fall

    October 1, 2016
    Grass blades may be going dormant in late summer, but your lawn's roots are still developing and fall is the ideal time for fertilizing.
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