Recent Blog Posts

  • Winter Perennial Preparation

    October 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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  • Using Leaves for Mulch

    October 1, 2018
    Do you look at piles of leaves in your yard with dread because of all the raking you must do? Instead, why not consider the bounty Mother Nature has provided just when you need it most, and use those leaves as free, natural, organic mulch!
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  • Caring For Your Yard in the Fall

    September 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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  • Fairy Gardening 101

    August 1, 2018
    A fairy garden can be a fun and whimsical addition to your gardening, whether you plan one to be tucked into your landscape, showcased on a deck or patio or even nestled alongside your houseplants. But what is a fairy garden, and how can you create your very own piece of this magical world?
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  • Stop Grubs From Killing Your Lawn

    June 1, 2018
    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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  • May Garden Tips

    May 1, 2018
    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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  • Spring Lawn Care Tips for the Northeast

    April 1, 2018
    Spring can be dramatically unpredictable in the northeast, with late season blizzards that may bring fresh snow followed immediately by record-breaking warm days. Accumulated snow may freeze and thaw several times during spring, and rains can be sporadic.
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  • Late Fall Lawn Care

    November 1, 2017
    The fall is a busy time for gardeners. Not only are you trying to clean up your gardens and flower beds to prepare them for the winter, you are also winterizing your garden so that you can hit the ground running in the spring.
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  • Don't Forget to Fertilize Your Lawn This Fall

    September 1, 2017
    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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  • 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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  • Growing Hops

    June 1, 2017
    Hops is a critical crop for brewing beer, and growing your own hops can make an impressive difference in the subtle flavors, aromas and bitterness of different brews.
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  • Think Spring! Getting Your Lawn In Shape

    April 4, 2017
    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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  • 2017 Garden Trends

    March 1, 2017
    Gardening is an ancient art, hobby and passion, but there is always something new to try.
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  • Ice Fishing Safety Tips

    December 1, 2016
    Ice fishing is a unique and enjoyable winter activity, but it is far more dangerous than fishing in milder conditions at other times of the year. Good preparation, common sense and alertness are necessary to keep safe out on the ice.
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  • DIY Indoor Succulent Garden

    October 1, 2016
    Houseplants have many wonderful benefits – they purify the air, enhance mood and even improve focus and concentration.
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  • Planning Your Fall Annual Planting

    September 16, 2016
    The end of summer doesn't need to mean the end of beautiful flowerbeds when you carefully plan fall annuals to make the most of every bit of the gardening season. There are great plants that can help extend your gardening season and create fabulous fall flowerbeds. Why Bother With Fall Annuals?
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  • Gardening During a Drought

    August 1, 2016
    Droughts happen year after year and can be a gardener’s worse nightmare. They hurt your plants, dry up the soil, and create a negative environment in which plants have trouble growing. The most obvious affect that a drought has on your garden is the way it makes your plants look.
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  • Strawbale Gardening

    July 1, 2016
    Strawbale gardening is an easy and rustic type of container gardening and raised bed gardening combined – but is it right for you?
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  • June Garden Tips

    June 1, 2016
    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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  • How To Fix Dead Patches In The Lawn

    May 1, 2016
    A dead patch in the lawn is something that plagues every homeowner at some point and time. Dead patches can be tough to avoid as sometimes it really just comes down to the weather and other underlying issues that you cannot control such as water restrictions and root infections.
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  • March Gardening Tips

    March 1, 2016
    With the official first day of spring at hand, March is an exciting month in the garden. While it is important not to rush into gardening too early and put tender seeds or seedlings at risk, it is also important not to miss these first days of warming temperatures, fertile soil and abundant rains.
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  • Raking Leaves: Bag or Mulch?

    September 1, 2015
    Autumn leaves with their vibrant hues against a rich blue sky can be beautiful, but they can be a homeowner's ugly nightmare when they pile up on the lawn.
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  • September Garden Tips

    September 1, 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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  • Spring Pond Cleaning

    March 31, 2015
    Step 1 - CleaningThe most important task in preparing a pond for the new season is to eliminate any leftover organic residue. Use a pond net or skimmer net to remove leaves, twigs, and debris from inside the pond.
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  • Preparing Your Garden For The Colder Months Ahead

    October 1, 2014
    Autumn is right around the corner and for gardeners, this means winter is not too far behind. As winter begins to get closer and the temperature begins to slowly drop it’s important to take action now to prepare your garden for the colder months that lie ahead.
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