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Pre-Fall Yard Cleanup

In my yard there are a few trees in the back yard that I can see with some dead …

Applying Fungicide

Pre-Fall Lawn Tips

It has been almost two weeks since I’ve been able to mow my lawn. I’m sure the neighbors think …

Mulched Garden Bed

Mulching Your Garden Beds

How was farming possible in the thousands of years before the use of commercial fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides? You …

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Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

Vegetable Garden

Vegetable Crop Rotation Tips

If you have a vegetable garden or otherwise grow annual plants, a one-time proven cultural method for preventing disease …

Black Eyed Susan

Drought Tolerant Black Eyed Susan

A native plant selection, Black Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta is technically an annual plant starting from seed each year in the …

Garden broccoli

Planting Cool Season Vegetables

Something most people don’t realize is that many of the crops we call “cool season” vegetables are actually biannual …

Lawn spreader

Fertilize Your Summer Lawn

When it comes to lawns, in our area we grow warm season grasses. They should probably be called hot …

Hydration in the garden

Signs of Heat Exhaustion

It’s acutely hot outside during the month of July and not something to be trifled with. I was reminded …

Mowing the lawn

Summer Lawn Mowing Tips

If we keep getting rain a couple times each week, we shouldn’t have to run the irrigation system to …

Plant It Forward

Donate Your Extra Produce

Share your garden harvest on Saturdays for those in need. “Plant It Forward” as summer vegetables are ripe for the …

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