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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 …

Little lime hydrangea

Irrigating Tree and Shrub Beds

Trees and shrubs need water too. In reality, they need just as much water as the lawn. However, most …

Lawn irrigation

Irrigation for a Healthy Lawn

Irrigating the lawn is something that is often either done too frequently or not at all. Studies have shown …

Pollinator in the flowers

Creating a Pollinator Garden

I read an article recently from National Wildlife Federation announcing that June is Pollinator Month. Of course, they were …

Fertilize Your Lawn Sign

Start Fertilizing Your Lawn

Although our lawns may have suffered a little setback from April frost, if they aren’t already completely greened up …

Cucumber

Plant What You Like to Eat

It’s not too late to plant a vegetable garden. There are still lots of plants in the garden centers. …

Hydrangea

Blooming Plant Gifts

Many people like to give live plants to their mothers for Mother’s Day so I did a little looking …

Cover on crop to protect from frost

Cover Tender Summer Crops

Quite often I’ve heard the saying from long time gardeners that Good Friday is a great time to start …

Lawn mower cutting the grass

Sharpen Your Mower Blade

I took the lawn mower out for the first time since November and mowed down the weeds in the …

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