Recent Blog Posts

  • How to Handle Winter Damage to Plants in Your Yard

    April 10, 2014
    Are you concerned about winter damage to your landscaping? If so, follow the link below to the MSU extension website for information on what to do.  You need to click the upper left, ‘skip to content’ on the webpage. Click here for this article.
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  • Fruit Takes

    April 2, 2014
    Now is a time of sweet promise when you can plant fruit orchards that will yield summer shade and many fall desserts. However, before planting, consult experts or manuals on the subtleties of pollination, because it takes two to tango (among other things).
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  • Tips For Planting Your Garden

    April 1, 2014
    Chances are, if you haven’t started planting already, you’re at least thinking about getting your hands dirty. We’ve assembled a few tips for you to consider before coming in and picking up your supplies.
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  • Caring For Your Lawn in the Spring

    March 1, 2014
    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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  • Importance Of Pre Emergent Treatment and Fertilizer

    March 1, 2014
    Similar to many of life’s activities, the health and longevity of your lawn is highly dependent on planning ahead. The use of pre-emergent lawn treatments, including fertilizers and herbicides, is crucial in maintaining a gorgeous green lawn throughout spring and summer.
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  • Winter WildBird Feeding 101

    February 1, 2014
    Late fall and winter provide a new set of challenges for our feathered friends. Most of the lush vegetation, full of berries and seeds, has withered away. In addition, most insects are either dead or dormant and the heavy snows will soon bury most natural sources of wild bird food.
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  • Protecting Indoor Plants This Winter

    February 1, 2014
    With windows closed and the heat on, the winter months can be extra hard on indoor foliage. Here's a simple solution: Place a humidifier near the plants. For a more low-tech approach, put the planters on top of a tray filled with loose-stones or pebbles and water.
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  • Repotting Can Cure Your Winter Blues

    January 1, 2014
    If you're eager to get your hands back into the soil, now's a great time to get your fingernails dirty! Mid winter is perfect for repotting your indoor plants since many plants need to be transplanted into larger containers every two to three years.
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  • Is There A (Tree) Doctor In The House?

    January 1, 2014
    After a big winter storm, broken limbs are in need of first aid. Heavy snow and whipping winds can cause limbs from trees and shrubs to snap.
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  • Go Beyond The Poinsettia This Holiday

    December 1, 2013
    The Holiday Cacti or Cyclamen are great alternatives to the traditional poinsettia. These plants offer colorful holiday blooms, plus you can enjoy them all year 'round.
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