Recent Blog Posts

  • Preparing Your Garden For The Colder Months Ahead

    September 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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  • Four steps for seeding bare spots in your lawn

    August 1, 2014
    Sometimes lawns can have bare spots and unfortunately toupees aren’t intended for that purpose too. Here are the steps you need to take to re-seed those areas to get your lawn looking like new again: 1) Dig in For the grass to take hold, it first needs a place to stick.
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  • Brighten Up Beds With Mums

    August 1, 2014
    Chrysanthemums are a mainstay for color in the fall garden. Buy plants with unopened flower buds. Mums in full bloom may not produce additional flowers this fall. Plant in a sunny to partly sunny location and keep well watered.
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  • Garden Ideas to Keep Kids Busy

    July 1, 2014
    While you're outside getting things done around the house this summer, get your kids started with gardening early. Kids are very impressionable when it comes to deciding upon what is a valuable endeavor and what is lame. Make gardening seem cool.
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  • Window Boxes Can Dress up Your House

    July 1, 2014
    When it comes to curb appeal, window boxes provide a lot of bang for the buck. With basic tools, materials and just a few hours of effort, you can make a huge positive impact on the look of your home’s exterior. Though making one is relatively easy, they can also be purchased.
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  • When Ants Go Marching In

    June 1, 2014
    They love warm weather, travel in groups, they're always hungry and overstay their welcome. Teenagers on summer vacation? Relatives from out of town? No, summer's here and that means picnics, barbeques and (oh no) ants! That's right, they're pests indeed.
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  • Being efficient while watering your lawn

    June 1, 2014
    When your lawn is looking brown in the summer and you prefer that it didn’t die, having good watering habits can usually ease your problem. However, many times during the hot weather there are periods of droughts and imposed water restrictions.
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  • Fruit Takes

    May 1, 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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  • Concern of Winter Damage

    May 1, 2014
    This past winter has been longer, colder, and more difficult for all of us, including our plants. Due to the unusual winter, this will be an unusual spring. We are anticipating several concerns and want to let our clients know how to handle them.    1.
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  • How to Handle Winter Damage to Plants in Your Yard

    April 30, 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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