Recent Blog Posts

  • Fallproof Your Roof

    November 1, 2013
    As fall blows into town, take a look at your roof and see what needs to be pruned from nearby trees. Limbs that grew during the summer may be hanging down too close. If branches are actually hitting the roof, they can trap moisture and cause mildew.
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  • Five Ideas for Fall Flowers

    October 1, 2013
    When picking fall flowers to use for your garden, there are many options to choose from. Most believe that spring and summer are the two seasons to highlight a colorful flower garden full of sunny blooms.
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  • Don't Put Away Your Gardening Tools

    September 1, 2013
    Summer may be over but there's still plenty of planting to do. Your hard work this fall will pay off before you know it. Now is a good time for small, shallow-rooted vegetabless like lettuce, raddishes, carrots, spinach, garlic and lettuce.
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  • Bulbs are a Bright Idea

    September 1, 2013
    No other types of plants will give the gardener more beauty, or a wider range of variety, color and flowering times than flowering bulbs. They produce flowers of incredible colors from one end of the growing season to the other.
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  • Saving Summer's Bloom

    August 1, 2013
    You'd need a greenhouse to enjoy fresh blossoms year-round, but drying flowers can help preserve their memory for you throughout the winter. Start by picking the flowers you want to save at the height of their beauty, around midday when there's little moisture trapped inside the petals.
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  • Build a Vine-Covered Archway to your Yard

    August 1, 2013
    How to Enjoy a Fine Vine all Summer Long Often located at the entrance to a garden or patio area, a "pergola" is a vine-covered gateway that's crawling with flowering vines and can help even a small space feel distinctive.
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  • Killer Bee Attacks and Facts

    July 1, 2013
    In summer you're outdoors a lot, in the yard, on picnics, hiking and camping. It's easy to accidentally disturb a bee hive which can be serious, especially if they attack in numbers. If this isn't bad enough a new, tougher bee is here and these killer bees are spreading fast.
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  • Watering Words of Wisdom

    July 1, 2013
    Spring is the time for preparing beds and planting, and fall's time may be taken up with harvesting and other chores. But summer gardening can be pretty tedious, especially when you hit a dry spell: water, water, water.
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  • Get Ready, Get Set, Plant!

    June 1, 2013
    Wouldn't it be lovely if you could just dig a hole, plant your flower and forget about it? But that technique doesn't make a great garden.
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  • Your Tomatoes Need Some Support

    June 1, 2013
    Do all tomato plants need support? In a short answer, no. But here's the real explanation: There are two types of plants, determinate and indeterminate, each with a different growing habit.
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