Recent Blog Posts

  • Seeding Your Lawn brought to you by the Scotts Company

    April 1, 2013
    There are three basic things you need to do to get good results when planting grass seed: Buy good seed. Prepare the soil properly. Keep it moist after planting. These are described in detail below. NOTE: In warm-winter climates with lawns of St.
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  • Choosing & Using Spreaders

    April 1, 2013
    No matter what kind of lawn products you use, their performance depends in large measure on the quality of the spreader that you use to apply them. A poor-quality spreader often leaves missed streaks or patches in the lawn where the material is either not applied, or is applied at the wrong rate.
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  • Impatiens Disease - Downy Mildew

    March 11, 2013
    Impatiens have been one of the most popular landscape plants in the garden for years, however Downy Mildew is changing all of that for the once mighty king of annuals. In Michigan most experts thought the disease would never travel this far North.
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  • Cutting Comments

    March 1, 2013
    With spring's bloom just weeks away, take a look at your shrubs and consider pruning them. To encourage strong growth, cut away dead, damaged or spindly branches. And if you want to reshape the plant, do it now rather than when foliage starts masking the underlying branch structure.
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  • Combine Annuals and Perennials this Spring

    March 1, 2013
    Have you ever planted a rainbow? The colors you see in the sky after a rain are fleeting, but the hues in your garden can reflect their beauty for entire seasons, even years.
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  • Wintertime Green Thumb

    February 1, 2013
    Do you miss the great taste of fresh-from-the-garden spices and veggies? Then start a little mini-garden in your kitchen by planting some fresh herbs and vegetables. It's really pretty easy. All you need are some planters, soil, seeds and light.
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  • How to Prepare Wild Birds for Winter

    January 1, 2013
    With fewer daylight hours and longer cold nights, natural food sources needed for energy to keep warm are scarce. Water supplies can be frozen or snow covered.
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  • Light This Way

    December 1, 2012
    Greet your holiday guests in a unique way. On a cold winter night, ice luminaries (or lanterns) are a beautiful way to light a path, entrance way, patio or steps. They're excellent outdoor decorations for parties and celebrations and, best of all, they're easy to make.
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  • How to Preserve Your Christmas Tree

    December 1, 2012
    Some people believe that Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a real Christmas tree. In any case, there are some steps you can take to make sure your tree stays healthy and well-preserved throughout the holiday season.
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  • Decorating for your Thanksgiving party

    November 1, 2012
    While cooking all the food will consume a lot of your time, decorating your Thanksgiving party is what will help make it memorable.
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