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Native Plants for Your Landscape

Now is actually a great time to think about your warm weather landscaping plans. Even if you didn’t find the time or inclination to plant last fall, planning for Summer is still an achievable goal. This is true if you want to include native plants in your landscape design. ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF NATIVE PLANTS…
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What You Need to Know About Retaining Walls

Simply put, a retaining wall is a free-standing barrier. This barrier prevents dirt and sediment from succumbing to the forces of gravity. That means a retaining wall can keep dirt where it is needed instead of letting it wash away. Retaining wall conversations typically include words such as: “slope”, “gravity” and “gradation.” Retaining walls are…
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Fertilize Your Lawn

To fertilize or to not fertilize, that is the question. Your decision about whether to fertilize or not to fertilize should be based on the nutrition requirements needed by you soil conditions. Below are some tips on fertilizing your lawn: Determine your soil nutrient needs through testing. If your soil does need nutrients, make sure…
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Odds and Ends Around the Garden

It seems that different states do not agree to a universal Arbor Day, but more than likely an Arbor Day exists in your individual state or country, at some point in this month…Plant a tree! Although we think of this as a rainy month, it can fool us. Keep transplanted flowers well watered during dry…
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Lawn Care Tips

The application of a spring type of lawn fertilizer should perk up your lawn and improve its over-all color and appearance. If there is moss growing in the lawn, use spring lawn fertilizer that has the moss-killer included, so you can do both jobs in one easy application. Spring is also a good time to…
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What Does It Mean to Direct Seed or Direct Sow Seeds?

Direct Seeding or direct sowing means that you start planting seeds in the garden, rather than buying small plants or starting seeds indoors earlier and transplanting them outside. Many seeds of both flowers and vegetables can be started outdoors, at the start of the growing season. Starting seeds indoors may give you a head start,…
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Miscellaneous Information

April is when termites begin swarming. Termites can be distinguished from ants by their thick waists and straight antennae. Ants have slender waists and elbowed antennae. It would be a good idea to mount a rain gauge on a post near the garden to keep track of precipitation so you can tell when to water.…
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Selling Your Home

A well-designed and aesthetically pleasing landscape is one of the most effective and affordable ways to make your home standout from other local real estate listings. The curb appeal is your first impression as folks pass by your home and an attractive landscape welcomes your potential buyer as they walk to the front door, making…
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March Gardening Checklist

We are going to touch base on four key tips that everyone should have on their checklist for March gardening. Tip #1: Clean up from Winter Clean up any garden beds left over from winter. Cut back browned-out ornamental grasses and foliage of perennial flowers that you didn’t remove in fall, some of this may…
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Different Types & Cuts of Stone

This week, we have a two-for-one post. Natural Stone vs. Manufactured Stone Regardless of what stone color or style you choose, there are a few basic decisions that must be made. You will have to decide whether you want your landscape to include manufactured stone or natural stone. Each option has its own benefits. Natural…
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