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How to Keep Plants alive in Fall & Winter CONT’D

3. INCREASE YOUR HOME’S HUMIDITY Low humidity in the cold months isn’t just a problem for people-it’s a problem for plants, too. Plants enjoy humidity levels around 50%, so keep your humidifier running if you have one. If you don’t, try clustering your plants together in the most humid rooms of your home (typically the…
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How to Keep Plants alive in Fall & Winter

The fall and winter months mean chilly weather, cozy blankets, mugs of hot cocoa, and warm fires. While people may enjoy the crisp, cold air, the lower temperatures and shorter days make it difficult for plants to thrive. So how do you help your indoor plants stay alive in the fall and winter? Here are…
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Plant a Tree This Winter For a Green Spring

Winter is one of the best times to plant a tree. Many excellent varieties are available at your local nursery, with some of the best trees available in the winter. Your new tree will use the winter dormant season to establish new roots. When spring arrives, your tree will be on its way providing shade…
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Things To Keep In Mind Before Adding A Fire Pit

With the temperatures outside getting lower and lower, staying warm is a must. This is a great time for staying indoors. Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the outdoors though. One of the best ways to stay warm when you’re enjoying your home’s yard is with a fire pit. Fire pits are a great…
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Protecting Your Landscape This Winter

Although we can’t say 100% whether we will have any significant snowfall this season, it’s safe to say that we could. This could lead to issues with your landscape, so it’s important to understand how you can protect your lawn this winter. Here are a few tips you can use. Check Your Trees’ Limbs Over time the trees in…
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Mulching Do’s and Dont’s

When it comes to maintaining your landscape, mulching is one of the most important things you can do. Mulching provides a host of benefits. Weed suppression, soil moisture retention, root insulation, and when properly installed, curb appeal, all make mulch a worthwhile endeavor. Despite the obvious benefits, if you don’t utilize it correctly, mulch can have the…
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Winter Pruning Tips

Pruning during late Winter is the ideal time for most trees and shrubs and provides a multitude of benefits. Pruning promotes new growth, enhances flower production and gives woody plants a nice shape. It is also important for maintaining the health of the plant and for most varieties, it should be done annually.   Keep…
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At What Temperature Should You Winterize a Sprinkler System

Sprinklers help keep your lawn properly watered and looking its best. But at the end of the watering season, it’s important to winterize your sprinklers so that the water does not freeze inside the system and cause damage. Understanding more about the timing of winterization, and the possible effects of not doing so on time,…
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Thanksgiving for Beginners

Thanksgiving – celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November – is the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas songs try to say otherwise, but it just doesn’t get better than expressing gratitude for all you have in your life, getting together with loved ones and stuffing yourself silly with one of my favorite Thanksgiving…
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Easy Ways to Save Water in Your Yard and Garden PART 2

Choose drought-tolerant plants. Careful plant selection can make a huge difference in your water use. Many plants, such as white fir, yarrow, yucca, and sage are naturally adapted to thrive in low water conditions. Check with your local landscape professional for advice as to which species will do well in your area and on your specific…
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