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Deer-Proofing Your Garden

The buck stops now. You’ve worked hard on your garden all Spring; and now that Summer is on its way, you can’t let the deer win. Here are a few tips you can use to perform effective deer control.1) Plant Perennials as a barrier around your gardenDeer rely heavily on their sense of smell to find an [...]

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What If I Have a Tick on Me?

Breathe in, Breathe out. You're going to get through this. Once you spot the tick, it is critical that you remove it at once. The sooner the better! Remember, you will have less than 48 hours to remove the tick before the possible transmission of Lyme Disease. Not all deer carry Lyme Disease; but why [...]

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It's Lyme Disease Awareness Month

In lieu of Lyme Disease Awareness Month, Mastergardening.com wanted to share facts about ticks to make you further aware of this troubling disease. Although there isn’t a current vaccine, there are antibiotics that can be prescribed by a physician to lessen the pains of Lyme Disease.Know the facts and manage your risk today. Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Dept [...]

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Get your garden bursting with life, Flower Show style

It’s finally that wonderful time of the year, the sun is shining, the skies are blue, and the flower shows are beginning! With thousands of beautiful flowers in gorgeously bright colors, we can barely contain our excitement. Here are a few ways in which you can inject the life and beauty of a flower show into your own garden, [...]

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What You Should Know About Gardening in April

April showers bring May flowers; so let’s get working on our garden, shall we? There is still time to plant trees, flower bulbs, fruits and veggies for delicious summer eating and easy recreation. Read the below breakdown to see when you should begin planting and what you should do to care for them.Lawn Care:First thing is first, apply a [...]

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It’s National Pest Management Month

For nearly 40 years, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has designated April to be National Pest Management Month. The designated month applauds pest professionals for their role in protecting public health and keeping our properties harm-free from pests.This month, we want to remind homeowners of the threat of pests including termites, mosquitoes, ants and bees. Annually, termites alone cause approximately [...]

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Urban Gardening with Limited Space

You dream of planting flowers and eating ripe fruits and vegetables picked right from your own backyard. The problem? You don’t have a backyard. You have an apartment with a balcony and small patio. At first glance, your dream may seem impossible; but good news: you don’t have to give up your dream! Below are options for growing organically [...]

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Winter May Be Over, But…. The Danger of Planting Too Soon

Winter may be officially over, but the cold weather is here to stay – for a bit longer, that is. Although you may be excited to begin your summer veggie garden, try not to plant too early. Without the proper lighting, warmth, and soil requirements, your plants will not have a fighting chance at survival. Summer vegetables including melons, [...]

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Top Seven Rookie Gardening Mistakes

Commence gardening season! Starting a flowerbed is rewarding. It is great to see your flowers blossom from buds; and there is satisfaction that you created something from scratch. But, before you get ahead of yourself, know that gardening is an art. Now, beginning gardeners I’m talking to you: I know that you must be pretty excited to begin this new hobby [...]

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It’s Termites Awareness Week

Fact: According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), termite infestations cause approximately $5 billion in property damage each year! “With the arrival of spring, many homeowners will begin to think about home improvement and perhaps even selling or buying a home. It is the perfect time to educate customers on termite prevention, detection and treatment,” said Cindy Mannes, executive [...]

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