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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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Turn Your Garden into an Episode of HGTV

Have you ever turned on HGTV and drooled over that well put-together outdoor garden area that the producers deliberately scroll across the screen in slow-motion? “Thanks HGTV, now I must-have THAT look.” True, it takes time and money to develop the picture-perfect look for your backyard; but keep reading to learn how you can turn your dull outdoor décor [...]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Plant a Vegetable/Fruit Garden Each Year!

    5 Reasons Why You Should Plant a Vegetable/Fruit Garden Each Year! So, let me guess…. You’ve never planted a garden before and you want to try it out. I think it’s important to recognize all the benefits to growing a garden, of course it saves you money on groceries, and it helps your health… but did you ever [...]

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How To: Make a Hypertufa Planter

When more and more gardeners are discovering their love of the plant world via saving some dollars on food, medical remedies, cosmetics, and the many other things that can be made in the garden, it stands to reason that when an expensive gardening trend comes around, there’s always a smarty-pants gardener who figures out how to make it for [...]

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Coffea (The Coffee Plant)

We have brought a lot of different plants into the home over the years.  A lot.…Like, the goal is to slowly recreate the tropical rain forest exhibit in the National Aquarium, but with a couch, a computer, and Persian cats instead of sloths (basically the same thing).  We are lucky enough to have local greenhouses that specialize in exotic [...]

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