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August 10 2012
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Planning for this Fall – Six Recommended Shrubs

Although the spring season is over, there are plenty of shrubs that blossom for the fall. Warm, beautiful autumn colors can create a welcoming lawn or garden without the need of pastels. The following are recommended shrubs that will still look great in the autumn and keep your lawn looking vibrant. Virginia Sweetspire By the […]

July 25 2012
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How to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden

Butterflies are a beautiful addition to any garden. Every time we see one it brings a smile. They are light as a feather, colorful, happy creatures. But did you know they are the second largest group of animals on earth? Beetles are the largest group, with 300,000 known species. Butterflies and moths come in second, […]

July 17 2012
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Controlling Weeds

You love your lawn and garden, but you hate those pesky weeds! They pop up all over the place and are quick to grow. How can you get rid of them? Here we share some tips and information about preventing and removing weeds. You can always hand pull or dig weeds out but you have […]

May 23 2012
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Less Leaves – Choosing Trees For Your Yard

Trees are beautiful… and let’s face it—we need them on our planet. We appreciate their beauty and shade but when you see someone’s yard with no trees in it, most likely that’s because they did not want to bother with cleaning up leaves. However, there are trees and shrubs that do not shed their leaves […]

May 03 2012
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What Gives Flowers Their Color?

We take colors for granted. They enrich our world and provide beauty every day.  Colors come from pigments and most flower colors come from the pigments known as anthocyanins.  These are classified as chemicals called flavonoids and result in pink, red, blue and purple coloring in flowers. Oranges and yellows are from a type of […]

March 15 2012
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Aphid Control

Wikipedia defines aphids as “plant lice, young white flies, green flies and black flies” and names them the most destructive insect pest in temperate regions. They are probably the most common of all the insects you will find in a yard or garden and the problem with them is that their palette is not discerning. […]

February 21 2012
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Lawn Fertilizers – Types and Uses

If you are not happy with your lawn—maybe you have bare patches—your grass is too thin—or you would like to make it greener – try fertilizing. Using fertilizer can address these issues. So you head off to get some fertilizer and then you realize that there are different types: dry fertilizers that are powdery or […]

February 09 2012
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Trees of the Northeast – the Deciduous Forest

The Northeastern Deciduous forests are an ideal environment for many mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates. But what about the trees where many of these creatures make their home? There is a vast variety of trees that grow in the Northeastern Deciduous forests. The following are some fascinating examples of trees that show an awe-inspiring […]