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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 […]

February 03 2012
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Best Plants for the Northeast

Taking care of a garden can be a lot of hard work! The Northeast weather can take a toll on your plants and shrubs – especially if you’ve made the wrong selection of plants for this climate. Fortunately, there are plants that require low maintenance that will make your yard beautiful without a lot of […]

Ground Cover – Types and Uses

The Wikipedia definition of Ground Cover is: Groundcover refers to any plant that grows over an area of ground, used to provide protection from erosion and drought, and to improve its aesthetic appearance (by concealing bare earth). Typically, ground cover is grass. But the term can be used for anything that lies on top of […]

Holiday Decorating to Ring in the New Year

Let’s face it—holiday decorating can be fun—or it can be stressful. Many times we avoid putting up our outdoor lights and decorations until the last minute, and the reason is that we consider it a pain in the butt. Or maybe we are just too busy. Our suggestion this year: decorate lightly but tastefully for […]

Protecting Plants and Shrubs During Winter

Another helpful How-To article from your friends at High Tech Landscapes The winter season can be a challenge for many new and experienced gardeners. Both tender and young, hearty plants are at risk to not make it until the spring season. Here are steps you can take to protect your plants and shrubs from winter’s […]

What is a Shakespeare Garden?

Shakespeare gardens are found throughout the United states and of course across the pond in Britain. The most famous of these lush gardens in right here in our backyard in Central Park located at West Side and 79th street. In 1916 the name of the park changed from Garden of the Heart to the Shakespeare […]

Get inspired this Summer

Where can you find ideas for creating your own backyard oasis?  Look no further than the gorgeous gardens of our local area. Take your camera, pack a lunch and get outdoors and get inspired by the majestic beauty New Jersey and New York gardens have to offer all Summer long. Visit the National Historic Landmark […]

Starting a butterfly garden

Butterflies are some of the most beautiful and interesting creatures. Creating a butterfly garden that will act as a sanctuary and attract a variety of species takes a little creativity and planning before the planting begins.  Simply choosing plants that flower may increase the number of butterflies that visit your garden but may not be […]