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January 19 2013

What Causes Snow?

Every winter, we watch our once green grass wither and turn brown and all the leaves fall off our shrubs. When we look out our window at our lawn, it does not look very pretty. That is—until the first snowfall.  Along comes some winter snow and blankets our lawn, bushes and trees in white. So […]

December 31 2012
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Enjoying the Outdoors – Even in Winter

Let’s face it—cold weather and snow make us want to stay indoors. Sometimes it seems like a shame to have a big yard, front porch, or outdoor courtyard—and only use them in warm weather months. Here we share some ideas for enjoying the outdoors in cold weather and some cold weather activities that can bring […]

December 12 2012

State Tree and State Flower – New Jersey

You may love New Jersey, but do you know the state tree and state flower off the top of your head? Interestingly enough each one of the 50 states in the USA has their own official tree and flower; among other official things like the state bird. For the most part, each flower and tree […]

November 30 2012
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Safety This Season

Winter weather takes its toll on grass, trees, plants and animals. But it can also be hazardous even to us humans. We enjoy being out in the cool crisp air and we still need to stay active in the wintertime. We may even need to occasionally do a little bit of yard work and preventive […]

November 28 2012
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Cost Saving Tips

Plan Now for Less Work in the Spring and Summer – and less expense! So you would like to improve your landscaping but you don’t have thousands of dollars to spend. There are things you can do to improve your lawn and other landscaped areas around your home without breaking the bank. We give you […]

October 23 2012
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For many people in the Northeast, fall is their favorite season. The crisp, cool nights and warm days, the kaleidoscope of tree colors, the pumpkin patches and hayrides. For gardeners, too, fall is the last chance to tackle essential lawn and garden tasks before winter kicks in. Not to mention an opportunity to complete those […]

October 17 2012

Decorating Your Lawn and Porch for Fall

For many people, autumn is their favorite season. This can be a really fun time to decorate your yard and, if you like, your front porch. It doesn’t have to be just about Halloween. With the right fall landscaping, plants and flowers, you can create a beautiful autumn look that will roll perfectly right into […]

September 10 2012

Pruning Your Shrubs and Plants

If you look out your window and see a jungle rather than a landscaped garden, it’s probably time to think about pruning. Regular pruning helps establish shapely shrubs and trees with vigorous, balanced growth. Trimmed shrubs also create structure. By pruning your garden regularly, you can keep the jungle at bay and create a template […]