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Fall Composting

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Very soon now gardeners will be wondering what to do with all the plant parts that need to be pruned off, bagged and disposed. A great alternative to seeing those landscape waste bags driving off every week is to recycle right in your own yard and benefit from getting all that free organic matter. Composting is not something that takes a lot of time when you consider all the time getting that...

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Time to Bring in the Houseplants

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Summer vacation is just about over for our houseplants that we set out last spring, and now the decision needs to be made of what comes back in the home for the winter. We generally consider any plant that cannot survive being outside a houseplant since many of them have a tropical background or are from a hardiness zone warmer than ours. For many, we take them outside to let Mother Nat...

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How Well Did Your Landscape Plants Do This Year

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

We have seen a lot more insect and disease activity in 2013 because of the drought and hot weather we had in 2012. Stressed plants are more susceptible to disease infestation by fungal organisms and our usual insects favor trees that are already distressed in some way. Gardeners can determine how their landscape plants have done this season, having survived the bad weather last season. By loo...

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