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Over the Fence

Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Out in the Yard and Garden

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Lawns have been turning green since the rains have shown up and some lawns have already been mowed for the first time. The south and west exposures may need to be mowed before the rest of the yard. As you get ready to mow for the first time in your yard, be sure the mower deck is clear of any grass clippings from last year and while the deck is raised up, remove, sharpen and replace the cutting bl...

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Perennial Beds Can Use Your Help

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Perennial beds are just now waking up from the winter and some of the first plants up are the spring bulbs and a few early bloomers like bleeding hearts if the rabbits leave them alone. Rabbits will feed on the tender tops of most perennial plants in our beds while more of what they like to eat begins to appear in the landscape. Once pref...

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Moles and Voles, Oh My!

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Winter weather can certainly take its toll on our ornamental plants, flower bud killing temperatures, heaving our plants out of the soil, maybe even killing our plants down to the ground to start over and the needle desiccation of our evergreens. Another unwelcome surprise many gardeners are finding is the damage from Voles that hid under all our snow this winter....

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