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June Garden Tips

June Garden Tips June is here, and so is the rain, which is promptly accompanied by weeds and garden chores. Follow these June Garden Tips to keep your yard in check! Deadhead! Yes, it is that serious. Deadheading is merely the removal of spent blooms. Deadhead all spring flowers. Removing the dead blooms will promote new blooms and keep these flowers going strong! Cut deep into the plant and not at the end of the finished … Continue reading


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May Gardening Tips

May Gardening Tips Spring is finally here! Living in North Carolina means we get to experience a true spring. The days are warm, and the nights are cool – the perfect combination! Since it is warming up a bit, it is time to get outside and tackle your yard! Continue reading to learn our May gardening tips!  Herbs & Vegetables Now that we have passed the threat of freezes and frosts, it is safe to … Continue reading


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How to Install a Fountain

How to Install a Fountain By adding a fountain and the sound of water to your landscape, you can create your very own backyard oasis! The sound of water has been proven to decrease stress. Additionally, adding a fountain can break up the monotony of plants with a bright pop of color! Continue reading to learn how to install a fountain in your yard! Select Fountain If you don’t already have a fountain, you will … Continue reading


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April Gardening Tips

April Gardening Tips It is the most beautiful time of the year! Springtime in North Carolina is unlike any other state’s spring. The temperatures are perfect, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the grasses are green, and the flowers have just begun to bloom. Here are a few April gardening tips to help you get the wheelbarrow rolling! Testing Your Soil Having your soil tested is very important for the overall health of … Continue reading


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March Gardening Tips

March Gardening Tips Spring is on its way! Make the best use of your garden bed in March using these March Gardening Tips! Fertilize Now is the time to begin fertilizing shrubs and shade trees as they break out of dormancy. This will give an extra boost to the plant material that has been “sleeping” all winter. Construct If you don’t already have a raised garden bed, now is the time to construct the bed! … Continue reading


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January Gardening Tips

January Gardening Tips New year, new yard! While the winter months may feel daunting, gray, and lackluster, it is an important time to plan and map out your yard for the growing months ahead. Continue reading to learn about the January gardening tips that you should live by! Cut back all perennials While this is a task that should have been performed after the first frost, it isn’t too late to take action. In doing … Continue reading


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Why You Should Mulch Before Winter

Why You Should Mulch Before Winter Many times, we do things in and around our yard because we see others doing it. Keeping up with the Joneses is a real thing! Some of the monthly garden tasks that are being performed are generally more aesthetic and may not have much of a benefit to the overall survival and health of the landscape. However, there are some tasks that are both aesthetically pleasing to the eye … Continue reading


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December Gardening Tips

December Gardening Tips Many of your plants are going into hibernation, but that doesn’t mean you can go into hibernation, too. As usual, there is always work to be done when it comes to your yard. Keep reading our December gardening tips to stay on task during the winter! Do I need to fertilize during the winter? This is a common question we receive every winter. The short answer to this question is no; you … Continue reading


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November Gardening Tips

November Gardening Tips It is the most wonderful time of the year…almost! Before the Christmas season is upon us, there are some chores to be accomplished outdoors! Continue reading to learn our November gardening tips! Rake, Rake, Rake, & Rake Some More! ‘Tis the season to rake leaves! While the fall foliage can be beautiful and breath-taking, the aftermath is quite laborious. Regardless of the amount that you may have to rake, it is imperative … Continue reading


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October Gardening Tips

October Gardening Tips Ah, yes, the beginning of fall. We North Carolinians love the fall season. For us, it means less humidity and less heat. Unfortunately, we will still experience, 80 degree days for several more weeks even though the rest of the country is “falling” into colorful leaves, pumpkins, flannels, and everything fall. Until then, we still have some gardening duties that need some attention. Continue reading for your October Gardening Tips! Plant, Plant, … Continue reading


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