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July Garden Tips

July Garden Tips Well, summer has arrived, and we are already counting down the days until Fall. It is hot and humid, and let’s face it, who wants to do yard work right now? While it may be easy to neglect your yard, these summer months are the most important. Continue reading for all of the pertinent July garden tips! Mid-Season Feeding By now, some of your plants may be looking a little tired. It wouldn’t … Continue reading


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April Gardening Tips

April Gardening Tips The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the dogwoods have finally opened! It is Springtime (finally)! You’ve waited all winter for this moment. It is time to get outside and start working in your garden. Use these April gardening tips as a guideline to get started! Test Soil Before you do anything, it is a good idea to get your soil tested! The results of the test will allow you to … Continue reading


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March Gardening Tips

March Gardening Tips Spring has almost arrived, and we could not be more excited. Before you know it, you will be out in your yard in shorts and a t-shirt, soaking in the sun while playing out in your garden! But don’t be so quick to push through March just to get to April. March is a critical month to prep and maintain your yard! Here are some March gardening tips to help you get … Continue reading


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February Garden Tips

February Garden Tips The month of February brings budding plants, emerging bulbs, and hopefulness that winter will soon be over. For many winter will still linger. Regardless of what the groundhog saw, there is still work to be done in the garden! Follow these February garden tips to be ahead of the curve when spring finally arrives: Fertilize While now is not the time to fertilize most plants that are still sleeping, or dormant, February … Continue reading


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Soil Samples

Soil Samples: The Importance of Soil Testing Testing your soil is always a good idea, especially before spring hits. Knowing what is in your soil can be beneficial for many reasons. Soil testing sounds scary for some, but it is much easier than one would think! Continue reading to learn the importance of soil samples and having your soil tested! How to Collect a Soil Sample Believe it or not, there is a correct way … Continue reading


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January Gardening Tips

January Gardening Tips As we move into the New Year, it is important to understand that a new year means a new beginning! You will want to begin 2019 with a fresh start! While you are setting goals and resolutions for your physical fitness, health, and finances, the fresh start should also carry over into the garden. Even though it is cold outside, there is plenty to do in the garden that can get you off … Continue reading


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Top 5 Hostess Gifts

Top 5 Hostess Gifts Christmas and New Year’s means a lot of parties! We love to gather with family and friends and gift unique gifts to everyone. One of the fun aspects of attending parties is giving unique hostess gifts! While it may feel like one more thing on your to-do list, it doesn’t have to bring you stress. We have you covered with our top 5 hostess gifts that will live on! 5. Norfolk … Continue reading


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Bringing Your Plants Inside

Bringing Your Plants Inside Using plants within and around your home adds a certain charm to your space. Depending on where you live in the country, you may move your houseplants outside during the warmer months and then carry them inside during the colder months. If you are one to give your houseplants some fresh air and then move them indoors, continue reading as Jane discusses specific tasks to be completed when bringing your plants … 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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