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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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Post Storm Clean Up

Post Storm and Fall Gardening After a very eventful summer and active hurricane season, many homeowners have a lot of yard work to do. For many, attacking¬†yard work can be a bit overwhelming! Here are some easy tips for post storm¬†clean up and fall gardening¬†tasks! Safety First When surveying your yard in preparation for yard clean-up (and especially after a storm), be sure to assess any safety¬†issues. For example, if a limb is on a … 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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Post-Hurricane To Do List

Post-Hurricane To Do List Well, Hurricane Florence has come and gone, leaving a lasting impact on North Carolina. First off, our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who were affected by the storm. Some people only suffered minimal damage, with one or two singles missing, while others have suffered extensive flood damage. If you were fortunate¬†to have only suffered minor damages, here is a Post-Hurricane To Do List to help you get started … Continue reading


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September Garden Tips

September Garden Tips Labor Day Weekend is the official end of summer. For some, this is a sad time, which involves leaving behind weekends at the beach full of the ocean, sun, and cookouts. And for others, Labor Day indicates that cooler temperatures, pumpkins, and fall plantings are right around the corner! If you are saddened by the end of summer, pick your head up and put your energy elsewhere! Roll up those sleeves and … Continue reading


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August Garden Tips

August Garden Tips Unlike the past couple of months, August isn’t a chore-heavy month. August is more of a water and repeat month, with a couple of to-dos dabbled in the middle. The kids are getting ready to go back to school, which may (or may not) free up some time. To stay on top of things, you still have some tasks to¬†mark off of your list. Continue reading for the August Garden Tips: Create … Continue reading


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