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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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Fall is the Best Time to Plant

Fall is the Best Time to Plant It is a common thought that the best time to plant is in the spring. But given our climate in Fayetteville, NC, the optimal time to plant is in the fall! Continue reading to learn why fall is the best time to plant! Better for the Plants Planting in the fall is better for the plants! Typically in the fall, we have more rain and milder temperatures. Fall … 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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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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