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  • Lawn Scene

    FREE Lawn Care talk this Saturday!

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    It can be intimidating to tackle your lawn after a long, cold winter, but you can make your neighbors envious this year by letting us show you how easy it is to grow a healthy, green lawn! Visit us for an interactive talk at the […]

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  • Potting Mix

    Selecting the Perfect Soil

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    So with that looooong winter behind us, and spring peeking its little tulip and daffodil heads up all over the place, most folks are itching to get planting.  It’s important to use the right soil for the right plantings, so here’s a quick breakdown on […]

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  • Rain Gardens

    All About Rain Gardens

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    Rain gardens are an easy-to-maintain, beautiful, and useful addition to the home landscape, but as a relatively new theme in gardening, we’ve found that a lot of folks don’t know why they’d plant one, or even what a rain garden is!  So here are the […]

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    Visit a Winter Desert

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    Every season brings a different tone, and for us here at the garden center, winter is an opportunity to take a deep breath before next year’s seedlings sprout and we all start running around again.  Along with those deep breaths, most of us try to take […]

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    Fun Fall Day with the Kids Grow Club!

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    We had a fantastic Saturday with our Van Putte Gardens Kids Grow Club this past weekend! The mini-Green Thumbs didn’t let a little rain stop them as they filled our market greenhouse with smiles, laughter and plenty of “beginner naturalist” knowledge.  They started out the […]

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    It’s Not Just What we Grow…

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    The combination of the first days of July and local temps breaking 90 degrees this week means summer has definitely arrived.  And THAT means the start of control season.  Lawn weeds, garden weeds, grubs, insects, animal damage… you name it, summer’s got it.  So when you […]

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  • Pollinating Bee

    Happy #PollinatorWeek!

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    “Seven years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has now grown to be an international celebration  of the valuable ecosystem […]

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  • Tiki Torch Wine Bottles

    DIY: Wine Bottle Tiki Torches

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    This Thursday finds us hosting our first (sold-out!) workshop in our new outdoor workshop area: “Buzz Off! Create-Your-Own Mosquito-Beater Planter.”  For those who aren’t attending, and in the spirit of making our outdoor spaces less buggy any way possible, check out this awesome DIY/repurposing idea […]

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    Make Your Outdoor Space Your Favorite Room of the House!

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    Early this spring, our landscape division found a few spare moments between snowplow trips to create an outdoor room/workshop area.  The results are pretty fantastic: As you can see, Van Putte Landscape demonstrated several of the latest trends in hardscape materials and techniques here, including […]

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    Kitchen Gardens – Useful beauty for busy folks!

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    Today’s busy families and working professionals may not have time to till and tend a half acre vegetable garden, but that doesn’t mean homegrown vegetables are out of reach.  Sometimes the old ways are the best ways, and an historical gardening style from France combines the production of food […]

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