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    To Aerate or Not to Aerate?

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    To aerate or not to aerate your lawn?  That is indeed the question now that spring has finally arrived.  But first: what is aerating and why should you (perhaps) bother to do it? Aeration is the process by which air, water and nutrients penetrate the […]

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    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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    Happy Mother’s Day!

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    Mother’s Day is a notable holiday for gardeners in NYS since it’s the date after which plants are usually safe from frost.  This year (2014) we may be a week or two behind after the cold winter and wet spring we’ve had, but hardier flowers […]

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    Pick up a FREE Tree Seedling on Arbor Day!

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    Arbor Day is this Friday, April 25, and Van Putte Gardens is celebrating by giving away a free tree seedling to the first 100 families who donate $1 to the Arbor Day Foundation! The tree seedling giveaway is happening only on Arbor Day (Friday, April 25), […]

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    Kids Grow Club Growing like Mad!

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    Last week the Van Putte Gardens Kids Grow Club had their annual spring meeting, which actually turned out to be TWO meetings!  Apparently this year’s cold, long winter had everyone in the mood to get out and start spring activities; we had over 70 kids […]

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    Post-Winter Lawn & Garden Fixes

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    We know you’re seeing all sorts of hidden messes revealed as the snow melts away from your yard at this time of year.  Check out this quick review of a few common post-winter lawn and garden problems we often see here in Rochester.  Let us […]

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    Dividing Perennials

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    Winter may still be hanging on, but if you’re anything like us, you’re just itching to get back out in the garden, right?  Since one of the earliest tasks for gardeners is dividing perennials, we wanted to pass on our tips for this early spring task for […]

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    Get Ready, Get Set, Start Your Seeds!

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    The snow has been flying all winter long, and most of us are longing for something, ANYTHING green!  Our seed sowing started last month in our greenhouses, and now is a great time for the home gardener to start their seeds.  You can start peppers, celery, and […]

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    Blogging for Apples

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    One of our favorite and most quintessential fall flavors is also one of the simplest: a fresh, crisp, NYS apple, of course!  Whatever variety you prefer, right now is the time they’re tastiest and most plentiful in Western NY. An Apple A Day… Apple farmers […]

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