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  • Spider Mites

    It’s a Buggy Season

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    This summer’s excessive heat and the accompanying arid conditions (our home in Gates has had a major rain deficit this summer) that many people are experiencing is really stressing us out; it’s stressing out our plants as well. Plants that are under stress will have […]

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    Watering: A Goldilocks Dilemma

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    Proper watering is just about the most difficult challenge that gardeners face; especially this year with summer weather bringing record breaking heat and arid conditions that has lasted several weeks.   How a rain event works! When asked how often to water, or how much, I […]

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  • Vegetable Garden Talk

    The Time Has Finally Arrived To Plant Your Summer Vegetables

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    Memorial Day weekend is upon us and as everyone will tell you this is the time to plant your tomato and other vegetable seedlings. There are several important items to remember when planting tomatoes as well as other fruiting vegetables. Always plant into warmed soils. […]

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  • Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

    The Name Says It All – Stink Bug

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    Chances are good that Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs have overwintered somewhere in your house and you’re just starting to see them. May be your attic, basement, closets, or crawl spaces, almost any place they can hide where it’s dark and cool.  This nuisance pest originated […]

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    2018: Year of the Tulip

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    The National Garden Bureau has named 2018 the Year of the Tulip! There’s not a doubt in my mind why the tulip was selected. Tulips are a flagship spring bulb that really announce spring is here and winter is over! It’s the light at the […]

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  • Lawn Scene

    Get a Jump Start on your Lawn this Spring

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    Everybody loves an attractive lawn and spring affords opportunities to develop a really terrific one. Cleanliness is next to Godliness: Clearing debris from lawn areas is important to assure a healthy growing season. Remove leaves, branches, dead thatch and any other foreign matter that will […]

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    Got Moss in Your Yard?

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    A yearly spring problem that virtually everyone has is an explosion of moss and other like weeds in lawns, ornamental beds, flower and vegetable gardens. This is due to the previous years above average precipitation. The reports of a moss invasion were everywhere last year […]

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  • Emerald Ash Borer

    Love Your Ash Tree?

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    The calendar has shown the passing of the Vernal Equinox (1st day of spring) at 12:15 PM EDT on March 20th just a short time ago; Mother Nature is fighting the spring like weather this season, but sooner or later it’ll come. There is an […]

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    Tax Day means its Holly-tone time

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    Today is April 15, a.k.a Tax Day, but in our industry it’s Holly-tone Day!  Acid-loving plants like holly, azaleas, rhododendrons, evergreens (including Arborvitae), hydrangeas, dogwoods, and blueberries can all benefit from a regular fertilization schedule with Holly-tone.  You wouldn’t forget to feed yourself, so don’t forget […]

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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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