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    Pruning, Deadheading, Pinching; Oh My!

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    Pruning For many gardening enthusiasts, pruning non-woody, herbaceous plants like annuals, perennials, herbs, and vegetables is not a common practice. However, a little “haircut” at planting time can make a huge difference in the health and vigor of your plants. Pruning influences growth, the abundance […]

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    Hydrangeas: To Prune or not to Prune

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    When it comes to hydrangeas, the one questions most frequently asked is: why do my hydrangea not flower? Your hydrangeas may look healthy and full but still do not bloom. Many homeowners think it’s a soil nutrient or pH problem. More times than not, it’s […]

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    Tackle Early Spring Chores

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    As the first days of warmth elevate our spirits and we anxiously look forward to spring weather, there are a couple of important things to put on your “to-do-list” in preparation for the growing season. Wait until soils have had a chance to dry a […]

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    Understanding Seed Catalogs

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      Now is the time of year that gardening enthusiasts always look forward to; seed catalogs begin arriving in our mail boxes and we flip through their pages or check out the seed racks at Van Putte Gardens and dream about our summer gardens. With […]

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    Seed Starting Time; Right Around the Corner

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    Even though we may still be in the clutches of Mother Natures’ wintery grasp, now is the time to think about getting ready for seed starting. Growing your own plants from seed is a lot of fun and economical. It allows you to have a […]

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    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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    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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    Your Fall Garden Checklist

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    Spring may be considered the season of renewal but there is plenty you can do now to renew your lawn & landscape! September is an excellent time to fertilize, seed, or sod your lawn. Container gardens can be refreshed by replacing leggy or spent annuals […]

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    10 Reasons to Mulch!

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    Bark mulch is an inexpensive and garden-healthy preventative solution for a lot of garden issues, and is particularly useful for new vegetable plantings. Mulching a garden doesn’t require a whole lot of know-how — just spread 1-3 inches deep around your plants, making sure not to mulch […]

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