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November Gardening Tips

November Gardening   PROTECT: Use hardware cloth fencing to protect Burning Bush, Korean Spice Viburnum, Prunus, Fruit Trees, and more from hungry winter pests. Wrap trees with tree wrap to protect smooth bark maple and other trees for the winter. Try a living Christmas tree this year and plant it in your yard after the holiday. […]

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October Gardening Tips

October Gardening       October Gardening Tips:   -When raking leaves, do your best to remove or burn any that have fallen from a diseased tree or shrub. This will help prevent the further spread of disease. Compost leaves from healthy plants.   -Fall is planting season! Plant trees, shrubs, evergreens & perennials during […]

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September Gardening Tips

September Gardening   September lawn and gardening tips: -Plant evergreens during August and September, giving them plenty of time to establish roots well before our upcoming winter. -Replace faded summer annuals with cold tolerant substitutes like pansies, kale, and mums. They’ll survive a light frost and keep your planters bright and colorful. -Add nutrient-rich compost […]

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August Gardening Tips

August Gardening     August lawn and gardening tips: -Watch for heat stress on plants. Yellow and brown leaves are a sure sign your plants need more moisture around their roots.   – Take the time to enjoy your garden. Sit back, relax and watch Mother Nature at work. Water trees that are suffering from […]

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Moisture Tolerant Plants

Moisture Tolerant Plants Many homes have low-lying areas that stay wet. These spots need to have moisture tolerant plants to survive in that area. They don’t mind their “feet” being wet and will thrive there. Perennials Foxglove, Cotton Easter, Goats Beard, Bugleweed, Hardy Hibiscus, Black Snakeroot, Rocket Ligularia, Cardinal Flower, Meadow Rue, Spiderwort, Royal Fern, Swamp […]

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Top 10 Easy Care Garden Plants for your Midwest garden

Top 10 easy Care Plants     Top 10 Easy Care Plants: Daisy, Daylilies, Russian Sage, Rudbeckia (black-eyed Susan), Asters, Sedum, Catmint, Weigela, Yarrow, Poppy     Poppies: Best grown in organically rich, fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Performs well in average garden soils as long as drainage is good. This is a […]

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July Gardening Tips

1 July Gardening Tips Ivory Silk Japanese Lilac Trees are very beautiful this time of year and seen commonly around the area. It’s a small ornamental tree that is perfect for any yard. Roses Roses are woody plants, but the flowers and leaves are mostly water. Without sufficient water, the plants become hardened off. The […]

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