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Lawn and Garden Tips for March

This is a great time of year to start preparing your lawn for spring. There are a number of things you can do. Pruning- Prune roses and other woody ornamentals before their new spring growth. Dogwoods and azaleas may be trimmed back after they bloom. Cut just above a dormant…
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Learning With Nature

Since experiencing nature is known to benefit student development, think about taking your class outdoors and use components of nature for teaching the traditional classroom subjects. Nature can be beneficial when teaching math, reading, social studies, and art. Spending time with nature with others helps us communicate, and gain the…
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Seed Starting

February is a great time to start seeds indoors. Vegetable garden favorites, such as tomatoes and peppers, do best when they are transplanted into the garden instead of directly seeded. Save money by raising your own transplants from seed. You will also have a much larger selection of varieties available…
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Pruning: Out with the Bad, in with the Good!

If’ you’ve been putting off pruning that overgrown pear tree until the perfect moment, well I’m here to tell you that moment has finally arrived!  Late winter is the best time to prune as plants are dormant and can definitely handle a much needed “haircut”, if you will.  However, not…
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Winter Weather Damage

It’s the time of year that we often encounter dips in temperature. These cold snaps and winter storms can be a problem for our sensitive landscaping plants which may or may not be able to survive these events. Depending on how cold it gets, what species are in your yard,…
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Christmas Greenery

While some opt for the ease of an artificial tree and greenery that can be used year after year and passed down to kids and grandkids, there is just something about a real tree and fresh cut greenery that brightens up the home at Christmas. Native trees such as pines…
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