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All Seasons Blog

Fall for planting in your landscape this month! Most people plant trees, shrubs and ground covers in spring, but fall is really the best time to plant. By planting in fall, which is October through mid-December, you get to take advantage of the great opportunity to get plants established. Root growth, which is the first priority

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Purple/Black/Dark Color/Gold Petunias and/or Pansies Petunias and Pansies offer a spectacular color show with vibrate, dramatic blooms, especially when planted in mass groupings. Plant one of these colors in full sun for a spooky, Halloween theme container garden or flowerbed. Black or White Bat Flower This highly unusual flower arrangement is sure to cause “oohs”

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Items Required: Large-Medium Pumpkin Your choice of potted plant for “hair” Carving Utensils Click Here for Templates Instructions: Cut along dashed lines to separate your pumpkin face pieces. Also cut out the corresponding top lid template that matches the sized potted plant you’re using for “hair.” Cut the inside of the lid template out so

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Many of us grow tropical plants in containers to beautify our porches, patios and decks. These plants often live two lives — spending summer outside when the weather is warm and going inside the house during the cold of winter. Plants placed outside on porches, patios, decks and balconies grow vigorously through the summer. This

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The Benefit of Keeping a Worm Bin Don’t throw food scraps away, feed them to your worms. Food scraps thrown away with the garbage end up in our landfills. Why not get rid of food scraps a more natural way by feeding them to worms? Not only will you be keeping it out of the

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It’s a common fall question we hear: Can I fertilize my lawn right now? The short answer is: Beginning around October 15, we recommend you start using a winterize product for lawns, trees & shrubs. We carry Fertilome’s brand “Winterizer” in two sizes: one to cover 2,500 sq ft and another for 5,000 sq ft.

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There’s no need to completely rework your summer containers to give them fall flair. Instead, here’s some ideas for updating existing container gardens (or, if you’re inspired, potting up new ones), including one plant to add for instant drama, and a zero-effort, lazy-gardener’s trick for covering a bare spot. Add bold foliage plants. Swap tired

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Looking for a tree to provide some curb appeal? Get inspired with these choices. Fall is the best time to plant trees! Crape Myrtle Called the lilac of the South, crape myrtle brings on the flower show with long bloom clusters that open in a rainbow of hues. The tree has a graceful, architectural branching

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Pecan pie season is upon us! Have you considered growing a pecan tree in your yard? Not only will it produce the nuts to use for culinary delights, but it will be a shade tree to provide your family with needed relief. The best time to plant a pecan tree is in the fall because

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  What is pH? In regards to soil, it is a measurement of your soil’s acidy. A scale of one, (peak acidity/low alkalinity) to 14 (low acidity/peak alkalinity) is used to gauge your soil’s pH level. A level of seven is considered neutral soil. Why is pH important? For starters, an improper pH level for

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