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All Seasons Blog

Starting from Scratch: Seeding 101

  Before you begin sowing seeds, find a sunny spot to keep the seedlings. They need light and water in order to germinate. They will need to be watered every day, so be sure to choose a tray able to drain excess water. It takes about 1-2 weeks ...

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An Unwanted Guest: Chinch Bugs

One thing that thrives in the hot and dry climate in our lawns and can become a real issue this time of year is chinch bugs. They are especially fond of St. Augustine grass. Chinch bug damage can be easily mistaken for lack of water and overall ...

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The Joy of Bird Feeding

                                            Why feed birds? It takes time, money, effort, and dedication to ...

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Attract Birds with Plants

  Plants Latin Name Benefits Trees Apple Malus spp. Fruit, insects; nesting cavities Ash Fraxinus spp. Seeds, insects; cover Birch Betula spp. Seeds, insects; cover Bottlebrush Callistemon ...

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For the Birds: Common Feeder Birds in Acadiana

Bird Feeder Foods Feeder Types Year-round     Blue Jay Black oil sunflower, hulled sunflower, striped sunflower, whole  peanuts, peanut hearts  safflower, millet Hopper, Tray, Whole peanut, Cylinder Brown-headed ...

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Hummingbirds Headed Our Way

In mid-August, the Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds are back in our area for their fall migration! Since you can expect to see increasing numbers of them, stock your feeders and yard with plants to attract & fuel them for their long journey ...

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10 Plants to Attract Hummingbirds

Want to appeal to hummingbirds? Consider these flowers they love to visit. Bee Balm (Click to see an example on our Plant Finder Page!)  Bee balm's blooms appear in mid to late summer, and can even remain into the fall. The striking ...

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A Beginners Guide to Catching Rainwater

The collection and use of rainwater is an environmentally friendly practice that has seen growing interest in recent years as more people accept the responsibility for stewardship of our natural resources.  Many families are using captured water ...

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Interior Plants: Trendy & Beneficial

House plants are not only popular but are actually an important part of an interior environment. They are proven to actually take toxins like Benzene and Formaldehyde out of interior environments. NASA began looking at these things in the 80’s ...

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Hydretain Keeps Plants Moist Without Even Grabbing the Hose

We tour garden centers and attend horticultural conferences throughout the country to bring Acadiana the greatest and most exciting products to create garden success for you! One of the most interesting things we have found in recent years is ...

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