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Mums: Perennial Gems of Fall

Click here to watch owner Peter Mayeux on KADN talking Mums!  Chrysanthemums (mums) are the gems of fall. The come in a variety of colors and provide instant shape, fullness and fall flair. Combine them with a bale of hay, pumpkins, grasses ...

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Fall Back to Basics: What/How to Plant & Prep

  From the ground up: Soil preparation for fall planting When planting in containers, choose a good quality potting soil or container mix. Some may have a slow release fertilizer in them. When planting in established beds, refresh soil ...

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10 Easy Fall Plants to Add in your Garden (and Why)

  Fall brings a great range of plants to bring in the season, from heat tolerant plants to endure a long, hot fall, to cold-lovers that will survive through to spring! Here are ten seasonal favorites. Croton This tropical foliage plant would ...

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Make a Plan for Fall Planting

It’s your day off of work, and you know that your landscape needs a little attention. Maybe one or two of the shrubs that you planted earlier in the year did not take and now you’re left with a gap in the middle of your beds. Or maybe ...

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Tips for Planting Bulbs

  Bulbs in Bulk- When purchasing bulbs in bulk, check the quality to make sure the bulbs are firm and not moldy or squishy. Full Sun- For hyacinths, choose a site that gets full sun, though most daffodils can tolerate part shade. Good ...

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Gypsum - The Universal Soil Amendment

  Gypsum is calcium sulfate. The most common form of it is the dehydrate which means that each molecule of calcium sulfate has two water molecules associated with it. It is expressed as CaSO42H20. The other form called gypsum anhydrite has no ...

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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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The Joy of Bird Feeding

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

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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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Much about Mulch

Mulch helps plants and keeps soil healthy. All plants greatly benefit from mulching. The application or re-application of mulch is important to provide your garden once per year. Cedar or cypress bark is recommended due to its resistance to ...

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