Let’s Plant Trees for the Pollinators!

Have you ever stopped to marvel at the beauty of a tree in full bloom? Beyond just being pretty to look at, those trees are doing some serious work behind the scenes, especially when it comes to our buzzing friends: pollinators! Now you might be wondering, how exactly do trees benefit these busy pollinators? First…

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Planting for Pollinators: Embracing Nature’s Bounty in the Fall

As the colors of summer gradually fade and the air turns crisp, many might assume that gardening season is winding down. However, that’s not entirely true! Fall presents a wonderful opportunity to continue our efforts in supporting pollinators and creating a vibrant ecosystem in our gardens. By choosing the right plants and taking a few…

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Plant for Pollinators!

Pollinators such as bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and bats play a crucial role in pollinating flowering plants. By providing them with a diverse range of nectar and pollen sources, we can support the health and abundance of pollinator populations. This, in turn, contributes to the overall biodiversity of ecosystems. Pollinators are essential for the pollination of…

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Great Trees for Wet or Moist Areas

More yards have wet areas than you would think, and tree decline due to the roots having “wet feet” is becoming more common. Some wet/moist areas are naturally occurring, such as swales, low points in the grade and areas near water, and it makes sense to the home gardener that those areas may retain water. …

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How To Select The Best Native Trees For Your Yard

When you’re looking to spruce up your home’s curb appeal, few things make as big of an impact in your yard as trees. They’re beautiful accents in the landscape, but did you know that planting them in your yard is great for the environment, too? It’s estimated that just one mature tree can filter about…

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