It’s a Myth: Plants Do NOT Prevent Mosquitos

We all know the feeling: It’s a beautiful day, you are enjoying your outdoor spaces and within minutes of soaking up the sun, a pesky, annoying buzz…mosquitoes! You may have read (or seen on TikTok) that certain plants can be used as a solution to this irritating and persistent problem. Lavender, Citronella, Catmint, Bee Balm…

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purple chive blossoms growing

Easy-to-Grow Herbs that are Perfect for Beginners

Growing your own herbs is super easy and you’ll love the benefits of harvesting fresh herbs from the garden! Not only will herbs add a burst of flavor to your meals, they will also add beauty and fragrance to your gardens. Herb plants can be grown just about anywhere there is at least 6 hours…

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Planting for Privacy

Plants can create living privacy screens to reduce noise, block wind, hide a fence line, cover an undesirable view or shield your yard from outside view. They can be used to create a property border or to separate and delineate patios and outdoor living areas. Privacy screens are also useful to hide less attractive things…

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10 Ways to Care for Indoor Plants in Winter

Your houseplants may be warm and cozy inside, but they still know it’s winter. Their outdoor cousins have already become dormant, slowing their growth and focusing on conserving their energy until the longer days and warmer temperatures of spring encourage them to emerge. Your houseplants may be safe from the elements, but they will still…

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Winter Pruning Tips: Deciduous Plants

Winter is an excellent time to prune deciduous trees and shrubs. It is easier to prune because you can more clearly see the structure of the plant without all the leaves attached. It is also healthier for the plant to prune it while it is dormant. If you wait until spring during the flush of…

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Raking Leaves Not as Good as Mowing Them!

Next to pulling weeds, raking leaves is probably our least favorite garden task. But wait! The fallen leaves can actually be a great benefit to your lawn. Instead of raking, bagging and disposing of the leaves, use a mulching mower and turn the leaves into compost. Benefits of Mulching Leaves – What’s not to Love?…

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