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My trees are covered with ice!

My trees are covered with ice!

What to do when Mother Nature sends an ice storm? You’ve heard of hearts of ice, but this Valentine’s Day weekend brought us ice and snow.  Residents were kept awake listening to the crackling and breaking of branches on their favorite trees.  Now, limbs litter the streets and yards. Heavy, broken branches threaten everything below.  What to do?  Here are some tips to keep you safe and save your...
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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR LAWN AND GARDEN FROM HEAVY RAIN

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR LAWN AND GARDEN FROM HEAVY RAIN

If your garden gnome needed a canoe in January, it was probably a result of Salem’s 26 days of rain with an average rainfall of 7.57”. Add a little wind to the mix, and it can move your precious topsoil around, damaging plants. Even the most thirsty lawn or garden isn’t ready for that kind of rain. Heavy rain can damage plants by literally drowning them and can later encourage leaves to develop...
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