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Benefits of Bark Mulch

Benefits of Bark Mulch

Mulch is a layer of organic or inorganic matter that’s placed on garden or lawn soil. The cover limits evaporation and helps the soil retain moisture for a longer period of time. It also protects the soil from extreme heat and cold, which can help protect the delicate roots of plants, grass, and trees. Mulch will also limit weed growth so your plants, grass, and trees don’t have to compete with...
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When, Why, and How You Should Aerate Your Lawn

When, Why, and How You Should Aerate Your Lawn

Grass will grow healthy and green if your lawn soil provides the right amount of support and nutrition. Most people know the importance of fertilizer, but not the importance of loosening soil and roots.  When that doesn’t happen, it can stifle the delicate roots and will eventually cause the grass to perish. Lawn aeration is the best way to loosen the soil and ensure it provides a...
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Starting a landscaping job can be the start of a fulfilling career

Starting a landscaping job can be the start of a fulfilling career

In our last blog post, we talked about professional careers in the landscaping industry and how to pursue one. Working in the landscaping industry may not even hit the radar of most people when they start job hunting.  However, if you talk to people who started working in the field, most will say it provided both stable and interesting employment with tremendous growth potential. If you like...
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Lawn Mold is “Snow” Joke

Lawn Mold is “Snow” Joke

Cold weather can affect the health of your lawn in some unexpected ways. While most people are concerned with protecting their lawns during the hot days of summer, cold weather and snow can be equally damaging. After a long period of snow, many homeowners start to see patches of gray mold spread throughout their lawn. This is a sure sign of snow mold.  Gray snow mold (Typhula blight) is a...
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Edible Winter Plants

Edible Winter Plants

Winter is fast approaching, but that does not mean your gardening has to end. You can continue to grow and enjoy fresh produce due to the number of plants that thrive in the winter. You may want to start with some winter gardening supplies. A cold frame is a simple structure that utilizes solar energy to create a microclimate within your garden. They are used to retain heat and protect plants...
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