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GARDENING INFO BY DOUG – Expounding on a New Year’s Resolution

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT Earlier this month I did my blog on New Year’s Resolutions. One of the resolutions that I briefly mentioned was on PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT. I now want to expound upon this topic and emphasize our need to protect our environment for ourselves and our future generations. The time is now to start….

GARDENING INFO FROM DOUG – Growing Small Fruit

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

FRUIT GROWING IS THE ULTIMATE IN CONVENIENCE FOOD Here we are in mid-January. In my blog two weeks ago I mentioned how we can take advantage of this gardening downtime and plan out our gardening strategy come springtime. Then, in my blog last week on resolutions I mentioned FIGHTING INFLATION. So, now I want to…

GARDENING INFO FROM DOUG – Resolutions for the Home Gardener

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE A COMMITMENT TO THE FUTURE WITH RESOLUTIONS WE WILL CARRY THROUGH Again, Happy New Year! 2022–it is a number that we all will need to get used to using going forward. Reflecting on many issues and concerns of recent years–especially with this Covid pandemic that we have all been…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Yes, You Can Prepare Now for Your Spring Garden

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

After the Deep Freeze this past Monday, are you ready for spring? I am! Of course, I was ready for spring about the time I put the fall wreath on the front door…. Stay on Top of Weeds and Debris There are a few gardening chores I can do now, however, to ensure more success…

GARDENING INFO FROM DOUG – January Gardening Thoughts and Chores

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

JANUARY IS A GOOD MONTH TO SPEND TIME REFLECTING AND PLANNING YOUR GARDENING STRATEGY FOR THE UPCOMING SPRING SEASON First, Happy New Year to all you gardeners. Secondly, this time of year more than most I wish I had a crystal ball to see what winter has in store for us. Will we be colder…

LET’S TALK GARDENING – Lawn Care

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

SOLVING YOUR WEED & PEST PROBLEMS As of this writing, spring is only 56 days away. Are you ready? January is a very important month in gardening. It is now that you do your due diligence with planning out your strategy of what it is that you want to achieve with your lawn care and…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – How to Get Rid of Common Houseplant Pests

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

It’s the end of January and my houseplants have been indoors since October. So should I do anything with them now? Yes! Examine them for insects. All it takes is a missed egg or two and, indoors, with no natural predators, you can have a problem. Here are some of the most common pests: Common…

LET’S TALK GARDENING – Pruning Is All About Timing

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

TO PRUNE OR NOT TO PRUNE?  –  THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION! A couple of years ago I wrote a blog on this very subject. I think it is only fitting that I write on this topic once again. It seems that every day I get customers asking about pruning. For some reason, people see their…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Learning to Love Squirrels

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

Thursday, January 21st, is Squirrel Appreciation Day. Some Interesting Facts The word ‘squirrel’ comes from the Anglo-Norman word “esquirel’ meaning ‘shadow-tailed.’ They are native to every continent with the exception of Antarctica and Australia. While there are squirrels in Australia, they were introduced there, but they are not native to the country. Their front teeth…

DOUG’S BLOG – Oh, Deer!

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR SHRUBS AND TREES FROM WINTER DEER DAMAGE I know this is a sensitive and frustrating topic for many of you. Last year, more than ever that I can remember, many new plantings of shrubs and trees took place. With the pandemic, many of you spent time and money on the landscape….

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