Great Garden Tips

Great Garden Tips

June gardening tips,  make sure to do the following … IN YOUR GARDEN Pruning Storm Damaged Trees Summer storms may cause serious tree damage. Often you will have to decide whether a tree can be saved or not. Here is a checklist on care of a storm-damaged landscape: Be safe: Check for downed power lines or hanging branches. Don’t venture under the tree until it is safe. If large limbs are hanging precariously, a certified...

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cats

cats

Cat lovers, we have the purrrfect seeds!  Did you know that Cat Grass Oats is continuously one of our best sellers? Because we love our pets You love your cats, and we love that you care enough to provide them with fresh, safe greens, and catnip (which is just fun for everyone)! Our NEW Cat Grass Mix includes barley, oats, and wheat, providing kitties with a rich blend of vitamins, minerals, and amino...

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Grub Worms

Grub Worms

Grub worms – yuck! Here’s how to know if you have them in your lawn & how to rid yourself of them: 1) You will see patches of dead grass around your lawn 2) The dead areas will easily pull back if you tug (since the grubs have eaten the root system away) 3) you will find grubs just below the surface 4) A closer look at grub worms 5) How to treat – using a spreader distribute Bayer Complete Insect Killer on your lawn and then water to...

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Vincas

Vincas

How to Take Care of Vinca Flowers By Jenny Harrington The plant commonly called vinca (Catharanthus roseus) grows as a short, upright bush, covered in small pink or magenta flowers. It grows as a perennial in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 through 11 but can be treated as a summer annual elsewhere. Vinca’s close cousins, greater periwinkle (Vinca major), which grows in USDA zones 7 through 9, and common periwinkle...

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bees

bees

GARDENING AND MORE The Buzz About Bees Article by Jennifer Zurko Should We Nix Neonics? On June 15, 2013, thousands of dead bumblebees blanketed the ground of a Target parking lot in Wilsonville, Oregon. Bumblebees and other insects, including honey bees, started falling out of the blooming European linden trees surrounding the lot. The cause? Employees from a local landscaping company sprayed the trees with a pesticide containing the active...

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Get A Start On Spring

Get A Start On Spring

Want to jump start your garden for spring?  Seeding indoors is a great way to get your garden started! For the Love of Gardening If you start vegetable plants indoors, it is often helpful to list seeding dates on a calendar so that plants are ready for transplanting at the proper time. To do this, choose your transplant date and count back the number of weeks necessary to grow your own transplants. For example, cabbage, broccoli and...

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