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Root Root Root for the Home Team

Each year, millions of Americans don their favorite baseball team’s hat and jersey, grab the season tickets and the sunscreen, load up the family, and head to the ballpark – mitt in hand, still hoping...

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June 29, 2019

Urban Farming – Everything Old is New Again

Urban farming is just what it sounds like: agricultural activity, often associated with community gardens, taking place in cities. You might be new to the concept, but in fact growing produce and work...

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June 24, 2019

Tree Trimming: Not as Simple as You Think

Those adorable saplings you planted or inherited when you purchased your home twenty years ago, are all grown-up. They shade your patio, turn gorgeous shades of red and gold in the fall and add value ...

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June 20, 2019

Garden Cities: A Place to Call Home

Have you ever wondered when the concept of modern-day suburbia was launched, and by whom? One might think working in the city and coming home to quiet cul-de-sacs, landscaped green belts - perhaps a t...

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June 18, 2019

It’s Alive: Natural Swimming Pools Worth a Closer Look

Millions of people around the globe have joined the movement to consume naturally grown food, and clean our homes and protect our pets from ticks without using powerful chemicals. The concept of incor...

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June 14, 2019

Parks and Rec Groundskeeping

If you are lucky enough to live in a city or suburb that has a well-funded, forward-thinking parks and recreational district, you know what a difference it can make in the daily lives of its residents...

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June 13, 2019

Trees: Mother Nature’s Splendid Organisms

Some of nature’s finest accommodations are found in trees. In forests wild and urban, trees provide shelter, food and protection to creatures and plant life great and small. “Plant a tree” takes on ne...

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June 12, 2019

Functional Landscaping

The best landscaping involves so much more than an experienced eye for design and a working knowledge of trees, plants and flowers. Greenery and colorful blooms must be placed for maximum vitality and...

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June 10, 2019

Christmas in July

When we hear someone mention evergreen trees, we think wilderness, mountains, Christmas. Just the image of a fresh-cut pine, fir or blue spruce invokes that distinct, woodsy smell that fills the famil...

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June 09, 2019

GET SHARP

So your mower is stalling…and stalling. And the lawn shows it. Something’s got to be done. How long is a lawnmower supposed to last anyway? Thinking back, your dad had the same lawnmower the entire ti...

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June 06, 2019

PLANTING FOR POLLINATORS

Let me tell you about the birds and the bees, and the flowers and the trees…and how pollinators help keep the human and animal worlds alive. In the U.S., birds, bees, bats, butterflies, beetles, ants,...

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June 04, 2019

GO FAST—EFFICIENCIES IN RESIDENTIAL LAWN CARE

Although Benjamin Franklin was credited with coining the maxim “time is money”’ in his 1748 Advice to a Young Tradesman, the phrase actually originated in ancient Greece. Around 430 BC, an orator name...

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June 02, 2019

DON’T BE A HATER ON WEEDS

With summer just around the corner, everyone is talking about aching backs, scraped knees and frustration with the seemingly endless supply of weeds. It’s a universal groan, no matter the climate. Wee...

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