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8 Perennials for Long Lasting Color

Springtime is known for flowers and blooms and landscapes that are full of color. However, many blooms last only for a short time and then you are left with mostly greenery and leaves. While green foliage is still beautiful, wouldn’t it be nice to have color in your yard throughout the year? The good news … Continue reading 8 Perennials for Long Lasting Color

Webs in Trees: What Should I Do?

(This post originally published 8/26/19 and updated 7/16/21) Authored by Mark Griffith, Former Jack Frost Landscape Designer, ISA Certified Arborist MA-5032AVA, Certified Horticulturist #2232 Webs in trees…. You may have seen them while you were driving, you may even have them in your trees.  It’s the FALL WEBWORM.  This unsightly little guy is a communal … Continue reading Webs in Trees: What Should I Do?

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10 Plants for a Pollinator Garden

(This post originally published on 6/26/20 and updated 7/16/21) Pollinators are vital to the environment, including crop production. Did you know that one-third of the food we eat and the beverages we drink are due to the work of pollinators? Having pollinator plants in your garden provide food and habitat for these insects and yes, … Continue reading 10 Plants for a Pollinator Garden

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Myth Debunked: Pine Needles as Mulch Make Soils Acidic

(This post originally published 8/15/19 and updated 6/14/21) Do they really? Today we’re debunking this myth. With the internet and social media, we have tons of information at our fingertips, but sometimes this information isn’t totally correct. Today we’re going to be clearing up the common myth that using pine needles as mulch can make … Continue reading Myth Debunked: Pine Needles as Mulch Make Soils Acidic

What is Mushroom Compost?

This post was orriginally published 3/20/20 and updated on 6/14/21. Mushroom compost has many benefits for your plants and overall soil health. It’s a great ammendment to your garden and adds many beneficial nutritents. Use with caution, however, as it can be harmful to some plants. All-in-all, mushroom compost is excellent for your garden when … Continue reading What is Mushroom Compost?

Protect Your Garden with Neem Oil

This post was originally publised on 7/2/19 and updated on 6/14/21. It’s that time of year again. Our gardens are really kicking into high-gear as the temperatures soar. The new growth and ripe fruit invite insects, fungi, and bacteria to come out and play. Don’t fret at the first signs of mildew, aphids, or rust. … Continue reading Protect Your Garden with Neem Oil


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