Labor Day Weekend

This weekend is for all the hard work we do as American Workers. Created in the late 19th century; it became a federal holiday by President Glover Cleveland in 1894, after a failed attempt to break up a strike on the railroads. Here’s to your achievements, may you all have a safe and relaxing Labor

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What’s New in Gardening Trends?

It’s called the “clean movement” meaning clean living, a garden priority with organic vegetables and medicinal herbs. Vegetable gardeners are incorporating Pea shoots (for stir-fries & salad use) and Kohlrabi Greens (a cabbage substitute).  As well as adding in air-purifying plants like the peace lily. For a garden more like grandma’s check into seed catalogs

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Edibles, Front and Center

Due to wartime “Victory Gardens” to help feed the troops as well as your own family were common at one time years ago (WWI & WWII).  After the war(s) a front yard vegetable garden was consider taboo.  And now blended gardens are a trend from front yards to roof tops and apartment balconies.  Incorporate your

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Adding a Water Feature

Hardscape Water Features find serenity with our StoneMaker sculptures that look like the real thing but are actually sculpted concrete that lasts a lifetime.  We have a beautiful picture book for you to browse through. Or talk with our designer to get ideas to fit your yard and style. Water features can add to your

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Pond Care Management – Part II:

Filtration Options: With Water Features proper maintenance care is a must for a continuous and peaceful lifetime of pleasure. You have two to choose from: mechanical or biological filters.  Mechanical filters remove debris like algae pads/mats and leaves / trigs and such.  Biological filters provide a place for beneficial bacteria to colonize and remove nutrients. 

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Pond Care Management – Part I:

Pond care’s new standard requires a balancing act between Proactive and Reactive methods. Simply put, Reactive Pond Care is wait for the problem then fix it, like muck; weed growth or algae boom and react to it with chemicals (algaecide or herbicides). This equals short term solutions, fixing the problem but not the cause. Proactive

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Create Paradise with a Pond

We all love to relax to the sound of flowing water. Be it a waterfall or a babbling brook, you can create your own version from inexpensive self-contained system or portable fountain to a high-end water wall whatever fits your area and budget.

Composting Benefits and Concerns – Part II

According to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports 27 percent of all solid waste in the United States is garden trimmings and food scraps; so every bit we compost keeps it out of the landfills. Composting reduces the usage of synthetic chemical fertilizers and increases the yield of crops. Likewise composting can remediate and revitalize soil

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Anyone Can Compost – Part I

The greatest Pro to composting’s is anyone can do it. Keep it simple by building it with repurposed items from home from scrap wood or old garbage cans. Start composting with basic food scraps fruit and vegetable waste, egg shells, leftover pasta or rice, coffee grounds and teabags, nut shells and bread. Then add grass

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Plant Watering Tips…

Did you know there are certain times of the day that are the best times to water your plants? Early, early in the morning, or late at night, will benefit your plants the most. Watering plants in the middle of the day in hot climates can scorch your plants and doesn’t help much since the

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