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Don’t Over-Fertilize Your Yard!

Have you been over fertilizing your yard?  One of the quickest ways to kill your lawn is by over fertilizing it. Chemical fertilizers are made up of mineral salts and will burn your lawn when done properly. The salts build up in the soil and cause a drying effect, resulting by turning the grass yellow

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Winter Water Snakes

Do you worry about your water snakes during the winter?  Some of the common species during Spring, Summer and Fall for the northern states are include: Black Rat Snake, Corn Snake, Garter Snake, Copperheads, Water Moccasins and the Northern Water Snake. You will see these beauties slithering around your pond and in your grassy fields,

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Are your Koi Fish ready to be “dormant” for the winter?

When the temperature drops your koi, and other pond, fish enter into “Torpor” a period of decreased activity that allows them to save energy.  They don’t sleep the winter away but the do hibernate.  They let Mother Nature take charge and follow her lead.  When the temperature drops so does their activity level and appetite

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Tips to prepare your yard for winter hibernation:

NOTE: When spraying for Winter temperatures must be above 40 degrees. Spray repellent to detour the deer from browsing on your woody ornamentals. Protect broadleaf evergreens like rhododendron or mountain laurel by spraying an anti-transparent / anti-desiccant. Build barriers around plants that typically get flattened by snow and ice sliding off roofs. Consider erecting a hardware

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Colorful Landscapes

Not enough color in your landscape?  Consider adding these pops of reds, yellows and whites to compliment your existing landscape for the fall and winter months.

Winter Landscaping

Winter landscaping is another trend that gardeners have been putting more thought into. A barren dreary empty landscape is so un-imaginative.  However, during the dormant season there are some plants that can provide splashes of color still around your yard. Consider planting a silver-white Betula Apoiensus (Mount Apoi) and Cornus Sanguinea (Midwinter Fire), or Red

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