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Dry Shade Gardens

Landscaping and gardening pose many challenges, one of the most difficult being dealing with dry shade. These areas typically result from large shade trees that outcompete smaller plants for water and nutrients or overhanging eaves that cast shadows over the…

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Mealybugs

Mealybugs

This insect is a major pest on greenhouse plants and houseplants but will occasionally affect plants in the landscape. These insects are white and often fuzzy or dusty-looking. They are usually found on the undersides of leaves or in the…

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Red Yucca

Hot Gardens

There are lots of challenging conditions in landscaping and gardening. One of the most difficult is extreme heat. This condition can be created in areas surrounded by concrete, asphalt, or buildings reflecting heat off their south or west sides. This…

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African Violet

African Violet Care

African Violets are arguably the best houseplants for reblooming and adding color to the indoors.  Plant breeders have also created many exciting colors, flower shapes, and even variegated leaves for this old favorite.  African violets are generally forgiving if they…

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Dandelions

Dandelions

Here are a few tips for controlling dandelion in your lawn Thick, Dense Lawn: Maintaining a thick, dense lawn is crucial—it's the best defense against weeds like dandelions. Healthy grass competes effectively for nutrients, light, and space, minimizing weed growth.…

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Henbit

Henbit and Chickweed

Henbit and chickweed are two weeds with very similar lifecycles and methods for control. While they can show up in shrub beds, they are more of a concern in the lawn. Henbit is the showier of the two, with prominent…

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Holly

Winter Protection for Evergreens

Keep your holly, boxwood, azaleas, and euonymus looking their best this winter by spraying them with Wilt Stop. During the winter, frozen ground deprives plants of their moisture intake. Wilt-stop seals the foliage to reduce the loss of moisture through…

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Winter Watering

Winter Watering

Don't forget about your plants during the winter. If our winter weather gives us prolonged dry spells, then it's time to get out and water. Newly installed plants and lawns are especially vulnerable, as are established evergreens. Please water as…

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tulip

Bulbs – how to plant

Spring bulbs are some of the first and brightest plants to bloom after winter, adding a fresh touch to the landscape with a relatively simple investment that can last for years, depending on the species. In our zone, daffodils, tulips,…

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