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Simple Gardening Is The Easiest Gardening

Gardening can be like cooking. Some of the best recipes are the simplest. Those that use a lot of ingredients are complicated to prepare while many recipes with only a few ingredients are tastier and much easier to prepare. Gardens can be beautifully simple and easy to maintain or they can be very complicated and […]

Managing Your Landscape

Have you ever wondered why your landscape needs active management when wild plants live nicely in their natural environments? People ask me that question all the time. In answer, I often use dogs and wolves as an analogy. Wolves get along quite well in the wild, but dogs don’t. When we domesticated wolves, we agreed […]

Edible Landscapes Growing In Popularity

Traditionally, we’ve planted flowering plants – annuals, perennials, shrubs and even trees – in special, decorative beds, while relegating edible plants to their own nondescript beds. That is all changing now. Integrating edible plants into flower gardens is a new trend. Right? Well, not entirely. Some forward-thinking gardeners have been doing this for years. I […]

Maintaining Your Lawn All Through The Season

Turfgrass is a high maintenance plant, which means that growing a beautiful lawn requires a significant amount of time and effort. That’s in addition to keeping it mowed. Weeds like crabgrass and dandelions are the scourge of every lawn owner. To keep weeds to a minimum, I recommend both pre and post emergent weed treatment. […]