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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]