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Students plant an apple tree
April 14, 2021

Spring is a great time of year to plant trees and shrubs. The timing enables roots to grow into the surrounding soil before stress due to new foliage growth and high temperatures occurs. Follow these five “best practices” to give your new trees and shrubs the best start possible.

potato plant
April 1, 2021

If you haven’t thought about potatoes yet, now is a great time to select varieties and think about planting once the weather cooperates. Potatoes are grown from seed tubers, not true seed.

Patchy spring lawn
March 24, 2021

Following are some tips for early spring lawn care: what you can do, and, most importantly, what you should wait to do. Remember, with all things gardening, patience is a virtue!

blooming shamrock plant
March 15, 2021

Around March, ‘shamrock’ plants are sold in grocery stores, discount stores and floral shops as a decoration for St. Patrick’s Day. Read on to learn how to care for these plants.

Cell tray for starting seeds
March 5, 2021

It may still be winter outside but it isn’t too early to start thinking about gardening. There are several different options a dedicated gardener can do to jump start their growing season.

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