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Houseplant Migration: Tips for Moving Plants Indoors

Houseplants are great, colorful additions to a backyard patio or deck. When temperatures start to dip in the fall, they need to be brought inside to a more protected area.

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5 Tips for Overseeding Your Lawn this Fall

August through September is the BEST time to over-seed a lawn. Warm soil and cool temperatures at night make the perfect growing conditions. Here are 5 expert tips on doing it right!

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Mums: Choosing the Best Ones

Fall is just around the corner and our garden centers are bursting with the colors of the season! What better way to enjoy some fall color than with mums. It's so inviting to walk up to the front door and being greeted by bright, cheerful blooms of mums and pumpkins!

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When to Harvest Apples & Other Fruits

You’ve nurtured and cared for your fruit trees all season long and at some point you want to enjoy the “fruits of your labor,” but when exactly can you harvest the fruit? Here are some tips from the experts on figuring out when to begin your harvest and some helpful hints on storing them as well.

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Fall Planting is the Best

In our Midwest climate, mid-August to mid-October is ideal for planting a variety of plants. We love this time of year as the weather cools above ground while the soil stays warm below ground. This is especially important to promote good roots for a hardier plant next spring.

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Successive Planting: Growing a Fall Vegetable Garden

Harvesting vegetables is a great reward for all the hard work you've put in planting, watering and weeding during the season. Why not keep it going? Plant a fall veggie garden to continue producing the quality, homegrown foods you love.

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Top 5 Low Light Houseplants

Low Light? No problem.

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Grow Great Tasting Blueberries

Blueberries are not only an enjoyable and rewarding fruit to grow but are attractive plants that lend themselves well to the home landscape. Its great fall color makes it very appealing.

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Japanese Beetle Solutions

Be prepared! The Japanese Beetle have been spotted in the Midwest.

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How to Avoid or Control Tomato Blight

To most people, tomato blight refers to a number of specific diseases that can attack tomato plants. These diseases are usually soil-borne.

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Not All Cones Have Ice Cream!

Much like ice cream should be a staple in your freezer, coneflowers should be a staple in your landscapes and gardens!

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Create Your Very Own Pollinator Habitat

Have you been thinking about bees and butterflies as you make plans for your garden, landscape and outdoor spaces? As concern for our friendly pollinators increases, so does the demand for pollinator attracting plants. Creating a back yard habitat for these pollinators to thrive in is good for them and good for the environment.

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Hydrangeas 101

We see them. We love them. Hydrangeas. Gorgeous blooms in varying hues of white, pink, and blue. Not to mention the big leaves in a deep shade of green. But what's the difference? How do you know which one to choose? There are several different types of Hydrangeas:

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Water Wiser: Keep Your Plants Thriving

All plants need water, but how much? How often? What time during the day? Don't worry! We're here to help answer those questions.

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Trees & Shrubs: Our Top Picks

Planting trees, shrubs, flowers and other plants has a positive impact not only us, but on the environment too!

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Strawberries - What You Need to Know

It's strawberry season! In our video and this article, we'll explain the two types of strawberries, how to plant them and what you can do to make sure your plants are happy, healthy and producing great fruit.

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Grow the Best Tomatoes

A good tomato is hard to forget. You know you’ve hit the jackpot in that first, juicy bite. All tomatoes have the potential to be great and some extra attention now will pay off big time come harvest. Set the stage for a stellar performance by this year’s crops with these tips.

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Herbs for Better Health

With so many great benefits and uses for fresh herbs, we would run out of room fast to try and list them all here. Instead, we have narrowed it down to our most popular herbs and why you should be growing them for yourself. Check out our video for more info on planting your herb container garden or our video on how to cook with your herbs.

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Flower Container Design 101

Container gardening has become one of the most popular ways to make a dramatic statement at your home or office. It just takes a few plants, good soil, a favorite container and a little time. Planters and pots can be planted with flowers, herbs, vegetables and small trees or shrubs. Remarkably flexible and fun, container gardening benefits are hard to beat!

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Choosing the Right Rose

Hybrid Tea…Floribunda…Miniature… Climbing… Shrub…what does it all mean? How do you choose? Here is a simple guide and brief explanation of each rose type.

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