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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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Our Favorite Flowers for Sunny Spaces

Spring has finally arrived with warmer temperatures. We’re ready for some sun and so are the plants! With a really sunny garden area, sometimes it’s tough to choose the right flowers and other plants that will thrive in harsh sun conditions. Here are some of our favorite sun-loving flowers to fall in love with.

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Attracting Orioles & Hummingbirds is Easy

Have you been offering orange halves, grape jelly, and colored nectar for your backyard oriole or hummingbird? If so, you know the joy of having these fascinating colorful birds in your backyard or patio. If not, don’t miss another day! Start attracting these colorful birds today with quick tips from our experts.

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Win the War on Weeds

Weed control in lawns is one of the most common, yet misunderstood, aspects of maintaining a lawn.

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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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Plant Start: Life Insurance for Your Plants

Ever stop to think what plants go through when you take them out of their pot and plant them in the ground or different container? Well, it isn’t as easy on them as you might think.

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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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How to Attract More Songbirds to Your Yard this Summer

Ever wonder what attracts songbirds to a yard? Obviously, a nice food source is a factor, but more importantly in the summer it’s FRESH WATER.

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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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Improving Clay Soil

If you're reading this you’re probably like most of us - plant lovers who appreciate healthy, beautiful plants wherever they grow. But you also know the secret to a heathy plant involves more than the sunny or shady spot where it grows. The soil around the plant impacts its healthiness, and Earl May Structure and other soil amendments can help.

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Fruit Tree Planting in Early Spring

What a great feeling it is to pick a plump pear, sweet peach or juicy apple right off your own tree!

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Color Your Landscape Early!

This warm weather sure gets us in the mood to get out and get planting! Midwest winters can be tough on shrubs, plants, and trees. Things can look a little drab and colorless this time of year.

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How to Prune Your Young Fruit Trees

Prune young, non-bearing fruit trees to give them a desired shape and develop a strong framework that will support the fruit in later years.

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Keep Wild Birds Around this Winter

Providing a clean feeder, fresh food, open water and a comfortable habitat are keys to keeping wild birds around this winter. Check out the following tips and ideas.

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