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August 10, 2021

The importance of Calcium for Tomatoes & Peppers

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It’s funny how often we hear commercials for women’s facial creams that promote increased cell structure, volume and elasticity. This is what’s sold as needing improvement for your most  youthful skin. Well, let me tell you; what Oil of Olay does for skin, calcium does for your Tomatoes and Peppers. Scientifically, calcium shows significant effect on the mechanical properties of artificial cell wall materials, making them more extensible. So, what does that mean? Imagine this;
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July 20, 2021

Mid Summer Fertilizing

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Though it’s been relatively rain-filled this July, summer heat and other stressors can still take a toll on your garden and lawn. Everything has been growing like crazy and all this growth needs supportive nutrients. Fertilization of edibles, annuals, and grass will help ensure a bountiful crop, glorious blooms, and a landscape to be proud of right into the fall. For edibles At this time you are generally past the point of soil remediation as
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July 13, 2021

Herb Gardening for Beginners!

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There’s nothing that says “chef” more than a handful of fresh herbs casually added to a prepared dish, for flavour or garnish guests are sure to be impressed! We’ve all started cooking more in the last year, now it’s time to step up your game. Herb gardens are surprisingly easy and can yield a massive bounty, while taking up very little space. I recommend container gardening for herbs as it is SO simple and leaves
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Grubs are hungry little pests that feed on your lawn’s root system. The result is grass that becomes thin and patchy, as roots become weakened. Left untreated, grubs can ruin or even kill your lawn. Scotts® Grub B Gon® MAX Grub Killer – a successful, proven solution to effectively kill grubs to prevent their damage to lawns. Its active ingredient is a live organism that is effective against a variety of beetle grubs, including June
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May 16, 2021

To Mulch or Not to Mulch?

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To mulch or not to mulch…. That is the question. Or maybe it isn’t, maybe you are thinking of adding decorative stone to your landscape. Each has its inherent strengths, so which one is right for your project? There are numerous benefits to applying mulch or rock in your garden. Familiarize yourself with both by reading this week’s blog. Mulch The most common type of compost that is used in garden soil. Mulch is most
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