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ENQUIRING MINDS WANT TO PLANT!

Knowledge and resources about plants and planting are so vast they can be overwhelming. The best approach is to take advantage of information based on your areas of interest and then seek the guidance of a plant professional. Your local nursery or garden center has inspired people ready to offer advice.

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Spring Cleaning Yard

The 5 Commandments of Spring Cleaning your Landscape

After such a long, cold winter, springtime is a joy to behold. The icy, grey days are mostly finished, and green, sunny days and blue skies are emerging. The sensations of spring are always something amazing to experience. Here’s a little taste of what’s to come.

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Trees and Shrubs that Attract Birds

Trees and shrubs that attract birds

It takes more than a feeder and a birdbath to make your yard truly bird friendly. Birds need a complete habitat that provides food, shelter, nesting areas, and singing posts from which to defend their territories.

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Front Yard Tree Options

10 Front Yard Tree Options

When it comes to home improvement, front yard trees are the place where you really get more bang for your buck. It’s where you welcome guests, make first impressions and add some serious curb appeal (while upping your property value).

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Invasive Species

Invasive trees and plants

Some other plants are not recommended for planting because they are considered invasive. Invasive plants have a tendency to spread and disrupt ecosystems in natural areas such as state and national parks and forest preserves.

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Plants Not Favored by Deer

Plants Not Favored By Deer

Deer should be discouraged immediately when they first appear. Young trees and shrubs can suffer permanent damage from deer browsing. Deer damage is usually identified by the torn or jagged appearance of branches or twigs compared to the clean-cut feeding damage caused by rabbits and squirrels.

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