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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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Lawn care tips for the Illinois home

Lawn Care Tips For Illinois Homes

One of the most important aspects of spring and summer lawn care is removing everything Mother Nature poured down on your lawn during the winter. You can have layers of old leaves that are wet and smothering your lawn.

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Using Mulch in Landscape Beds

Why Should We Use Mulch?

Mulch serves many purposes in your outdoor space include reducing water evaporation, weed prevention, erosion reduction, and adding a beautiful texture to your garden.

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Success with grass seed

Success With Grass Seed

The single most important success factor in any lawn renovation is selecting grass seed that tolerates the site’s sunlight. Before you come to buy your grass seed, spend the time and evaluate how many cumulative hours of daily sun, shade, partial sun/shade the lawn will be getting.

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Shad Plants put on a show

Shade Plants Put on a Show

Shade plants offer much more color and variety than most of us imagine. Your best bet is to stick with plants that note full or part shade. We find good definitions to be 0-2 hours of sun for shade and 2-4 for part shade, and like some light and bright tones to punctuate shade.

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Recipe for a Successful Garden

Recipe for a Successful Garden

A garden is as distinct and individual as your tastes will allow. Whether you like it hot and spicy-with herbs and peppers that sing with flavor-or subtle blends of flavorful veggies and culinary herbs, it is easier than you think to have success in the garden and in the kitchen.

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