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Fall Clean Ups: Leave Your Leaves or Rake Them to the Curb?

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Just in time for Fall clean ups, there’s a story making the rounds in the media that seems to say less yard work is best. According to some interpretations, during fall clean ups raking leaf debris ‘has been declared overrated, harmful, and all-around terrible by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).’ (Yahoo! News, November 10th) Not so […]

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Smart Watering Starts BEFORE You Turn on the Garden Hose

Flowerbed Automatic Water Sprinkler

Smart watering guidelines usually offer advice on how often and when to water your lawn and garden in order to keep things green while being eco-friendly. While this advice is important, using water smart landscape design, you can further lighten your footprint and conserve water before you even turn on your garden hose.

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Leave Your Leaves or Kick ‘Em to the Curb?

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Either Way, You Still Need to Rake Your Leaves. (Sorry.) There’s a story making the rounds in the media claiming that raking fall leaf debris ‘has been declared overrated, harmful, and all-around terrible by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).’ (Yahoo! News, November 10th) While this might seem like welcome news to overworked homeowners, don’t burn your […]

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Garden Maintenance: The Art of Caretaking

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Before After Garden Maintenance is an often-overlooked art form in the landscaping world. We naturally showcase photos of well-maintained gardens because they look gorgeous. What we don’t often see, however, is what the garden looked like BEFORE an experienced horticultural worked their magic. A neglected garden can be overwhelming to a homeowner because to someone […]

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Green Wise or Green Wash? Top Five Q & A’s to Help Select a Truly Green, Non-Toxic & Organic Lawn Care Company

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Homeowners are increasingly demanding safe alternatives to toxic chemical lawn fertilization and more companies are claiming to offer organic lawn care programs. But are these program truly organic or are they just so-called “green washing”? Greenwashing is when a company spends more time and money claiming to be “green” through advertising and marketing than actually […]

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Top 5 Most Popular Lawn Care Practices… and Why You Should STOP THEM IMMEDIATELY!

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Just because something is popular doesn’t mean it’s smart. We’re right to be skeptical when someone’s only reason for doing something a certain way is “that’s the way we’ve ALWAYS done it.” Doctors no longer prescribe applying leeches and beauty products & house paints no longer contain lead – both of which used to be […]

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