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5 Tips to Plan Ahead

Posted on March 9th, 2020

The ground is starting to thaw, temperatures have started to rise just a bit, and that means it’s time to get outside and dust off your lawn and gardening tools. It’s nice enough out now that we’re encouraging everyone to get outside and start your spring clean up. March might seem early, but I promise […]

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Get a jump on critters

Posted on March 9th, 2020

The winter months may seem bleak, but contrary to popular belief, two types of little critters that love to wreck your lawn and garden, don’t go completely dormant in the winter. That means during a warm winter like the one we’ve had, moles and voles remained fairly active and are already causing trouble under the […]

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Spring Checklist

Posted on February 17th, 2020

Spring is the busiest time in your garden, and it can be easy to miss some important tasks that you’ll kick yourself for later. But good news! This spring checklist is customized for you—gardening in the New England climate—and it’s what we follow to keep our own gardens in tip-top shape to enjoy for months to […]

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OLD MOTHER HUBBARD WENT TO HER CUPBOARD

Posted on December 13th, 2019

…and found a pantry pest “Fa la la la la…la la la la”, Mother Hubbard was happily singing a Christmas song as she went to her cupboard to pull out the secret ingredients for her famous Cranberry bread.  As she was mid-tune, with mouth wide open, something awful happened.  “Fa la la la… gasp, gulp, […]

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Voles! The Battle Continues

Posted on November 3rd, 2019

Voles may appear to be smaller and cuter versions of mice but don’t let their outward good looks fool you.  For those of you who are not very fond of winter, I am going to give you one more reason to put winter on your “naughty” list…Voles!  Voles love warmer winters and continue to breed, […]

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KEEP YOUR EVERGREENS LOOKING FRESH

Posted on November 3rd, 2019

I know, I know, we just passed Halloween, but believe it or not it will soon be the season for decorated Christmas trees, perfectly placed mantel pieces, fragrant evergreen roping, and welcoming swags and wreaths on our front doors. Unfortunately,  we’ll also be looking at drying winter winds and scalding, reflective sun.  We protect ourselves with […]

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Many Hands make Light Work

Posted on November 1st, 2018

We have so few fall days to get outside and enjoy the little bit of warmer weather we have left.  Grab the whole family and finish up the last of the fall chores together.  Working as a family will make all the work seem lighter.  Heck, have some fun while you do it.  And…of course, […]

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HOUSEPLANTS, HOUSEPLANTS EVERYWHERE

Posted on October 12th, 2018

Bringing your houseplants in for winter care If you are like me, your house is starting to look a bit like a beautiful jungle. My lovely houseplants have been basking in the glory of summer outdoors but as the weather starts to shift and temperatures begin dropping into the 50’s, it’s time for them to […]

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LET’S PUT A LITTLE LABOR INTO THOSE LAWNS

Posted on August 30th, 2018

Labor Day is here.  Let’s get out there and put a little bit of labor into our lawns.  The summer heat wave has kept us sadly looking at our stressed-out lawns from the inside out.  I know, it has been too darn hot to think about doing much in the yard, except for sitting under […]

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SUMMER TREATS

Posted on July 6th, 2018

SUMMER TREATS (Products that are good for your lawn and garden in the summer heat!) “It is sooo hot!”  This is what I have been hearing a lot of this summer.  Fellow employees are hot, customers are hot, dogs are hot, kids are hot, everyone is hot!  We are able to express our feelings and […]

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