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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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Spring Checklist

Posted on April 16th, 2019

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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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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Plants to Prune right now!

Posted on June 28th, 2018

Fourth of July is often used a marker for pruning some shrubs, perennials and annuals. Knowing when to prune is an important step in keeping your plants healthy and thriving. Now is the perfect time to  prune the following :   Evergreen trees and shrubs Rhododendron Azalea Weigela Viburnum Forsythia Lilacs Spiraea Andromeda Privet Mockorange […]

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Something’s a bit fishy this summer!

Posted on June 25th, 2018

(FISH & SEAWEED THAT IS) I hope things are a little bit fishy around your house this summer.  If not, you need to get your sea legs working and start using Fish & Seaweed fertilizer in your garden. Van Wilgen’s has our own Organic Fish & Seaweed and despite its slightly smelly disposition, it is […]

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Take good care of your veggies

Posted on May 25th, 2018

Planting and caring for a veggie garden can be quite a game.  It can be challenging, relaxing, frustrating, rewarding, educational, but most importantly…delicious!  Who or what is to blame for the problems we may encounter with our veggie gardens?   Let’s blame someone or something, shall we?  Let’s blame some of the key players in […]

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