Posts Tagged "solution center"

Summer Lawn Care 101

Posted on June 10th, 2021

It’s June, and your gloriously green, spring lawn, may not be looking quite as vibrant right now. So let’s do something about it! It’s time to give your lawn a little boost. As the weather turns hot, the cool-season grasses in our lawns start to suffer and could use a little of your help to […]

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Raised Bed Recipe 101

Posted on May 9th, 2021

Thinking about making a raised bed for this season? Well, we’ve got the perfect recipe. A bucket of this, a bag of that, and voila, you have the perfect base to grow the most beautiful veggies. Getting the right recipe for the soil in your raised bed is as delicious as making the perfect stock […]

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How to prevent deer damage this winter

Posted on November 14th, 2020

“Deer Daisy was here again.  I caught Daisy and her friends leaping over the stone wall this morning after enjoying breakfast in my yard.”  This is what my Poppy used to tell me all the time.  He would act frustrated but secretly he enjoyed seeing them leap, white-tailed, one after the other at sunrise in […]

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Keep Your Evergreens Looking Fresh

Posted on November 8th, 2020

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 mantelpieces, fragrant evergreen garlands, 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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Fall Fertilization

Posted on October 23rd, 2020

One of the most overlooked, yet most important, fall gardening tasks is fertilization. As the temperatures drop and everything begins to go dormant, you might think your plants and lawns don’t need to be fertilized. Not so! Fertilizing in the fall sets your plants up for success in the spring. Roots will hang on to […]

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Why Are My Evergreens Dying?

Posted on October 11th, 2020

One of the most common questions we get here in the fall at Van Wilgen’s is, “Why are my pines turning yellow? Are they sick?” Thankfully, the answer is “no”. All trees and shrubs renew their foliage annually in the spring and summer and shed old, unneeded foliage in the fall. This is most apparent […]

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Bringing in Houseplants

Posted on September 5th, 2020

As we head into the fall, and as temperatures start to drop, it means closing up those beautiful outdoor spaces we’ve spent all spring and summer creating. (Raise your hand if you’ve had your own staycation in your personal patio paradise.) One silver lining to this situation is that any houseplants which had been relocated […]

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Stop Pesky Insects

Posted on June 8th, 2020

Now is the time of year where those pesky insects are showing up to ruin all your hard work in the garden. This year both aphids and scale are especially tenacious. But not to worry! With the right product, you can stop unwanted bugs in their tracks! Aphids, aphids everywhere! From black to orange to […]

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Nature’s Yellow Flag

Posted on April 6th, 2020

You’ve probably seen it: Nature’s Yellow Flag. When the yellow Forsythia bush blooms you’ve been given the best indicator that it’s time to get out and get working in the yard. The soil temperature is now warm enough that things are actively starting to grow. The blooming of the yellow forsythia can vary from town […]

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T’was the Last Tip Before Christmas

Posted on December 22nd, 2019

T’WAS THE LAST TIP BEFORE CHRISTMAS, WHEN ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE,  SOME CREATURES WERE STIRRING (MAYBE A MOUSE?) THE FRUIT FLY TRAPS WERE SET BY THE FRUIT BOWL WITH CARE,  IN HOPES THAT THE FRUIT FLIES SOON WOULDN’T BE THERE. THE MOUSE BAIT WAS PLACED, JUST STRATEGICALLY SO,  TO ENSURE THE MICE NESTING ALL WOULD GO, […]

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