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  • Fall Preparation

    With autumn here, preparing the yard for winter is one of the last tasks before snow falls. Things to do include raking up leaves, removing spent annuals and perennials, a final mowing for the lawn and a fertilization, if needed. Consider the following: Remove leaves by raking mowing or vacuuming with a leaf blower. One […]
  • Preventing Deer Damage

    Quick Facts… It is difficult to move deer out of areas where they are not wanted. A hungry deer will find almost any plant palatable, so no plant is “deer proof.” The two types of deer repellents are contact repellents and area repellents. Netting can reduce deer damage to small trees. Adequate fencing to exclude […]
  • Geranium Sanguineum

    Common Name: bloody cranesbill Type: Herbaceous perennial Family: Geraniaceae Native Range: Europe, northern Turkey Zone: 4 to 8 Height: 0.75 to 1.50 feet Spread: 1.00 to 1.50 feet Bloom Time: May to June Bloom Description: Pink-reddish purple Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Medium Maintenance: Low Flower: Showy Leaf: Fragrant, Good Fall Tolerate: Rabbit, […]
  • Spiraea or Vanhouttei

    Culture Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade, a wide range of soils and some drought. Prune as needed immediately after flowering. Noteworthy Characteristics Vanhoutte spirea (also commonly called bridalwreath) is a vase-shaped, deciduous shrub with branching that arches gracefully toward the ground. It is a hybrid cross […]