Wildlife Garden You Can Make

A successful wildlife garden will encourage all manner of animals, birds and insects to spend time in your space, helping you to get closer to nature in the process. Not only is this beneficial to the environment, but it’s also good for the soul as it reduces stress levels and promotes feelings of wellbeing.

Jill Morgan~

Garden Tips

Are you wanting to start digging and growing, but don’t know where to begin? Then, check out this list of helpful hints for making sure all your plants thrive.



Gardening Hacks

Do you have a hard time starting seeds or cuttings? Try soda bottle greenhouses. Cut the bottom off 2-liter soda bottles and remove the labels. Each seed gets its own micro greenhouse! Remove the greenhouses once the seeds have germinated and cuttings are rooted.

Elizabeth Flaherty 


Get Rid Of Weeds…Between Bricks

Hand weeding also works, without any of the worries about poisoning people, pets or soil, or affecting the climate by burning fossil fuel. It’s fairly easy to pluck out young weeds, roots and all, especially soon after a rainstorm. The hook end of a painter’s 5-in-1 tool can be very helpful in narrow gaps between bricks. But it’s nearly impossible to completely pull big weeds with thick taproots, such as mature dandelions, or established clumps of a runner-forming weed, such as Bermuda grass.

Jeanne Huber -https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/home-and-garden/how-to-get-rid-of-weeds-that-sprout-between-bricks
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What Is Perlite? Garden Mineral Product


These little balls are a type of mineral product called perlite. Every ingredient in those mixes have a beneficial effect on plants, and perlite is no exception.


Perlite Contains…

  • 70-75% silicon dioxide
  • Aluminum oxide
  • Sodium oxide
  • Potassium oxide
  • Iron oxide
  • Magnesium oxide
  • Calcium oxide
  • 3-5% Water

Manage Landscapes In March

March is a good time to get your Lily Turf, also known as Liriope muscari, which is the clumping kind, ready to show its spring and summer beauty.  In my opinion the most desirable variety is named “Big Blue.”  It grows in clumps. The Monroe White variety is usually more difficult to find but is very attractive.

By Tom Terry, Master Gardener 


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Getting Your Garden Ready For Spring

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t’s… not spring time. Not by a long shot, even here in the Midwest where winter doesn’t last that long. Still, even though spring isn’t yet in our reach, any gardener will tell you that as soon as the holidays end, our thoughts turn to one thing only: the garden. It’s a bit early to think in terms of planting; some of us can’t even see our garden plots for all the snow on top. But there are things we can do to satisfy that gardening itch, in the bleak midwinter. The busier you stay, the sooner spring will get here.

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