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Care Basics for Beautiful Lilacs

May 14, 2019 11:24:48 AM

Written by McKay Staff in Gardening 101 How-to Guide Plants & Flowers

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For a lot of us northern gardeners, lilacs are landscape essentials we can’t live without. Until their delicious fragrance permeates our yards and homes, spring is incomplete. Reliable and low-maintenance, lilacs can flourish for decades with very little care. By planting several types of lilacs, from early bloomers to late-blooming types, you can prolong your bloom party by several weeks. All it takes is good site selection, proper water and fertilizer, and timely pruning to keep lilacs at their blooming peak.

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Fall Landscape Checklist

Oct 16, 2018 2:02:00 PM

Written by McKay Staff in Gardening 101 How-to Guide

Fall is the prime time for many landscape maintenance projects around your yard. Here are some helpful guidelines to follow to make sure your landscape is ready for winter.

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My plant is dying, what can I do?

Jun 4, 2015 10:07:02 AM

Written by McKay Staff in Problem Solvers Gardening 101 How-to Guide

My plant is dying, what can I do? – You will never drown a plant within the first week after you’ve planted it. However, the vast majority of plants that die within the first year of planting have been victims to over-watering (especially when lawn irrigation is involved). 

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6 Spring Turf Care Tips

Mar 27, 2015 3:51:09 PM

Written by McKay Staff in Gardening 101 How-to Guide

6 Spring Turf Tips – A healthy lawn reduces pollution potential, cools the environment, filters dust and pollen, and contributes to the aesthetics of your home and your neighborhood. It also allows rainwater runoff to be filtered and returned to the groundwater.

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Spring Cleaning for your Landscape

Mar 20, 2015 1:38:09 PM

Written by McKay Staff in Gardening 101 How-to Guide

Spring Cleaning for your Landscape – A good spring cleaning for your landscape is the most important maintenance of the year. You can begin in late March when the snow is gone.

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