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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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What do you know about your dirt?

Feb 21, 2017 12:47:00 PM

Written by McKay Staff in Gardening 101

Are you lost when it comes to knowing what kind of soil or dirt you have in your garden and how to care for it or what to plant? Well, you're not alone. It's one of the top questions we get. We're sharing our 120 years of knowledge that's been passed down over the years to give you the 101 on the types of soil or dirt you can find in your garden. 

 

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Choose the right edging for your home - There are several choices of landscape edging for your home. You can choose from a natural spaded edge, a polyethylene edging, a metal edging, a brick edging, or even a concrete poured curbing.

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Stone Mulch vs Shredded Bark Mulch

May 18, 2015 11:14:25 AM

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

Stone Mulch vs Shredded Bark Mulch – What kind of landscaping mulch material to use in your planting beds is always a question. There are basically two categories, a “permanent type” like decorative stone or an “organic choice” like a shredded bark mulch.  Here are some criteria to look at when making the choice.

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April to-do list for your yard

Mar 31, 2015 11:28:13 AM

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

April to-do list for your yard – The temps are on the rise – spring is here! With warmer weather in the forecast, it’s time to get out in your yard. Here is a helpful landscape checklist for the month of April.

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