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Garden Gotta Have – Plastic Cover

by Jessica B. September 19th, 2014 Garden Gotta Haves
As we head into autumn, even if you live in a relatively mild climate, you may consider investing in a plastic cover, a row cover or some other protection to keep your garden safe from the elements. Winter has struck early the last few years, and there have been some pretty major storms in other regions. If you still have some veggies or berries on the vine the harsh weather can destroy your crop. Make sure you have a plastic cover on hand that you can throw over in a pinch. If the weather stays nice and you don’t
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Garden Gotta Haves – Lawn Mower Robot

by Jessica B. September 5th, 2014 This week I wrote an article for BoutGreen.com about environmentally friendly lawnmowers and now I have my heart set on a lawn mower robot. These little gadgets are great because they get your lawn cut, they are battery powered so don’t contribute as much to global warming as a traditional lawnmower, and you don’t have to do any work. Yes, I am that lazy. Don’t get me wrong, I love gardening. But lawn mowing is just drudgework for me. It is time consuming, and while I love the smell
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Fighting Yard Ants

by T Akery September 18th, 2014 Lawn & Yard Care
Seasonal-Lawn Ants have been piling in food all summer long. At the end of the summer season and into the fall, they become highly active in their search for food. It doesn't help when fall brings in some of its dampness. But by treating the yard, you can keep them out of your home as well. There are many methods to use to treat for ants. But before you begin applying your poison, you really need to consider a few things.

The first thing to know is that ants are going to be attracted to any spots that hold moisture. Wet
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Winter Squash – Not Just for Winter

by Ronald A. Rowe September 17th, 2014 Edible Gardening, Vegetables
Edible-Gardening Let’s start our discussion of winter squash with one important but obscure truth: winter squash is not squash that grows during the winter months.  Just like its cousin, summer squash, winter squash grows during the summer months.  The difference in nomenclature comes from the usage rather than the growing
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September is the BEST Gardening Month of the Year

by Jessica B. September 16th, 2014 Gardening Notes, New England/Mid-Atlantic
Gardening-Notes Living in New England, September has always been one of my favorite months for gardening, mostly because there are still some great veggies to harvest and some fun tasks to be done, but also because I get to enjoy the last run of flowers before deeper autumn as I relax in my back yard. Here are some tips for making the most out of your September gardening:

Stock up on perennials

This is a great time to fill your garden with all of those perennials you were eying but didn’t want to splurge on. Chances are the sales are starting up and even if the perennials don’t look quite as flashy as they did back in May or June, they will look just as nice next spring with a little bit of care. Put them in the ground right away so that they have a chance to establish some roots before
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