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Water Garden Care: Fall-Winter

In News and Tips, Tips by Charlie Cole

Cleaning the Pond (Sept-Nov) Clean out any debris that may have fallen into the pond and sunk to the bottom. Decaying materials, such as leaves and twigs, release gases that are harmful or fatal to fish, should the surface become covered with ice. You may have to drain the pond to accomplish this task. Should you decide to drain the …

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Caring For Christmas Cactus

In Blog, News and Tips by Charlie Cole

Christmas Cacti are easy to grow. When they bloom, they produce colorful tubular flowers in pink or lilac colors. They bloom a long time indoors and they are low-maintenance houseplants, which makes them popular. We’ll bet someone in your family has a Christmas Cactus! Despite their name, Christmas cacti are not desert cacti. Their natural habit is one of an epiphyte living in …

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October Tips

In News and Tips, Tips by Charlie Cole

• Mulch in spring-planted trees and shrubs. Don’t permit them to get too dry; water them throughly and deeply • Start amaryllis and paperwhite narcissus for holiday blooms. (Allow 5-6 weeks for paperwhites and 12 weeks for amaryllis). • Apply fall lawn fertilizer at this time • Apply lime to lawns to raise pH. A 50# bag of lime will …

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Bonsai for Beginners

In News and Tips, Tips by Charlie Cole

“Bonsai is not a race, nor is it a destination. It is a never-ending journey.” Don’t let the fact that ‘bon-sai’ is an art studied and refined for many centuries scare you off, because you are perfectly capable to learn how to grow Bonsai trees without green thumbs. Make sure to pick the right tree species for your surroundings and …

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Six Steps to Renovating Your Lawn

In News and Tips, Tips by Charlie Cole

Summer heat can take a toll on your lawns  The heat and dry conditions After a visit from the “lawn doctor” was the prognosis intensive care? Where is the green that lifts our spirits? The answer is in 6 easy steps to renovation your lawn. Maintaining a healthy turf is a great way to get outdoors. When you’re done, your …