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Getting an Early Start on Spring

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As soon as the first morning frost appears and the first snowflakes start to pile up, many begin looking forward to spring. Images of green leaves, red and orange blossoms, fresh vegetables and herbs help keep the cold winter days manageable as you wait for the ground to thaw so you can start planting. Here’s what you should know:

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Winter tree trimming: why the season of white is a great time to think green

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Is your winter tree maintenance limited to trimming the Christmas tree? If so, you’re missing out on one of the season’s most important home projects. Many homeowners pay little attention to their trees and bushes once colder weather arrives, but seasonal maintenance done during these months can be incredibly beneficial, not only for the plant but for you as well.

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Have it made in the shade in your backyard this summer

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In the midst of the winter we love to think of the summer as this idyllic time when we live barefoot under the sky and everything is perfect and beautiful. Then when the summertime comes, we find ourselves complaining about too much sun, being too hot or bugs – and stay inside in the cool AC to avoid them. The good news is you can create a cool, shady and even bug-free spot for yourself, no matter the size of your outdoor space or your wallet.

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Benefits of Mulch

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Mulching your yard is a great way to keep your landscape plants healthy. By mulching you are protecting your plants and the bare soil and giving them many advantages over unmulched plants. Learn about the many benefits of mulching, the various types of mulch, how and where to mulch, and even calculate how much mulch you need.

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