Gardening

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Safely manage insect pests in your gardens

Published June 20, 2020

Despite proper planning and planting, insects can move in and wreak havoc on your garden. The good news is you can manage problem pests without harming the pollinators that are so important to your garden.

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Three ways to help your gardens thrive with minimal care

Published June 6, 2020

So, you filled your shopping cart and gardens with lots of new shrubs, flowers and vegetables. Now what? Keep your plants looking their best with minimal effort so you can enjoy them and your summer even more.

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Bring in the birds with these winning plant varieties

Published May 23, 2020

Fill your gardens with beautiful plants that produce an abundance of seeds the birds will love. You'll enjoy the flowers as well as the birds that visit to dine on the seeds - and best of all, there is no feeder to refill or clean.

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Boost your landscape's curb appeal in one weekend

Published May 16, 2020

Create a front garden that is sure to boost your mood and welcome visitors all year round. All you need is one weekend and a bit of paint, flowers, dƩcor and edging material to boost your landscape's curb appeal.

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Protect your skin when gardening

Published May 9, 2020

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and a busy time for gardening and other outdoor activities. Gardening provides many benefits, but like any outdoor activity, it's important to protect yourself from the sun's damaging rays.

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Gardening gifts for Mother's Day sure to please

Published April 25, 2020

Each year we set aside one day to honor mothers - and each year we struggle to find the perfect gift to show them we care. Give some of these gardening gifts a try for this upcoming holiday.

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Yes, you can (and should) garden during quarantine

Published April 22, 2020

Happy Earth Day, Milwaukee! Local gardening expert Melinda Myers says research now proves what gardeners have long understood. "Spending time in the garden and nature improves our mood, lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and helps us focus," she says. Which means now is a great time to get planting, because during quarantine, many of us could use the exercise for our bodies and minds.

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Lush peonies add beauty and fragrance to early summer gardens

Published April 18, 2020

Set aside a sunny spot in your garden or landscape for a few easy-care, herbaceous peonies. These traditional favorites are treasured for their bountiful early summer flowers, vigorous, shrub-like habit and amazing longevity.

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Take the hassle out of watering container gardens

Published April 11, 2020

Don't let the watering schedule discourage you from growing in pots. Enlist one or more of these strategies to eliminate the daily burden of watering while still maintaining beautiful and productive gardens.

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Extend your garden season

Published March 28, 2020

With a bit of extra effort and investment, you'll be harvesting fresh vegetables long before your friends and neighbors. Then be sure to keep these season-extending devices handy to use again in fall.

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The best dahlias for a backyard cutting garden

Published March 21, 2020

When selecting plants for this year's flower garden, be sure to include plenty of dahlias. These spring-planted, summer-blooming bulbs will take your homegrown flower arrangements to a whole new level.

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Expand your edible garden indoors

Published Feb. 15, 2020

No matter the season, size of your garden or climate, you can inject homegrown flavor into your meals. Just clear a shelf, countertop or windowsill and get busy planting herbs, greens and even tomatoes to enjoy year-round.

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Affordable gardening gift ideas for anyone on your list

Published Dec. 14, 2019

The holidays are upon us, and busy schedules often send us into a panic when looking for the perfect gift for those on our list. No matter your budget, there are affordable gift options your friends and family will love.