Take a Good Look at your Indoor Plants

Weather so far this season has been really really cold, and of late, nice, and wet.  Not a great time to be outside wording in the yard.  It IS, however, a great time to do some much-needed primping of your indoor plants.  If you keep your plants clean and neat, they’re not only more attractive, …

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World Pollution Prevention Day

World Pollution Prevention Day is observed around the globe on December 2, a day created to instill awareness on environmental pollution and its negative impacts on our health and the planet. International organizations such as the United Nations (U.N.), the World Health Organization (WHO), Greenpeace, and others have been urging countries all over the world …

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Think about Planting Natives

Fall is for planting!  And no better time to add some native plants to your garden.  Why natives?  There are lots of reasons including conserving water, reducing chemical usage (no pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers are needed with natives) and encouraging wildlife. Want a colorful garden and don’t think you can do it with mostly natives?  …

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Prevention is the best Way to Manage Weeds

Do you have a “let them be” approach to managing weeds?  Why remove them when they’ll eventually die back?  Time to reconsider.  Some weeds are aggressive and invasive; tops may die down, but roots remain alive until conditions are right for them to grow. Many spread by seeds. That one little dandelion plant in your …

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It’s Smart Irrigation Month

July is Smart Irrigation Month, an initiative kickstarted by the Irrigation Association to educate people about the benefits of smart irrigation technologies, products, and services.  The campaign is focused on saving water, saving money on utility bills, nurturing green spaces, and protecting a community’s water supply. Why is this important? Because across the nation more …

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