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Month: April 2013

Do your part: Earth Day 2013

At Winterberry Gardens, we treat everyday like Earth Day. We are constantly looking for more efficient ways to improve our practices and conserve our resources.

 we have been upgrading our greenhouse growing systems. We're building a new Ebb n' Flow flood benching system that will conserve a significant amount of water and fertilizer while growing healthier plants at the same time.

This season, we built a new Ebb n’ Flow flood benching system that will conserve a significant amount of water and fertilizer while growing healthier plants at the same time.

The Stink Bug Situation

Are you a guy like me who enjoys the aroma of a freshly squeezed stink bug? Kind of like fresh cut grass, guess its why I am in the business I am in! If you are not like me and have a disgust for these little critters, I understand. When these bugs start arriving in the spring and fall, they come in droves. I don’t know about anyone else, but it seems that I’ve really become aware of the high populations of these over the last couple years!

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Spring Lawn Care Tips

Spring is an ideal time to plan your own lawn care program. Maintaining a healthy lawn can certainly be a difficult challenge for homeowners, but with a few helpful tips from our professionals, you can have a head start to a lush lawn in no time!

As soon as the snow melts and it’s comfortable to be outside, you can begin your spring clean up. At Winterberry, we use a combination of tools & techniques: mechanical blowers are used to clear out leaves and small debris, and raking is performed for turf and areas around plantings where leaves accumulate over the winter. These must be cleared to avoid problems that stem from lack of air circulation, such as mold. Raking alone will achieve the desired result: beds and turf areas completely cleared of any debris. Besides removing sticks, twigs and leaves, it important to rake out any dead or matted areas of grass.