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Author: Matt Faherty

Fall Cleanup Tips

This summer has been hot and dry. You may have had it with your lawn. It’s natural. After summer winds down, the tendency is to put lawn care on the back burner until spring blooms anew. But by taking time to put your yard and landscape “to bed” in fall, your lawn will reap the rewards. Give your lawn a fresh start next spring by managing these fall cleanup tips.

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Dandelion Removal

What makes dandelion removal from lawns so difficult? Well, dandelions enjoy the best of both worlds. Above-ground, their seeds ride the wind currents, poised to drop into the slightest opening in your lawn to propagate the species. Meanwhile, below-ground, they strike down a taproot up to 10″ long. Pulling the taproot as a means of removal is problematic. Thick but brittle, the taproot easily fractures– and any fraction of the taproot that remains in the ground will regenerate.

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Gardening Tools: How to organize, store and clean

Every gardener, and even those that do not consider themselves gardeners, have a garage full of tools. Depending on your organizational habits, these tools can be found neatly organized or strung about.

Whether you are orderly or haphazard with garden tool storage, there are a few practices that will help prolong their life. Tools are an expensive investment, and the few minutes it takes to clean and repair them will help to extend their life.

We’ve got some cleaning and storage tips for you – a great winter project!

Maintaining Flowering Shrubs

You delight in your thriving garden or yard because you spend a lot of time gently nurturing and providing the TLC it needs to be beautiful. Once plants, trees, and flowering shrubs have taken root and established themselves, the rest is about enjoying your garden and maintaining it to keep its attractive appearance in order and avoid excessive growth.

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Everything You Need to Know About Spring Pruning

When you can’t wait to get started in the garden, a good task to undertake is spring pruning! Most trees and shrubs benefit from annual pruning in the late dormant season. It keeps them in shape, gets rid of dead and diseased wood and encourages new growth.

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