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How to Restore and Protect Your Paver Patio-Driveway

My Patio Was Installed In 1998 I had my paver patio installed in 1998 and when they installed it they just swept some sand (or blue stone dust) into the joints.  Of course after a year  the sand came out of the joints.  For years I have struggled with the patio because of moss and weeds growing through the joints.  …

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Lawn Care: Put Your Mower to Bed for Winter

From Our Friends at Home Depot... Mowers and trimmers work hard during the warm months. Keep their parts in good working condition with simple care at the end of the season. Properly storing the mower will ensure that it easily revs up next year. 8 STEPS TO WINTERIZE A MOWER: Spray down the mower with a hose. Tilt mower on …

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Fall Clean-Up – Planting Bulbs For Spring Color

My Tulips Spring 2014 If you are like me you have been out in your garden for the past month doing your Fall Clean-Up.  In September, I did my Fall fertilization, treated the lawn with Sevin to kill the moths that become sod web worms that would destroy next years grass production, and started to remove and/or cut back any …

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4 Most Common Reasons Why You Can’t Maintain Your Lawn

There are 4 basic reasons people don’t perform the proper maintenance on their lawns and they are Knowledge, Desire, Cost and Time.  So lets take a look at these reasons and see if they are really valid. 1. Knowledge…Sure not knowing what to do or how can be a big stumbling block for many.  Those that don’t have access to …

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Beneficial Insects In Your Garden

This article shows you which are some of the beneficial insects in your garden and some you should avoid. Three videos included in this article. See how the tomato hornworm becomes the host for a beneficial insect.

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15 Fall Projects that Take Only 15 Minutes

15 Fall Projects that Take Only 15 Minutes Fall is always a busy time.  So busy that it’s tempting to forget about the yard until spring. Problem is, if you wait until spring, your yard just doesn’t have the get-up-and-grow you expect. If you have 15 minutes here and there throughout the fall, here are 15 easy things you can …

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Revive Your Lawn By Reseeding

Reseeding Your Lawn Is your lawn looking thin and brown and does it have bare spots where the weeds died? Well Scotts can help you get back to the thick, lush, green lawn you’ve always wanted and all you need to do is reseed? If you put down a layer of seed over your lawn in the spring or fall, …

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Don’t Bag Your Lawn Clippings

It’s a question we all face when mowing: Should I bag my clippings or leave them on the lawn? In most cases, the answer is easy: Leave the clippings on the lawn! Leaving the clippings will save you time and energy, and it will return valuable nutrients to the lawn. Like Free Fertilizer The most important thing you can do …

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Starting Your Own Vegetable Garden

From Better Homes and Gardens, with additional images from Len Rapoport.  Used under the Fair Use Doctrine for educational purposes only. Starting a vegetable garden at home is an easy way to save money — that $2 tomato plant can easily provide you with 10 pounds of fruit over the course of a season. Planting a garden with vegetables also …

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Garden Landscapes How To – Design and Maintain

Most people are not sure of  the proper way to design their gardens. As you view homes in Hazlet, you will see many gardens are simply not planned properly.  Many have planted a row of boring shrubs and nothing more. In planning a garden you must thing about layers of color, shapes, textures and form.  In this photo of the front of …

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