1. Identifying Some of Massachusetts Most Common Garden Weeds

    For many New Englanders, gardening can rapidly change from a relaxing experience to a frustrating chore. After planting lovely flowers and bushes, your neat arrangements can become surrounded by pesky garden weeds— in a matter of days! Before you can keep the weeds away, it helps to know what exac…Read More

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    Shade-Loving Perennial Plants for Your New England Garden

    Outdoor gardening can be a very rewarding practice for many homeowners, but despite all their work, a lot of New Englanders find that their plants just don’t last. Many landscapes in our area have shaded areas under trees or overhangs. Unfortunately, not all plants thrive well without sun, and it…Read More

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    Butterfly, Hummingbird & Bee-Friendly Flowers for Your Pollinator Garden

    Pollinator gardens are all the rage in Massachusetts— and for good reason. These brightly-adorned floral beds are an excellent habitat for graceful butterflies, hummingbirds, and buzzing bees. Not only do pollinator gardens offer yummy nectar for these hungry friends, but they also provide shelter…Read More

  4. 6 Incredible Benefits of Composting

    Perhaps you’ve heard of the power of composting, but we bet you didn’t know how truly incredible this magical, mushy spread is for your landscape. Rich compost can not only make your grass greener and thicker, but it can also help your garden thrive beautifully— oftentimes better than any stor…Read More

  5. The Secret to Drought-Resistant Grass: Hydretain Root Moisture Products

    There your flowers go again— drooping! It seems that no matter what you do, they’re always thirsty, and watering your plants feels like a full-time job. Many homeowners overwater their wilting plants in an effort to help them recover from drought-related ailments but increasing the frequency and…Read More

  6. DIY Composting: How to Make a Plastic Compost Bin for Less than $20

    There Are Plenty of Reasons to Start Composting! Think of compost as a soil conditioner for your garden or lawn. You’re adding minerals, microorganisms, and organic matter to help your landscape prosper— all stuff proven to dramatically improve your soil structure to promise long-term results.…Read More

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    Make a Pollinator Garden to Help to Save the Bees

    Pollination? Sure, we’ve all heard that it’s important, but how does it work again? For those who need a refresher, when a bee lands on a flower and drinks its nectar, pollen from the flower’s male productive organ— the stamen—sticks to the little hairs on the bee’s legs. When the bee la…Read More