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There’s a Pond in your Future

There’s a Pond in your Future

If you are considering building a pond on your property for fire protection, irrigation water storage, having a water source for cattle and wildlife, or having a summer recreation spot for your family, one thing is for sure, you'll appreciate the fact that it will increase the aesthetics and the value of your property. Even smaller backyard decorative ponds can become a sanctuary for you, your family, and friends to sit around while bringing a sense of calm, beauty, and serenity.

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Plant Now for Fall Harvest

Plant Now for Fall Harvest

Most of us think of Spring as the start of our growing season and forget that Fall offers the ideal growing conditions for various crops. Fall is great for planting cool season vegetables as well as perennials, shrubs, and trees. Now is a great time to plant for an Autumn harvest or your spring garden.

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Midsummer Drip Irrigation Tune Up and Garden Tips

Midsummer Drip Irrigation Tune Up and Garden Tips

You take your car in to have the oil changed because you want your car to last and run as efficiently as possible right? So why not do the same with your garden and drip system. Midsummer or before you take off on vacation is an opportune time to walk through your garden or landscape looking carefully for any problems. Your irrigation system works hard for you. Here are some simple necessary steps to think about that can keep your irrigation system running 100% effectively.

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Timers: The Key to Saving Water

Timers: The Key to Saving Water

With the hot summer months, here again, it's time to be as water efficient as possible and find the best timer (water controller) for your needs. The convenience that a timer gives you is tremendous. People often go away for a week or two during the summer, and a timer can take their place in the garden, making sure your plants get watered while you are away. The focus of this article is to describe the types of timers that will fit your needs.

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The "Must Grow" Healthy Vegetables for 2018

The "Must Grow" Healthy Vegetables for 2018

Garden fresh veggies that you grow are by far the most beneficial. Here is our easy to grow favorite veggies that will provide fresh, healthy food for your family and save you money. Having fresh garden grown veggies will help you eat more salads and vegetable dishes every day. Store bought vegetables lose a lot of their nutrient content by the time you get them home. Some examples of this are spinach that loses 64 percent of its vitamin C after one day in the fridge, green beans that lose 23 percent after a day, green peas that lose 61 percent after two days, and carrots that lose 42 percent after a week. Eating and enjoying the harvest will improve your overall health in so many ways! Here are some old favorites to consider, and some welcome surprises.

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Gardening Tips and Trends 2018

Gardening Tips and Trends 2018

Let's get started with essential tips and garden trends for a successful 2018 gardening season. Even us experienced gardeners can learn something new every year when it comes to gardening, for example, did you know that there are plant identification apps available for your iPhone or Android? Snap a picture of a plant, and the app will give you the name of it. Wow, how easy is that, no more flipping through books or running to a local nursery with clippings. There is so much to do when it comes to planning and prepping for your garden let's get started with some gardening trends.

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