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Pumpkin Bird Feeder
October 17, 2022

Pumpkin Recycling

Halloween is approaching, so there’s a good chance you have a pumpkin or two around your house. They make great decorations, but once the carving and trick-or-treating is over, don’t just toss them in the trash. There are lots of great ways to use pumpkins in and around the yard in the weeks ahead. Share […]
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Carved Pumpkins
October 5, 2022

How to Pick the Best Carving Pumpkin

There’s nothing worse than carving a great design in your pumpkin just to have it rot two days later. Follow these tips for picking the perfect carving pumpkin. Pie Pumpkins vs Carving Pumpkins Have you ever seen signs for “Pie Pumpkins” and “Carving Pumpkins?” Farm stands will often label the pumpkins for you to help […]
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Carrots in Ground
September 15, 2022

3 Ways to Overwinter Root Vegetables

There’s nothing quite like pulling a homegrown carrot from the soil for a Valentine’s Day celebration with your sweetheart. If you’ve never managed this feat, perhaps this will be your year. Overwintering root vegetables is easier than you think, if you employ a successful overwintering strategy. While many gardeners store harvested root crops in their […]
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Fall Composting
September 1, 2022

Fall Composting

As autumn progresses, gardeners begin wondering what to do with all the plant parts that need to be pruned off, and later, all the leaves that will fall. A great alternative to those landscape waste bags is to recycle right in your own yard and benefit from all that free organic matter. Composting is not something […]
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Soaker Hose Irrigation
August 18, 2022

How to Use a Soaker Hose

When used correctly, soaker hoses can save you water and simplify your garden maintenance. Find the Right Site Success with soaker hoses relies on using them correctly, and an important part of that is putting them in the right spot. Soaker hoses belong in garden beds. For lawn watering, use a sprinkler, and use drip […]
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Patio Furniture
August 18, 2022

Winterize Your Patio Furniture

As sad as it is to move indoors after enjoying your outdoor furniture all summer, taking a little extra time to care for your patio set now will keep everything pristine for spring’s return. While most patio and lawn products are manufactured to remain outside for the winter, some precautions may still be required for […]
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Bat House on Tree
August 18, 2022

Bat Houses Pros & Cons

Yes, you do need to be careful around bats carrying diseases, but attracting these animals to your yard can do wonders for your land’s overall health. Recently bat houses—like bird, butterfly and bee homes—have become more popular among the home gardener and hobby farmer. Bats are an often-ignored species in conservation, despite the fact that […]
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Crocus and Daffodil Bulbs
August 17, 2022

Best Bulbs for Fall Planting

Spring-blooming bulbs are a feast for the eyes after a long, dreary winter. And if you think your only choices for spring blooms are daffodils or tulips, you are in for a treat. Many other types of spring-blooming bulbs come in a variety of colors, sizes and shapes. In addition to the springtime, some bloom […]
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Fall in the Garden
August 17, 2022

September in the Garden

We’re so lucky to live in the beautiful Hudson Valley where we can enjoy biking and hiking and the vibrant fall colors of the leaves as they turn to red and yellow. I may be sad to see summer end, but the cooler weather and gorgeous scenery makes being outside such a joy. Now may […]
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