Pest Management

Pest management can be one of the greatest challenges to the home gardener.  Careful identification of the problem is essential before control practices can be used. Some insect damage may appear to be a disease, especially if no visible insects are present. Insects damage plants in several ways.   The most visible damage is chewed…

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By oakridge
July 6th 2021

How To Maintain a Healthy Lawn & Landscape

All plants need some amount of moisture to survive. Too much or too little is the number one factor in keeping your landscape happy and healthy. Most home have a wide variety of plants and turf to keep irrigated and not all plants need the same amount of water. Knowing the moisture requirements of your…

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By oakridge
June 14th 2021

Plant Care

Now that the weather has finally warmed up, and a good number of people have their annual planters, gardens, and landscapes out and ready to go, how do you keep them looking their best?  People often ask me “what kind of maintenance do I have to do in the garden?”  The amount of maintenance required…

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By oakridge
May 25th 2021

Spring is Here!

After what seemed to be an awfully long, cold and snowy winter, spring is finally here!  Now it’s time to take a peek in the garden and get our hands dirty. Although it is still early, there are some things you can do in the yard to get a head start on the season. If you…

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By oakridge
April 12th 2021

The “Secret Garden”

Sitting in the garden, contemplating about what gets us up out of our chair and invites us outside into the garden, probably does not change too much from day to day. Six months ago, it all seemed too obvious, but what a last six months we have had! Walking through the garden, seeing all the…

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By oakridge
October 2nd 2020

Fall Seeding

Are you still looking at those bare spots in the yard?  Maybe you had some damage from last winter, did a little work in your yard over the summer, or built a new house and need to start a yard.  Well you’re in luck because September is for seeding.  Whether starting a new lawn or…

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By oakridge
September 17th 2020

Keep Your Cool

The last week or so has finally given us our summer weather.  Although a welcome change after a long winter, some of those days have us looking for a nice cool spot to relax in and enjoy the weather.  A great place to start is in your own yard.  There are many things you can…

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By oakridge
June 5th 2020

Time to Plant

Spring is finally here.  Mother’s day is usually the safe date for planting all of your garden plants and flowering annuals.  Our ground temps should also be about right to start seeding the lawn and applying your crabgrass preventative. Tomatoes, peppers, and other vegetable plants should be ready to go.  Now there is always the…

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By oakridge
April 30th 2020

Spring Planting in Quarantine

Spring is finally here and now more than ever is the opportunity to spend some time in your yard and garden.  The last month has been like nothing we have ever seen before and without all of the usual activities to keep us busy, there is a lot more time spent looking out the window…

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By oakridge

Pro-Tips for New Plant Parents

Growing plants inside can be fun and easy.  There are a variety of house plants to fit any location in your home or office. Also if you have the space there are several tropical fruits and flowers that will work indoors. Indoor plants add beauty to any home or business.  They have a calming affect…

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By oakridge
August 15th 2019
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