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Winter Protection for Young Plants

Q: Last winter was a doozy by any standard, and several of my border shrubs that had survived previous winters unprotected froze and died off. I replaced them, but I don’t want a repeat if we have another bad winter. What’s the best way to protect the new plants? — Continue reading →

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Summer Heat, Drought Take Toll on Lawn

Q: Every year I have to deal with brown and dying grass, because the climate we live in gets so hot in the late summer. We also have water restrictions to deal with. How can I keep my lawn healthy? – Bryan in Norcross, Ga. A: Dealing with watering restrictions Continue reading →

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Strategic Lawn Mowing

Q: I’ve always wanted my lawn to have those neat cross-hatch patterns like the pros do. How do I mow to get those patterns? – A Reader, via email A: Mowing in a specific pattern isn’t the only way, nor the best way, to get those neat checkerboard stripes. A Continue reading →

Digging in Ground with Shovel

Call 811 before every digging project, large or small

(BPT) – With the snow melted and the ground thawed, many eager homeowners and landscape professionals are ready to start projects that require digging this spring. During this transition into “digging season,” Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the association dedicated to protecting underground utilities and the people who dig near them, Continue reading →