37April 25, 2019

I noticed that the leaves are beginning to unfurl on the maple trees in my backyard. As those leaves unfurl, we will probably be seeing one of the first pests of the season. The winter moth caterpillars will be hatching from the egg masses that were laid on the trunk of the tree last November or early in December.

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41March 28, 2019

The weather starts to warm up, and then it drops back down. If it weren’t for the persistent wind, we would probably love being outside. If you live along the coast, the summer sea breeze is wonderful. As for the rest of the year, the wind off the ocean is not, as they say, a day at the beach.

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48February 7, 2019

Now that a lot of the snow has melted, you may be outside picking up a few sticks and branches that have wound up on the lawn. If you look closely, you may find a coating of a green substance on the soil. This is the beginning of moss growing on the soil.

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50January 24, 2019

Last week, I was telling you about the importance of fertilizing your plants. This week, I will tell you about the different types of fertilizer and I will tell you what those numbers you will find on the fertilizer container mean for the growth of your plants.

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51January 17, 2019

Over the last few weeks, I have been telling you about how soil plays such an important part in successful gardening. No matter if you are growing in containers or you have plants in your gardens or if you are growing a lawn, it’s all about the quality and quantity of the soil.

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