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March To-Do List for Your New Jersey Garden

c/o: Roberto V. We’re nearly halfway through March, and many of us are thinking spring. Fortunately, you can start getting to work this month, as there is plenty to do to prep your New Jersey garden for the spring. We’ll tell you how. Step 1: Order your seeds Now is a great time to purchase the seeds you want so ...

Balancing Your Garden with Annuals and Perennials

Flowers enhance the natural beauty of a yard by integrating color and character. Yet it’s important to understand the difference between the types of flowers and how these differences will affect the look of your yard. Types of Flowers Let’s define the various types of flowers that are available. Annual: An annual flower grows from seed, blooms and lives its ...

Various Types of Mulch

Mulch offers many benefits in landscaping, but which type should you choose? With so many varieties, it's easy to feel overwhelmed, so the best place to start is with the application. Some mulch varieties are better for certain uses, as some break down easier, are better for the planet or are more cost-effective. Let’s take a look at the different ...

Types of Edible Flowers and Their Uses

Flowers aren’t just beautiful, they can also be quite tasty. Whether it’s a sugar-coated rose petal on top of a cupcake or dandelion tea, flowers offer wonderful flavor combinations. The following are just a few edible flowers and their uses. However, before we dig any deeper, it’s important to note that not all flowers are edible. Even species that are ...

Perennial Confusion, or, “What The Heck Is Going On This Spring?”

Last year, as you've read (and read, and read....), was a year for weather upheavals.  I was so looking forward to starting the new growing season on a new topic, but here in the Northeast, Mother Nature is toying with us again. St. Patrick's Day 2012 was a picture-perfect day in Northern Jersey, and I took the opportunity to get ...

Rain, rain in the drain, hopefully

Today is a visually stunning spring day in Wyckoff, NJ - the sky is the most beautiful blue with just a smattering of puffy clouds.  It is a welcome sight after the many days of continual rain and drizzle we just had.  As much as I am itching to start writing about all things green, a soggy wet area in ...