The Dog Days of Summer

Summertime means creek swims, epic games of fetch, and relaxing under cool shrubs — if you’re a dog. Just like humans, pets have to be careful in the heat, so …
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Summer Annuals to Brighten up Your Garden

Don’t put away your gardening tools yet! Spring planting season may be over, but there are actually many plants that can be added to the garden later in the …
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Get Outside: Host an Outdoor Party

What better way to enjoy the backyard and garden this season than by hosting a simple summer party? Gather some friends to enjoy a few cocktails, chat, soak in …
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Beat the Heat – Summer Garden Care

After spending the winter dreaming of warm weather, it's easy to forget just how hot the summer can get. While the internet is full of tips for people looking …
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Summer Refresh - Spruce Up Your Garden

Midsummer is when you really want to be outside, enjoying your garden. However, heat, rain (or lack of it), and insects can take their toll. Maybe your garden …
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Your Complete Guide to our Annual Crape Myrtle Festival

It’s that time of year again! This July 19th through 22nd, join us for our Annual Crape Myrtle Festival. This festival is all about celebrating our loyal …
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Celebrate July 4th with these All-American Classics

  What’s Independence Day without a cook-out? To help you keep things simple this holiday, we've collected our favorite July 4th BBQ ideas that will hit a home …
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Bay-Wise Gardening Tips to Preserve the Chesapeake Bay

Did you know that stormwater runoff, water that reaches the bay after a rainstorm, is actually a huge cause of ocean pollution? This water carries litter, pet …
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The Ins and Outs of Composting

One of the best steps you can take to improve your garden this year is composting. It allows you to turn kitchen scraps like banana peels, eggshells, garden …
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Some Like it Hot! Best Vegetables to Grow in the Heat

Summer may be thought of as gardening season, but for certain vegetables, midsummer is just too hot. Veggies like broccoli, spinach, and lettuce, as well as …
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How to Plant a Pizza Garden

You don’t have to live on a farm to grow your own food. A new trend called food-scaping combines edible gardening and landscaping to maximize beauty and …
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Introduce Your Kids to Gardening with 7 Unusual Plants

"Plant a garden!” might not be the first thing your kids say when you ask them what they want to do on a Saturday afternoon, but it can be fun, and it has …
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