A Bittersweet End to Outdoor Gardening Season

It’s been a wet one hasn't it! Record rainfall levels and days upon days of lingering results. Since spring we have battled powdery mildew and fungus levels to …
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Give the Raking and Mulching to Someone Else

Just a short while ago, your yard was the scene for fun and relaxation. But when fall comes around, there’s so much to do to get the yard ready for its long …
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Keeping Pets Safe During the Holidays

Holidays are a time when families and friends come together to celebrate. For many people, celebrations include our pets, so we need to make sure we are …
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What a Difference a Degree Makes in October

October in Maryland is a gorgeous month. Brisk morning air with broad sun throughout the day and cooler, sooner nightfall. In my humble opinion, there is no …
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Fall is for Planting - Don’t Forget Bulbs

Warm Soil + Cool Air = Happy Plants   Just about everyone prefers moderate temperatures to summer's scorching and humid heat of zone 7. That’s true for plants …
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Ornamental Grasses - A Bold and Romantic Garden Look

We live in the home state of the original ornamental grass movement from the 1960’s. Fifty years ago, right here in Maryland, Kurt Bluemel and Wolfgang Oheme …
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Cutting Back + Cleaning Up

Storm Ready Gardening The Mid Atlantic's unpredictable weather patterns are infamous. The top 50 storms in Maryland have all occurred in the months of …
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Canine and Feline Engagement While at Work

With the Back-to-School season upon us, our pets need something to keep them engaged while we are away from the house. Have you ever considered what you could …
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Building a Backyard Fire Pit

Wouldn't you love to sit around your own fire pit on a crisp, starry night? It's easier than you might think to build one. All you need are the right materials …
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Top Plants for Shady Gardens

There's a common misconception that a shady garden means a dreary garden, but just because your garden doesn't get full sun all day long doesn't mean it can't …
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Beat The Heat

Summer is filled with fun and excitement, but it can also be quite hot and pose potential dangers to us and our pets. There are a few things to consider when …
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Summer with Pets: 6 Outdoor Safety Tips

Summer is a relaxing time for all, but don't forget that some summertime festivities can pose a danger to your pet or make them feel uncomfortable. Always keep …
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