Throughout history, humans have shown a consistent and irresistible tendency to seek out connections with nature and living things. This innate tendency is known as biophilia, and is transforming into a practice known as biophilic design, which is gaining increasing popularity as living plants are being incorporated into the environments we live in. With the increasing study of plants and the affects which they have on humans emotionally, mentally and physically, come increasing proof...Read More >>
Are your tomatoes suffering from a strange phenomenon where the bottom of the fruit turns an unappetizing opaque color, just to then shrivel up and turn a nasty brown or black color? If so, you are definitely not the only tomato grower experiencing this issue, known as blossom end rot. As the name suggests, this occurs when the blossom end of your tomato begins to decay. This doesn’t mean the whole tomato is rotten, and they can be salvaged by simply cutting the affected area off the...Read More >>
Trees serve many different purposes, from providing shade, to producing fruit, to blocking out noise or unsightly views. But the usefulness of trees doesn’t stop there. Did you know that planting trees around your house can also help keep your house cool on these hot summer days? Subsequently, this can help reduce your energy bill and keep your air conditioner from working harder than it needs to.
Now, you’re probably wondering, “How can trees actually help keep my house...Read More >>
You may be asking, “is it really necessary to fertilize my plants? They are alive, and seem to be growing well, so do I really have to spend more money on a product that may not be necessary?”
I definitely asked myself these questions when I started my endeavors as a plant mom, and it took some convincing, but after realizing some of the benefits and the true importance of plant fertilizers, I will never deprive my plants of their much needed nutrients again.
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Many lawns across town will experience heat stress with temperatures reaching above 90 degrees in town. Here are some basic tips to help:
Water your lawn early in the morning, preferably before 9 o'clock in the morning, in order to minimize evaporation. Avoid watering at night when possible, as this can increase your lawn's risk of disease. You may also need to water brown areas of your lawn by hand that got...Read More >>