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Shawgrass: It Really is the Perfect Lawn

shaw grass is pet friendly

If you can relate to any of the following: I want a lush green lawn 365 days a year I don’t want to have to mow my lawn EVER I don’t want to ever have to worry (or buy) fertilizers or chemicals I don’t want to even THINK about weeds I…

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Hummingbird Tips

Nectar – use either a brand mix or make your own with 1 part sugar, 4 parts water. Store in the fridge until ready to put out for the birds. · Hang feeder in shaded area to reduce the speed of fermentation. The nectar will stay fresh longer. Hang your…

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Aquatic Plants That Tolerate Shade

Gardeners often associate aquatic plants with full sun and sometimes think water plants won’t grow in the shade. They overlook many impressive shade-loving water plants, such as the ones in the following list: Aeschynomene fluitans, (Botswana Wonder – or – Large Sensitive Plant) Cyperus afternifolius , (Umbrella Palm) Cyperus haspans,…

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How to Build a Bubbling Boulder Bird Bath

Dig a hole approximately 16″ to 18″ at the deepest point. (Note: the deepest point needs to be close to the edge of the excavation for easy access, this will be the location of the pump vault.) 2. Length and width of the hole needs to be at least 24″…

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Fish Care – Acclimating Your Fish

When you get your new fish home, float the bag of fish for approximately twenty (20) minutes or until the temperature is the same in the bag as in the pond. During this time, open the bag and add one (1) cup of your pond water to the bag every…

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Winter Care for your Fountains & Statuary

Changes in temperature and humidity can adversely affect your cast stone and concrete fountains and statuary by causing it to expand and contract. To protect your garden fountains, birdbaths, and statuary from winter weather, follow these few simple winterizing steps to insure your garden accents are ready for next year’s…

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Steps to Winterize Your Pond

There are several things a good pond keeper needs to do to winterize their Koi and Goldfish. This is an important time of year because what you do (or do not do now) sets the stage for your springtime season in March, April and May which traditionally marks the “disease…

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Maintain Your Bird Feeders and Attract New Friends

Now is the time to get back into the routine of taking care of our feathered friends. As the seasons change and the weather gets colder the birds are more dependent on what we, us humans, put out for them. Be sure to clean and sterilize your bird feeders and…

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Squirrel Feeding

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