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Why plant or transplant in fall? Several great reasons

Now that cooler weather has moved in, it’s a great time to think about adding new trees, shrubs and perennials to your landscape. Where do you have bare spaces? Where would you like to add more color or seasonal interest? Fall is also a good time to move plants that aren’t doing well in their […]

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Tips for managing powdery mildew

Have you seen powdery mildew on your plants? This is the time of year when conditions are ideal for this fungal disease. Powdery mildew is common on a wide range of plants, including annuals, perennials, food crops such as squash and pumpkins, and ornamental shrubs such as roses, hydrangeas, rhododendrons and crape myrtle. The University […]

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7 tips to build soil health

Our approach at In Harmony focuses on building healthy soil, which is vital for plant health. Healthy plants lead to a landscape that is sustainable and easier to maintain. A recent article in Fine Gardening has great tips for how to “Put the Life Back into Your Soil.” The article focuses on how to support […]

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Don’t forget to water your trees

Hotter weather is on its way, with highs in the high 80s and even 90 degrees next week. Your trees will suffer in the summer heat without occasional deep watering. Don’t forget to water your trees in summer to keep them healthy. You may think that the occasional rain we get in summer is enough […]

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Eight quick watering tips

Would you like to do a better job watering your landscape and keep your plants healthy? Follow our eight quick watering tips. Quick watering tips: What to water 1. Most important: anything that is newly planted. Trees, shrubs and perennials need regular watering for the first two or three growing seasons. 2. Your lawn needs […]

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Celebrate National Pollinator Week by growing a Bee Friendly Lawn

June 20-26 is National Pollinator Week. The US Senate unanimously approved designating National Pollinator Week 14 years ago. Pollinator Week has grown into an international celebration. It promotes the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles, moths, wasps and flies. #pollinatorweek There are several things you can do to help pollinators in […]

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A Bee Friendly Lawn may be smaller

Consider downsizing your lawn and replacing it with a patio, trees and shrubs or a vegetable garden. Our native bees will thank you. The post A Bee Friendly Lawn may be smaller appeared first on In Harmony.

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Tools to help grow a Bee Friendly Lawn

A healthy lawn is a Bee Friendly Lawn. Interested in creating a lush space that supports native bees? Here are four tips, tricks and tools to master. The post Tools to help grow a Bee Friendly Lawn appeared first on In Harmony.

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Flowering plants help make a Bee Friendly Lawn

Help save native bees by growing a bee friendly lawn. It’s as simple as understanding the benefits of natural growing weeds, like clovers and dandelions, to adding flowering plants to your lawn that attract bees and other pollinators. The post Flowering plants help make a Bee Friendly Lawn appeared first on In Harmony.

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How to water for a Bee Friendly Lawn

Here are tips on how to water for a Bee Friendly Lawn. Good watering practices are key to a healthy lawn. A healthy lawn is a Bee Friendly Lawn. Bottom line: water your lawn slowly and deeply from May to October. If you water and mow your lawn properly, it will grow green and thick. […]

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