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Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy Please use the photo to Identify Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac.  The removal of each is very similar in procedure.  Most common is Poison Ivy, so we will work with that.  If your area is wet, you may have poison sumac instead. Poison ivy plants make a dreadful garden companion. The resin in their oil...
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Invasive Weeds In Garden part 1

Invasive Weeds In Garden? This is the first part in a series of tips to control Invasive Weeds in your Garden.  This article will feature Bindweed and Creeping Charlie as they are very common in this part of Pennsylvania. What is Creeping Charlie?creepingcharlie This aggressive weed likes moist, shaded...
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Importance of Good Drainage

The importance of good drainage in your garden. Understanding the relationship of water and air around the roots of your plants is the key to plants thriving. This applies to containerized plants as well as those planted in the ground. All plants need water, but the water must drain away over time. I have always said that...
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Small Garden Ideas

Small Garden Ideas A small garden space doesn't mean you can't have the garden you want. Here are our favorite ideas for small garden ideas, including small patio garden ideas, to help you maximize your space! Create an Outdoor Room Turn a tiny patio into a gorgeous outdoor room by adding a freestanding pergola.  The pergola creates a...
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