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Fall Lawn Care Tips

October 21, 2012

The steps you take during your fall lawn care program are among the most crucial. Fall lawn care, including winterizing your lawn, sets the stage for how your lawn will weather winter damage.

Follow these lawn care tips to help bolster your lawn’s defenses against winter stresses. In addition, you will learn ways to repair wear and tear from spring…

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Gardening in the Fall: Preparing for a Frost

October 8, 2012

Once autumn begins, it’s a good time to start thinking about frosts and freezes and the effect they can have on your plants. Most garden plants, assuming they’re hardy in your area, will weather the winter without any problem. An abrupt, early freeze may cause them to drop their leaves prematurely or cause some tissue damage, but most will…

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How To Prepare Your Lawn and Garden For Fall

August 6, 2012

Gardening expert Paul James offers advice on fertilizing, seeding and planting.
As fall weather takes hold, you need to change your gardening practices to get your landscape ready for the season ahead. But when do you start? And what should you do? Gardening by the Yard host Paul James offers advice on the intricacies of preparing for autumn:

His first bit…

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A Water-Wise Hamptons Summer

July 18, 2012

Drought. It’s an ominous word that arrives here in the Hamptons. Ever since the National Weather Service reported that Long Island had been suffering the driest winter and spring in 13 years, concerns about water usage and conservation have been part of every thought and conversation on topics from watering the lawn to making a cool glass of iced…

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New Law Takes on “Trophy Lawns”

May 16, 2012

State restricts use of phosphorus in fertilizers and “weed and feed” products.

A state law that limits the percentage of phosphorus in lawn fertilizers and restricts the time of year when and locations where fertilizers…

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