Monthly Archives: March 2016

4 Ways to Make a Real Difference on Earth Day

Plant a fruit treeBe honest: When was the last time you took part in an Earth Day activity that made a real, lasting impact on the health of our planet? For most of us, it was back in high school, or maybe during college, if we were the ecologically-conscious type.

But now we’re busy adults. And won’t there will always be someone else willing to plant trees on Earth Day, or pick up garbage from the side of the road?

Well, maybe. But maybe not. And the state of the environment is getting worse—not better.

The atmosphere today holds more carbon dioxide than at any other time in the past 800,000 years, and that 25 percent of that carbon dioxide is produced in the United States. Did you know that the negative effects of climate change cost our country an estimated $100 billion each year?

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8 Tips For Organic Turf Care

beautiful landscapingIt’s the classic homeowner’s dream: to stand at your doorstep and look out over a lush, green lawn.

You want your lawn to look its best, but maybe you’re also not a fan of using unnatural – or even harmful – chemicals to get the job done. Don’t fret: there are steps you can take to make sure your grass stays green without resorting to inorganic methods.

Here are a few tips we’ve borrowed from Popular Mechanics to help you practice organic turf care. Continue Reading 8 Tips For Organic Turf Care

Tips For Planning Your Spring Garden

NJ Garden CenterSpring is coming. Days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, and soon green things will be sprouting in your yard.

Now is the time to start thinking about what you’ll be growing this year, which is why we want to offer these tips for planning your spring garden. Continue Reading Tips For Planning Your Spring Garden