Pollinators: Birds, Bees and Beneficial Insects

It’s time for a lesson about the birds and the bees. No, we’re not talking about seventh grade health class. This lesson is in the birds, bees and other beneficial insects that flock to your garden in New Jersey every year. And since National Pollinator Week is coming up – June 20-26 – we thought we’d […]

The Grass is Greener on Your Side: Three Steps to a Healthier Lawn

People have been using some variation of the phrase “the grass is always greener on the other side” for centuries. Go all the way back to Ancient Rome, and you’d hear people sharing the proverb “the harvest is always fruitful in another man’s field.” But what if you looked out your window and saw that […]

Feeding Your Feathered Friends: A Guide to Winter Bird Feeders

If there’s one thing we know about birds, it’s this: take care of them, and they’ll take care of you. Birds are what’s known as a “beneficial” animal, helping to pollinate flowers and feasting on the types of pests we don’t want in our gardens. And while most other beneficial creatures – bees, ants, bats, […]

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Garden

It’s the closing moments of December 31, 2018. The old year is about to fade away, making room for the new one. And after you’ve counted down until midnight and popped open the champagne, you take a minute to look into the future. You think about the resolutions you’ve made for the coming year…and wonder […]

Battling Japanese Beetles: How to Get Rid of These Garden Pests

The average lifespan of a Japanese beetle is only about four to six weeks, but as any gardener supply store could tell you, that’s enough time for them to make meal out of your garden. But that doesn’t mean you’re powerless against these pests. Peak Japanese beetle season is underway, so let’s take a look […]

How to Protect Your Garden from Insects

You love the plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables growing in your garden. So do bugs. And while some insect varieties can be beneficial to your backyard plant life, a lot of them can cause some serious damage. Before you reach for the inspect spray, New Jersey gardeners, consider these pest control tips for keeping bugs […]

How to Maintain a Vegetable Garden

You don’t become healthy by accident. It takes work: eating right, exercising, getting enough sleep, etc. Your vegetable garden is the same way. It can only remain healthy through proper maintenance. Before heading out to buy plants, seeds or garden fertilizer, New Jersey gardeners might want to read up on a few ways to maintain […]

Benefits of Organic Lawn Care in New Jersey

We’ll be the first to admit that there’s nothing new about the concept of living an all-organic, eco-friendly lifestyle. Eating organic fruits and veg, or washing your dishes and laundering your clothes with ecologically responsible soaps. But have you ever given serious thought to the idea of going organic in your own front lawn? Our […]