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Checklist for September, October, November

Begin preparing beds for fall planting. Take soil samples from landscape beds and submit GroundHOG for analysis. Call us for more information. Fall is a great time to plant hardy trees, shrubs, ground covers and vines. Plant spring-flowering bulbs in your gardens from late October through early December. Exceptions are tulips and hyacinths, which must…
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Home Composting: A Guide for Home Gardeners

Compost is a term for organic matter that has decomposed into a form that plants can use. Compost can be used in potting mixes or mixed in with garden soil. It has many benefits for your plants and recycles materials that may otherwise be thrown into landfills. Though composting bins are available for purchase, methods…
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Checklist for Summer

Louisiana summers are long, hot, and humid. Temperatures during the summer months from mid-June to mid-September average 90 °F or more with overnight lows averaging above 70 °F.  We do have many subtropical characteristics because of the Gulf of Mexico and may experience strong isolated showers, tropical storms, and even hurricanes. Even in the summer chores in…
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Ways to Avoid Using Pesticide

The major pests we deal with are insects, weeds and fungal diseases. A pesticide is a product, whether organic or chemical, used to kill the target pest. Insecticides are used for insect control, herbicides are used in weed control, and fungicides control fungal organisms. It is important to remember that the use of pesticides is…
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