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Wildlife-Friendly Fall Garden Cleanup

Seed head | Spotts Garden Service

Fall is a busy season in the garden. In addition to harvesting in the fruit and vegetable gardens, we spend fall planting new borders, digging and dividing existing plants, and planting bulbs. By the time mid-November comes around, we’re ready

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Garden Horror: Invasive Plants

Just in time for Halloween, we turn our attention to plants guaranteed to give gardeners and environmentalists of all stripes nightmares. We speak, of course, of invasive plants. The USDA National Invasive Species Information Center defines an invasive plant as one that

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Top 5 Things to Do in the Garden This Fall

Garden seat | Spotts Garden Service

While fall doesn’t officially arrive for another three weeks, we’re already looking forward to a season of crisp nights and golden days. Take advantage of lovely fall weather to do these 5 tasks, which will make next year an even

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5 Indiana Native Plants You Might Not Know Are Native

Phlox paniculata | Spotts Garden Service

There’s more to Indiana native plants than just coneflowers and black-eyed susans!

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5 Weather-Watching Tricks for the Organic Gardener

Soil Temperature Reading | Spotts Garden Service

Every garden task has its own season, and these seasons depend largely on the weather. So gardeners spend a lot of time watching the weather, commenting on the weather, and—frequently—moaning about the weather. In fact, the only people who talk

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Spring Scheming: 5 Tips for the Early-Spring Garden

Emerging Hyacinth | Spotts Garden Service

We’re excited to head out into the garden, but we know better than to rush the season. So enjoy the last bit of quiet before the spring garden rush, and peruse our top 5 tips for the early-spring garden.

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5 Garden Trends We Love

Layered garden | Spotts Garden Service

While garden trends make for fun reading, they rarely affect what we do in our gardens. But here are 5 garden trends we can get behind.

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5 Ways to Connect with the Garden in Winter

This Week in the Garden (January 20 to 26, 2014): This old rake is dreaming of spring!

Except for the occasional walk on mild days, most gardeners spend a good deal of the winter away from the garden. But no matter what the winter brings, you don’t have to hang up the shovel completely. These are our favorite ways to connect with

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5 Steps to a Realistic Garden Seed List

During mid-winter, gardeners are prone to “winter delusion,” a condition brought on by withdrawal from working in the soil. Its most common symptom is a complete lack of practicality when planning garden projects for the spring. Take seed catalogs, for

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Top 5 Horror Movies for Gardeners

Zombie hand with remote rises from potted plant.

The best season of the entire year is finally upon us! A season when it’s socially acceptable to knock on a stranger’s door brandishing a weapon and demanding chocolate, or to pay insane amounts of money to wander through a

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