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5 Ways to Deal with a Soggy Garden

April showers bring water runoff. After a hard spring rain, a quick walk through your garden will show areas where water is pooling and spots that are eroding from water runoff. Water is too precious a resource to be treated

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Watering Cans 101

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Whether you’re watering seedlings or an established tree, a watering can makes the task easier. But there’s more to this simple garden tool than meets the eye!

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5 Easy Steps to A Greener Garden

5 Easy Steps to a Greener Garden

You can save resources, encourage diversity, and enjoy a beautiful garden too. The winter planning stage is a great time to consider ways to improve your garden this year. So follow these 5 steps to a greener garden!

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Top 5 Tips for Organic Lawns

Create a greener lawn with our top tips for organic lawns:

As the weather warms and the grass starts greening, it’s time to start mowing the lawn! You can have a  beautiful, green space for relaxation without synthetic chemicals. Just follow our top 5 tips for creating a lovely organic lawn.

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Rain Gardens

Planting a rain garden: We planted the rain garden with perennials that can take inundation as well as periods of drying: Iris siberica 'Contrast in Styles,' Eupatorium dubium 'Baby Joe' (a cultivar of our native Joe Pye weed), and Geranium x 'Biokovo.

April showers bring…standing water or runoff problems? Consider a rain garden! A rain garden is a shallow depression (4″ to 6″ at its deepest) designed to temporarily hold water until it can soak into the ground. Rain gardens can be

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Coping with Drought in the Garden

2012 marks the third year in a row we’ve experienced summer drought in central Indiana. With dry summers becoming the new norm, it’s more important than ever to be mindful of how we use water.

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Dry-Weather Perennials

Thinking of using more plants that need less water? Here are some of our favorite drought-tolerant perennials. (But wait until fall to plant them!) Achillea millefolium (yarrow) Agastache x hybrida (anise hyssop) Artemisia spp. (wormwood) Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed) Aster

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Rain Barrels in the Garden

Rain Barrels in the Garden: This rain barrel matches the front door! It's made of a 55-gallon barrel. The spigot is attached to the bottom to take advantage of the holes already in the barrel.

If your garden doesn’t already have a rain barrel, you should add one! We never know when a wet spring will become a drought-stricken summer, and a rain barrel can help get you through periods of no rainfall.

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Watering Wisely

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Most established garden plants (and lawns) want about 1″ of water a week, no matter what the weather is doing. We favor tough plants that can go for stretches without supplemental water, but after a few weeks of no rain,

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