Mum’s The Word

Alsip Home & Nursery is the biggest and best Independently owned Garden Center in the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana area. Our stores are known for miles around, and for the last 47 years customers have been coming here to get the best quality and selection of plants of all types. Our customers have been voting us best
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Fall is Perfect for Planting

Cooler fall weather is soon approaching, meaning this is a prime opportunity to evaluate your garden. You may discover spots that need filling, replaced or improved. Perhaps there are even some areas you weren’t ready to tackle in the hot days of summer, well here’s your chance. 7 Reasons to Plant in the Fall Cooler
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Summer Weed Control

Here are some of the most common weeds that plague our lawns through the summer season: Annual Bluegrass • Light green, cool-season annual grass • Bunch type or ‘clump’ growth habit • Numerous seeds, especially in spring, making it very noticeable in the lawn • Dies out during the heat of the summer • New
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How to Keep Your Dog Cool in the Summer Heat

Summer Heat Can be Very Dangerous to Your Pets! Summertime means outdoor activities, and we like to spend time with our pets at the same time. But we need to be careful about how the heat affects our dear pets. Dogs and cats do not have the efficient ‘cooling system’ that us humans have: sweat.
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Prune Perennials and Create Stunning Summer Bouquets

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Pruning Perennials Now that it is OFFICIALLY summer, many early spring/early summer flowering perennials will be ready to be cut back. Most of these perennials can be cut back to about 10-12” above the ground and will bloom again after just a few weeks. Now the quickest method is to just hack the whole plant down to size and
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Five Ways to Repel Mosquitoes

There’s so much to love about the summer season, the number one benefit of course being all the time we get to spend outdoors. After months of being cooped up during the winter we’re ready for gardening, hiking, grilling, swimming, and attending all of the great outdoor concerts and festivals. Of course when our summer
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Top 5 Plants to Repel Summer Insects

Top 5 Plants to Repel Summer Insects Each summer, after the first few big rainfalls, our local garden centers are inundated with requests for plants that repel mosquitoes. Here are some plants that are rumored to repel these pesky buggers.   1.) Citronella Plant, AKA Scented Geranium These give off an oily fragrance that has
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Keep Plants Hydrated in Summer Heat

Alsip Green Team Advice by David

What’s the Secret to Hydrated and Happy Plants in Summer Heat? Watering your flowering baskets, planters, flowerbeds, and even your lawn everyday is essential, especially now in the heat of summer. But what happens when life just gets too busy and you forget to water? Is there a way to avoid having to water as
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