In the Landscape: Fall is Finally Here, What Now?

After a cooler than usual August in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana, we just endured several record days of heat for September and it was also one of the driest Septembers on record.  Now we’ve cooled off a little (finally!) to more “normal” temperatures for this time of year. What does this mean for your lawn
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4 Ways to Avoid Raking Leaves

Falling autumn tree leaves in the air

If you’re like the majority of homeowners, as soon as leaves start to change color, all you can think about is the daunting, mundane, difficult task of raking up all those [beautiful] leaves and hauling them to the curb for disposal. (If only they would just stay on the trees, where we can enjoy them!!)
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Announcing: Humane Indiana to Open New South Shelter within St. John Alsip Home & Nursery

With much excitement, Alsip Home & Nursery is happy to announce a partnership with the Humane Society Calumet Area. Alsip will be opening its doors on October 1st to welcome newly named Humane Indiana to share the garden center’s space for their new South Shelter. Run as a separate entity from Alsip Home & Nursery,
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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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Thank You For Your June Donations!

St. John | Planting Possibilities – Munster, Indiana www.plantingpossibilities.org Through donations at the check-out registers in our St. John location, we were able to raise over $830 for this organization! St. John patrons have the opportunity to help raise funds for Planting Possibilities,  a tax-exempt not-for-profit organization with the mission to provide employment, job skills
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Give Grafted Tomatoes a Try This Season!

So What is Grafting Anyway? You may have heard lately about grafted tomato plants and you have begun to wonder what this means and why they might cost a little bit more than “standard” tomato plants. No, it’s not a weird GMO thing that we do to the plants. Basically, grafting is a centuries-old process
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