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Easter Recipes

April 16, 2019

01Get the Party Started with These Easter Appetizer Recipes 02The Main Event: Easter Ham Recipes 03You’ll Go Back for Seconds with These Easter Side Dish Recipes 04Sweet Easter Dessert Recipes Easter is fast approaching, and it’s time to start planning the family feast. If you’re looking for a little inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of…

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Tree Planting Guide

April 8, 2019

01When to Plant a Tree02How to Prepare the Ground for Tree Planting03Tips for Tree Planting Planting a new tree in your yard might sound like a bit of a chore, but it’s actually kind of exciting. Think about it: this little sapling could grow into a mighty tree that lives for over a century. Watching…

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The Meaning of Easter Lilies and Other Seasonal Plants

April 1, 2019

01The Importance of Easter Lilies Nothing beats the feeling of excited anticipation as we wait for fresh spring flowers to emerge. Beautiful blossoms in every color of the rainbow bring forth an air of positivity and rejuvenation, instantly adding a spring to your step. It seems this season is appropriately named! Gifting flowers to family…

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Spring Clean Up

March 25, 2019

01How to Spring Clean Your Yard02Spring Garden Clean Up03Extra Tips for Backyard Cleaning Spending a weekend cleaning and decluttering the home is a common ritual in spring. Something about tossing old junk and clearing out open space feels so rejuvenating. While we often get caught up in tidying the insides of our homes, we may…

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Flea and Tick Treatments

March 21, 2019

The days are just barely getting longer and the weather a little warmer- SPRING IS ON ITS WAY! As we begin to daydream about spending more time outside, it’s important to remember that we aren’t the only ones who enjoy the spring weather. Insect populations – including FLEAS and TICKS – begin to flourish, which…

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Benefits of Silk Florals and Tips for DIY Arrangements

March 18, 2019

01Why Use Silk Flowers for Your DIY Bouquet02DIY Silk Bouquets03Taking Care of Your Silk Floral Arrangements Nothing gets us swooning quite like a bright new floral bouquet. It brings so much warmth and energy into a room, especially now as we’re nearing the end of winter and impatiently waiting for spring to arrive. Of course,…

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Crabgrass Prevention

March 11, 2019

01All-Natural Crabgrass Prevention Tips02When to Apply Crabgrass Preventer 03How to Kill Crabgrass in Late Summer Crabgrass might look harmless, but don’t be fooled, this invasive plant species isn’t a welcome guest to your backyard barbecue. Crabgrass is an annual weed that spreads quickly and doesn’t need roots to grow, so it can end up in…

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Plan a Mardi Gras Inspired Vegetable Garden

March 6, 2019

01Mardi Gras and Creole Cuisine 02Mardi Gras Vegetable Dishes 03Mardi Gras Vegetable Garden Ideas There’s no doubt that our favorite Creole cuisines are doubly delicious with the addition of garden-fresh vegetables from your own backyard. In the spirit of Mardi Gras we’ve compiled some vegetable garden ideas to help you serve the best jambalaya on…

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Pet Boredom Busters

February 25, 2019

It is nearing the end of winter in Chicagoland, which means everyone is getting a little bored and stir crazy being cooped up inside- including our pets. You might have noticed that Fido has been a little more destructive lately or getting into things that normally go untouched. Or maybe Fluffy has been clawing up…

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Outdoor Pruning

February 24, 2019

01What are the Benefits of Outdoor Care Pruning? 02Pruning Outdoor Plants 101 03Tips for Successful Shrub Pruning 04Pruning Outdoor Tomatoes 05How to Prune Herbs 06How & When to Prune Trees First-time plant pruners may be hesitant to cut away at their healthy plants, but trust us, it’s definitely advantageous. Frequent pruning helps our plants to thrive by cutting away the unnecessary stuff and letting the plant…

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