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Father’s Day Cookout Guide: Recipes and How to Properly Clean your Grates

June 13, 2019

01How to Clean your Grill Grates02Best Barbeque Recipes03Homemade BBQ Sauce04Barbeque Chicken Kebabs05Homemade Barbeque Burgers06Honey and Ginger Grilled Salmon07Grilled Vegetables The warm summer sun is on the horizon, and you know what that means — backyard barbeque season is here! And what better way to kick off the summer than during a celebration of our favorite…

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Fight the Bite: How to Repel Mosquitoes

June 4, 2019

01Stagnant Water02Plants that Repel Mosquitoes03Citronella Candles04Mosquito Repellent Products05Mosquito Bites and Disease With summer upon us, we’ll soon be spending a lot more of our free time enjoying the great outdoors. Whether it’s barbequing with a beer in hand, enjoying evenings on the patio, swimming at the lake, or hiking our favorite trails, we want to…

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Attracting Hummingbirds

May 28, 2019

01The Best Hummingbird Plants02Find a Red Hummingbird Feeder 03Attracting Hummingbirds with Clear Nectar Enjoying an afternoon on the patio watching colorful hummingbirds whiz past sounds pretty nice, doesn’t it? There’s something oddly entertaining and awe-inspiring about these tiny little birds that flit around so quickly, with their wings flapping faster than our eyes can see.…

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Protect Your New Plantings from Deer, Rabbits and Pest Damage

May 21, 2019

01Prevent Deer from Eating Plants02Protect Plants from Rabbits and Other Rodents03Invasive Insects: Repel Pests Naturally04Insect Repellents Available Here at Alsip We’re all eager with anticipation this time of year as we begin to plant our new seedlings into the ground, but nothing puts a damper on your gardening groove quite like pest damage. Our gardens…

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Pool Opening Tips

May 15, 2019

01Pool Opening Chemicals and Other Necessary Supplies02Beginning Pool Maintenance Is there anything more blissful than a lazy afternoon around the pool, sipping drinks and soaking up the sun? Sounds pretty spectacular. Of course, a little effort is required to get your pool up and running at the start of the season, so don’t dive in…

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Hanging Basket Care

May 6, 2019

01Watering Basket Plants02Fertilizing with Jack’s Classic Petunia FeED03Maintaining Plants in Hanging Baskets04Best Flowering Annuals for Hanging Baskets Nothing brightens up the patio like a collection of hanging basket full of vibrant annual blossoms and cascading foliage. They’re perfect for trying out exotic new varieties of flowers and playing around with different color schemes. While the…

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Container Garden Trends and New Annual Varieties

May 1, 2019

01Edible Container Gardening02Succulents03Color of the Year04Top Trending Annuals of 2019 Edible Container Gardening While edible gardens aren’t exactly new per se, the methods we use have changed a lot over time. Now we’re seeing way more people growing edibles in containers instead of in a garden bed! It’s a great option if you don’t have…

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The Benefit of Trees for Your Home’s Value

April 23, 2019

01The Value of Trees in Home Landscaping02Best Trees for Front Yard Privacy03Best Trees for Backyard Shade Trees of all sizes and colors are welcome additions to any neighborhood. Their natural beauty is unquestionable, and their profound impact on the environment makes them a good investment for our future, by filtering out toxins and churning out…

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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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