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A Guide for Servicing Your Chainsaw

Chainsaws provide many years of service for very little upkeep. Taking the time to service your chainsaw will help ensure that your equipment will not let you down. For safety reasons, make sure you only service your chainsaw when it is fully cooled, with the spark plug disconnected. If you are working with an electric chainsaw make sure it is unplugged first of all. You should also wear gloves and protection for your eyes.

Catch a Leprechaun in Your Garden

There is no mention to be found of female leprechauns in traditional Irish legend, so as to how they came to be .. your guess is as good as mine.

Lifes a Beach--A Shore Theme in your Outdoor Space

Twentieth century American architect Phillip Johnson once said, "I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?" Mr. Johnson evidently didn't how to relax, but as another summer is slipping away, you can. Did you visit the beach this year? Do you wish you had? Either way, you can create a seaside feel in your outdoor space and enjoy memories of the shore at home! Here are some quick tips.



Kirengeshoma palmata

Kirengeshoma palmata

Fuchsia procumbens

Fuchsia (named after Leonhard Fuchs, a 16th century German botanist) is a genus of over 100 species of shrubs and small trees. Although there are four New Zealand native species (colensoi, excorticata, perscandens and procumbens) and one from Tahiti, the vast bulk of the genus occurs in Central and South America.

Gallica Roses

Gallica roses are a case in point. While the popularity of Old Roses waxes and wanes as each new generation discovers them and then seeks something new, the best of them carry on regardless.Rosa gallica, also known as the French Rose or Provins Rose, is a species that grows wild from southern and central Europe to the Caucasus. Because it readily produces sports, has a tendency towards double flowers, and may have hybridised naturally with other species, it is likely that the earliest European garden roses were forms of Rosa gallica.

Tuberous Begonias

If you appreciate plants that have no hesitation in boldly stating their presence with huge, almost artificially perfect flowers, then tuberous begonias are for you. While some may find them rather too overstated, downright brazen even, if you like colour, and plenty of it, with subtlety an option rather than compulsory, then look no further.

Growing Palms

Everybody recognises palm trees, they are the universal symbol for the tropics but many are hardy enough for our temperate climate gardens. Until recently New Zealand gardeners have had only a very limited range of palms to choose from. In the last five years the range has grown enormously as nurseries have been encouraged by gardeners eager to experiment.


Think of cyclamen and the chances are that Mothers Day immediately comes to mind, which is something of a pity. Now don't misinterpret me, there's nothing wrong with mothers or with having a day for them, but it does seem a little unfortunate when such beautiful, adaptable and useful plants become so commercialised that there's difficulty escaping that association.

Edgeworthia Chrysantha

Although it is a member of the Thymelaeaceae, the family that includes the daphnes, it would be hard to imagine a plant less like a daphne at first glance. However, if you are familiar with the deciduous Daphne genkwa, there is some hint of resemblance there.

Delavays Blueberry (Vaccinium delavayi)

Whether we know it or not, most of us are familiar with the genus Vaccinium as it has among its members several current or potential commercial crops, such as blueberry, cranberry, bilberry and huckleberry. Vaccinium delavayi, however, is strictly ornamental and very unlikely to be our next export success.

The Protea Family (Proteaceae)

The protea family (Proteaceae) includes a wide range of ground covers, trees and shrubs that often make superb garden plants. While some of the species are frost-tender, they are in all other respects remarkably resilient plants that often thrive in situations where others would rapidly succumb. Poor soils and hot dry positions that scarcely seem capable of supporting life are often ideal for Proteaceae. If any plants could be said to thrive on neglect the proteas can.


Viburnums are related to the honeysuckles, so it should come as no surprise that many of them have fragrant flowers. But that's not all they have in their favour. No, this genus includes plants for all seasons and all reasons; foliage, flower, autumn colour, scent, groundcover, shrub or small tree, evergreen or deciduous, it's all there among the 120-odd species and the many hybrids and cultivars. Indeed, they're so variable that it would be quite possible to have an interesting garden of viburnums alone.

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Summer brings on its own unique set of gardening questions. I've chosen several that keep coming up in my life and I'll provide you the answers I give.

ALLISON WATKINS: June a busier month than usual this year for gardeners  Standard-Times

June is usually the month when landscaping and gardening tasks slow down and gardeners just focus on surviving the summer, but this year is different.

Why did we lose so many trees during recent storms? Tree and soil health could be a reason  Dallas News

There's been lots of tree damage in North Texas after recent storms, as you know. For cleanup work not yet finished or for the next event, here are...

Learn about sedge gardens at Wild Ones tour June 22  Chicago Daily Herald

On Saturday, June 22, join the Northern Kane County Chapter of Wild Ones for a tour of the sedge garden at Midwest Natural Gardens in St. Charles. Founding ...

Watch out for these poisonous plants when outdoors  Sandusky Register

If you get a bad rash or high fever, see a doctor. With June being Safety Awareness month, we continue our safety blog series with an article about poisonous ...

Recent record-breaking rain causing issues for gardening centers, landscaping businesses  WSBT-TV

Wednesday was a dry evening for us, but the rain is going to move back in overnight. We've seen about 10 inches of rain in the past 33 days. That breaks an ...

Veterans learn agriculture and landscaping skills with Operation Eco Vets  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

For many veterans the transition from military to civilian life can be difficult, especially when it comes to finding a new career. The organization Operation Eco ...

Obituary: David Bishop (6/26/19)  Spencer Daily Reporter

David Leroy Bishop was born on June 23, 1946 to Lonnie and Beulah Bishop in Spencer where he spent his early years. David enlisted into the Navy in 1967 ...

BCI inmates lend a hand landscaping | News, Sports, Jobs  Martins Ferry Times Leader

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Inmates from Belmont Correctional Institution were hard at work last week preparing St. Clairsville's community garden for planting this y.

Low-Maintenance Landscaping Ideas for Your Yard  Zing! Blog by Quicken Loans

If you struggle to find the time, or simply dislike doing yard work, here are some low-maintenance landscaping ideas for your yard.

Global Landscaping and Gardening Services Market 2019 Overview by: BrightView Landscapes, Chapel Valley, Davey Tree Expert, FA Bartlett Tree Expert  BunBury Mail News

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Dan's Garden: Herb garden  KFYR-TV

This week, Dan Cashman from Cashman Nursery and Landscaping show us how to grow herbs. It's a nice peaceful day here in the garden with all the plants ...

July gardening seminars in San Angelo focus on conservation  Standard-Times

Everything is greener thanks to all the rainfall. However, all the moisture will bring different challenges for plants in the landscape and gardens.

6 Questions About Tetanus Shots, Answered  Mental Floss

A puncture wound from working in bacteria-infested soil can have you wondering whether you need a tetanus shot. You probably do.

10 Main Line Garden Stores and Nurseries  Mainline Today

Transform your outdoor living spaces this season with help from these shops.

AgriLife Extension, Concho Valley Master Gardeners fall symposium set Sept. 7 | AgriLife  AgriLife Today

AgriLife Extension *Service* and Concho Valley Master Gardeners have announced their Fall Landscaping Symposium will be Sept. 7. Registration is now open.

4 Ways to Grow a Green Lawn Without Using Harsh Chemicals  Real Simple

A fortunate few are able to sense exactly what lawn care tips their green spaces need to maintain their vibrancy; others need to rely on guides, tips,

Teaching out of the box  Hollister Free Lance

Chris Evans has teaching in his blood. His father was a teacher, his brother was a teacher, so it was fitting Evans would find his way into the profession as well.

Find gardening inspiration and perhaps a landscape designer at 2019 ANLD Designers' Tour: The Pecks  OregonLive

In its 14th year, the ANLD Designers' Tour exceeds expectations, providing access to beautiful gardens large and small.

Flower bed flooded? Gardening experts say it's not too late for summer plants  KOKH FOX25

They say April showers bring May flowers, but May flooding has washed many Oklahomans gardens away. About one inch of rain every week is what most ...

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Renovating the Garden at Frogmore Cottage for Baby Archie Harrison

Earlier this year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's plans for their new home, Frogmore Cottage, were revealed—including things like a brand new "floating ...

You're invited to experience Nature at the Arboretum this Saturday - Picayune Item  Picayune Item

By Patricia R. Drackett Director, The Crosby Arboretum, Mississippi State University Assistant Extension Professor of Landscape Architecture. Several excellent ...

EDDIE SEAGLE: Using digital devices in your landscaping  Moultrie Observer

It's June-time which means school's out for the summer and the seasonal heat and drought are here. We need some rain and hopefully we will get some soon.

Native Plants: Gardening Guide  The Corvallis Advocate

With garden season upon us, it's nice to incorporate some local foliage into the mix. Walking the streets of Corvallis is quite the treat right now, with many ...

Landscaping and Gardening Services Market 2019 – Yellowstone Landscape, Weed Man USA, US Lawns, TruGreen, ScottsMiracle-Gro

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Best of Teller 2019: Shopping | Pikes Peak Courier  Colorado Springs Gazette

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‘I like gardening’: Pasco youngsters become mini farmers and chefs at summer camp  Tampa Bay Times

Local youngsters hone their green thumbs at Farm-to-Table camp offered by the Pasco County Extension and University of Florida's Institute of Food and ...

Tiny gardens: Making the most of your customer's space  Total Landscape Care

In the past, it was a common occurrence to have customers who wanted the biggest and most impressive lawns around. While it's still true that they want their ...

June 13 – MSU Extension Class on Native Landscaping in Sylvan Lake  Oakland County 115 News

This workshop is intended for those with little to no experience gardening with native plants. Learn how to design a garden with native wildflowers and plants ...

Landscaping Services: Procurement Research, Market Intelligence, Supply Market Forecasts, Cost Drivers, Trends, Category Management Insights Now Available from SpendEdge  Business Wire

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CSM campuses lauded for green practices | Spotlight

The College of Southern Maryland has been recognized for its commitment to green practices with a 2019 EcoLeadership Award.

8 businesses you can launch for $5,000 or less  Ladders

Looking for business ideas you can start for $5000 or less? Easy peasy! Here are eight small business opportunities to get you started.

These landscape and gardening 'know it alls' are at your service with free advice  The Tennessean

I love finding a real life "know it all." Someone to call, especially when I want information on gardening, landscaping or household pests. The University of ...

Tour spotlights colorful gardens  Mount Airy News

Garden tours are, at their heart, pure aspirational escapism, allowing folks the opportunity to see beautiful grounds they might not otherwise have the chance…

Stunning Center Twp. property part of garden tour  The Times

The home of John and Chris Sebroski is one of five showcased on Garden Art, the 23rd annual garden tour hosted by Beaver Area Memorial Library on June 22.

Global Potting Soil Market 2019 – Compo, Sun Gro, Klasmann-Deilmann, Florentaise, ASB Greenworld, FoxFarm, Lambert  Industry News Updates 24

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Garden Tillers Market to be Worth $1.5 billion by 2024 |Global Industry Analysis, Market Research Report |  EIN News

The garden tillers market is likely to grow at a CAGR of approximately 5% during 2018–2024.

Growing Demand of Landscaping and Gardening Services Market Globally Illuminated by New industrial Report 2019-2025: BrightView Landscapes  News Stock Exchange

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Here Are The Best Events Happening At Peel's Cultural Hub In July

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Clemson's 'Making It Grow' garners pair of prestigious awards  Clemson Newsstand

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Former ANZ NZ boss's luxury home cost $NZ100k a year to maintain, insiders say  Sydney Morning Herald

Maintaining the luxury Auckland home of former ANZ New Zealand boss David Hisco topped $NZ100,000 ($95,000) a year, driven by gas expenses to heat an ...

A good time to start gardening and landscaping is coming sooner than you think  WKBW-TV

It seems like we've rarely seen the sun this spring season, and the cool temperatures have been discouraging for folks who enjoy gardening and landscaping.

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Best apps for gardening and yard work for spring 2019  CNET

Use these gardening and landscaping apps to keep your lawn healthy, figure out the right stuff to plant and get alerts so your hard work doesn't go to waste.

Landscaping, lawns, and their potential in an age of climate change  Curbed

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Building a career for the love of greenery  Times of India

Education News: Landscape gardening is becoming popular due to the rising need for maintaining a healthy environment.

Master Gardener: A trend toward growing edible landscaping  Fremont News Messenger

There is a growing trend in gardening that allows people to both beautify their homes and grow delicious, healthy foods.

Gardening, landscaping timelines delayed due to cold streak - WISC-TV3

Many people are tapping their toes with spring fever, waiting for this cold spell to end.

Landscaping your garden could increase your property value by 77%

Homeowners who invest in landscaping their garden could see their property value increase by 77 per cent, new research from Post Office Money has revealed.

Tropical Gardening: Include edibles in your landscaping  Hawaii Tribune-Herald (subscription)

By NORMAN BEZONA University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources | Sunday, March 31, 2019, 12:05 a.m.. Share this story.

13 Best Free Landscape Design Software Tools in 2019  G2

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Award winning azaleas? Oklahoma City hosting contest for water-smart landscaping  KFOR Oklahoma City

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Landscapers give gardening tips at annual Home & Garden Show  Canton Repository

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4 Your Garden: Tulip Talk with Linda Vater  KFOR Oklahoma City

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Florida-Friendly Landscaping & Gardening Tips from the Masters  Central Florida Ag News

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10 Best Landscaping Gloves Reviewed and Rated in 2019  Environmental Design and Construction

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Gardening: Selecting vines for landscaping | Columnists  Charleston Post Courier

Vines offer a wide variety of uses in the landscape. They may be used as a ground cover or a fast-growing screen on fences or walls.

Gardening and Landscaping for Bird Lovers  Arizona Daily Star

If you love to watch birds and want to see them in your yard, feeders are one way to attract them, but certainly not the only way. How you landscape.

Keith Williams Palm Beach Landscape Design Ideas - Secret Garden House Inspiration

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Landscaping with Juniper: Maintain and Prune This Hearty Conifer – Organic Gardening  Mother Earth News

Juniper is a hearty, beautiful coniferous plant commonly used in landscaping. While it has many benefits, it requires a certain level of maintenance. This article ...

Gardening events: Begonias, orchids and rare puya blooms, plus tours of water-wise yards  Los Angeles Times

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On Gardening: Going through your landscaping priorities  Santa Cruz Sentinel

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Where you should (and shouldn’t) spend your landscaping money  Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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Landscaping with Moss Adds to Your Garden  Southeast AgNet

It's time to dress up your garden. Cathy Isom has good tips for you about landscaping with moss. That's coming up on This Land of Ours. If you.

Garden for the Planet - Horticulture style of landscaping – January 2019  Sonoma County Gazette

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Landscaping for the Not-So-Green Thumb  The New York Times

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Four overwhelming issues gardeners are facing in North Texas landscaping  Fort Worth Star-Telegram

I've covered each of them here before, but they keep coming up, and each is a serious concern. Here are four overwhelming issues gardeners are facing in ...

I’m Done Mowing My Lawn  The New York Times

A manicured swath of grass may be the ultimate symbol of suburbia, but perhaps it shouldn't be.

11th annual garden and landscaping expo opens gardening season  Gillette News Record

Meredith Hoggatt took over as horticulture program coordinator for the Campbell County Extension Office about a month ago.

This Is the Secret to Planning the Yard of Your Dreams  Real Simple

Dreaming of high-end landscape design ideas and luxurious outdoor spaces is one thing—making these landscaping ideas happen is another. Even with a.

12 Best Tips for Landscaping Around Trees

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Landscaping and Gardening Trends of 2018  Central Florida Ag News

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Reap benefits of edible landscaping | Home And Garden  Victoria Advocate

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20 Small Backyards Ideas and Decorating Tips - Simple Landscaping Plans for Small Yards

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Monrovia shares its 2019 garden trend predictions  Total Landscape Care

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Kaiser Permanente to eliminate all Northern California landscaping staff  North Bay Business Journal

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The clever $15 tool that gardening pros say is a must for your home garden  MarketWatch

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TAP uses monarch migration season to grow pollinator garden, landscaping know-how  Tulsa World

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7 Gorgeous Gardening Trends to Try This Summer News

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Spruce up your yard this spring with these landscaping tips  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – Spring is finally here, and with the promise of warm weather, people are ready to spruce up their homes; and you don't want to neglect the yard.

Kaiser Permanente, union, reach agreement to keep landscaping jobs  North Bay Business Journal

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Ina Garten Just Gave Us Endless Spring Gardening Inspiration with This Easy Landscaping Tip  PureWow

She knows her way around a roast chicken, but who knew Ina Garten had a green thumb, too? She just shared a gardening tip that's making us feel inspired.

Library landscaping finally arrives | News  Ottumwacourier

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Sustainable landscapes, gardening focus of Tucson expo  Arizona Daily Star

Adopting sustainable practices in home landscaping and gardening will be at the forefront of the second annual Sustainable Landscapes Expo on March 23.

Here’s your checklist for spring cleaning your garden  The Denver Post

A checklist of chores, important rules to follow and ways to make a pollinator-friendly garden.

‘Goatscaping’ is a thing. Tudor Place in Georgetown uses farm animals for gardening.  Washington Post

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2019 Landscaping industry trends to watch  Total Landscape Care

We spoke to some landscapers about these possible trends and their outlook on the future, and all of them agreed the future is looking bright. “The economy is ...

Get ready: Early spring landscaping tips  Northwest Herald

During the cold months of winter, many people stare longingly out of the window dreaming of spring and time spent outdoors. For those with green thumbs, ...

Two acres of garden and home ideas opening in Arts District  Los Angeles Times

Rolling Greens' new flagship contains greenhouses, plants, vintage pieces and an outdoor kitchen. This weekend's opening features DIY classes that are open ...

This year's garden is getting off to a late start  Press Herald

The gardening season started late this year. Maine gardening tradition says peas should be planted by Patriots Day so they are ready for Maine's classic Fourth ...

Edible Landscapes Are Un-Lawning America  Civil Eats

These 12 businesses are among many nationwide ready to turn sterile, water- and chemical-intensive lawns into food forests.

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