Category Archives: Landscaping and Gardening

5 Common Myths about Tree Pruning

by Candice Hubbard There are several reasons why a tree may require pruning, and don’t confuse pruning with the sometimes brutal practice of tree lopping: –  Because it is growing too high. –  To rid the tree of diseased branches or … Continue reading

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Summer Gardening Tips

As in almost any area,  gardening is subject to fads and fashions. But when you’re busy, it might be an afterthought to keep up with trends. But luckily, some of the gardening trends for the upcoming year are perfect for … Continue reading

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Great Gardening Ideas: Mulching

by Maya Pugh The main purpose of mulching is to keep the nutrients and moisture in the soil that is needed by the plant. In this effect, worms and good microbes help in aiding the healthy growth of the plant. So … Continue reading

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Creating A Pollinator-Friendly Habitat At Your Cabin

Pollinators such as bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, bats and beetles play an important role in producing healthy plants and food for people and wildlife. Without pollinators feeding on nectar and moving pollen from one flower to the next, most plants would … Continue reading

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Color Blooms All Season Long

Here is a list of the best wildflowers to cultivate in your garden, allowing for colorful displays of nature all spring and summer long… Black-eyed Susan. A biennial, self-sowing plant, it abundantly multiplies. They are super tough, and will bloom … Continue reading

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Butterfly Gardens

Native Plants Nurture Native Butterflies by Jennifer L. Baker Who doesn’t love the look of big, billowy butterflies floating from flower to flower in our perennial gardens?  Butterflies are glamorous and we feel honored when they grace our yards with their beauty.  … Continue reading

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Get ready for outdoor entertaining at the cabin.

As temperatures warm, many of us can’t wait to get outside and rediscover the joys of our outdoor spaces. One of the best ways to ensure the enjoyment of your space all season long is with some spring cleaning and … Continue reading

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Seven strategies for a clean beach today and a healthy lake forever!

Weeds, muck and algae problems are dramatically getting worse on lakes everywhere. If you’ve had to trade in your valuable “”lake time” and replace it with frustrating “lake shore clean-up time” or maybe you’ve even given up and given in … Continue reading

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Eating Healthy and Organic

Invest in family-healthy diets by growing half your plate Healthy eating is defined in many different ways, but the United States Department of Agriculture replaced the former Food Pyramid with MyPlate – creating an easy visual for everyone to enjoy … Continue reading

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Container Gardens

So many garage sales, so little time! The spring and summer months are filled with fabulous auctions, yard sales, and garage-cleaning weekends. As you’re exploring cabin country, take a closer look at the piles of containers that are available and … Continue reading

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