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Fertilizing Tips for the Fall

September 24, 2018 by npgadmin

                        The question we get a lot at this time of the year is about putting on a fall fertilizer. Most websites are going to say that we have til November to put on fall fertilizer. As this may be the case in the […]

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Keeping a Clean Pond

March 15, 2018 by npgadmin

Most water gardeners are aware of the importance that good quality water plays in a pond habitat.  Not knowing how to get or keep high water quality can prove challenging to some pond owners.  Follow our 7 tips below to help keep your pond water clean! 1. Maintain a healthy fish population If you have […]

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Perfect Gifts for Those Who Love to Grill

March 15, 2018 by npgadmin

If you are sitting here reading this, you are obviously wondering what to get for that person who loves to grill. Whether or not they are a grilling enthusiast, something for the grill is always a great idea. It encourages them to get outside, learn a new skill, and perhaps develop a passion for one […]

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Gardening for the Time Starved

February 22, 2018 by npgadmin

As much as we are lovers of plants and flowers spending most of our time at work in the peak gardening months means that our gardens at home need to be pretty low maintenance and self sufficient.  We have learned over the years what does and does not thrive in this environment.  So what are our […]

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Deer Resistant Shurbs

February 22, 2018 by npgadmin

It wasn’t long after I began working in retail garden centers that I learned never to call a plant “deer proof”.  It seemed as though the deer were always out to contradict me, plants that I had long believed to not be bothered by deer were being destroyed in everyone else’s landscapes.  I have, over […]

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Color Your Garden Purple in 2018

February 22, 2018 by npgadmin

They say that “purple is the new neutral” and its true–this color has a way of naturally complementing anything you pair it with. Yellows and oranges provide acute contrast to make purples pop, while pink and blue pairings provide a smooth, harmonious look across the grouping. It’s just a matter of taste how you like […]

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Why Buy a Scag Mower

February 1, 2018 by npgadmin

If you are in the market for a commercial mower, you have probably discovered that there are countless choices available. So…what makes Scag “Simply the Best”?   Since 1983, Scag Power Equipment, a division of Metalcraft of Mayville, has been producing heavy-duty, commercial mowers. This gives them the experience needed to know what really works, […]

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Starting from Seed

February 1, 2018 by npgadmin

There are few things more magical or rewarding than a seed that you have planted, growing, and then producing food.  As plant enthusiasts we have all experienced this but typically chose not to grow our plants this way.  Maybe it’s a lack of time, or space, or even those pesky deer that have gotten us […]

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Houseplant Care Tips

January 26, 2018 by npgadmin

Most of us have at least one houseplant that has come from a friend or relative that is a mainstay in our home.  If you are anything like myself it can sometimes be a struggle to keep them alive and looking healthy in the winter months.  We have put together a few things over the […]

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8 Activites to Beat Cabin Fever

January 26, 2018 by npgadmin

At some point or another we all get cabin fever and thinking about spring and our gardens helps us get out of it.  Winter will end soon but until then hopefully some of these ideas will help you get past your Cabin Fever.   Plan your garden – Start a Journal/Binder It’s always great to […]

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Bird To Do List: December – February

December 19, 2017 by npgadmin

Here are some tips to help you create your winter safe haven: Provide large quantities of food because in winter, small birds eat almost constantly during the day. Migrating songbirds need large amounts of food, too, but less often. Fill your feeders with high energy food. As it gets colder, especially at night, birds will […]

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Turn Your Backyard into a Winter Bird Feeding Destination

December 19, 2017 by npgadmin

You can help wild birds thrive through winter! Chilly weather means that food, water, and shelter become harder to find, while shorter days leave less time for birds to feed and replenish energy reserves for long, cold nights. The bugs that birds eat are scarce, while snow can cover up remaining food sources. We’ve assembled […]

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