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Caring for Christmas Cactus

Caring for Christmas Cactus

Also known as Zygo Cactus, Christmas cactus is actually a succulent.  Much like, poinsettias these beautifully blooming plants provide a welcomed addition to holiday decorating opportunities. Bloom time on Christmas cactus can vary greatly depending upon the variety as well...

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Caring for Poinsettias

Caring for Poinsettias

Bright and colorful, poinsettias are nearly synonymous with the Christmas season. The familiar red leaves have been joined by even flashier colors and provide a wealth of opportunities for holiday decorating Poinsettias do require some care and maintenance throughout the...

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How to Grow Amaryllis Bulbs

How to Grow Amaryllis Bulbs

Amaryllis bulbs and flowers are a staple of the upcoming holiday season. They are easy to pot and grow and generally take about 5-8 weeks to bloom from a bulb. A little preparation now will yield a beautiful blooming amaryllis for the holidays.

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Fall Fertilizing & Lawn Care

Fall Fertilizing & Lawn Care

Most lawn experts agree; if you fertilize your lawn only once a year, do it in the fall. Grass grows much slower as the weather turns cool, but the grass roots continue to grow quickly. A fall application of fertilizer delivers essential nutrients for the grass to grow deeper roots now and to keep nutrients on reserve for a healthy start next spring.

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Time for Houseplants & Tropicals to Come Inside

Time for Houseplants & Tropicals to Come Inside

Did some of your houseplants enjoy a summer vacation outdoors this season?  If so, now is the time to think about bringing them back indoors.  We’ve compiled a few tips and suggestions for bringing houseplants and/or tropical plants indoors for...

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What To Do In The Fall Garden

What To Do In The Fall Garden

Plant Fall is a great time to add trees, shrubs, and perennials to the garden. Cooler air temperatures combined with warm soil from the summer months will allow newly installed plant roots to grow and expand before the ground freezes...

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Summer Garden Checklist

Summer Garden Checklist

With summer in full swing, we at Decker’s wanted to share a few timely tips and techniques to keep your garden looking great and enhancing your enjoyment of the garden that you have taken the time to create.

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Drought damage. How it affects your trees and what you can do to prevent it.

Drought damage. How it affects your trees and what you can do to prevent it.

As I made my rounds this spring, I noticed a trend that we should all be paying attention to.

There have been 3 seasons in the past 4 years when precipitation was way below normal or tolerable levels. Summer is probably the most demanding season on newly planted trees and shrubs. A mature Oak tree can transpire 100’s of gallons of moisture into the atmosphere. All woody plants transpire moisture more during summer months.

Here are some tips to recognize potential drought damage and what you can do to prevent - or reverse - that damage.

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Fertilizer 101

Fertilizer 101

Knowing how and when to apply fertilizer is as crucial to vigorous plant growth as knowing the plants attributes. In the interest of growing healthy plants, we've compiled a brief introduction to the why, what, how, and when to apply fertilizers to your garden.
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