Recent Blog Posts

Call a copper to save your outdoor potted plants from hungry slugs this season. Just wrap thin copper wire once around your pot, secure it by twisting the ends with pliers, and your slug problem should disappear. How's it work?

Planting Pointers

  When working on top of prepared soil, kneel on a piece of plywood to distribute your weight. Whatever you decide to plant, do all you can by reaching into your freshly prepared garden beds rather than flattening the soil with your sturdily clad feet.

Deck Check

Is your deck ready for friends, family and barbecues or are there loose boards with nails popping up? Do a deck check and, if it's the latter, a little TLC will keep it from looking like a wreck. This time of year cleaning and re-sealing is good but don't stop there.

Don't Just Ditch the Tree

The relatives are gone, the kids are back in school, and the Christmas tree has shed its last needle. Yes, it's the end of the holiday season and time to say good-bye to your once live and beautiful tree. But don't just throw it on the trash heap (or into your neighbor's yard at 3 am).