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  1. Now's the time to seed your lawn, fix damage

    Any bare spot in the lawn larger than 4 inches in diameter should be reseeded before weeds have a chance to sprout. The good news is now is the best time do the job. And this is also the perfect time to aerate the lawn.

  2. Inspect your trees for their danger potential

    One of the great charms of older neighborhoods is the stately centennial trees that line the streets. But aging trees can become hazards if they are not cared for.

  3. 2014 hasn't been the year for great tomato growing

    Weather-wise, this has been another summer for the books. Great for planting and growing trees, flowers and shrubs, but when it comes to growing great tomatoes or hot peppers, not so much.

  4. Spruce trees under siege in lower Michigan

    'What's wrong with my blue spruce?' is the lament of homeowners throughout Michigan. The U.S. Forest Service Christmas Tree Pest Manual lists 20 pest problems, and that's just for starters.

  5. Hydrangeas dazzle and look great dried

    Hydrangeas continue to be the darlings of the garden world, and mine are putting on a grand show right now. Happily, the cool weather has extended the life of the blossoms.

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