Gardening

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Hot, Dry Weather Taking Toll On Grass, Plants, Gardens

The hot, dry weather is certainly a change from earlier this summer when it seemed like the rain would never end, but the problem now is, plants and crops are starting to suffer.

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Gardening Expert Issues Warning About Downy Mildew

If you held off on planting for the summer last weekend because of the frost advisory, there’s something else you need to watch out for when you do plant.

05/28/2015

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Frost Advisory & Freeze Warning In Effect For Start Of Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend normally signifies the unofficial start of summer. So, it only makes sense that a frost advisory and freeze warning will be in effect tonight.

05/22/2015

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Garden Expert Explains Importance Of USDA Plant Zone Guide

The last two winters have been really hard on our plants and gardens, and the harsh cold has come as a shock to many of the items we like to have traditionally grown in southwestern Pennsylvania.

05/20/2015

Tulips, Flowers, Spring Garden, Planting, Flowers

5 Spring Bulbs To Plant In Your Garden Now

Most planting is done earlier, but you can still find lots of hearty bulbs that are perfect for planting in the spring.

05/04/2015

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How To Keep The Pests Away From Your Garden

Any gardener worth his or her salt can tell you which critters do the most damage.

05/16/2014

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Expert Shares Tips For Boosting Your Spring Garden

Unusually cold temperatures took a toll on our plants.

05/02/2014

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Grow Your Own Spring Herb Garden

Indoors or outdoors, there are many ways to grow your own fresh herbs. Take advantage of the early Spring weather and start planting your garden today.

04/27/2014

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Students Learn Garden Through “Green Up To Grow Up” Program

The heat and humidity didn’t stop some kids from working out in the garden today. The children took part in an event to promote healthy eating and exercise.

07/16/2013

Summer Garden

Tips for Preparing Your Vegetable Garden This Summer

Are you considering growing your own vegetables to save money and eat healthier? Growing a garden takes some advanced planning, as well as a great deal of time, patience and effort. Utilize these 10 helpful tips to prepare your garden and make it flourish.

05/13/2013

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Does It Really Do That? Pocket Hose

We’ve enjoyed some warmer weather recently, and all the garden stores and greenhouses are filling up with plants.

04/29/2013

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Composting 101: How To Avoid Gnats & Rats

Despite its green reputation, is composting more costly than it’s worth?

04/03/2013

Have Your Black & Gold Garden Featured In New Book

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s “Garden Guru” Doug Oster is looking for people with black and gold themed gardens for his new book. “The Steel City Garden: Creating A One Of A Kind Garden In Black And Gold”.

03/14/2013

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“Awesome Pittsburgh” Helping To Support Entrepreneurial Ventures

Dana Launius and Maria Graziani are co-owners of Healcrest Urban Farm in Garfield. Organic herbs and fruit from the site of a long abandoned strip mine are blended in their herbal tea.

01/31/2013

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10 Tips To Winterize Your Lawn And Garden

Autumn days may be full of falling leaves and crisp weather, but it is also a time to prep your lawn for winter.

11/01/2012

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