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Fall Gardening Tips & Tricks

It’s fall, and that means falling leaves, plants heading into dormancy, and the opportunity to fill out your garden. Refresh your autumn gardening knowledge with our Fall Care Tips!

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Summer Gardening Tips & Tricks

Download our guide to learn all the tips and tricks about summer garden maintenance!

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How to Care for Your Garden This Spring

Spring is in the air! Read the latest tips and tricks for prepping your garden for the growing season.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Winter Garden Care

The temps are dropping, and there’s no shortage of snow. What does that mean for your garden? Is it time to do a little maintenance, or is it best to leave it be? From pruning and snow management to garden repair and invasive control, our winter care tips PDF has the straightforward advice you need …

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When should you plant native plants? Right now! Get your hands dirty this Fall planting these 5 native plants!

Fall is the best time to plant native plants. Here are 5 that we love and recommend for your gardens this Fall.

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Online Native Plant Center Helps Bay Residents Help the Bay

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Help Shape the New Native Plant Center

Calling Landscapers, Gardeners, Tree Experts and General Plant People The Native Plant Center (http://nativeplantcenter.net/) is about to get an overhaul- new design, updated data, and improved features. The site is a web version of the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s popular Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping and lets users search for native plants …

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Growing Native Gardens & Why They Matter

Few things get me as excited as conservation landscaping. It wasn’t always this way, but as I learned more and more about the importance of native plants in the environment, I became to appreciate and value them. Yellow coneflower and Joe-Pye weed (purple) and butterfly weed (orange) in the distance.There is something about natives that fascinates me. …

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Property Value Flourishes with Native Landscaping Practices

There is a comfort in knowing a neighborhood provides you with not only a unique experience, but a rewarding lifestyle. Richmond neighborhoods are becoming known for their tight-knit community bonds inspired by environmental landscaping programs. The Chesapeake RiverWise Communities program, sponsored by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay focuses its attention on providing feasible landscape …

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5 Amazing Native Plants Blooming in May

There’s no doubt we love native species at the Alliance. They’re usually easy to take care of, prove to be unique resources to humans and wildlife, and are always beautiful. With spring up and running, we want to make sure to notice and appreciate some of the beautiful blooming native flowers. See if you can …

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