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National Pollinator Week June 18th – 24th, 2018!

Do you realize the impact humans are having on the Earth’s environment as we continue to build, build, and build without even bating an eyelash? It’s no secret that as the world continues to industrialize, more and more land has been converted into office buildings, amusement parks, and shopping malls. At what cost? Well, according to an article from The Guardian, Earth has lost about half of its wildlife over(…)

Protecting Your Garden From Cold Weather

Understand Plant Hardiness Zones and Frost Dates Spring is near and gardeners everywhere are itching to get their vegetables planted and ensure their existing perennials bloom. There is a sense of pride for growing the first tomato in the neighborhood. Before you get ahead of yourself, make sure you are aware of the USDA Plant Hardiness Zones and frost dates. USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: It’s essential to understand what plants are(…)

How to Make a Butterfly Garden

Learn how to create a butterfly garden with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Butterflies are a welcome sight of warmer weather. Their beautiful colors and patterns add a pop of color to any garden. Did you know you can actually cater your garden to the winged creatures? Making a butterfly garden is easy. You just need to know a little bit about butterflies and which plants to grow.(…)

Planting Deer-Resistant Plants

Keep deer out of the garden with deer-resistant plants and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. You work on planting your favorite flowers and plants, only to have some hungry deer ruin all your hard work. By planting deer-resistant plants, you can save your garden. The plants are unappetizing for the pesky creatures, meaning you can enjoy blooming flowers all season long. Learn about some common deer-resistant plants with Blain’s Farm & Fleet.(…)

Keeping Out Garden Insects

Use these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet to keep out pesky garden insects. You work hard to grow your vegetable or flower garden, only to have your hard work ruined by garden insects. While some insects are actually helpful in the garden–ground beetles, for example–some can cause serious damage to your vegetables and flowers. With these simple tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can keep out insect garden(…)

How to Home Compost

Learn how to home compost with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Thinking of starting your own organic garden? The cornerstone to organic gardening is compost and learning how to home compost is a good way to start. Composting is actually fairly easy to do. All you need is a bit of recycled garden or lawn trimmings, some everyday kitchen waste, a little love and a little patience. Nature(…)

10 Ways to Improve Garden Soil

Improve your garden soil with these 10 tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you’re new to gardening, or just not getting the results you want, you might need to take a look at your soil’s health. From changing the pH level to adding compost, Blain’s Farm & Fleet has 10 ways you can improve your garden soil. 1. Determine if your soil is sandy, clay-based or something else. It’s important(…)

5 Tips for Hydrangea Care

Follow these five tips on hydrangea care from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. As summer approaches, hydrangeas will start to bloom. If you’re looking for a fuller bloom or you need to tend to some neglected hydrangea plants, Blain’s Farm & Fleet is here to help. Use these five tips for hydrangea care to help the beautiful flowers reach their full potential. 1. Test Your Soil The pH level of your(…)

How to Prune Lilac Bushes

Learn how to properly prune lilac bushes with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. The beautiful blue-purple color and fragrant smell make lilac bushes a favorite among gardeners and landscapers. To keep lilacs manageable and healthy, they need to be pruned. Without pruning, they become anywhere from 15 – 20 feet tall, making them very difficult to care for and manage. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn(…)

10 Ways to Kill Garden Weeds

Get rid of garden weeds with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. You work hard to grow your flower or vegetable garden. When weeds start to pop up, they not only ruin the appearance of your beautiful garden, but they also suck up nutrients that your plants need. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn about 10 different ways to kill unwanted garden weeds. 1.(…)

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