Category Archives: Gardening/Landscaping

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LaPorte Spring Garden Show – 2022

   La Porte County Master Gardeners SPRING GARDEN SHOW is Saturday, March 19th, 2022 at Michigan City High School from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Bill Wilson will be the Keynote Speaker with other adult sessions and programs for children. There will be an all-day Kids Fun Zone and a Kid’s Scavenger Hunt. There will be vendors and…

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3 Tips for Starting a Garden In Your Backyard

3 Tips for Starting a Garden In Your Backyard

One of the best hobbies that you and your family can do right at home is gardening. These are some of the best tips for starting a garden in your backyard.

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Ways To Convert Your Backyard Into a Money-Making Farm

Ways To Convert Your Backyard Into a Money-Making Farm

Discover the best ways to convert your backyard into a money-making farm. Take your goods to farmers markets and connect with your community.

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NWI Christmas Tree Farms

    Our family has always made it a tradition to go out in to the country and cut our own Christmas tree – just like they did on National Lampoons’ Christmas Vacation, (only without the fire) We have listed below several places that offer live trees. Contrary to popular belief, cutting down a live tree…

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How To Take Care of Succulents in Autumn

How To Take Care of Succulents in Autumn

Check out how to take care of succulents in autumn so they last longer. You can use these tips and tricks to help your plants survive the winter.

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What to do About Brown Grass

Lawn looking pretty sad? Welcome to the club.     Summer can be tough times for otherwise lush lawns. This time of year it’s not uncommon to find lawns with big, brown patches; thin spots, or even grass that looks dead. The Purdue Extension Porter County feels your pain, according to John Nash, Purdue Master…

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Differences Between Home and Commercial Composting

Differences Between Home and Commercial Composting

Are you curious about the differences between home and commercial composting? Explore how full-time farmers make use of this amazing organic recycling method.

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LaPorte County Spring Barn Shop Hop

The 6th Annual LaPorte County Spring Barn/Shop Hop will be held on Friday, Friday, May 7, 2021 thru Sunday, May 9th, 2021 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM. Tour 4 unique area LaPorte County shops offering antiques, folk art, handcrafts, salvage, re-purposed, vintage, primitives, furniture, yard art and more. Map available. Visit all 6 shops and enter…

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Backyarding Is The New Trend for 2021

     “Backyarding,” the new trend to move many indoor activities–from working in an office or classroom to dining and recreation–to the great outdoors, is growing. Under pandemic conditions, yards and other managed landscapes became a safe haven for social gatherings, celebrating milestones/holidays, working, studying, playing, exercising, relaxing.        Here are some ways…

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Annual Spring “Wake Up The Gardens” – Michigan City

     Friendship Botanic Gardens will be hosting its annual “Wake Up the Gardens” Volunteer Day on Saturday, March 27 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Central.       Volunteers are needed to assist with the spring cleanup and prepare the grounds for the Gardens’ season opening on Sat., May 1. The Gardens are primarily a volunteer-based…

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