Category Archives: Gardening/Landscaping

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Spring Garden Clean-Up Practices That Make a Huge Impact

     Longer days and warmer weather mean you will probably be spending more time outside in the coming weeks, and you will likely notice that your garden needs some work. Even though it is tempting to start spring cleaning right away, it is extremely important that we hold off until we’ve had 7 consecutive…

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Garden Show Announces Speaker Line UP

Porter County Master Gardeners announced these topics and speakers at the 18th Annual Gardening Show on Saturday, January 20, 2024. We look forward to giving you an enthusiastic welcome at the Show! We want to emphasize how thrilled we are to be able to get together again and increase our knowledge about growing things. We…

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Christmas Tree Removal Tips

Whether those who have live Christmas trees take them down immediately after the holidays or like to enjoy them for weeks to come, the tree care experts at The Morton Arboretum recommends planning ahead for when it’s time to dispose of them. “Live trees with festive decorations brighten homes during the holiday season, but they…

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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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Purdue Master Gardeners Garden Walk – Lake County

     The Purdue Master Gardeners proudly presents its Annual Garden Walk held  June 25th, 2023  from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Come and visit some of Lake County’s finest Gardens, featured this year in Dyer, Crown Point and Lowell. Tickets are $10.00 per person and are available, at the following locations:       Join the…

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Tips for Creating a Lush and Healthy Landscape

Tips for Creating a Lush and Healthy Landscape

If you’re trying to make a landscape for your house, you need to know how to make it lush and healthy. These tips will help you accomplish just that.

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Lawn Care To Get Ready for a Warm Summer

Lawn Care To Get Ready for a Warm Summer

As we come off the winter months and start heading into warmer weather, it’s important to take care of your yard. You want your yard to thrive, and the best way to do that is to learn the lawn care you need to do to get ready for a warm summer. This article will help…

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Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration

     Invest In our Planet, on Earth Day, 9am – 1pm, on Saturday, April 22nd at the Porter County Expo Center, Valparaiso Indiana.     Perhaps you can use bedding, keys, art supplies, towels, coats, tools etc. Porter County Recycling will advertiser your wish list to the community and encourage donations at the Earth…

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Indiana Dunes Native Plant Sale – Pre-Orders Suggested

The 2024 Native Plant Sale is back and pre-sale ordering is highly suggested WILL TAKE PLACE on Saturday, May 11th, 2024 from 9am – 1pm. The Order Forms are available for printing at the Friends’ website (dunefriends.org) or from a link on our Facebook page.  Paper copies of the 26th Annual Native Plant Sale Order…

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Backyard Improvements That Boost Your Home’s Value

Backyard Improvements That Boost Your Home’s Value

Looking for backyard improvements that boost your home’s value? Check out these features and ideas that help make a great return on investment.

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