Category Archives: Gardening/Landscaping

3 Key Reasons You Should Take Up Hydroponics

3 Key Reasons You Should Take Up Hydroponics

Striving for a green thumb but still coming up short? Maybe it’s time to change up your gardening methods. If you’ve been using traditional gardening methods, then switching to something different may be your best bet. Rather than sticking with sub-par yields and tons of weeds, switch over to the world of hydroponics. Rather than…

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Gardening Landscaping Tips

More In-Depth Articles about Gardening Tips    • Spring Landscaping Tips to Free Up Time in the Summer (by Blain’s Farm & Fleet)  • 2020 Symposium  • What To Do About Brown Grass  • Moisture Induced Diseases affecting Plants and Landscaping  • Winter Gardening Tips from Purdue  • Protecting Your Garden from Cold Weather  • Top Gardening Tips for a Fruitful Season  • Visit…

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Is Your Outdoor Living Space Summer Ready?

Summer has arrived!    Now is the perfect time to identify and address damage to trees and plants that could cause issues later.  The experts at Monster Tree Service are available to ensure you are protected from potential damage to your home and property.   Go outside!  You can use time typically spent commuting to identify potential…

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Native Garden & Medicinal Garden Growing

     This is the third year of our Kankakee Valley Historical Society Native Gardens project. Cindy Deardorff and Judy Judge are core of our Native Gardens committee. Last week Cindy and Judy began planting of the Three Sisters garden. A Native American Three Sisters Vegetable Garden consists of corn, squash, and beans.    …

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The Greenhouse of East Chicago

Visit East Chicago’s Greenhouse and step into one of the city’s hidden treasures.      Come and experience the tranquility and oxygen rich air that only the greenhouse can offer. Here you will find rooms filled with various tropical plants and fruit trees.  The greenhouse is open year round and admission is free.     …

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Top Gardening Tips for a Fruitful Season

Top Gardening Tips for a Fruitful Season

One of the best parts of gardening is watching the fruits of your labor come to life—literally. When you put the effort into your garden, you’re rewarded with gorgeous flowers, fresh fruits and vegetables, or simply a splash of color around your home. It’s a great feeling, and you can make it even better by…

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Things You Should Do Before Selling Your Home

Things You Should Do Before Selling Your Home

Winter is the time to take the necessary steps to improve your home’s appeal if you plan on putting it on the market in the spring, when most people begin to look for a new house. There are many things that can be done improve a home’s buy-ability. While an entire kitchen remodel may not…

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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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Whiting’s In Bloom in July

     While the lots in Whiting are little, there’s LOTS going on in these “lots!” Whiting in Bloom Garden Tour will take place on Saturday, July 11, 2020 from 1pm. until 5p.m.  Arts Alive brought back this lovely tradition.  For just $10, you can see 10 gardens in our quaint and unique community of Whiting…

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Spring Garden & Landscape Tips

 by Sue Baxter     We have compiled a list of outdoor tips to get started on in the Spring, when the weather is not too hot for work and the sun is nice and bright. Some of these can be done early (Jan – Feb), and some can be done later on before summer…

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