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Deicing salts can harm your plants

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 in Backyard

Deicing salts can save your neck this winter, but they can spell disaster for landscape plants. Whether the salt is sprayed on the plants from passing traffic near the road or is shoveled onto plants near the sidewalk, the salt can cause damage. Salts can adversely affect plants in several ways. Salts deposited on the… Continue reading.

How to start a “fire”

Posted on Dec 20, 2014 in Backyard

We have several fire bushes whose leaves never turn that spectacular red in the fall.  They just remain green till they fall off.  We have fed them spring and fall, and yet there are several other fire bushes, treated the same, whose leaves do change color.  Any suggestions? — JOYCE LAKEY, TERRE HAUTE, IND. Fall color… Continue reading.

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