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Square Foot Gardening 101

Square Foot Gardening 101

Started in 1981, square-foot gardening was developed and coined by civil engineer Mel Bartholomew. Bartholomew’s book, Square Foot Gardening, is known as one of America’s bestselling gardening books of all time. Since then, there have been over one million copies sold...

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Why Should I Compost?

Why Should I Compost?

Compost is decomposed matter while composting is “the natural process of recycling organic matter such as leaves and vegetable scraps into a rich soil amendment.” It requires three basic ingredients, water, brows, and greens, and helps plants grow! Why should I...

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5 Ways to Add Nutrients to Soil

5 Ways to Add Nutrients to Soil

Gardening is an enjoyable activity but it can become quite stressful when you consider all of the expenses that might come along with crafting your own oasis. Thankfully, there are dozens of ways to maintain a healthy garden without breaking the bank. There are so...

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Steps to Put Your Garden to Bed

Steps to Put Your Garden to Bed

Winter is coming…. Which means that you’ll need to begin preparing your garden for the colder months! It’s time to clean up and winterize your space so that you can get a head start when spring rolls around. As annual vegetables near the end of their lifespan and the...

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6 Vegetables to Plant in the Fall

6 Vegetables to Plant in the Fall

6 Vegetables to Plant in the Fall As fall approaches and summer crops wind down, gardeners should begin planning their next crops! There are plenty of wonderful, easy to grow plants that you can easily grow through the season. Pull out those summer plants, clear out...

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World Mosquito Day

World Mosquito Day

Today, Tuesday, August 20, is World Mosquito Day. On this day, we raise awareness of the importance of mosquito control and increase awareness of all ways to avoid mosquito bites and ward off mosquitos. World Mosquito Day was originated in 1897 by Dr. Ronald Ross of...

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Composting 101: Composting  for Beginners

Composting 101: Composting for Beginners

What is Composting Compost is decayed organic matter that has been decomposed through a process called composting. This process includes compiling “organic materials that will eventually decompose into a soil-like substance that is used to help plants grow.” (1) Rich...

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Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

There is so much work that goes into learning how to create your own garden... But it’s definitely worth it! Fruits and vegetables that you grow are healthier than the ones that you pick up at the grocery store. Letting your children take part in planting your garden...

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Vegetables to Plant in Late Summer

Vegetables to Plant in Late Summer

It’s the end of July which means summer is nearly over and you haven’t started planting yet…. Uh oh. Sounds like a disaster, right? Nope! There are plenty of plants that are best suited to thrive in the late summer months! In order to produce the best fall garden,...

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Five Summer Gardening Tips

Five Summer Gardening Tips

The unofficial start of summer is Memorial Day weekend but now it’s officially upon us! The longest day of the year brings sun-kissed skin, lazy days on the beach, barbecues, and great weather. With that summer sun comes all of your favorite outdoor activities like...

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Nine Plants to Get Rid of Pests

Nine Plants to Get Rid of Pests

Gardeners have dozens of environmental factors that they must take into account when tending to their outdoor oasis. To cultivate and promote growth, be aware of all the different things that will affect their flowers and plants. Changing weather, pesky animals, and...

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The Top Five Plant Destroying Pests

The Top Five Plant Destroying Pests

It’s frustrating to spend so much time and effort cultivating your garden only to have it destroyed by pests. GardEners have devised multiple sneaky ways to protect their produce, but first, you should know which what you’re looking for! Here are the top five...

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How to Garden with Seasonal Allergies

How to Garden with Seasonal Allergies

For many seasonal allergy sufferers, gardening is totally unbearable. Sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose, congestion. It can be nearly impossible to bring yourself to tend to that beautiful outdoor oasis you’ve spent time cultivating when you’re overrun by the symptoms...

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Why You Should Test Your Soil

Why You Should Test Your Soil

We already know that there are several different ways to test soil. But why is it important to test soil? What benefits do you get from doing it? Here's why you should test your soil: New Jersey For starers, it's important to test your soil to better understand how...

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How Does Water Move in Soil?

How Does Water Move in Soil?

If you want the best for your land, good land management practices are necessary. And they start with how you set up your soil to deal with water. Water can move into soil to help the land instead of hurting it (such as flooding). But how? How does water move in soil?...

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Weed Management: After You Plant

Weed Management: After You Plant

So now that your landscape project is done, you'll have to manage it. Unfortunately, part of that is dealing with agriculture's enemy: weeds. And even if you do weed management before you plant, you need to take care of weeds after too. Here are some tips: Use Your...

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Weed Management: Before You Plant

Weed Management: Before You Plant

Having good topsoil is important for any agricultural project. But making sure your landscape doesn't have weeds is also critical. Granted, with the different types of landscapes available today, weed management is more challenging than ever before. So how do you make...

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New Jersey’s State Soil

New Jersey’s State Soil

Here's a fun fact that most people don't know--each state has its own official state soil. In fact, in some states, they share the same level of distinction as state birds and flowers. And New Jersey's state soil is downer soils. Downer Soil Downer soils are mostly...

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Deer Tolerant Plants

Deer Tolerant Plants

Mother Nature is a beautiful thing. But with it comes a big issue--deer may wander onto your yard or property. However, there's a way you can naturally prevent deer from coming. Here is a list of deer tolerant pants: Yarrow Achillea millefolium is more commonly known...

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Types of Soil Horizons

Types of Soil Horizons

Do you know there are different types of soil horizons? Remember, soil horizons are the layers of soil. They are parallel to the surface of soil. However, it's the major traits found in each that defines the different types of soil horizons listed by the US Department...

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The Difference Between Mineral and Organic Soils

The Difference Between Mineral and Organic Soils

Do you know all soil contains more than traces of both mineral and organic components? However, most soils are either more mineral or organic. So, how can you tell the difference between mineral and organic soils? Actually, it all comes down to the definition....

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Soil Risks and Hazards

Soil Risks and Hazards

So you want to add topsoil to your property to start gardening. That's great. But before you do, you need to understand some of the potential dangers. In fact, it's important to fully understand the land any major project is being built. Therefore, it's vital for you...

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What is Clean Soil

What is Clean Soil

Everyone wants "clean", from energy, rooms, to clean soil. Yet, what is clean soil? How can we define it? It's important to understand what is meant by the term "clean soil." Definition Currently, there is no definition for clean soil. In fact, this lack of definition...

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Why Choose Topsoil Pros

Why Choose Topsoil Pros

So, you're in the market for topsoil. You're evaluating all your options, but you're still unsure where to purchase topsoil. Fortunately, you came across this blog! Now, you'll learn why choose Topsoil Pros for your topsoil needs. Soil First, our soil is the highest...

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Why Nutrients in Soil are Important

Why Nutrients in Soil are Important

The Earth's outermost layer of the surface, topsoil, is important for plant growth. In topsoil, soil texture, organic matter, and pH levels are the three main properties that influence it. However, another important aspect of soil is the nutrients they contain....

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What is a Soil Texture Chart

What is a Soil Texture Chart

Do you know that there are different types of soil? In fact, there are three main soil textures. They are clay, sand, and silt texture. However, within these three textures, there are different types of soil. That's why a soil texture chart is very helpful. But, what...

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Testing Topsoil

Testing Topsoil

Learning about your topsoil is a key element of any outdoor project. Therefore, knowing about composition, texture, mineral density, and other characteristics is important before you start any project. In fact, testing topsoil before you start your project can help...

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How to Spread Topsoil

How to Spread Topsoil

How to Spread Topsoil Topsoil can be added to both small and large outdoor projects. In fact, spreading topsoil can either be done with a shovel, push spreader or wheelbarrow. It all depends on the size of your project. Therefore, applying the right amount of topsoil...

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Four Fun Facts About Topsoil

Four Fun Facts About Topsoil

Topsoil is useful for many outdoor projects. This outermost layer of the Earth’s surface is a great asset. In fact, it can be used regardless of project’s size. But before you begin using topsoil, do you really know what you’re using? Here are four fun facts about...

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What is Topsoil

What is Topsoil

Are you ready to renovate your backyard? You know you need soil, so you begin researching soil companies. After, you find there are several options for topsoil in Monmouth and Somerset Counties. But, you come across a term you’re unfamiliar with--topsoil. So, what is...

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