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August Gardening Tips

Black-eyed Susan flowers in flower bed.

Freezing Corn and other August Gardening Tips

Freezing corn for winter enjoyment, starting fall greens in the garden, and dividing some perennials are gardening activities for this month. Read More >>

Harvesting Summer Vegetables

The best way to tell when to harvest is by the traits of each vegetable. Read More >>

Watering Trees and Shrubs

Trees and shrubs need moist, but not thoroughly wet, soil in order to grow well, resist insects and winter injury, and, in some cases, to produce flowers and fruit. Read More >>

New Choice Trees and Shrubs

Distinctive new, or underutilized, trees and shrubs suited for New England are given the Cary Award.  There have been eight winners between 2015 and 2018. Read More >>

Helping Lawns Deal with Drought

Proper mowing, watering, and fertilizing are some of the strategies you can use to help a lawn deal with droughts and to survive. Read More >>