Lawn & Garden

When to Start Seeds Indoors/Outdoors

When to Start Seeds Indoors/Outdoors

Seed starting is a very rewarding addition to the backyard gardeners skill set. Buying available plants from your local retailer has a great convenience. But sometimes there are varieties that you just can’t find started for you.
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What Is Mycorrhizae

What Is Mycorrhizae

Starting our plants off on the right foot is essential to their long-term survival and productivity.  There are a handful of ways we can do this. Over the last few years there has been a stronger emphasis on soil health.  Understanding what makes a healthy soil brings a lot of considerations to the table.
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Preventing Snow Mold

Preventing Snow Mold

Having been one of the snowiest winters in history, Idaho lawns will have some rare issues to deal with this spring. In this article, I’d like to address Snow Mold. This fungus presents unique problems for the lawn that are difficult to treat, however, very easy to prevent.
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Making Merry Memories: A Guide to Real and Fake Christmas Trees

Making Merry Memories: A Guide to Real and Fake Christmas Trees

Discover the magic of the holiday season with Zamzows' guide to choosing the perfect Christmas tree. With nearly 90 years of tradition, we offer handpicked, high-quality trees sourced from trusted growers. Learn the truth about real trees, dispel common myths, and explore the environmental impact of your choice. From the rich scent of fresh evergreen to the charm of imperfections, Zamzows invites you to create cherished memories with us. Visit our tree lots for an enchanting experience, complete with warm beverages. Let's build upon your holiday traditions together.
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Fall Gardening Delights: Setting the Stage for a Bountiful Future

Fall Gardening Delights: Setting the Stage for a Bountiful Future

As fall approaches, seize the moment to revitalize your garden. Trim and nurture existing plants for healthier yields, embrace cover crops to enhance soil health and invite beneficial insects. Enhance with amendments like compost, gypsum, and Zamzows Huma Green. Tend to perennials and shrubs, then consider leaving trimmings for wildlife. Fall is prime for planting and transplanting, while sowing grass seed ensures a vibrant lawn. Explore Zamzows Lawn Program for tailored excellence. In this season of change, sow the seeds for a thriving future.
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Unearthing the Resilient Roots: The Untold Story of Zamzows Magic Mineral

Unearthing the Resilient Roots: The Untold Story of Zamzows Magic Mineral

Step back in time to 1921, when a devastating cholera epidemic wreaked havoc on the Southern United States, claiming the lives of countless hogs. However, amidst the tragedy, an incredible discovery was made—one that would change the course of agriculture forever.
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Bee Haven: Transforming Backyards in the Treasure Valley for Pollinators

Bee Haven: Transforming Backyards in the Treasure Valley for Pollinators

Welcome to "Bee Haven: Transforming Backyards in the Treasure Valley for Pollinators." In this guide, we explore creating enchanting outdoor spaces that provide a haven for pollinating bees. Discover the vital role bees play in our ecosystem and the urgency of protecting their populations. Explore bee-safe practices for gardens, lawns, landscapes, and patios.
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Buzzworthy Blooms: Exploring the Treasure Valley's Most Sought-After Pollinator Flowers

Buzzworthy Blooms: Exploring the Treasure Valley's Most Sought-After Pollinator Flowers

Transforming your backyard into a haven for bees and other pollinators not only invites nature's beauty but also supports local ecosystems. Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds play a vital role in pollinating plants, ensuring food, beauty, and biodiversity.
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Zamzows Gardening 101

Zamzows Gardening 101

It can be easy to get overwhelmed when you decide to grow your first garden. One thing I know for sure, for every gardener, there is a slightly different and equally legitimate way to grow a garden. Over time, with practice, you will become one of those unique growers of produce. There is not one "correct" way to be a successful gardener. It takes time, failure, imagination, and patience.
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Reseeding The Bald Spots in Your Lawn

Reseeding The Bald Spots in Your Lawn

Welcome back, friend! Weren’t you the one who came to Zamzows.com last winter when your dog’s muddy paws were ruining your carpet? If I recall, your lawn had large bald spots where the grass either didn’t grow or was damaged due to high traffic, digging, urine burns, the wrong grass seed for the area, weather, etc... Well, not to worry! You’ve arrived at the blog post that will teach you how to fix those bald spots!
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What is Bokashi? Why You Should Start Some Now! 

What is Bokashi? Why You Should Start Some Now! 

The word Bokashi is Japanese in origin and generally translates to the term, “fermented organic matter.” To write this article I listened to one of our recent podcast episodes hosted by Jos and Jim Zamzow with their special guest,Craig Alger. You can listen to the podcast here. Through some additional research, there seems to be some confusion around the origin and direct translation of the word “Bokashi,” the process and benefits are very clear.
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Spring To-Do List For Your Yard and Garden

Spring To-Do List For Your Yard and Garden

We all get that natural spring cleaning bug that creeps in when the weather starts to warm up. This is the perfect time to embrace that extra energy and take it outside! The following are a few items to put on your spring to-do list for the lawn and garden. 
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