Lawn & Garden / idaho

Water Less, and Keep the Green

Water Less, and Keep the Green

Hydrologists and meteorologists are predicting another year with less water than we need. This is leaving homeowners wondering what they can do to make it through the summer without making the already bad situation worse. The good news is there are some simple things you can do in your yard that will make all the difference!
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How Do I Get Rid of Thistles In My Lawn

How Do I Get Rid of Thistles In My Lawn

Getting rid of thistle is not an easy task. It will require perseverance on your part, and a great weed killer. You will need two products to get rid of the thistle in your lawn
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A Local Fertilizer For Local Lawns

A Local Fertilizer For Local Lawns

"Why is it I do all this work, and they barely do anything, and his lawn is always better than mine?"
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Taking Care of Your Tomatoes When It's Hot.

Taking Care of Your Tomatoes When It's Hot.

Many early fruiting tomato varieties like Early Girl don’t like temperatures above 85-90 degrees. As the temperatures, rise many of these varieties will stop blooming, and those that do bloom will have poor fruit set. However, there are still a few things you can do to keep your tomatoes healthy until the temperatures come back down, and your tomatoes begin setting fruit again.
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Planting Seed Potatoes

Planting Seed Potatoes

There are many great and fun ways to grow potatoes and some of them will save a lot of space in the garden. The basic premise of growing potatoes effectively is the same regardless of how and where you chose to grow them. I choose potatoes that are good medium size, what’s medium you ask? When I close my hand around one I barely want to get my fingers over the top. This doesn’t’ mean other sizes won’t work, if they are smaller than this I won’t cut them before planting. If they are bigger I will quarter them. With a medium size, I only cut them in half, I feel this is ideal and reduces the chances of rotting.
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Download Our Living Christmas Tree Care Sheet!

Download Our Living Christmas Tree Care Sheet!

Live Christmas trees can become a fantastic family tradition. They say the best time to plant a tree is fifty years ago. The second best is today. Keep these things in mind when deciding to use a live Christmas tree this year.
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Preparing your Idaho garden for Winter

Preparing your Idaho garden for Winter

The temperatures continue to fall, and it’s about this time of year we accept that the gardening season is finally over. After your last harvest, the cleanup process begins. There are a few more things to take care of to ensure your garden is recharged and ready to go next spring.
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Freezing Cedar Trees

Freezing Cedar Trees

A few years ago, the Boise area witnessed a unique weather event in which temperatures dropped almost 40 degrees in a single evening. This drastic change in temperature came without warning and many trees suffered greatly because of it.
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Choosing Your Ponds Location

Choosing Your Ponds Location

Prior to constructing a pond, the choice of location is critical as this is a one-time decision that cannot, with any minimal effort, be undone. There are many factors to consider when selecting the location for your pond such as light, the availability of necessary items for pond construction, locations of buried items like power/gas lines, and sprinkler pipe.
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Lawn Fungus

Lawn Fungus

Lawn fungus is one of the most difficult things to identify and treat in a lawn. Their spread and damage can seem unstoppable at times. It is highly recommended that a large sample of grass be brought to your nearest Zamzows as proper identification is critical for eradication.
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Preventing Crabgrass & Goose Grass

Preventing Crabgrass & Goose Grass

Crabgrass and  goose grass are very often incorrectly identified. They are annual plants; that come from seed in early and late-spring. They develop into aggressively spreading plants in June through July. Often people confuse crabgrass and goose grass with other perennial grasses, which are present in lawns year-round. The majority of perennial grasses can not be selectively controlled. 
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5 Must Have Soil Amendments

5 Must Have Soil Amendments

The secret to healthy plants is a healthy soil. Everything a plant needs to be healthy and produce comes from the soil. If it isn’t in the soil it never gets to the fruit thus it never gets to us.
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