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Understanding Natural, Chemical, and Organic Weed Killers

Understanding Natural, Chemical, and Organic Weed Killers

Organic weed controls must be produced from a list of allowed synthetic substances, or come from all-natural substances that are not prohibited. The National Organic Program (NOP) is administered by the USDA and includes a list of national organic standards, a list of allowed and prohibited substances, and a regulatory oversight structure. Generally, these products are clearly marked on the label as being certified organic.
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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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When to Start Feeding Your Pond Fish

When to Start Feeding Your Pond Fish

How do I know when to start feeding my pond fish? Is it bad to start too soon? This can be a tricky one so we are going to try to cover different aspects of feeding your pond fish to ensure health. In the Northwest, this question is in regards to properly coming out of the winter dormancy.

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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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Zamzows Foundation - Worm Casting Fertilizer

Zamzows Foundation - Worm Casting Fertilizer

For years, the message of fertilization has been a loud and narrow one. When we look deeper and begin to understand what we are buying we begin to ask the question “Is this something I really want to use?” What if there was a fertilizer that was so natural you couldn’t distinguish it from a pile of healthy dirt? Well, you really need to check this out.

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How to kill Clover in your Lawn when it’s Mixed in with Grass

How to kill Clover in your Lawn when it’s Mixed in with Grass

Clover can be tough to get rid of, but with some diligence and the right products, you can have a clover-free lawn. For a weed killer, the only thing that you can use is Zamzows Ultra Weed Control for Lawns.
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Zamzows Nutri-Rich Organic Fertilizer

Zamzows Nutri-Rich Organic Fertilizer

Zamzows Nutri-Rich is a 100% certified organic all-purpose fertilizer. The majority of organic fertilizers are unbalanced and very high in nitrogen. Our formula is 4-3-3. This balanced nutrient rich blend provides long-lasting natural plant food; it also contains 7% calcium.
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Box Elder Bugs

Box Elder Bugs

Boxelder bugs feed on low vegetation and seeds on the ground during the spring and early summer. These black and orange bugs move to the female seed-bearing Boxelder trees, starting in mid-July. Eggs are normally laid on the trunk, branches, and leaves of the tree.
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