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Hummingbirds That Frequent the Treasure Valley

Hummingbirds That Frequent the Treasure Valley

Of all the groups of wild birds out there hummingbirds have to be the most interesting and most enjoyable to watch. Of the couple hundred varieties of hummingbirds out there about twenty varieties come to the United States and that is it!

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Keeping Your Pond Plants Blooming

Keeping Your Pond Plants Blooming

When evaluating the health of your pond and in particular your plant material, there are a few simple guidelines to follow that will prove useful in keeping your pond plants blooming all summer. Regular Water Changes On a weekly or at least bi-monthly basis, you should perform a 15% water change. The benefits of this…

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How to Control Chinch Bugs

How to Control Chinch Bugs

Sometimes those brown patches in your lawn are not caused by billbugs or lawn fungus. Another insect that is causing damage to Treasure Valley lawns is the chinch bug. Adult chinch bugs are about one-fifth of an inch long and black with white wings folded over their backs. The insect mates early in the season when the temperature reaches 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The female lays eggs on roots, stems, leaves, leaf sheaths or crevices in nodes and other protected places. Eggs are laid over a 2 to 3 week period, with one female laying as many as 500 eggs.

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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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Top 5 Hanging Basket Hacks

Top 5 Hanging Basket Hacks

At Zamzows, Hanging Baskets are Life! Well, that may be overstating things a bit. It is, however, one of our favorite Mother’s Day traditions. The thing about hanging baskets is, you want them to last all season. So here is Zamzows top five hanging basket hacks to make sure you have the most beautiful hanging basket all season.

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Tree Care 101

Tree Care 101

Here us a copy of  the Tree Care 101 seminar from the Boise Flower and Garden show this last Sunday.  Thank you to all those that attended.  You can download a free PDF here.  Tree Care 101

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Building a Healthy Soil

Building a Healthy Soil

Thank you to those who came and listened to our “Building a Healthy Soil” seminar at the Boise Flower and Garden Show.  If you were at the seminar or would just like to peruse the presentation, you can find a pdf version by following the link. Building a Healthy Soil 

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