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Elizabeth Bublitz

  • Jun
  • 24

Turn Your Garden into a Sanctuary for Birds and Butterflies

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Some may want to buy a birdfeeder, but if you place feeders out for the birds they can provide as many dangers as they can benefits and can also attract rats and mice as well as predators. Instead, it’s best to use living plants to help transform your back yard into a natural bird and […]


  • Nov
  • 18

Winterizing Plants and Sprinklers

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In the landscape industry, we watch for nighttime temperatures. Oftentimes, we tell clients that they need to winterize their plants and sprinklers even when it’s warm outside, because the nighttime temperature can drop to freezing or below. To winterize plants: Sod: Apply a winterizer, which can be found in garden centers or big box stores in […]


  • Aug
  • 8

Waste Turned Into Gold for Gardens

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A  fabulous way to re-use “what your dog left off” is composted dog waste for your gardens. The American Pet Association estimates that 73 million dogs produce more than 6 million tons of dog waste per year. What’s worse, dog waste is generally scooped up in plastic bags that are harmful to the environment. EnviroWagg […]


  • Sep
  • 12

There’s Nothing Foxy About Foxtails

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I’m a plant nerd who has always appreciated every kind of plant—even weeds. However, as a dog guardian and an animal enthusiast, I must say, I have yet to see the beauty in foxtails. If you live west of the Mississippi, you know what I mean, as you’ve likely had to deal with foxtails annually. […]


  • Sep
  • 5

A Beautiful Yard With Multiple Dogs

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Many of my clients do animal rescue work, which means they may be fostering a number of dogs at any given time. Multiple dogs can wreak havoc on your garden, and they cannot get the space needed to explore and run around if it is not organized in a way that accommodates them. To preserve […]


  • Aug
  • 15

‘Fire Hydrants’ Don’t Always Provide Water

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“Why does my dog always lift his leg on my plants and kill them?” This question is a top concern for dog guardians, especially those with male dogs. When we get the call that dogs have killed many plants in a new garden, I always suspect the lack of “fire hydrants,” as I call them. […]


  • Jul
  • 30

Cruelty-Free Ways to Control Slugs in Your Garden

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Those of us who garden know that sometimes slugs can disrupt our efforts. There are many products that one can buy and methods that we could use, but most of those are cruel, may put you or the animals in your home at risk,  and involve killing the slugs. That is why I wanted to […]


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