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May 24, 2022

NUTLEY, NJ - 'No Mow May' is a grassroots environmental effort that has taken the world by storm. In a nutshell, homeowners are encouraged to not mow their lawn for the entire month of may in order to protect habitat for emerging pollinators.  All those butterflies and bees grow up somewhere, ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - Give your perennials a boost this spring with a topdressing of compost, aged manure, or other organic matter. It’s a great way to revive tired gardens, improve a garden’s overall health, and keep vibrant perennials healthy and blooming. Research found topdressing your garden with ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - 'No Mow May' is a grassroots environmental effort that has taken the world by storm. In a nutshell, homeowners are encouraged to not mow their lawn for the entire month of may in order to protect habitat for emerging pollinators.  All those butterflies and bees grow up somewhere, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Save time and money by turning landscape trimmings into a valuable soil amendment. The idea is simple, just collect disease- and insect-free plant debris into a heap and let it decompose into a fine, nutrient rich material that helps improve the soil. Don’t add meat, dairy, ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Save time and money by turning landscape trimmings into a valuable soil amendment. The idea is simple, just collect disease- and insect-free plant debris into a heap and let it decompose into a fine, nutrient rich material that helps improve the soil. Don’t add meat, dairy, ...

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BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — Do you have a question about your lawn or garden? Perhaps you are getting ready for the Bordentown Historical Society's "History in Bloom" Garden Tour next month?  Now is your chance to ask the experts, as the Bordentown Library will be hosting an "Ask the Master Gardeners" ...

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Letting rainwater leave your property can interfere with groundwater recharge and possibly cause flooding, ice slicks in the winter, and pollution of downstream lakes and streams.  Rain gardens are one possible solution available to homeowners. Commercial properties can use them too. Step 1: ...

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Two colorful flowers blooming about now are peonies and poppies. Both are easy to grow and maintain and are deer and rabbit resistant. Peonies “Peonies are one of the most carefree and long-lived perennials,” says gardendesign.com. They offer the following information. Many people ...

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Growing flowers and vegetables in containers will allow you to expand planting space, grow plants right outside your door and elevate them for easier access and maintenance.  Unlike growing in the ground, the smaller volume of soil in containers is exposed to heat and wind, so requires frequent, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Give your perennials a boost this spring with a topdressing of compost, aged manure, or other organic matter. It’s a great way to revive tired gardens, improve a garden’s overall health, and keep vibrant perennials healthy and blooming. Research found topdressing your garden with ...

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As you plan this year’s garden, be sure to include some strawberries. They are low in calories, high in vitamin C and antioxidants, and provide seasonal interest in gardens and containers. Best of all, you don’t need much space to grow this delicious fruit. There are three types of strawberries: ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Give your perennials a boost this spring with a topdressing of compost, aged manure, or other organic matter. It’s a great way to revive tired gardens, improve a garden’s overall health, and keep vibrant perennials healthy and blooming. Research found topdressing your ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – As the prospect of offshore wind energy becomes more of a reality in the region, several groups throughout the state have expressed an interest in the project. At a networking meeting held earlier this week on Long Beach Island, the New Jersey Resource Project ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council had its first regular in-person meeting open to the public since 2020 on May 17, and Mayor Sean Spiller and the councilors, with the rent-control ordinance finally in place, might have thought that the issue was behind them at last.  Continued ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – As the prospect of offshore wind energy becomes more of a reality in the region, several groups throughout the state have expressed an interest in the project. At a networking meeting held earlier this week on Long Beach Island, the New Jersey Resource Project ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ — The heat is on. With temperatures expected to soar, Kenilworth will be under a heat advisory Saturday from noon until 8 p.m., the National Weather Service said. Heat index values of up to 100 degrees are expected, it said. The National Weather Service offers the following ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - If you are unable to readily find formula, please consult the following resources that may be able to help. Manufacturer Hotlines Gerber’s MyGerber Baby Expert: reach a certified nutrition or lactation consultant by phone, text, Facebook Messenger, web chat, or video ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - If you are unable to readily find formula, please consult the following resources that may be able to help. Manufacturer Hotlines Gerber’s MyGerber Baby Expert: reach a certified nutrition or lactation consultant by phone, text, Facebook Messenger, web chat, or video ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council had its first regular in-person meeting open to the public since 2020 on May 17, and Mayor Sean Spiller and the councilors, with the rent-control ordinance finally in place, might have thought that the issue was behind them at last.  Continued ...

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As you plan this year’s garden, be sure to include some strawberries. They are low in calories, high in vitamin C and antioxidants, and provide seasonal interest in gardens and containers. Best of all, you don’t need much space to grow this delicious fruit. There are three types of strawberries: ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Put rainwater to use in your landscape with the help of rain barrels. This centuries old technique allows you to capture rainfall to use for watering ornamental gardens and containers.  Always start with a call to your local municipality. Some have restrictions on water ...

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Two stunning additions to any summer garden are dahlias and gladiolas. Both offer an excellent return for a little effort, as documented in the UConn Home and Garden Education Center, ladybug.uconn.edu, and the Spruce, thespruce.com. If you haven’t grown these elegant plants yet, this might be a ...

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Growing flowers and vegetables in containers will allow you to expand planting space, grow plants right outside your door and elevate them for easier access and maintenance.  Unlike growing in the ground, the smaller volume of soil in containers is exposed to heat and wind, so requires frequent, ...

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BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — After a historic turnout in 2021, the Bordentown Historical Society will once again be presenting its annual History in Bloom Garden Tour next month. The 2022 event will be taking place on Saturday, June 25 from 11AM to 5PM, with a rain date of Sunday, June 26. This ...

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WARREN COUNTY, NJ -  Some stormy springtime weather is headed our way Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, which indicated a tornado isn't out of the question in Northeast New Jersey. Any outdoor furniture should be secured. “Thunderstorms ahead of an approaching cold ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ — Batten down the hatches. Some stormy springtime weather is headed our way Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, which indicated a tornado isn't out of the question in Northeast New Jersey. “Thunderstorms ahead of an approaching cold front on Monday have ...

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Growing flowers and vegetables in containers will allow you to expand planting space, grow plants right outside your door and elevate them for easier access and maintenance.  Unlike growing in the ground, the smaller volume of soil in containers is exposed to heat and wind, so requires frequent, ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - East Hanover residents received the opportunity to check out the town’s emergency vehicles up close and personal during the East Hanover Public Safety Day on May 14 at Lurker Park. As part of the exhibit, residents were allowed to use a fire truck’s hose, look at the Police ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board, in its first in-person meeting since March 9, 2020, dealt with only one application, which ended up taking a great deal of time to hear and vote on.  Vice Chair Keith Brodock chaired the meeting in place of the absent Chairman John Wynn. At issue ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Put rainwater to use in your landscape with the help of rain barrels. This centuries old technique allows you to capture rainfall to use for watering ornamental gardens and containers.  Always start with a call to your local municipality. Some have restrictions on water ...

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