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June 30, 2022

Don’t toss those imperfect lettuce leaves, onion tops and strawberry tops into the trash. Instead, convert them into compost right in the garden.  Worm and pile composting are great ways to manage these scraps.  But if these methods aren’t for you, try trench composting. This centuries old ...

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KENILWORTH, 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 ...

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KENILWORTH, 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 ...

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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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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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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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Put away the harsh chemicals and work in concert with nature to manage pests in the garden. Create an inviting habitat for nature’s pest controllers to enlist their help with your gardening efforts. Lady beetles, praying mantis and other beneficial insects feed on damaging pests like aphids.

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Keep garden-fresh tomatoes close at hand this season. Grow one or more in containers on your patio, balcony, or front steps. Any tomato can be grown in a pot, but determinate varieties are smaller and more compact, so they are a bit easier to manage in a container. They produce fruit in a ...

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Don’t let limited sunlight stop you from growing a beautiful garden. Make the most of shady locations with proper plant selection and design strategies.  Start the season with native spring ephemerals like hepatica, spring beauties and trout lilies. These plants grow and flower early in the ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Keep your flower vases filled all summer long with beautiful blossoms picked right from your own garden and containers. Growing seeds, plants and tender bulbs that can double as cut flowers makes it easy to create casual, fresh-cut bouquets for your dinner table, guest room or to ...

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Spring flowering bulbs and perennials are filling our landscapes with color. As your gardens come alive this spring, start making notes on needed improvements and provide some early season color and nectar for the pollinators. This will keep your landscape looking its best all season long and for ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ — Conditions are ripe for a thunderstorm Thursday evening, according to the National Weather Service. In Union County, rain is likely before 8 p.m. with the possibility of a thunderstorm hitting between 8 p.m. and midnight, the Weather Service said. “There is a chance for ...

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Growing a beautiful landscape starts with the soil under your feet. The best place to start building a healthy soil foundation is with a soil test. The results will tell you what type and how much, if any, fertilizer is needed for the plants you are growing. Using the right type and amount of ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ — You don’t need a lot of space or a big budget to grow and enjoy garden-fresh bouquets. Just fill a few vacant spaces, add an extra row in garden beds or fill a container with easy care flowers started from seeds. You’ll jump-start the season and enjoy earlier blooms by starting ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - 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 ...

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Boost your success, save money, and reduce plastic waste when starting plants from seeds this year. The options are many, so you are sure to find one that works for you. Reuse plastic containers for starting plants from seeds. Disinfect the pots, flats, and cell packs before planting to avoid ...

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While today's weather is reminding us here in Kenilworth that winter is trying to hang on, it is that time of year once again for us to spring ahead into the new season with the semi-annual time change. Daylight Saving Time begins 2 a.m. on Sunday, so don't forget to turn your manual clocks ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ — March has arrived and thoughts have turned to spring.  One tried-and-true sign that the season of renewal and rebirth is around the corner is the start of Daylight Saving Time, which begins Sunday, March 13 at 2 a.m.  Although some may miss the one-hour loss of sleep, most will ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ — High winds and rain are likely for Monday evening, forecasters said. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the region that remains in effect until 4 a.m. Tuesday. The Weather Service predicts winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts of up to 50 mph. “Gusty winds ...

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Growing dahlias is a must for anyone who loves cutting and arranging flowers. But there are hundreds of beautiful dahlia varieties to choose from and that can be overwhelming. To make the selection process easier, choose compatible colors that will look good together in the garden and in ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — You should strongly consider sitting out the Friday morning commute, state officials said Thursday. The National Weather Service is predicting 1 to 3 inches of snow and sleet will accumulate between 10 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. Friday in Union County and surrounding areas. One ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Raise your garden to new heights for easier access and greater productivity. Raised beds allow you to overcome poor soil by creating the ideal growing mix. They also make gardening more comfortable thanks to less bending and kneeling. Whether you purchase a kit or build your ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - You created your wish list, ordered some or all of the seeds you will need, and they are beginning to arrive.  Make the most of your investment with a bit of planning. Starting seeds at the proper time, indoors or directly in the garden, ensures a good start to the growing ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Advisories for all counties in Northern and Central New Jersey until 7PM Friday evening. Plummeting temperatures coupled with ongoing rain that will be changing to sleet and freezing rain will produce dangerous icing ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Kenilworth residents can experience a slight smell of chlorine in their water starting next week, as New Jersey American Water will be performing annual maintenance at the Raritan-Millstone and Canal Road Water Treatment plants.  As part of the routine maintenance, New Jersey ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ — Rain on Thursday night will change into a wintry mix into Friday with the potential to create slick roads throughout the day, the National Weather Service said. Several hours of freezing rain, sleet and snow are possible as a cold front moves through the region, the Weather ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has issued a state of emergency as of 5 PM Friday for all of New Jersey, and The National Weather Service has upgraded the watches to a Winter Storm Warning through Saturday evening for most of New Jersey.  The NWS has also issued a Blizzard ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Union County as the area awaits the arrival of a major weather system that is expected to bring significant snowfall and high winds to the region. The Winter Storm Warning will go into effect at 7 p.m.

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NEW YORK, NY — Pick up those weekend groceries on today and plan to be at home for most of the weekend with snow is expected to fall beginning in the evening through Saturday with several inches to blanket New Jersey.  The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Watch through ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch through Saturday evening for the entire Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions for the impending major storm that will impact our area. The storm is expected to reach our area in the early evening on Friday.  There are many ...

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