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August 17, 2022

Keep enjoying your homegrown herbs all year round. Harvest throughout the growing season and include them in garden-fresh meals. Then preserve a few for the winter ahead. Snip a few leaves or leaf-covered stems as needed. For the same intensity of flavor, you generally need two to three times ...

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Fill your gardens with color from spring through summer and even into fall with a variety of pollinator-friendly phlox. The beauty, diversity, and usefulness in the garden of this group of plants had the National Garden Bureau declare 2022 Year of the Phlox. Start out the growing season with ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water. New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the ...

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Poor flowering and misshapen or a lack of fruit on tomatoes, peppers and squash may be due to the weather, not your gardening skills. Temperature extremes can interfere with flowering and fruit set on these and other vegetables in your garden. We watch for and can’t wait to taste that first red ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –Japanese knotweed and Chinese silver grass may look lovely as accents to your well-coifed yard, but these invasive plants are at the root of a growing problem. These and other types of foreign plants spread from your garden and end up anywhere and seemingly everywhere - along ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - Montville Township will be treated for mosquitos early Tuesday morning, August 2. The Morris County Mosquito Commission has announced that it will be using an All-Terrain vehicle to treat a section of Montville Township. The mosquito spraying will go on from 4:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.

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With summer in full swing, social events, celebrations, and annual cookouts are likely starting to fill the calendar. To prepare for the busy season ahead, make sure your outdoor living space can stand up to the test. Consider these five summertime exterior maintenance projects to spruce up your ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  Governor Murphy signed a bill into law waiving fees for marriage and civil union licenses from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.   Currently, a $3 fee and $25 fee is collected when issuing a marriage or civil union license. Under the bill, both of these fees would be waived for ...

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Create long lasting beauty and pollinator appeal in your landscape with the help of perennials. With a little bit of planning, you can have flowers, foliage and seed heads that add interest to your garden year-round. Select perennials including native plants that thrive in the sunlight, soil, ...

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Enjoy your garden and landscape once the sun sets with strategically placed and attractive landscape lighting. Select the best type of light that complements your garden design and best accomplishes the intended purpose. Solar-powered lighting eliminates the need for outdoor outlets, extension ...

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No matter where you live, the conservation and wise use of water in our gardens and landscapes is important. Sustainable water use helps grow beautiful gardens while conserving water and helping reduce water pollution and stormwater overflows. Amend the soil with compost or other organic matter ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - Not being a coastal town, Montville isn't particularly vulnerable when it comes to hurricanes, but federal officials recently warned that even inland municipalities could be impacted by a 2022 hurricane season that's predicted to be very active. With June officially marking the ...

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TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Agriculture is encouraging residents and business owners to go to www.badbug.nj.gov to find information that can assist them in learning how to fight the spotted lanternfly. The webpage includes a timeline for the stages of growth for the insect as well as ...

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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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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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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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Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is trimming trees across its 13-county service territory as part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance electric service reliability. This year’s $40 million program will help keep power flowing to customers ...

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Celebrate National Arbor Day, the last Friday in April, by planting new trees and caring for established ones in your landscape and community. This special holiday was first celebrated in 1872. Arbor Day celebrations continue to recognize the important role trees play in our environment and more ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - It is always vital to maintain your heating and cooling equipment, even in the time of economic downturn.  With the continual operation of your unit, regular maintenance keeps your system operating in an optimum performance range which will also save you money in the long run!  In ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Morris County Mosquito Commission wants you to know that they have been closely monitoring mosquito populations in Morris County. Inspectors have been checking routine (approximately 2,000) mosquito sites, treating for mosquito larvae, responding to service requests, and ...

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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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MONTVILLE, NJ – With the aid of the State Mosquito Control Commission, Morris County Mosquito Control will be applying granular larvicide to the Passaic and Rockaway River flood plains with a helicopter. Larval mosquito control operations are scheduled via helicopter for: Thursday, April ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Living in Montville Township is comparably good, a recently released ranking says. The ranking and review website Niche named Montville the #10 best place to live in Morris County, and ranked it at #81 out of 647 places to live in New Jersey. Nationally, Montville Township ranked ...

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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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ROXBURY, NJ – Applications to buy the house being built by students at Roxbury High School are now being accepted by Morris Habitat for Humanity. The 3-bedroom home, being built in two sections at the school, will be moved in May to a township-owned lot on Edith Road in Landing. The ...

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NEW JERSEY -Many gardeners are busy pruning shrubs to remove winter damage, control the size, or provide a bit of shaping before the season is well under way. Save some of the branches or cut a few from spring flowering shrubs to brighten your indoors. You’ll enjoy the added spring color provided ...

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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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'SNOW’ MORE DAMAGE: EXTERIOR HOME MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR THE TRANSITION TO SPRING (RE/MAX article Written by LEAH CURTIS)  Harsh winter weather can take a toll on a house – especially outside. Here’s how to prepare for warmer days ahead. Snow is melting, temps are rising, and grass is growing ...

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It is always vital to maintain your heating and cooling equipment, even in the time of economic downturn.  With the continual operation of your unit, regular maintenance keeps your system operating in an optimum performance range which will also save you money in the long run!  In the absence of ...

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LITTLE FALLS, 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 ...

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