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October 25, 2020

GLEN ROCK, NJ -  Is your perfectly-carved pumpkin being ravaged by local wildlife? If you don’t remember this being a problem in the past, there’s a lot of speculation as to why squirrels are foraging for food more than usual. Some suspect fewer acorns have left squirrels hungry, while ...

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Cooler temperatures and warm soil make fall a great time to add trees to your landscape. Make the most of this investment of money and time and give your tree its best chance at survival with proper planting and care. Select a tree suited to the growing conditions, your landscape design and ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Department of Agriculture offered advice Wednesday after it got reports of individuals receiving unsolicited seeds through the mail from China. “Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants or be harmful to livestock,” the NJDA said in a ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick’s historic homes, like in other surrounding communities, continue to dwindle in numbers. Remaining historic homes, however, one might find standing alongside heavily traveled roads. However, those that were built further from the road on their farms were either ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Humorist and author Jamie Novak will present Writing your New, Clutter-free Chapter on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. You can register to join this virtual presentation from the South Brunswick Public Library on the Library's Events Calendar at http://www.sbpl.info Registration ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ — As the phased reopening of New Jersey continues amid the COVID-19 pandemic and warming weather, the Department of Environmental Protection reminds the public that controlling the mosquito population and risk for disease is more important than ever, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe ...

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Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like a fresh bouquet of flowers.  Make sure your gift provides many days of enjoyment by selecting the freshest flowers and providing the best possible care. Take some time to evaluate the quality of the cut flowers you plan to purchase. Select fresh flowers ...

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It starts with one plant on a sunny windowsill then morphs into an impenetrable jungle. You may feel you need a machete to reach each individual plant to water and tend. Clear the way to improved growing conditions and convenient care while showcasing every plant with style. Group plants with ...

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Take a break from the holiday rush for a bit of gardening relief.  Grab a pruner and basket then wander through your landscape gathering a few evergreen branches, berry-laden stems and cones to create a holiday centerpiece.  Most gardeners are used to walking into their summer garden collecting ...

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Homemade gifts are a wonderful way to show you care. Making them from items grown in your garden adds that extra personal touch. And just like the plant, decorations and gifts made from milkweed pods are gaining in popularity. Considered a weed by some, common milkweed is making a comeback as ...

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