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July 23, 2022

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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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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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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NEW JERSEY - 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 ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation (S-2356) to extend the prohibition on utility shutoffs for certain residential customers with overdue utility payments who are waiting for a decision on their application for state assistance in paying off their utility bill ...

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NEW JERSEY — 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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NEW JERSEY - Go vertical to expand your outdoor gardening space, create privacy and add beauty to bare walls and fences. This centuries-old technique has been used to grow food and flowers, adding beauty and productivity from the ground up. Even those gardening on small city lots, balconies and ...

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NEW JERSEY - 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 own, ...

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NEW JERSEY - 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 season.

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NEW JERSEY - An overheating boiler is a dangerous situation that could lead to injury and/or explosion so prepping for such an emergency took center stage recently as members of the Nutley Fire Department and PSE&G’s Orange Gas District participated in a virtual tabletop safety ...

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NEW JERSEY - Add garden fresh flavor to your meals year-round. Grow a few of your favorite herbs indoors, harvest and enjoy. Select a variety of herbs you and your family enjoy and use for cooking, decoration, or fragrance. Basil, chives, cilantro, oregano, marjoram, mint, parsley, sage and ...

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The New Year is filled with resolutions that usually involve dieting and exercise. Gardening is a great way to help accomplish these two resolutions, while also improving your mood, reducing blood pressure, maintaining flexibility, burning calories and much more.  Resolve to grow your own ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Berkeley and Booker and their family were rescued from a cat colony in the area and have asked Santa to be placed in their forever homes soon. While S.T.A.R.T was focusing on reducing the overpopulation via TNR, several little guys showed up being all sweet. All seemed healthy ...

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PSE&G Safety Exercise Focuses on Overheating Boilers NEW JERSEY - An overheating boiler is a dangerous situation that could lead to injury and/or explosion so prepping for such an emergency took center stage recently as members of the Nutley Fire Department and PSE&G’s Orange Gas ...

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Give the gift of spring this winter to gardeners and non-gardeners alike.  A pot of tulips, daffodils or other spring flowering bulbs is sure to brighten a dreary winter day and elevate the recipient’s mood. Spring flowering bulbs need 12 to 15 weeks of temperatures between 35 and 45 degrees to ...

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PATERSON, NJ - There is nothing worse than frost in the forecast and a garden full of vegetables not quite ready for picking. Use some simple strategies to extend the growing season and keep enjoying garden-fresh vegetables. Fortunately, some vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, ...

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Give a holiday gift that is guaranteed to bring joy and feelings of well-being. Research by Rutgers University found the gift of flowers generates a smile, elevates the recipient’s mood, and provides feelings of happiness that last for days. Amaryllis and paper white bulbs make it easy for anyone ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Brighten your indoor décor with beautiful blooming orchids. These living bouquets provide months of beauty with minimal care. Just provide the proper growing conditions and success is sure to follow. Start with a Phalaenopsis, moth orchid, that is best suited to the home ...

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The brilliant fall color in our landscapes is a magical transformation that happens each year. And the science behind it is just as intriguing.  Each fall as the days shorten our deciduous trees and shrubs begin this transformation. The plants produce less of the chlorophyll that gives leaves ...

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CLIFTON, NJ - For more than six weeks, some customers of the Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) had to boil their water before drinking it or using it for cooking. Now, PVWC has announced they will issue a credit to those customers. The Boil Water Notice was issued after remnants of ...

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Big, bold and beautiful, these dazzling tulips are sure to brighten your gardens and neighborhood. Include a few or all ten to create a colorful display throughout the spring that is sure to delight you and everyone who passes by. Welcome spring with Red Emperor, one of the earliest tulips to ...

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