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5 Hot Tips To Help You Keep Your Cool If You’re Moving This Summer

June 24, 2017

Ah yes, it’s summertime and the living is easy, unless, of course, you’re moving! Moving can be stressful during any season but add heat and humidity to the mix and tasks can become more formidable — even cool cucumbers can feel fried. 

Here are tips to help you keep your cool if you’re moving this summer.

Secure a Mover

As soon as you can, schedule an ...

Plainfield, Tips to Stay Cool During the Hot Months of Summer

It's officially summer and the Department of Public Affairs and Safety would like to remind all city residents that extreme heat has caused more deaths than all other weather events, including floods. People who are at greater risk from the effects of heat include children and senior citizens.   Here are a few tips for keeping safe in extreme heat: 

Do NOT leave children ...

Outdoor Trends that Add Value to Your Home

June is here and it’s time to get outdoors plant your annuals, barbeque on that new grill or host a patio party. But if your outdoor area isn't pleasing to look at, now is the time to get it in shape. Here are a few trends you'll want to focus on to give you the best value and punch to your outdoor space.

Indoor/outdoor living 

Outdoor living isn't just ...

Work in Concert with Nature to Manage Garden Pests and Mosquitoes in the Landscape

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A garden filled with flowers, birds, bees and butterflies is a sight to behold. These winged beauties add color, sound and motion to our gardens. Plus, they help maximize a garden’s productivity by pollinating plants and managing plant-damaging pests.

But what about those unwanted visitors to the garden? The aphids, mites and cabbage worms that feed upon our plants ...

"Surf the Sidewalk"in Surf City Opens Up Saturday

SURF CITY - The newly formed Surf City Business Cooperative will kick off a special event that will be held throughout the summer called “Surf The Sidewalk."  The initial event will be this Saturday June 17.

The cooperative will hold the event every Friday through December. The group seeks to promote and stimulate tourism and commerce in Surf City.  The group has great ...

Expert Gardeners Share Tips on Growing a Successful Vegetable Garden

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Union County are on a mission to help gardens flourish all over Union County, and this summer they are offering a free Vegetable Garden Series of classes and garden tours available to all gardeners from beginner to expert. The series is held in the Union County Demonstration Garden.

The Demonstration Garden, located in Union County’s Watchung Reservation ...

Add Some Extra Appeal to Your Landscape with Garden Art

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Adding excitement to your garden is easy.  You can create instant, year-round color, structure, motion and fun to your landscape with a bit of garden art.

Just like shopping for plants, look for pieces that complement your gardening style. And consider all the benefits each piece of art provides. Many pieces are functional as well as beautiful, helping you get the ...

Jefferson Students visit Plainfield’s Shakespeare Garden

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Wednesday, May 31, the Plainfield Garden Club hosted 64 3rd graders from Jefferson Elementary School at the Shakespeare Garden, located in Cedar Brook Park.  Many of the club members were tending to their assigned flowerbeds when the children arrived. The students were divided into groups of 10 and accompanied with a volunteer docent, who led each group to each flower ...

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